I never pay full price for clothing.
I never pay full price for clothing. This was a habit I got into when I was a young teen. I would go to the outlets with my grandmother in Reading, Pennsylvania and I would shop name brand clothes and shoes for less. Old Navy, Doone & Burke, Coach, Timberland, Anne Taylor, Liz Claireborn, etc could be found at the outlets for substantially less. I carried this habit into adulthood.
As an adult, I register for store loyalty programs. When I lived in Albany, the local Macy's had a Star Rewards program which gave me a keytag that I could span and earn a certain percentage back to apply to a future purchase. I frequently shopped the clearance section in Macy's and would then stack a coupon for 10-25% off my total purchase with the clearance prices. This would allow me to score the best deals for name brand items especially for me.
Sears and Kmart have the Shop Your Way Rewards Program which I dedicated a whole post to. This one allows me to snag items free or almost free when I uses my rewards points for clearance section items. Picking up in store saves me delivery charges.
JC Penney's allows you to sign up for mailings and they often send coupons for $10 off of a $10 purchase and $10 off of a $25 purchase. This one allows for very good prices as they can be applied to clearance items as well.
Throughout the year, Old Navy offers Super Saver Cash. When you spend a certain amount of money, they give you coupons for $10 off of $25 or $15 off of $35 to use towards a future purchase. You can reach the required spending amount by shopping the clearance section and later apply the coupons to more items from the clearance section. Make sure to watch the expiration dates and when the super saver cash can be used.
Amazon is a good source for name brand shoes. This year I scored myself and the kids sneakers and spent less than 75% of the in store price. I have Amazon Prime so I got free two day shipping as well.
Why pay full price when you don't have to?
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