Five Products that Rarely Go On Sale (And How to Save Money Buying Them)

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Posted on 05/30/2013

People often say there are never coupons for the products they actually want to buy. But coupons aren't the only way to save money. Even though these five products rarely go on sale, you still don't have to pay top dollar.


Gas
The price at the pump seems to go higher and higher and while there will probably never be such a thing as coupons for gas there are ways to save money at the pump. Check out grocery store gas savings programs like BiLo's fuelperks or Shop 'n Save's Pump Perks. Or consider using a credit card that offers cash back for gasoline purchases.

Baby Formula
Any new formula-feeding parent will tell you this stuff is expensive. And it's not something you want to cheap out on since it's your baby's primary source of nutrition. But there are ways to save money on baby formula. Sign up to receive coupons and free samples on the brands' websites, like Similac StrongMoms. Also, look for valuable coupons that take 25 percent off regular price items at CVS which will mean a savings of $6.25 on a $25 tub of formula.

Luxury Apparel
Luxury brands don't want to come across as cheap which is why they rarely promote sales. Instead try alternate avenues like Gilt.com, a designer flash sale site, or theoutnet.com, an online fashion outlet. You'll get discounts on high end items by designers like Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney.

Tickets
Tickets rarely go on sale. In fact scalpers often snatch them up and resell them at a profit. If you're looking for budget-friendly tickets to shows in big cities like Las Vegas or New York, you're in luck. Find half price tickets at tix4tonight.com or tdf.org. Otherwise, try Criagslist.com for discounts in your community. You may find someone who's trying to unload concert or theater tickets.

Organic Food
Organic food is in higher demand than ever, but costs don't seem to be dropping much. However, the price tag can vary greatly depending on where you're shopping and thankfully big box stores are starting to offer even more organic options. On a recent shopping trip I found organic baby cereal for $1.50 less at Target than it was at Whole Foods. It was like getting 37 percent off. You can also save money buying organic items from a local farmer's market. It's a great way to support your local economy and get more bang for your buck.

By Alison Storm

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