Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sale Reminders

Hello, beautiful reader,

I love a good sale. Sometimes even if I don't really NEED it or I did not go to the store to purchase this particular thing, I'd end up buying  it. As long as I see -x-% off, -x- discount, buy 1 take -x-, -x- tag sale...
I wanted to share some of the things that I am careful with.

  • Is the packaging in good condition? NO to dented canned goods.
  • Is it sealed? Check for tampering.
  • Check the expiration date. For consumables, is the date too near that you can't finish it when the day comes.
  • Will I really be ABLE to use it regularly or will I probably use it only once and the price is not worth it?
  • If the establishment has both a supermarket and department store, checking on the prices of the two may save you a few bucks. Often, the price of an item is cheaper when bought at their supermarket as compared when buying it at their department store.
  • Don't be afraid to haggle to get extra freebie or discount.
  • I choose comfort over aesthetics so I can use an item for the long run.
  • For garments, I now don't mind buying a pricier one rather than a really cheap one. Because of the quality and because I feel like I am more respected and accommodated when wearing nice clothes. Also, most low end clothes are free size only (for slim girls) and thus cannot fit me.
  • Save the receipts.
These are important not just in buying food, make-up and skin care but in everything. But even if you are prudent you can't avoid some mishaps. Like when I bought a b1t1 cookie- I found out after I took it home that 1 of it had some holes like it was bitten by a rat. It was impossible to see it when you haven't removed the scotch tape they used to stick the two items together. 
There was this other time when I opened a toiletry for the first time I saw that it was expired because the liquid separates. No expiration date was written only that it should be used -x- months after it was first opened. I guess it was tested or smelled by somebody before.

So there you have it, those are the things that came to mind with this topic. I'm sure you have some tips too :)

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