Target is decently priced. You can probably get cheaper things at Walmart, but this budgetologist discovered a loophole in the system that might not make that so.
A loophole! In the SYSTEM! What a beautiful thing to save money and feel like a smooth operator at the same time.
If you buy something on target on sale, let’s say a dress was $20 but is on sale for $10, then when you get to the register you will pay the sale price, a receipt will be given and you will go on your merry way.
Now, if you wait until that dress is no longer on sale at target and then return it with the receipt and original credit or debit card you paid with, a loophole will become apparent. Target will have to give you back the full price of the dress and you will receive $20 instead of $10.
It’s a weird system they have but it’s required they give you back the price of the dress as it is now, not as it was when it was on sale. You can do this with virtually anything in the store and even make a profit with this method!
Check online to see what kind of temporary sales Target is having, buy said item…return it after the sale to get even more money back! Booyeah!
♥ The Budgetologist
This budgetologist tells you how to get discounted products that will save you tons and help you maintain a frugal life…but let’s take it a step further now.
In an earlier post, I showed you how to get free drinks at any fast food joint with a simple secret.
Now that you’re on your way to becoming scientists in budgeting…or budgetologists…I’m going to teach you a simple secret that will allow you to get free fast food at any joint you want. It requires a little bit of digging, literally, but it’s worth it when you are seriously strapped for cash.
Step 1: Find some kind of fast food receipt. This can be your friend’s receipt, on the ground, from the garbage…where ever your ego and dignity will allow you to search. Keep looking until you find a special order receipt. Something like “one burger, no pickles.” You can also just order a burger with no pickles and use that receipt, but it will cost you for the price of the first burger.
Step 2: Call the number on the receipt.
Step 3: Say something along these lines “hi, I came through your drive-thru today and ordered a burger with no pickles but mine had pickles and I’m allergic…can I get a new one?” They will say why yes, of course, come through the drive thru again and just present your receipt.
Step 4: Drive through the drive thru and give them the receipt. They will make you delicious fast food that you will get without paying a single dime.
Step 5: Repeat this to your heart’s desire. Just make sure you go to different fast food places so they don’t recognize you!
♥ The Budgetologist
Perhaps some of you readers are choosing the frugal life because you’re trying to save money to start a family. Mazel Tov to you!
Whether you’re pregnant because you want to be or it just sort of happened the first and very important step is to check if you’re actually expecting with a pregnancy test.
The pregnancy tests they sell in Walmart, Target and most everywhere else are absurdly expensive. I’ve seen some in the $20+ range. That could go towards diapers or…whatever! It’s so bad that teenagers have resorted to stealing these expensive sticks from the store…and ain’t no one got time for that.
Luckily, this budgetologist has a cheaper alternative. It’s been one of the industry’s best kept secrets for years. And no, it’s not going to some clinic to get a free one because that takes upwards of an hour, although that is an option if you have the time.
Well, here’s the secret: You can get pregnancy tests at the 99 Cent Store. I repeat, your dilemma of buying an $8 pregnancy test or lunch that day has just evaporated.
The 99 Cent Store is heaven for budgetologists and this case is no exception. Pregnancy tests for under a dollar…take as many as you want just to be sure!
At this point you might be saying, “But budgetologist, are those ones like expired or defective or like whatever?” To which I might reply, “No you fool! They’re just cheaper!”
If there’s one thing this budgetologist should be teaching you, it’s to get that notion out of your thick skull that just because it’s more money means it works better. Maybe it works better for Target’s pocketbook if anything, but your best bet is to head to the land of everything under a dolla.
♥ The Budgetologist