Are you constantly looking for a deal? Do you dig through the clearance racks at discount retailers and outlet stores? If so, next week is dedicated to you. Next Monday, August 5th, will kick off National Bargain Hunting Week.
National Bargain Hunting Week was created in 1996 by Debbie Keri-Brown, a dedicated bargain shopper and author of several books about bargain hunting, to encourage shoppers and businesses to celebrate the thrill of the hunt for bargains – and the triumph of their finds through their own celebrations, sales, and special ways of saying “I am proud to be a bargain hunter” or “this deal’s for you.”
As consumers, there are tons of ways to celebrate. Here is a roundup of bargain-hunting tips and posts from us at Talking Cents from the past year that are sure to help you land your next great deal:
- Before you head to a department store, check your local thrift store for items like furniture, clothing, and even appliances and electronics. Learn about the benefits of buying used and for information on buying (and selling) used clothing, be sure to read these tips.
- For help finding the best deals on clothing, check out these tips for the frugal fashionista. Also, check out these tips and rules for purchasing a whole new wardrobe on a budget.
- Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial have become the norm when hunting for deals online for everything from electronics to restaurant fare to vacations. Before you purchase that deal, consider this advice to be sure you are actually getting a bargain.
- To score a bargain on groceries, consider buying in bulk with friends. Also, consider these 20 money-saving tips for the grocery store.
- Check out these retailer rewards programs to get the best deals on your next trip to the grocery store, drug store, Starbucks, or shopping trip.
- Put your smartphone to work to save money. Check out this post for a list of apps that will help you score a deal.
- To save on appliances repairs, remember Albie’s story of how he saved his washing machine and $400.
- Need a new computer, but not ready to shell out the cash? Learn how to build your own computer.
- Looking to take a trip this summer? Follow these tips for when to buy airline tickets and consider these alternatives to save on travel. Also, follow these budget-friendly summer vacation tips.
- For general tips to find a bargain on everything from vehicles to groceries to online shopping, consider the frugal person’s guide to the universe (or at least Earth).
How will you celebrate National Bargain Hunting Week this year?