How to Be a Fashionable Extreme Cheapskate


Do you feel guilty because you spend a lot of money on clothes? Is it hard to always find deals in your favorite stores because everything is so expensive? Well, if you’re like me, who can never leave a store without spending over $200.00, then you’ve come to the right place! I don’t know about you guys, but I am a college student who is often semi-broke, and there aren’t going to be any sales on tuition.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I’m sitting with my big sister, Brittany, who is an extreme deal finder when it comes to retail. She is always telling me that I have expensive taste and spend too much money on clothes. Finally, she comes clean and tells me how she’s able to afford all of her clothes. She tells me about an app called “RetailMeNot” that she signed up for and how she receives online and in-store coupons from her favorite stores every day. She showed me how to set up the app on my phone. I typed in the names of my favorite retail clothing stores and immediately began receiving steals and deals!

Over the holiday season, I had time to actually go to the malls and check out the “merch” that I had been eyeing online, but there was only one problem: the BeenTrill bomber, the denim joggers and the pair of detailed sweatpants that I wanted were way over my budget. I had already set aside money to buy the holiday Jordan 11s.

Just before spring break, I wanted to see what this app that my sister had raved about had to offer. Luckily, the items I wanted were still available and were on sale at 50 percent off!! The store that sells these three items has been my “kryptonite” since I first walked in four years ago. Not only were the items online 50 percent off, but with the app I was able to get an extra 50 percent off in store!!! Talk about a deal, right?

I’m sharing this with you because I know that we are all college students trying to save every dollar we can. With this app, you can be fashionable and save at the same time. Oh, did I mention that this app is also for grocery stores, too? Not only can you save on threads, but you can also save on food, too. You guys are lucky that I’m sharing this information because I rarely give out my sources.


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