In just the last few weeks I have saved real money shopping at:
"Fresh and Easy" Groceries, Michaels Art Store, Car Detailing, Marshall's and Armani Exchange (my favorite :) My friends kind of make fun of me because I have two really great skills. The first is ALWAYS getting a great parking spot without even looking. A parking lot can be absolutely jammed and a open spot with magically appear in front of the store I want to visit. During the summer in Del Mar a crowded beach still seems to leave me a parking spot right next to my favorite beach. Some call it "Parking Karma". Wish it could be translated to the Mega-million Lottery:)
All you have to do is ask if you want to save money on your daily activities and purchases.
All you need to do is learn a few words: "Do you currently have any promotions or discounts". OK you Beamer drivers and Nordstrom shoppers are you feeling a little embarrassed. But WTF it is time to save money. Remember we are living in a jobless recovery, 99 weekers and new careers.
I have quickly found that a friendly conversation and question can lead to instant savings. In just the last few weeks I have saved real money shopping at:
"Fresh and Easy" Groceries, Michaels Art Store, Car Detailing, Marshall's and Armani Exchange (my favorite :). None of these required more than just asking that simple question:" Do you have any promotions and discounts going on?" It is usually proceeded by some friendly banter. Like "How are you today"? I think you owe it to yourself to try it next time you are in a store. Times are tough and companies want you to shop.
My stories are real and you can easily replicate them. I hope you will begin to say every day: bobby's saved me $$ of if you like you can send me some of your savings.