- Clearance Sales
Most clothing stores offer clearance sales during different seasons so they can move out inventory and have space for new styles. During this time you could easily see discounts of 50 percent and often quite a bit more. Be aware that just because you see a “clearance sale” sign, that doesn’t mean you’ll need to wait eight months to a year before you can wear certain items. There are many retailers who won’t wait for the traditional changing of the seasons to offer great deals. For instance, you may see summer clearance items when it’s still actually summer, while you may find a jacket during a December clearance that you’ll be able to wear for at least two or three more months. However, with all of the upsides that clearances offer, they do have a downside as well – namely a limited selection. You may not find that dress you love in your size, for example. You may still have the option, however, of going to the retailer’s website to see if they have inventory that will fit. There are a lot of other items that you may not find in the retail location that you’ll see on the website.
A lot of clothing stores also offer coupons that can lead to significant savings. In many instances, you can save a lot of money down the road if you buy now. For instance, if you spend $75 today, you could get a coupon good for $30 off a future purchase. You’d basically spend $75 for $105 worth of items. Also, many retailers will offer Internet-only deals to get you to visit their websites. Try getting on mailing lists for even deeper discounts. Whether you get on a traditional mailing list, an e-mail list, or both, you will be able to find deals that aren’t offered to the general public. Another way to save is to look at the bottom of your receipt next time you buy something. There may be an offer to take a telephone or online survey that could shave 15 percent or even more off your next purchase.
These are just some of the ways you can find great deals in clothing stores. We didn’t even touch on credit card promotions where you can build up points for even greater discounts. The bottom line is that if you shop wisely, you can save more money than you ever imagined was possible.