There are so many discounts you can get on a daily basis if you are paying attention. You may not be able to qualify for every single idea on every single day, but it may generate ideas for other potential discount opportunities for the things that you need and want.
1. Student Discounts – Students can get discounts on all kinds of things if they have a student ID. From bookstores to life insurance, nothing is off-limits when it comes to asking for a discount for your student or for you if you’re a student.
NOTE: You may qualify even if enrolled in online courses. That’s how I’ve purchased several otherwise very expensive software programs 🙂
2. Elderly Discounts – What constitutes “elderly” is different for each business, but start looking for discounts once you reach about 55. And once you’re 65, you can get tons of discounts off food, gym membership, and even tuition. Many businesses in my area offer senior discounts once you reach 50, so it doesn’t hurt to ask.
3. The Day Discounts – Just like some restaurants make it a tradition to offer inexpensive tacos on Tuesday night, some offer “buy one get one” offers, “children eat free” offers and other offers on different days. Learn the days for your favorite places.
4. Your Job Title Discounts – The military, nurses, teachers, fire rescue, and more often get discounts in the local area if you just ask. Don’t be shy. If you fit into a job classification that might deserve discounts, the local business owners may agree too.
Being retired Air Force, I can attest that my military ID is worth it’s weight in gold!
5. Membership Discounts – If you are a member of something such as AARP, Costco, or even your book club, many memberships offer benefits like discounts on regular shopping that members tend to do. If you have joined anything as a member, look to your members’ benefits statements to find out what more you can do with it.
My memberships have qualified me discounts on car purchases and dental insurance.
6. Frequent Shopper Discounts – Some business owners offer regular and frequent shoppers discounts the more you shop. For example, Kohl’s offers “Kohl’s Cash” each time you shop, which is a coupon that you can use during specific dates to get a deeper discount on your next trip.
7. Gender Discount Nights / Days – Like to party? Bars still have “ladies’ night” and “gents’ night” as well as other nights that offer the person of the night a significant discount and even freebies.
8. Holiday Discounts – Whatever holidays are prevalent where you live, there is usually a similar discounted sale going on. For example, in the USA, Memorial Day is common for mattress sales. February is a typical time you can shop at malls around America and get huge discounts of 80 percent or more on clothing.
9. Time of Year Discounts – Some businesses give discounts for you on your birthday and other special days. If they ask for that type of information, find out why it’s being used – maybe in order to send you a discount coupon.
To help you remember certain discounts, take the time to plan any shopping trip in advance so that you always look up potential discounts before you even leave the house.
Perhaps the only thing better than discounts is free gifts. That’s why I created the website: https://FreeGiftsFromWillieCrawford.com It’s a new website and I plan on attempting to add an average of 1 free gift per day. On days when I can’t post… perhaps because I’m traveling, I will post more than 1 gift the next time that I post.
I also maintain the Facebook Page “Bargains Galore All Year” which is fairly new. On that page, I post about bargains that I have discovered as well as bargains offered on some of my own products. Please take a moment to Like that page at: