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How to be a More Mindful Shopper

12 July 2022

Why do we work so hard?

Aside from needing to pay our bills and putting food on the table, we work hard so we can buy the things that we want. Maybe you are a jet setter who can’t stay put in one place and has to book tickets every now and then. Maybe you love to eat food at restaurants that your friends rave about. Maybe you are a fashionista and love splurging on clothes, shoes, and bags. Maybe you are a sucker for experiences when you join cooking classes or a pottery session. Maybe you love music when you go to every possible concert of your favorite rock band. Maybe you have a K-Pop bias or a pop icon that you love very much that you spend a lot on artist merchandise. Maybe you are a sports fan and you always want to buy great seats at every game you can catch.

There are many things where our money goes that, as said, are what keep us going at work. There’s this running joke that you need to work hard because you like expensive things. Let’s face it; a major part of your life depends on how much money you make and how you spend it. Are you for instant gratification or do you want to hold your money so you can retire early and enjoy the money you’ve saved up? Are you a happy-go-lucky person that you just use the money whenever you feel like it? Well, since you’re in the habit of buying things out of your hard-earned money, we devised some ways on how you can maximize what you earn from work.

You are not getting any younger and the wise decision is always to save up money or invest somewhere in order to survive and thrive in the future. Here are some tips on how you can shop for so much less this coming May 25 to May 27.

Know what you need to buy.

1. Know what you need to buy.

This step starts with lots of questions. What do you use regularly at home that you no longer have a stock of? Can you live without it or do you prefer to have it at home? Being self-aware of your purchasing patterns helps you be a mindful shopper. You need to predict decisively how you’ll use an item once you decide to purchase it. If you don’t need it at the moment and you don’t have extra money, don’t buy it.

Buy what you can only afford now.

2. Buy what you can only afford now.

Our second point is to not buy what you can’t afford now. Yes, you have your own credit card, the billing of which will come in a week’s or month’s time. There’s no need for you to shell out money which is all good until it becomes addicting. If you continue buying using your credit card and when the bill arrives at home, you’ll be at a loss how you incurred such huge debt and how you can pay for it. Do not buy anything that your money in the bank won’t be able to pay at the moment.

Sell what you don’t use anymore for extra bucks.

3. Sell what you don’t use anymore for extra bucks.

If you are not making enough and you want nice things that cost an expensive price tag, then you should find ways to make money. You may sell items at home that you don’t use anymore. You may sign-up for side jobs. You may start a food delivery service. There are just so many ways on how you can earn extra if your main job doesn’t pay you well enough for your luxuries in life.

Watch out for the item and always check if it’s on sale.

4. Watch out for the item and always check if it’s on sale.

The brand you are looking at will most likely be in a sale soon. Make sure you are in the know because there are many people already looking forward to the sale as we speak. For instance, you are very lucky to have come across this article if you’ve been in the search for a FlexiSpot product for months. FlexiSpot is holding an anniversary sale from May 25 to May 27. Best selling products will be on sale including standing desks, desk converters, chairs, desk bikes, and an adjustable bed. There are also main challenges and activities that you can take advantage of to cut down the price. There will be a flash sale and the products chosen will only be on sale starting from midnight of that day up to 23:59 PST of the same day. You may also get your order for free by just being one of the three people to order first on May 25 or on May 27 at 00:00 or 9:00 am PST. You also get access to a limited coupon for the following instances on May 25 at 00:00 PST: the first three people get their orders for free, 15% off for the first 50 people only, and 10% off for the first 100 people.

Make use of reward points.

5. Make use of reward points.

There are many stores that offer reward points so you have to take advantage of this. Join their online communities or sign-up in their newsletters so you know when they have fun challenges where you can earn points. Collect these points so you can use them at the right time and buy the product that you’ve been eyeing for a long while already. For FlexiSpot, you can sign up and subscribe to get 150 points. If you’re a logged-in user when you purchased anything from the site from May 16 to May 27, you get two points for every dollar that you spent. There are many benefits for the points that you can check out on the site.

Save money.

6. Save money.

And of course, you can buy anything that your heart desires if you have extra money. After setting aside money for your contingency fund and savings when it’s time to get your salary, then you can use the money left for anything you want. Your goal every month is to always have that extra money to buy something for yourself. Aside from having a side job, you can save up every month for something you’ve always wanted to buy. When the time has come, you’ll be so fulfilled that you were able to finally buy what you want after months of saving up.