Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Never Pay Full Price


I rarely purchase anything at full-price and love the challenge of getting the best deal possible.  I'll raid the sale and clearance racks, scour the internet for deals, and ask, "Do you offer any sort of discount?"  Many restaurants, retailers and services offer discounts to teachers, students, AAA and AARP members, military, etc.  I decided to do a little research and compile a short list of discounts for you.




Teacher Discounts (with valid ID):
Ann Taylor: 15% discount on full-price items


Banana Republic: 15% off full-price purchases (In-store only) - Click here for more information.

Dress Barn: 15% off regular-priced purchases - Click here for more information. 


JCrew: 15% discount (I've also used this at the JCrew Factory store.)  Just show your valid teacher ID in the store or click here to verify your eligibility for online purchases.

Land's End: 15% discount on your purchase when you present a valid faculty or staff ID. (In-store only) - Click here for more info.

Loft: 15% off full-price purchases - just show your teacher ID.  If you want to get notified of special teacher events (they have some great ones), sign up here.

New York & Company: 15% off full-price purchases.

Sperry: 15% discount on all orders, $10 e-card after first purchase, free shipping & returns, birthday offers and so much more - Click here to join their Teacher VIP Membership for free

Tom's: 10% discount on all full-priced styles - Click here to verify eligibility.


(Remember to keep those college student ID cards as long as you can.  If you're in grad school, make sure you get a picture ID...it's worth the discounts.)


Student Discounts (with valid ID):
*Register with Student Beans, a student loyalty network, for some of the best discounts.  Once you register, you will be able to access online discount codes for hundreds of global brands.




Ted Baker: 15% student discount in-store with your valid student ID or online through Student Beans.

Hunter: 15% student discount online through Student Beans.

bebe: 25% student discount online through Student Beans.

Ann Taylor: 15% discount on full-price items.

Banana Republic: 15% off full-price purchases (In-store only) - Click here for more information.

JCrew: 15% discount (I've also used this at the JCrew Factory store.)  Just show your valid student ID in the store or click here to verify your eligibility for online purchases.

Sperry: 15% discount through ID.me.  You can also get a $10 e-card after first purchase, free shipping & returns, birthday offers and so much more - Click here to join their Student VIP Membership for free.

Tom's: 10% discount on all full-priced styles - Click here to verify eligibility.





Military Discounts
*Register with ID.me.  This site digitally stores your ID cards so that you can prove your identity to online retailers. Once you register, you will be able to access online discount codes for hundreds of global brands.




Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops: 5% discount - Click here for more information.

Home Depot: 10% discount (up to $500) for active and reserve military personnel, retired or disabled veterans and their spouses.

Lowes: 10% off eligible purchases for active military personnel and veterans.  Click here to enroll for a military discount.

Pier 1: 10% off your purchase - Click here for more details.

Pottery Barn: 15% discount on entire in-store purchase for all active and retired military personnel.

Sperry: 15% discount through ID.me.  You can also get a $10 e-card after first purchase, free shipping & returns, birthday offers and so much more - Click here to join their Military VIP Membership for free.

Tom's: 10% discount on all full-priced styles - Click here to verify eligibility.


These lists are only scratching the surface of the available discounts available out there.  Discounts are offered at book stores, restaurants, hotels, computer companies (Yes, Apple is included!), clothing stores, services, etc.

Just remember these tips:
1.  Always Ask - Don't be shy...It never hurts to ask if a certain retailer/service/location offers discounts to teachers, nurses, military, AAA members, AARP members, government officials, teachers etc.  The worst case scenario - they say no.

2.  If you purchase an item and then it goes on sale within 14 days (this is the usual time frame), you can get a price adjustment.  Simply take the receipt back to the store within 14 days and get some $$ back.  (Check the individual store for their price adjustment policy.)

3.  If you are shopping online, sign up for Ebates.  It's Free.  Click here to read all about how it works.



 

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