Recently most of the money saving deals I have found wasn’t a result of looking at store flyers or searching various Internet sites. Instead, I have found them by simply browsing through stores during regular business hours and being surprised at the items they are trying to clear. In some ways it almost reminds me of like a Costco where you pretty much have to visit the store to see what the current deals are.
You would think this would take a long time, but after awhile you kind of know how various companies merchandise its best unadvertised deals. As well, you get to understand its pricing system to know what kind of sale it is. For example, for some stores if the price ends with a “7” that means it is on clearance sale. For example, seeing an item for “$9.97.” With that in mind you can zip through the sections to quickly scan if anything is worth buying.
Many times too this is how you find deals where companies are testing to see how well a product will do and so they introduce it unadvertised at a very low rate. Another example was at another store I know that there are particular end caps where the business always puts the items that they want to clear at a low price versus ones that are designated to get people to buy impulsively. Once you understand the business strategies to it saving money and getting deals requires very little time.