We all have favorites. Admit it. That one store where the SALE sign goes up and it feels like fireworks in your savings loving heart. And that is okay! Having favorite stores isn’t a bad thing when it comes to savings. You can easily drive yourself crazy if you try to follow every single store for every single deal. Eventually it becomes too much white noise and it drives you right into full retail price’s waiting arms. Having favorites help you prioritize and not fall into the trap of spending too much money in the name of savings. Following your favorites is the internet version of the Savings to Disney tip of familiarizing yourself with the stores you frequent most.
Find the best way to follow your favorites!
Pick your favorites. Too many deals to sort through can cause saving fatigue. Identify the stores/items that are most popular with your family. Trying to find “sneakers on sale” is going to yield a bazillion responses. But choosing to follow one or two particular sneaker stores is going to narrow your results to a more manageable amount.
Get on your favorites mailing list. I know, I know. We all have full in-boxes, but hear me out. Did you see the awesome Fisher Price Little People deal that was posted the other day? I did. In my in-box. Because I am on the mailing list. Little People are the gold standard for my girls. And the Disney Little People? Get out of here, it’s like Christmas three times over. Last year they had a similar sale and I was able to pick up most of my munchkin’s birthday presents. You better believe I am on that mailing list.
Check your favorites’ websites daily. Companies love to do flash sales that they only advertise on the websites. Free shipping, 40% off clearance, and BOGOs can help you stock up for holidays and shore up your gift closet. I check five different websites everyday. It takes me about six seconds and I keep up to date on the latest sales. Pro-tip! For my Swagbucks users, use your website checks as your search terms when trying to get that Search bonus. Follow your favorites AND earn SBs!
Like your favorites on social media. Companies love to do giveaways and new product announcements on their social media accounts. You don’t want your feed to get too cluttered, so choosing a few favorites to follow can keep you up to date without your feed becoming one big commercial.
Join the SavEars. Do you know about the SavEars? They are a Facebook group started by Kristin for like-minded, savings loving Disney addicts to share, encourage, and celebrate successes with each other. SavEars love to share their deals in real time. Having so many eyes on so many money saving opportunities is always a win.
Stick with Couponing to Disney. This will be an easy one, since you’re already here! You’ve picked your favorites, but what about those deals that fall outside your favorite zone? We’ve got them here! Couponing to Disney covers a stunning amount of deals in an easy to browse format. You follow your favorites and let Couponing to Disney do the heavy lifting.
What are your favorites to follow? Have you had any great success stories by keeping track of your favorite stores? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!