Thanks to Retale for partnering with me on today’s post (and thanks for making such a great app that is saving me $$$!) As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Yesterday I was perusing the aisles of Target and it took some mighty restraint on my part not to put pretty much everything related to Halloween in my cart. They had some AMAZING decor items, and don’t get me started on the costumes!
I did go for one particular item, though: Halloween candy. And I made my purchase not purely on a whim, but because I saw the great deal on Halloween candy that Target was offering, thanks to my Retale app:
I knew I would be buying 2 big bags of candy sometime in the next 2 weeks, and buy 1, get 1 50% off was a good deal in my book, especially since most years I’m buying candy the night before Halloween and paying full retail price. Thanks, Retale, for showing me a great buy I could snag guilt-free!
This brings me to the big tip for today’s post: before you head to the checkout counter (be it online or in store) take a second to check for deals or coupons. I use Retale to see if there might be any special coupons I don’t know about or if there’s a sale that makes a trip over to the stores I frequent warranted.
Retale is completely free to use, and it serves as a circular aggregator for you. There’s no need to go through the Sunday paper for ad inserts or even go from store site to store site online seeing what’s on sale in your area. Retale shows you everything you want to know! I can search for everything from boneless chicken on sale to Batgirl costumes.
Guess which one I searched for most recently? 😉
This brings me to my second tip: shop around for those costumes! Unless your child wants to be something unheard of, like a unicorn/kitten hybrid (side note: AWESOME costume idea!), you can probably find several merchants who are offering similar, if not identical costumes that your child would want. And trust me, they are competing HARD for your business, so make sure you pay the best possible price!
Finally, if there’s something you’ve really got your eye on, but you are waiting for the best offer, use Retale to be alerted about new offers from those merchants (I have this set for my beloved Kohl’s so that I’m always snagging at least an extra 15% off any time I shop there). This is a great way to make sure you shop at the right time for your wallet! 🙂
Retale is a super useful, super free app designed to help keep more of your money in your pocket and to free up more of your time. Time is my most precious commodity, and we’re spending the time Retale saves us on awesome things, like superhero training lessons (how did folks parent before Youtube?). 🙂