Strategies for Shopping Tax-Free

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The lure of tax-free shopping is real.

If a store had a sign out front that said everything was 10% off I wouldn’t give it the time of day. Yet that’s basically what tax-free shopping is and I’m willing to brave the crowds to shop out from under the governments thumb! Muahahaha.

There’s a couple things you need to keep in mind when shopping this weekend so you don’t shop sale-drunk. It’s a term I’ve coined that means: you’ve over indulged on the sweet nectar of a sale that you’re buying things you wouldn’t normally wear, just because you’re getting a deal.

1. Have a list going in.

Stick to the list like gum in a child’s thick head of hair. I mean it.

Your list needs to include all the holes you have in your closet so you can fill those for the rest of the season.

2. If you’re unsure of something, walk away.

The walk away method works wonders (and saves hundreds). If you’re not sold on an item, put it back and see if it pops back up in your mind. If it does and you can’t get it to go away, go buy it.

I love doing this because it’s a great way to make sure that you really love something.

3. Buy things that will work for you into the next season.

And to show you examples of that, I pulled really gorgeous pieces from Francesca’s.


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