There are some sales though, that you should watch out for – as these sales aren’t really that great of sales at all. Here are three sales that usually sound better than they are:
Buy one get One 50% off
Sure it sounds good – I mean you’re getting the second item at half price, right? No. Really, you’re only getting 25% off of each item, and that’s not that great of a sale. Most of the time when I am shopping for the kids I don’t check out the sales unless I can save 40%+ but the wording around these sales makes it seems like you’re saving more than you really are.
Spend $100 and get a $20 savings card. You can’t apply it to the purchase you are going to be making today but you are going to be able to use it in the future. However, there’s a catch. You’re likely going to have to spend a minimum of $50 or so in order to apply this $20 savings card, getting you in the store and likely causing you to spend $30 on stuff that you probably weren’t going to purchase in the first place.
Entire Store on Sale
Watch these sales in store, as the deal isn’t always as good as you think. Sure, the 40% off sale sign for the entire store can be enticing but it’s likely that there are items in the store that have had a price increase before the sale, to ensure that the profits are still in favor of the store. With sales like these, it can be helpful to head into the store before the sale begins and check out the sales to make sure that you’re getting the best possible deal.
Watch out for tricky sales in-store. The fine print, sale prices and wording to get you into the store to shop can be difficult to decipher and leave you spending more money than you were going to in the first place.