Considering the devastating impact of the pandemic on the global economy, it goes without saying that tightening your purse is a wise thing to do. This doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t enjoy the fruits of your labor and stop going shopping. You can still go to your favorite outlet mall and purchase items from your favorite retail stores but, especially these days, you have to do it wisely.
In this specific case, overspending is the enemy and thriftiness is the ally. Of course, spending wisely involves more than just avoiding buying items that you don’t particularly need. One very important tactic you can consider is to find discounts and sales promos in an outlet mall. Here are a few tips you need to remember when looking for the best deals in your favorite retail locations.
Do Some Research
Whenever you fancy an item from a store like a designer bag or a pair of sturdy running shoes, it’s best to take a quick look at the quality of these items. Of course, a large part of reviewing its quality is purchasing it. But given that you’re trying to save more money, it makes sense to look at other people’s reviews of the item.
Take a look at its reviews from online merchants like Lazada or Shoppee. See how consumers rate it and make a judgment call. If the item is in a local retail store, pay a quick visit and check its quality. If it’s something that you can fit (like shoes or clothes), see if you’re comfortable with it.
After doing this thorough review, you can go ahead and purchase it. If however you feel like it’s too expensive, you can just go ahead and forego the item or just wait for a sale.
Follow Online Forums And Facebook Groups
Apart from online merchants and shopping apps, you can also utilize other places on the Internet for research purposes. Online forums and Facebook groups are great sources of reviews and opinions on released products and established brands.
There exist communities online that revolve around different products and can become excellent sources of review information. All you need to do is type in the name of a brand (or something more common like “running shoes” or “designer bags”) in the Facebook Search bar and click on the Group options in the left side of the search results screen. You can do the same with Google except it mostly caters to forums and Reddit groups. Afterwards, you just need to look through the posts and see if the questions being asked are the same ones you have to verify if it’s a group worth joining and investing time in.
Stay Updated With Discounts And Promos
When it comes to waiting for sales and promos that will help you make the most out of your purchase, nothing helps you more than the brands themselves. So it makes sense to keep track of whatever news or releases they have that you can take advantage of.
The first thing you can do is to follow these brands on social media. Normally, brands publish updates about their products or services on a regular basis. These updates may include sales promos, discounts and other several events that can help you save money and, at the same time, get the products you want.
You can also follow the social media pages of local outlet malls and retail stores. Apart from publishing branch-related events, they also publish dates of sales promotions and discount deals for their retail partners.
The secret to getting more exclusive deals though is by signing up to their respective Newsletters. Not only will you be getting regular updates on their events and offerings, you also get deals and sales promos that might otherwise be missed in social media.
Find The Right Outlet Mall
Of course, while the Internet is a very valuable asset to have when looking for reviews about items you’d like to buy, it only comes second to being in the physical store itself. After all, you get to touch and fit these products for yourself, giving you a more first-person experience that only you yourself can judge accurately.
Even better if the outlet mall you frequent during the weekends always has a sale going on. Enter Paseo Outlets, the Philippines biggest and most prestigious retail destination developed by Greenfield Development Corporation. With sales and discount promos going on everyday that range from 20% to 70%, you’re bound to find a good deal for clothing, shoes, bags, furniture, luggage and much more.
If you want to keep yourself updated for special deals, events concerning sales and the like, follow their social pages at https://www.facebook.com/paseooutletsgreenfieldcity/ and https://www.instagram.com/paseooutlets/. You can also follow its Viber Community to get real time updates and notifications of these events.