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4 Ways To Avoid Upsell Overspending

Anytime you deal with a salesperson, you’ll likely be subject to an upsell attempt.  The upsell is a sales pitch which attempts to get you to buy something more expensive than originally intended. The salesperson doesn’t care about matching you to your needs or your budget.  What they do care about is their commission or quotas. If you go into a situation with a salesperson, unless you’re ready to deal with the upsell pitch, you could end up spending a lot more than you intended, or even worse,...
Tags: Shopping, Marketing, Behavior, Savvy Shopping, Salesperson, Upsell, Ways To Avoid Upsell Overspending


Beware Of Retail Rewards Programs

Rewards programs can help consumers save money if they’re used right. The best rewards programs are cash back, but they don’t all work that way. Retailers sometimes give rewards in the form of free product with restrictions that consumers have to beware of before using. Sometimes the best choice may actually be to not use the reward at all. Below are two of the most common reward formats from retailers: Store Cash Many well known retailers have sales in which you can earn a special reward cou...
Tags: Marketing, Kohl, Reward Programs, Savvy Shopping, Retail Rewards


Beware Of The Sale

A sale doesn’t always save you money. That might seem counter intuitive as by definition a sale is reducing the price of an item. Sometimes a sale may tempt a person to buy something they will regret later. It was just this kind of scenario that just about caused me to waste $200 over the weekend. While in Walmart picking up a few things, I walked through what was left of the home and garden center to see if anything I needed was on clearance. I noticed a smoker I had once been very interested ...
Tags: Marketing, Walmart, Spending, Savvy Shopping


Save Money With Caribou Perks Tuesday!

Each morning millions of people enjoy their morning coffee. For many that means picking up their favorite gourmet coffee drink at places like Caribou Coffee. These caffeinated morning beverages can be expensive, and the amount spent on them can add up quickly. It’s a great idea to take advantage of rewards programs whenever they exist, and right now there’s a great deal to save money with the Caribou Perks Tuesday deal where members can get 2 beverages for $5! Caribou Perks Caribou Perks is t...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, Frugality, Caribou Coffee, Savvy Shopping, Coffe, Caribou Perks Caribou Perks


4 Ways To Avoid Upsell Overspending

Anytime you deal with a salesperson, you’ll likely be subject to an attempt to upsell you. The upsell is a sales pitch attempting to get you to buy something more expensive than you originally intended, whether you need it or not. The salesperson doesn’t care about matching you to your needs or your budget, what they care about is their commission or quotas. If you go into a situation where you will deal with a salesperson, unless you’re ready to deal with the upsell pitch, you could end up spe...
Tags: Shopping, Marketing, Behavior, Savvy Shopping, Salesperson, Upsell, Ways To Avoid Upsell Overspending


Is Costco Beer Cheaper?

With the 4th of July holiday coming up, and warmer Summer weather in general, many Clever Friends will be heading to the liquor store to stock up on adult beverages, including beer. Many people would just go to the nearest liquor store for convenience, and don’t shop around for the best price of their favorite fermented beverage. Costco is known for great deals, and many locations also have a liquor store, so it is logical that Costco beer could be had at a great price. Costco Beer vs Traditio...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, Beer, Costco, Frugality, Miller, Kirkland, Savvy Shopping, Costco Beer, Costco Beer vs Traditional Liquor Store, Grain Belt Nordeast Summer Shandy Bud Light, Kirkland Costco Beer Kirkland, Kirkland Craft Beers


3 Ways To Take Advantage Of Going Out Of Business Sales

With the boom of online shopping, brick and mortar retail stores are losing popularity and closing at almost an alarming rate. This phenomenon does provide some opportunity for consumers to save some significant money. I was shopping for camping gear with my son, as he is preparing for a week long school trip to the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. I remembered hearing that Gander Mountain had entered bankruptcy, and had just announced they were closing all their physical retail stores. P...
Tags: Minnesota, Saving Money, Marketing, Sales, Frugality, Savvy Shopping


Paribus Review: Get Price Match Refunds With Zero Effort

A person can save a ton of money by comparison shopping. Because retailers price the exact same product differently, and due to sales and rebates, shopping around can have a significant influence on how much a consumer pays for a specific product. But shopping around takes time and effort, so many people don’t do it. But what if someone or something else would compare the prices of a given product across retailers for you? That exactly what Paribus promises to do. Let’s take a closer look, and ...
Tags: Amazon, Saving Money, Marketing, Costco, Paribus, Refunds, Brock Follow Clever Dude, Savvy Shopping, Money Saving Apps, How Paribus Works Many, If Paribus, Amazon Walmart Target


3 Ways To Research Car Prices

We’ve held off for over two years, but we’ve finally reached the point where we’re going to become a three car family. My son has been the primary driver of our car, with my wife and I mainly using our van. There’s been some times where we’ve had to adjust schedules due to car availability, but we’ve been able to make it work. But, my son has been saving his money, and after a few months of looking he’s found a car that he really likes. My son is about to purchase his first car. A critical pa...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, Car Shopping, Edmonds, NADA, Brock Follow Clever Dude, Savvy Shopping, Ways To Research Car Prices, Kelly Car Company, National Automobile Dealers Association NADA