Wearing all new stuffs from head to toe for my latest outfit of the day. I got my blazer from ASOS and my dress + shoes from Zara. I spent way too much money on clothes these past few weeks because sales were so ridiculously good. As I’m sure you guys know, Zara and ASOS are my favorite online retailers because they have super cute clothes, they offer free shipping, and they’re really flexible when it comes to returns.
I honestly won’t even consider a brand if they don’t offer free shipping + returns anymore, lol. Maybe that’s crazy, but there are too many options out there, and you guys know I’m all about saving $ whenever possible. And trust me when I say those costs add up. It’s like getting a cup of coffee from Starbucks – you think it’s harmless so you spend $3 everyday to get your morning cup of joe, but then you look at your bank account and realize you just spent $90 on coffee last month.
Contrary to what you guys may think, I actually don’t shop that often. I spend a good amount of time browsing and window shopping, but I don’t do a lot of spending. I’m very strategic about what I purchase and when because I want to make sure I’m getting the best deal possible, like I’ve never bought anything full price from Zara before. They have great sales often so I just keep tabs on what I want and check back frequently to see if anything on my wishlist’s marked down.
You do run the risk of your item selling out, but more often than not you come out on top so give my method a try and let me know what you think. You can also try contacting the brand and asking for a price adjustment – I’ve never asked Zara or ASOS, but retailers like Nordstrom and Macy’s have definitely done that for me in the past.
I also use sites like ebates and retail me not on top of plug-ins like wikibuy and honey to make sure I’m getting the best price + cash back whenever possible. Even yelp offers cash back! It takes a little time and patience, but there are so many ways to save money nowadays. Do you guys use any special sites, apps or plug-ins? Definitely let me know by commenting below.
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