It may sound strange that you can save money when shopping.  But the truth is, there are smart ways to shop and savvy consumers can really come out on top when it comes to their purchases.  With these tips – and a few tricks – it is possible to find some great deals, and cut down on the impulse purchases that ultimately drive up our monthly credit card bills.

 

1. Make a List

Making a list is a surefire way to guarantee that you only purchase what you need, instead of getting sidetracked by impulse buys and ultimately spending additional cash.  Plan your shopping trip by writing down exactly what you need, and don’t come back with any little extras.