Sale season is always celebrated- every time there is one, stores are covered with bright sale banners, there are racks of trendy outfits and long queues at the billing counter. There is an aura of joy everywhere with people buying gifts for themselves and others. But this excitement also comes with the anxiety of losing your favourite piece to other people. And during sales, everyone has their eyes wide open. So, here are some tips on how to make the most of a sale season while getting all your favourite pieces:
Sign Up For Alerts
Usually, big brands make season sale announcements well in advance. But sometimes, there are sudden alerts like a special discount on athleisure wear, home furnishing or a VIP preview. Therefore, to get your hands on great deals before anyone else sign up for either mobile or email alerts.
Make A List
Once you know a sale is happening and the outfit you want is going to be up for grabs, make a list! Shortlisting your needs will ensure you don’t indulge in wasteful expenditure. Do you need it? If you do, add it to your list of priorities and head to that section to grab it first.
Reach Before The Sale Starts
If the sale begins at 10 AM, be there at 9 AM. The earlier you reach, the easier it will be to skim through products. Plus, finding the right size among the racks and trying them might be difficult once there’s a crowd. There is also a trick a store will never tell you; shop on a Thursday to get the best of the fresh pick because that’s when most stores get restocked. Timing is key when trying to ace a sale.
Don’t Look At The Price Tag
Of course, it would help if you looked at the price tag, but not because it shows an 80% drop in prices. This is a common strategy that stores use to lure customers who often get fooled into buying products they really don’t need. Unless you genuinely like a piece or need it, move on.
Tip: Instead, focus on the quality, return policy and size of the product. More often than ever, sale pieces are not returnable. So, it is best to be certain of your purchases before splurging.
Ask The Store Elves
Store salespeople are like Santa’s elves. They’re the ones who can help you discover great products and hidden deals. And sometimes sizes are hidden in the warehouse to make a sale last longer. So, use your soft skills and ask the salespeople to help you out.
Tip: Kindness can go a long way during the sale season. Never be shy to approach a salesperson, because they know the store in and out.
With New Year’s around the corner, it’s officially sale time, and Shoppers Stop is having a mega season sale, both online and in their retail stores. Use these five tips and get scourging. For more tips, read our blog on the Guide To Making The Most Of The Sale Season.
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