I know the most said tip for saving money ever, but it does help as it keeps you on track.
2. Compare Shopping
Yes, this takes work, but it does same money. From food to textbooks, most items are carried at more then one shop at different prices. For textbooks, check online before going into your college bookstore. Cellphone plans should also be compared as some companies offer better plan for cheaper.
3. Shop Second-hand
I love shopping second-hand as I find unique items at second-hand stores. You can also save a lot of money on clothes and textbooks this way. Just be careful with second-hand textbooks as they maybe the wrong edition.
4. Don't Shop at the First of the Season
This is a listen that my sister REALLY needs to learn. Most cloths will go on sale with a month of being in stock at stores like Bluenotes. My sister wanted a rose print skater dress, it was $20. Less then two weeks later, it went on sale for $10.
5. Clearance is Your Best Friend
50 to 90% the normal price, sign me up. Look for items that you can wear in the next season. If your buying clearance food, make its in date and not open.
6. Dollar Stores
Dollarama is known for having brand name items for $1-3. Also I pick up storage items here as its cheaper than other places.
7. Track the Saving
Knowing how much you save, helps me want to keep on trying to save money where I can.
8. Pack a Lunch
Unless you have a meal plan, buying a lunch at school is costly. Packing a lunch and making a coffee or tea at home can save over $500 a month.
9. Ask/Keep an eye of samples
I love trying new products, but it can be expense to try a lot items out not knowing if I will like them. Sephora will give you samples if you ask them in store.
10, Knowing what you should spend money
This really depends on your lifestyle, but don't over spend. Treat Your Self!
What are your money saving tips?