Friends, many department stores have price adjustment policies. What these policies do is allow the customer to get a price adjustment if the item is reduced further. Usually it is within a 14 day period. It is up to the customer to track the sale prices.

I make it a point to carry my receipts on me the next time I go shopping. I just do a quick walk through the departments. This enables me to see if my earlier purchases are reduced even further. This strategy has saved me quite a bit of money over the last several years.

Kohl’s and Macy’s are very good about honoring these rules. In the course of 2 weeks the sale prices can change drastically. If an item that I have my eye on is the last one in stock I usually buy it. Then, I keep checking if it reduced further on a regular basis. If it goes down I just present my receipt to the cashier and they make the adjustment. If it is not reduced at that point I will decide it I am going to keep the item or not.

Make it a point to know what the price adjustment policies are for your favorite shopping spots. It is all about shopping smart and saving money. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady