5. Price matching
You can save hundreds of dollars a year with free money in the form of savings simply by checking the price of the items on the store's website on your phone before paying. Online price matching is one of the best ways to save money.
For example, last year, I bought a $ 370 desk chair for $ 199 at Office Max, a $ 60 headset for $ 40 at Target and a $ 60 dry erase board for $ 20 at another large store, All checking the price online and asking the store to match. That is essentially $ 231 in "free money" that I didn't have to spend.
Many retailers honor online price matching, including Office Max / Office Depot, Target, Walmart, Pet Smart, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Lowe’s and Staples. Always check the price match policy of a store before going out to buy to keep that free money in your pocket or purse.