Save Money When Shopping

You don't have to always pay full price



If you're like most people, you love to save money. You probably try to buy things when they're marked down. When you go to purchase an item, sometimes you may find that it's sold out. In that case, at a grocery store or discount store, you can ask for a rain check. The rain check allows you to pay the sale price for the item after the sale is over.

Another way to save money is to look for products that offer rebates. After buying the product, you need to fill out the rebate form. Then mail it to the manufacturer with your cash register receipt and the UPC from the product package. In four to six weeks, the company will send the stated amount of money to you.

When you want to buy expensive items like cars, refrigerators or furniture, it’s best to shop around. You can also ask for a better price, especially if you want to buy more than one item.

Why pay full price for something when there are so many ways to save?

Word Bank:

Mark down (idiom) 降低价格
The store will mark down these clothes next week. Let’s wait and buy them then.

Sell out (idiom) 售罄;售完
The new MP3 players are sold out. We can’t buy one now.

Cash register (n)收银机
The clerk put the money from the sale into the cash register.

Shop around (idiom)货比三家
Before I buy a new sofa. I want to shop around to get the best price.


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