1. Plan your shopping and create a checklist. Do not shop only whenever you want to or you just pass by the store. If you do this, there will be more chances that you will miss something or you will get into impulse buying.
2. Look for deals and coupons in advance so you can save some money from discounts. There are online sources that offers huge discounts, you just have to be resourceful and know how to go about it.
3. Shop when it is not in season. If you are buying for winter clothes, try to scout in advance while during summer or other season. These are more cheaper and easy to shop. If you are buying for school materials, check them out before the school opening.
4. Canvass first before buying so you know that you are getting the best deal.