Senior Citizens can certainly save money on shopping for many things they need. Use these guidelines to save money by carefully choosing which stores you shop, and in some cases – the days you shop. These guidelines can give Seniors a big advantage in saving money.
1. Carefully use newspaper store ads to choose which stores have the items you need or plan to buy. If you can catch your needed items on sale, you can often save several dollars. This is especially true for any ‘large ticket’ items such as appliances or furniture.
2. Subscribe to online email offers from all of the stores you normally shop, and even the ones nearby that you don’t normally shop. By subscribing to your favorite store’s online email offers, you can be the first to know about some sales the store is having. By subscribing to the stores you don’t normally shop, you can find out if another store is offering a better deal on something you are interested in.
3. Check with your local stores about their ‘price matching policy’. One of our local hardware stores offers to ‘price-match’ any in-print ad of their competitor for the same item they carry.
4. Find out the day of the week that the stores in your area may offer a Senior Citizen Discount. Our local Kohl’s Department Store offers a Senior Discount on each Wednesday, while the store next door – Ross Stores – gives a Senior Citizens Discount on Tuesday of each week. One store’s discount may be 10%, others may be 15% or more.
5. Find out from your local stores about their policy if you are over-charged on an item from the price it is marked. We have at least one local grocery store that will give one of an item to you free if the cash register rings up an item for more than the marked price.
6. Shop the clearance aisle or look for marked down items in your favorite stores. The best place I have found for bargains with marked down items is Target. If you go around the perimeter of the aisles, you will usually find markdowns on the ‘endcaps’ of various departments there.
Other stores will usually have a clearance or marked down section, even your grocery store or hardware store. You just need to keep your eyes open for bargains, if you are a Senior Citizen who wants and needs to save money.
Senior Citizens can save on shopping, but may need to adjust shopping habits of where and when the shopping is done.
Now you have some of my tips on Seniors save money: Shopping. By the use of these guidelines, I hope you will be able to save a pretty penny!
Disclosure notice: The writer has received no pay nor other consideration from any company or store mentioned in this article.
This writer’s own personal observations and experiences