7 Total Boss-Mom Hacks to Get the Best Deals
It takes a total boss to run the household smoothly and keep track of the budget on top of everything else. Those kids can sure be expensive. Being able to negotiate like a well-seasoned pro and having some tricks up your sleeve can go a long way in terms of saving. Enter: boss-mom mode. Here are seven handy tips for making sure you're getting the best deals at all times . . . because those college tuitions aren't going to pay for themselves.
It Never Hurts to Ask
Every few months, take a moment to call your service providers (internet, phone, cable, etc.) to see what kind of deals they're offering. They have new deals and packages but don't always advertise them openly. Find out how you can shave some money off your monthly bill. It may be as simple as removing a few channels or switching plans.
Bargain While Browsing
There's an extension you can add to Google Chrome called Honey that automatically scans online codes and rebates you can use for online purchases. Without much effort, you can save a percentage off your purchase or get free shipping, making that online deal a little sweeter.
Save on Cell Service
Your current cell phone bill likely causes a nice dent to your wallet every month. On top of that, the contract makes you feel like you're locked in. Get phone freedom with Total Wireless and experience the beauty of a 4-line plan, for $25 per line with unlimited talk & text with 25 GB shared* data for 30 days.
Refer a Friend
A lot of online vendors offer referral bonuses, where if your friend uses a link specific to you, they get money off and you get money off. Boxed is one, for example. The more of your friends who use the code, the more money you get off of future purchases. Score!
Get Rewarded For Following
Follow the brands you love on all social channels. Frequently, they will announce a special one-day only code for social followers that you wouldn't know about otherwise. The social bird catches the worm.
Trade For Trade
If you have special skills — like graphic design, marketing, teaching, or anything, really — consider offering your time as opposed to your money. Maybe the local bakery will give you free pastries and coffee in exchange for some help designing a logo. You never know unless you ask . . . and offer!
Many stores have loyalty programs that give you points with every purchase. Those points add up and can take a nice discount off a future order. Also, pay attention for special sales when you can earn double or triple points for even more savings.
It doesn't take much to save here and there. With just a little planning and negotiation, you'll be well on your way to being the total boss of any deal.
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