#117 – use coupons

You don’t have to go crazy, but spending a few minutes searching for an online coupon code, using an offer received in the mail, or asking a sales clerk or checkout person if there are any discounts you are eligible for, could save you some money. If it takes too long to find an active code, or the process to get the discount is onerous, it may not be worth the aggravation, but a few seconds to save real dollars? Definitely worth it!

#101 – buy basics discounted

Buy basics (underwear, undershirts, bras, pantyhose/tights, socks, leggings, etc.) on sale or at discount or outlet stores.  Since these are items that are worn year-round, and sizes tend not to fluctuate as much, stock up when you find something you like for a good price.  With coupons and clearance racks, you should be able to get these items for at least 50% off.