If there is one thing I know I definitely inherited from my dad was his love of a good bargain or discount. Some would say its being frugal, but for me I call it just smart shopping. Personally I do not stray too far from my favorite shops and so I tend to look for ways to save even more at them. Here is where my “IT Factor” comes into play …
What the “IT” is I am referring to is joining loyalty programs for establishments and services you frequently use or plan to.
In the last year I have begun to travel for leisure more; using one airline in particular JetBlue. And as a result was able get a flight basically free the other day using my reward points. My commuter costs spent to get to and from work I get back via a pre-tax buy in program.
When I shop I do so with coupons and/or on sale days. As my mother, paternal grandmother and father used to say… “Why pay full price… when you get the same item for less?”
I know this post was not about poetry …However I find me finally getting a bit more wiser with my finances simply poetic because I am a person that does love to shop 🙂
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