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‘Don’t wait! Buy it!’ How to save money at Target, Sam’s Club, Best Buy

MILWAUKEE — You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like spending less when buying everyday items. Fox CT sister-station Fox 6 Milwa...
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MILWAUKEE — You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like spending less when buying everyday items.

Fox CT sister-station Fox 6 Milwaukee talked to a local blogger, savvy shopper and mother of four Ann Heinzell, known online as My Milwaukee Mommy.

TARGET

Heinzel and Fox 6 went to the popular discount retailer (second in size only to Walmart) to see what discounts you should really take advantage of. Heinzel said Target has discounts ranging between 15 and 70 percent off, but 70 percent is the cut off. So, if you see an item at 70 percent off, Heinzel said it’s a good buy and the “pretty much the lowest it will get.”

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She also points out that there’s a big difference between clearance and sale. Sale prices will likely drop lower to clearance prices according to Heinzel.

She also recommends using Target’s Cartwheel App which gives shoppers extra savings, even on those already discounted, just by scanning the item’s bar code with your smart phone camera.

SAM’S CLUB

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“S” stands for “seasonal.” Lindahl said that seasonal items will only be in the store for a limited time.

“O” stands for “one-time buy.” “We get a good deal on these items here,” Lindhal said, “once they sell through that’s all we have.”

Also keep an eye out for “C” for “closeout” or “clearance.”

BEST BUY

There’s no special letter or price number code for this store. “Almost everything at Best Buy ends in 99 so you can’t really crack the code at Best Buy,” Heinzel said.

For Best Buy it’s all about price matching.

“They really do have an awesome price match guarantee,” My Milwaukee Mommy explains.”You can bring items from local competitors as well as online retailers and they will price match and they will not be beat. Just make sure that you have the ad, make it easy for them.”

So what should you do to get the best deal no matter what store you’re in?

Heinzel’s advice: “If [the price] is what you’re comfortable with, don’t wait because chances are you come back in a week and it’s gone.”

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