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How To Save Money While Shopping | Easy Tricks & Tips!

Hey, girl! Who doesn’t want to save money while shopping? Shopping can be SUPER expensive, especially back-to-school shopping, so I’m here to show you some of my favorite tips and tricks to help you save money while shopping!

If you haven’t heard of the shopping app Dote yet, honestly where have you been? Just kidding, but for real though… if you haven’t checked it Dote out yet, you definitely should! I am going to be mentioning Dote a few times in this post because that app is a GAME-CHANGER and can definitely help you save money!

This post is not sponsored by Dote, but I am a verified creator on their platform which is sooo crazy! I have also been hosting giveaways on their platform including a summer giveaway and a recent back-to-school giveaway, so don’t miss the next one and follow me here! (Disclaimer, Dote is only available on IOS at the moment)

Tip #1 – One of the amazing features about Dote is that you can search a specific clothing piece or accesorry that you are looking for to find the best deal! So if you are looking for a pair of high wasted jeans, instead of going on multiple clothing websites to find the right pair, you can simply search “high wasted jeans” on Dote to see a bunch of results from various stores! This will help you find the perfect piece and deal that you are looking for!

Tip #2 – Love the piece, not the price. For myself personally, sometimes I can get caught up in the price of a sale item when I don’t truly love the clothing piece or accessory. Yes, it could be a really good deal, but if you aren’t going to wear it, what’s the point? Even a few sale items can add up quickly, so love the item, not the price!

Tip #3 – Buy a size up if possible! I grow out of stuff, sooooo quickly. So if possible, try buying a size up to save yourself from buying the same item again next year! For somes items, this may not work, but if you can, I definitely reccomend it!

Tip #4 – Enter your email and wait for a discount code! If you haven’t heard of this secret online shopping tip before, then you definitely need to try it out. The next time you find something online you are considering buying, add it to your cart, make sure you are signed in or your email is entered, and then wait a few days for an email. Most companies will send you a coupon code in a few days to encourage you to purchase the item you left in your cart! This works on Dote too, when you add items to your lists, you will get alerts when they go on sale! Also – check out my coupon codes page here!

Tip #5 – Enter Dote giveaways to win FREE clothing items and accessories! This is probably the easiest tip out there, but Dote is continously hosting giveaways with their verified creators, and who doesn’t want a chance to win amazing goods, for FREE?!?! (The picture below is from my last Dote giveaway!) If you use this link to sign up you get $5 off your first purchase! Use the code “TAIYA”

Tip # 6 – Sign up for rewards programs! If you shop at a store continously, why not earn money off or rewards in the process? A good majority of stores have rewards programs so definitely check out if you favorite stores have rewards cards or programs you can join!

Tip #7 – This tip is kind of in contradiction of Tip #2, but always check the clearence or sale section! I have found BOMB items on clearence and in sale racks for a great price! Just remember to love the pieces and not the price and you are golden!

Tip #8 – Lastly, if you are able to download the Dote app, you can claim daily tokens to earn $$$ off your purchases! It’s such as easy way to build up points and it only takes a quick minute!

That’s all the tips I got for you, I really hope they helped! Just another reminder to follow me on Dote so you don’t miss my next giveaway! I’m @taiyamaddison! You are also able to see my favorite pieces and looks if you follow me!

If you use the code “TAIYA” you can get $5 off you purchase on Dote!

What did you think of these tips? Have you heard of Dote? Do you have any shopping tips I didn’t mention that you can share with everyone? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Reply
    03/10/2018 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks for these awesome tips! I downloaded Dote and LOVE it! I’m also blogger and I want to know how to become a verified creator on Dote. Could you help me?

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      03/10/2018 at 11:55 pm

      Hey girl! I am so glad you loved this post! They actually reached out to me, so I am not sure how I can help you there, I recommend reaching out to their team and asking to speak to the collaborations manager 🙂

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    03/10/2018 at 11:55 pm

    Ooh, I’ll definitely have to check out that app! I love shopping, and it sounds awesome and super helpful!

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      03/10/2018 at 11:56 pm

      I’m so glad you loved it, Hannah! Thanks for reading!

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    Esther Jackson
    04/10/2018 at 10:00 pm

    I also ask myself, will I use it. I occasionally go look at things I some day dream of owning, but currently know I wouldn’t use. So I save up dream and wait.

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    10/10/2018 at 4:35 am

    Oooh these are really good ideas, and a great post. Thanks, Taiya! I’ll have to check out Dote. My number one money-saving idea is to shop at a second-hand-store like Value Village as often as I can. There are a ton of brand-new and new-looking things there that I love! Last time I was there I found two pleather jackets for $10 each!!

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    11/10/2018 at 1:17 am

    Yess I love Dote!! And it’s so cool you’re a featured creator!!

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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    08/01/2019 at 2:22 pm

    I LOVE DOTE,it’s such an useful application,you can save money and found awesome things.
    Thanks very much for your tips,I need them during my shopping

    • Reply
      Taiya Maddison
      25/01/2019 at 4:25 am

      I agree, Dote is THE best!!! Thanks for reading and commenting girl!

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