3) Go to a resale store. You can find some really great hidden gems in resale stores – even items with the tags still on them! Around here, I like to go to Clothes Mentor, Plato’s Closet or Once Upon a Child for the kiddos to save money on clothes. You can also sell some of your old stuff to these places! (but they are super-duper picky. Which is a good thing for the consumer because you know they are taking higher end brands that are really worth wearing again.) It’s a great way to clean out your closet and fill it up with clothes that are new to you. Check if your resale store has a rewards program and sign up for it if they do because you could earn additional discounts or rewards from your purchases. Don’t leave out general thrift stores either. My favorite sweater cost me $3 at a thrift store, and the tags were still on it!
4) Shop Clearance & Off-Season. Every year the week after Christmas, I go hunting for my daughters fancy Christmas dresses for the next year. They are always super cheap and on clearance right after Christmas. I’ve never paid over $15 for a dress, and then come Christmastime next year, everyone is ready to go for our Christmas card picture to be taken in the Fall if I want! You can do this with other seasonal items like bathing suits, winter gear, shoes and more!