As the new year begins, resolutions are made that tend to involve health, relationships, work and money. Among the one-third of Americans making 2019 financial New Year’s resolutions, 48 percent plan to save more, according to a Fidelity Investments survey.
If you’re planning to save more money this year, making smart financial decisions on everyday purchases like food can make a big impact in the long run. So while saving money can include creating a budget and sticking to it, there are other ways to be financially smart. Here are 8 places or ways to shop to make your dollar go farther.
Looking for something to do with the family this weekend or save money on dinner? Living Social has everything you need. This website (also available to download as an app), has shopping, activities, food and drink and travel deals for the whole family to save money on dinner tomorrow, a trip to the aquarium next week or find shopping deals on items you can purchase online through their website. You can also buy tickets online for activities, so saving is more convenient than ever.
Going to the grocery store can be a pain and at times overwhelming when shopping for the whole family, but by going online to MyGroceryDeals.com, you can find deals to save money on your trips. Next time you’re heading to the grocery store, take a few minutes and visit MyGroceryDeals.com to search for grocery stores near you to find deals on hundreds of items. You can also build a shopping list and export and share the list by print, email or text message to take with you on your simplified and more efficient trips.
Your senses will be in heaven with Bath and Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale. Now through January 20, stock up on your favorite scents and get up to 75 percent off select body care products including aromatherapy, holiday-themed lotions, shower gel, fragrance mist, 3-wick candles, hand soaps and home fragrance. The sale returns in June, so you can get your favorites or try some new scents at reduced prices twice a year.
Buying home decor can get expensive fast. Decorating one room can add up quickly, but by doing some research online, you can find coupons and deals to save money on quality items
for your home. With more than 10 locations in Arizona, Kirkland’s offers sales and markdowns daily for all your home decor needs — from artwork, mirrors, clocks, lighting, pillows, home accents and organization, rugs and curtains, kitchen and outdoor decorations and more.
Want to buy quality clothes for your child but don’t want the sometimes-expensive price tag that goes with it? Then head to a The Children’s Place location in the Valley and shop their Monster Sale going on now that has items at over 50 percent off original price. It’ll be hard to choose what to buy, whether it’s a new polo, short or skort for their school uniform, or a casual ensemble such as a graphic t-shirt, jeans, hoodies, dresses or leggings, they’re sure to be the most stylish kids in school.
Phoenix Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets
These are outlets but definitely don’t feel like them. Phoenix Premium Outlets near Wild Horse Pass and Tanger Outlets in Glendale have a wide variety of name brands including Nike, Michael Kors, Guess, Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers that carry quality products at reduced prices, some even half of the original price. Whether you’re looking to save big on that purse or pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on for a while, chances are these outlets have it. You can also check out their websites beforehand, which have the current deals for each store, so you can strategically plan your shopping experience.
One of the many things Macy’s is known for are their great one-day sales, and they currently have end-of-season deals up to 80 percent off original prices on hundreds of items. If you’re looking to save money on certain products for special occasions throughout the year such as a birthday, anniversary or just because, keep a lookout for their annual sales on Presidents’ Day (Feb. 18), Memorial Day (May 27), 4th of July, Labor Day (Sept. 2), Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Black Friday and their Friends and Family Sale to find deals on clothing, accessories, beauty, shoes, home decor and more.
Designer clothes don’t always have to come with designer prices. Now those Sam Edelman shoes or Joe’s Jeans can be yours at prices you’ll have to blink twice to believe. By shopping at Nordstrom Rack (and with six Valley locations), you can save money on quality items for men and women such as purses, shoes, jackets, pants, shirts, dresses and more from designers including Sam Edelman, Madewell, Marc Jacobs, Cole Haan, Diesel and Original Penguin.