Laura’s Cheap Trick #16

Just Ask!  (for the discount)

Don’t be afraid to ask a clerk at the check out counter if there is some sale or discount offer going on that you might be unaware of.  Our family plays host to many international students who are here in the country on a tight budget.  The countries they come from do not have the selection and quality we have but they are also not prepared for some of our pricing.  I have often joked with a check out person about offering my international daughter a discount…and you would be surprise…at least half of the time we will be given between 10-20% off just for asking.

In addition, many stores offer discounts on certain products if your use their special card.  Well I don’t like carrying the cards but if you ask the clerk will offer up the store card and you still get the discount.

Tips: Be polite, and thankful.  And don’t shout it out to the store.

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About laurascheaptricks

Laura is a mom entrepreneur who owns a successful television production company in the greater Washington DC area. As the daughter of a couple of WW2/victory garden parents she is a free - associative thinker and often explores new and more efficient ways to accomplish tasks and save money. "I come by naturally."
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