Here’s an example of how not being a savvy shopper can cost you.
When I was a kid, my mother would sometimes drive from a department store on one side of town to a department store on the other side in search of the best bargain. That was great if store 2 had a dress or pants for, say, half the price of store 1. But sometimes she’d get to store 2 and find the price there was a few pennies more than at store 1. So she’d drive back to store 1. However, in that case, she probably spent more on gas going between stores than she saved by returning for the lower-priced item.
It’s always a good idea to determine if a bargain is worth the effort.
Look for another savvy shopping tip on Wednesday.