Saturday Savings: Ask About Promotions
If you’re like me, any time you find yourself in a store, restaurant or attraction, you keep your eyes peeled for promotions or offerings. You want to know about that 2-for-1 deal or kids-ride-free before you make your purchase so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal.
Sometimes, however, stores don’t make it so obvious. They advertise their promotions, but don’t post them in the venue. Many people will buy a family pack of tickets without knowing that kids 6 and under ride for free, thus overspending.
The simplest way to find out if there’s a money-saving option available for you is to ask.
That’s it! Just grab the ear of an associate for a minute and ask if they are having any specials or promotions at the moment. The employee will let you know if anything is going on and you can decide if that deal is right for you.
Many times they’ll tell you that no, nothing special is happening at the moment, but then you can rest assured that you’re spending as little as possible.
But sometimes, a store or restaurant won’t tell you they have a loyalty program unless you ask. It’s not exactly a secret, but they don’t want to pester every customer about signing up. Grab as many of these loyalty cards as you can. They’re free and will only save you money. Store them in your Card Cubby for easy access.
Any time you have an opportunity to sign up for email offers, do it. Emails don’t hurt anyone and you can always delete them, but this way you’ll be informed when a sale is happening and you won’t have to bug an associate.
Quick note: whether they’re having a special/sale or not, grab their discount or loyalty card before you buy, even if it means standing in line twice. Some stores might refuse to give you their deal on the day you sign up, so be a little sneaky and sign up for the card, switch lines, and then buy your items or tickets.
Written by Wendy Krepak, Mom, Entrepreneur and Inventor of Card Cubby, Compact Coupon and Card Organizer
For years, Wendy was losing gift cards, discount cards, loyalty cards, and frequent buyer cards. They were often at home or lost in the depths of her purse. She knew there had to be a better way so she designed Card Cubby, an alphabetized system and was amazed at how easily it worked. Her own mini filing cabinet to replace her wallet. It’s Card Cubby, LLC's mission to provide stylish, quality and money saving items to its customers.
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