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Lavish Living, Low Cost: 5 Toronto Tips
At DealAThons we're all about living it up at low cost. So before you go out and make that impulse purchase, take a few minutes to see if there isn’t a way the following tips can help you save a few bucks.
Comparison shop online
That’s right you can use the web for more than just checking out what your ex is up to on Facebook. There are many different ways to search for a better price online. Simply type “best price for Chanel Sunglasses” and you will be bombarded with sites offering savings. Of course, you can substitute anything you want for Chanel Sunglasses.
Off Season Shopping for Getaways
This works well in tourist areas but it can also be a good way to find better prices up here in Toronto as well. The off season is between October 15th and April 15th so if you are planning a romantic night away, or even a day trip with the kids, check for price breaks within these dates. Couple this with other coupons or bargains for even more savings.
Wait for the New Lines to Arrive
Cars, electronics and even clothing always see a price drop right before the newest lines hit the market. The best times to buy some of these big ticket items are:
January – Furniture
September – Cars (weekend mornings are best) and Laptops
Spring – Televisions
Summer – Applicances
November 15 to January 31 – HDTVs and home theater equipment
For clothes its best to make friends with someone who works either in the fashion industry or a retail store and buy your clothes when they tell you. When someone compliments your outfit you can really get away with saying, “what this old thing?”
Red Laser and Other Apps
So you’re at the Eaton Centre and you see something you just have to have. You want to shop around for a better price but don’t have the time. That’s where your smartphone can help earn its keep. Apps like Red Laser for the iPhone let you scan the barcode of an item and see where it is offered for a lower price.
Of course sites like DealAThons.com offer great deals on items like spa treatments, chic restaurants, even home cleaning services. Unlike other deal of the day sites that simply list some obscure website offering a price break on a refurbished item, we give you the opportunity to purchase a voucher online good for the service you choose while saving quite a bit of money.
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Aaron Elharar, Marketing
Dealathons offers huge discounts and new activities in Toronto and Calgary. Every day we offer interesting experiences at least 50-90% off. Using group-buying power, we're able to provide incredible discounts from local business in your city.