It’s crazy out there. Weeks ago, everyone was joking about people loading up on toilet paper, and now it’s hard to find a roll when you need one. It kind of makes you want to stock up. On everything. It might even make you want to buy stuff you’ve never even used before because, well, what if you suddenly need it?
For some, shopping is a hobby. For others, it’s a chore. Love it or hate it, we have to shop. Purchasing partisans and retail recluses alike—we all need food, clothes, and home supplies.
At least these days the methods for getting that hobby or chore done are ever-growing. You can still enjoy a leisurely stroll down every aisle, sipping hot coffee to retro pop music. But now you can also literally upgrade your entire wardrobe or fully stock your pantry while you wait for that casserole to finish baking.
With the change in shopping options comes a new hot debate for those who don’t want to blow their budget in the store or online.
It’s fun to take your lunch hour at work. Shopping or just strolling around the parking lot to stretch your legs provides a welcome break from your busy day.
But you may have a lot to pack into those 60 minutes—and so does everyone else. About 93% of working professionals leave the office to shop, take care of errands, or buy stuff online while out to lunch, according to a survey by Captivate. Weaving through traffic leaves you little time to comparison shop, exercise, or drop off the dry cleaning that’s been sitting on your bedroom floor for days.
Let’s put some punch into your lunch schedule. We’ve got eight ideas to help you get the most out of your break time.
According to Statista, 200 million people will shop online in the United States in 2015. They’ll spend $1,800 apiece on everything from food to clothes to electronics and more.
But online shopping isn’t just about clicking and waiting for that cardboard box to show up outside your front door. With a little extra effort, you can save a lot of money!
Here are six ways to trim the amount you pay on your next online order—and every order after that.
Sometimes it’s worth paying a higher price for a name-brand product. Maybe you like the taste of a particular food or you want a certain brand of baby diapers—we totally get that.
But what about those items you hardly think about, like trash bags or sugar? You could save a hefty amount, possibly to 20–30%, by purchasing the generic version instead. You probably won’t even notice a difference in your daily routine. Plus, that extra money can make a big impact on your budget.
Sound too good to be true? It’s not, and here are 10 ways we can prove it to you. Next time you go shopping, look for the generic versions of these items.
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