The autumn is definitely here and winter is coming fast. You need to replace your summer wardrobe for your winter one, which means spending money. But you probably don’t have that much to spend—the economy is still in a downward spiral. Here are some great money saving tips to get a whole new wardrobe ready for the new weather.
This is a mixture of swapping and shopping. You take items of clothing that you don’t wear any more—think about last year’s wardrobe—and swap them for someone else’s clothes that they don’t want.
You get a whole new wardrobe without having to spend a penny. You can do this as often as you like and there are plenty of people doing it around the country.
Winter sales come early now so get in on them. Check out the stores for their bargains and buy your clothes on a budget.
At the end of the season, when all the clothes are going out for the year, stock up on them ready for next year. You won’t regret it when you don’t need new clothes next autumn!
Most clothes stores will have a discount list. These are usually friends and family members of the stores.
If you know someone who works in a particular store, get your name on that discount list and make the most of saving money. It may just be 10% but that’s better than paying full-price.
Throughout the year, that saving will really add up! If you don’t know someone but shop there regularly, consider talking to the manage to get your name on the list. There could be a loyalty offer.
When the stores offer their weekend deals, take a look at the small print. Just because they say weekend bargains, doesn’t mean they’re only there for the weekend.
Many will start on the Friday and some start on the Thursday. Check it out and get there early to get some money saving in.
You’ll be surprised at the amount of codes and vouchers there are available. If you’re going shopping somewhere, take a look online for any promo codes and vouchers available.
There are now plenty of apps too so you can check them out on the go. They could mean spending a certain amount of money first but if you want a whole new wardrobe anyway, they’re worth it.
A lot of stores will now let you earn points. These can usually be converted into cash so you can buy a new wardrobe without spending a penny.
Don’t let them go to waste like most people do!
Charity stores aren’t just places for old women to shop. They can be full of great clothes to choose from and at a reasonable price.
This is especially the case when it comes to winter coats!