If you love shopping and are trying hard to cut back on it but seem to fail, then you should find out ways to go easy on your wallet. Learning to cut back on your purchases, like any other addiction, doesn’t happen in one day.
Shopping when you are bored is one of the main reasons to overspend. Our feelings are often enemies of our wallets. You might have a very logical plan to not spend and also a realistic budget to follow, but the way you are feeling can make all the logical go out of the window.
There are many reasons for us to overspend like being in a bad mood, being bored, or coming across a sale. If this is what you frequently do, if shopping acts as a therapy to you, then you might need to find ways to save when you spend.
One of the ways we are going to be looking at is using discounted gift cards. When people do not know what to gift someone, gift cards are what they get as a safe bet. Not many people end up using the gift cards, though.
What happens when people don’t want said gift cards? Many of them end up selling theirs on eBay. eBay has become one of the main marketplaces for the selling and buying of gift cards and vouchers. It is a win-win for both parties. The seller gets something for something that they do not want, and you get a gift card worth more than you are paying for.
Getting gift cards for less than their worth can help you save money, especially in big chains where the prices are already inflated. If you’re an impulse buyer, then having a few gift cards handy can help you save a little.
Even retail stores have sales on gift cards, as Tesco does, where you can get the cards for 15% off. So, you can look for these sales and stock up on gift cards, then sort of work as coupons or vouchers, if you are a regular shopper.
Using discounted gift cards at big chains can really help you save money, especially if you are a frequent shopper. You will have to work on your shopping addiction as is. But, while you figure out how to overcome your issue, you can do small things that help make it easier for you.