If you wear clothes or know anyone who does, you should read this. I’m going to show you how to save money clothes shopping using the exact methods I use. You can trust me. I’m an expert at both wearing clothes and avoiding paying retail. I’ve been doing both pretty much my entire life.
Oh! Before I forget, I have a super handy clothes shopping printable for you. It’ll help you keep track of who you’re shopping for, what their sizes & tastes are, and login info for your favorite online stores.
Enough chit-chat! Let’s get to what you came here to learn.
How to Save Money Clothes Shopping
You absolutely HAVE to use eBates.
If you don’t use eBates, go there right now and sign up. In fact, if you use my link you’ll get $10 in your account right off the bat. Crazy, right?
Every time you make a purchase using eBates, you’ll get cashback. The percentage you’ll receive varies, but even offers with 2% are totally worth it. You won’t believe how qickly money will accrue.
I just signed up 5 months ago and have already earned $40.58, and that’s just from using it a few times at Walmart.com. Not too shabby, eh?! Imagine if you use it at all of the stores you shop at online!
eBates will also automatically find and apply any coupons for items in your cart. That’s one of the features I can’t live without.
It’s free money for buying things you need anyways, so jump on the Ebates train and grab yourself some free cash back.
PS: If you love it and refer a friend, you can earn an extra $25! Cha-Ching!
Online Resale and Consignment Stores
These types of stores are so hot right now. When someone is ready to clean out their closet, they pack them up and send them to the stores below where people like you and I can then get incredible deals we would likely never find elsewhere.
Everything listed on thredUP is like new. Their team triple-checks items to be sure everything is perfect, and they only sell styles that are on-trend and in-season. You won’t find anything with stains, holes, pilling, or missing buttons.
As of this writing, one of the many amazing deals I found was a Betsey Johnson dress that retails for $119 for just $18.39! (Cue my eyes rolling back in my head,)
All the clothing on this site is freshly laundered, can have no signs of excessive wear, and has to have been in a department store in the last 3 years. (In other words, nothing your Mom wore in the 1970s.)
Recently, I found a pair of Christian Siriano pants for $4.50! Can you even believe it?.
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When you visit a store online, you will frequently be met with a pop up inviting you to sign up for their newsletter.
While your first instinct will probably be to hit the little “x” and move on, that’s not how you save money clothes shopping.
Always, always, always sign up if they are offering any sort of discount as a reward for giving them your email.
For example, I popped over to Belk.com and was offered $10 off any purchase of $20 or more. I don’t know about you, but that’s music to my ears.
Another great thing about subscribing to a store’s emails is that you’ll never miss a hot sale because the deals will show up in your inbox.
Of course, the last thing you want is an overflowing inbox. To prevent that you can set up a separate email account and use that exclusively to sign up for offers.
I actually do something a little different that I think is even better.
With Gmail, I set up filters and labels so all the deals arrive in a perfectly organized way and I can check them out anytime I like. Click here to learn how.
I love the clearance section so much I don’t even have the words to express it.
When you’re shopping in a store it’s as easy as looking through the racks. When you’re shopping the clearance section online, however, there are a couple things you can do to get the best deals.
Once you’ve found the clearance section, sort by the most recent items added. You’ll have a much better chance to find things that are still in stock and haven’t been snapped up by another discount diva.
Make sure you have Invisible Hand installed in your browser before you make a purchase. It will alert you if the item is cheaper somewhere else online. (I use it for everything I purchase online, not just clothes or clearance items.)
Daily Deal Sites
These are just the best. I can’t tell you how many crazy good deals I’ve gotten by using them. I’m registered to get their emails every day so I don’t miss a thing.
Those are a few of my tried and true ways to save money clothes shopping. I’m sure you have some tips as well, right? Tell me what they are in the comments below so that we can all save even more money!
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