If you want to pay less every time you pull out your wallet, try these smart strategies on your daily rounds. Learn to shop smart and spend less at the mall, the big-box stores, the gas station, the pharmacy, and at warehouse stores.
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Track Sales at the Mall
Many clothing departments mark down items four to six weeks after introducing a new line. Observe your favorite store's schedule, or ask a friendly salesperson about the best times to find deals.
Check the Labels
Alterations and dry-cleaning bills add up. If the pants you covet need tailoring or you notice a "dry-clean only" tag, think about whether you'll really want to pay for those services in the future.
Find Printable Coupons
Join store e-mail lists and check your in-box for coupons. Also try searching "printable coupons" and the store name on Google, and print your findings before you head out.
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