Connect with us

Modern retail is full of deals –

IF you know where to look.

But between dynamic pricing…

Lightning-fast sales…

And hidden coupons…

Knowing when the price is right can feel like a guessing game.

The good news is, with a bit of know-how you can still avoid paying too much.

Here’s how you can get those cart totals to come on down.

#1. Have A Plan

70 % of the time we make purchases on impulse. If you’re not thinking ahead, you don’t even know what deals you’re missing out on.

Guys, keep a shopping list, know what you want to buy. Be aware of seasonal trends, sales, and special offers.

By thinking ahead and simply planning for your purchases, you can guarantee that you’ll save a lot of money over the long run.

#2. Shop On The Right Days Of The Week

Most online retailers offer the best prices between Wednesday and Friday. In brick and mortar stores, markdowns often occur between noon on Friday and noon on Saturday.

shopping for men

Statistical data can show you the best days to buy things whose prices fluctuate – like gas and airline tickets – in your area.

Keep in mind that they may not be what you’ve heard in the past. Pricing trends change as often as the market.

#3. Give Your Info To The Brands You Love

If you love a brand, don’t be afraid to get on their email list, text notifications, or social media feed to get discounts.

If you buy a lot from a certain retailer anyway, keeping up with them online can make a difference in your overall spending simply because you’ll catch more of their discounts as they’re made available. Just make sure it doesn’t become a temptation to shop unnecessarily.

#4. Leverage The Wisdom Of Crowds

Find good forums and other websites that compile information on deals. There are plenty of great websites designed to save you money.

Try a web browser extension like Honey that automatically finds and applies the best coupon to your shopping cart.

men's wardrobe

As a consumer, your best allies are other consumers. Forums are a great way to not only find more discounts but find out which discounts and offers are worth it. It’s a great way to stay informed about what you’re spending your money on.

#5. Ask For A Discount – Even If You Don’t Qualify

If you’re eligible, don’t be afraid to ask for a senior, student, or veteran discount. Some retailers can provide them, but only if you specifically ask – so speak up!

If there isn’t an obvious discount available, ask for a discount anyway. If you get the right person on the phone or by email they may offer something up regardless.

#6. Find The Hidden Store Wifi Discount

Some stores will offer a digital discount code for shoppers in their brick-and-mortar locations via their local wifi network.

Log in to their wifi, often you’ll find a secret discount hiding just behind the security wall.

Just show the cashier so they can subtract it from your total.

#7. Promote Brands On Social Media

If you like a product, don’t just tell friends in person – put it in writing (and in public) on social media too.

man using his phone

You can often get discounts on name brands in exchange for social media feedback, especially if you have a substantial follower base. Make sure to mention their official account for best results.

#8. Avoid Dynamic Pricing

When you buy online, especially from large shopping sites that aggregate products from several retailers, sites may use your browser’s location data to adjust prices to your local “cost of living” as their algorithms understand it. This can result in items being marked up, especially if you live in a major city or another area that gets a lot of tourism.

Incognito mode hides your location data, usually defaulting you to lower prices. Clearing your cache and cookies also helps shake off dynamic pricing algorithms and find you better deals.

#9. Use Price Comparison Websites and Price Drop Notifications

Use price comparison websites, or services which will track the price of a product to find the best deal.

These pull pricing data from all over the web so you can compare. You can install portals on your browser which will search for a lower price every time you buy something.

Likewise, some apps will track a product and notify you when the price goes down.

This pairs well with the point below…

#10. Ask For A Price Match – Even Shopping Online

Especially with online shopping, sometimes you find a place that you just really love doing business with. Their shipping is fast, their service is great…but, sometimes, their price is just a bit higher.

studying man

Don’t assume you have to settle. Contact their customer service department and ask if they match prices. Some companies won’t, but if you can get the best price with a retailer you trust, it’ll be worth the trouble.

#11. Stack Your Coupons And Discounts

Although many websites and stores don’t allow coupon stacking, others basically design their discounts with coupon stacking in mind. If you have multiple discounts available, always check if you can use them together for one purchase.

If not, you can always make each item a separate purchase and apply your coupons strategically, but stacking often saves you more money in total.

When you shop online, it can sometimes make a difference what order you apply your discounts in. Always apply percentages off before dollars off – the same percentage of a higher total will save you more money overall.

#12. Pay Attention To The Free Shipping Threshold – Buy A Little More To Save The Shipping

When shopping online, it helps to buy in bulk. You’re probably familiar with a number of sites that offer free shipping over a certain cart total

#13. Know The Return Policy

Make sure they have a good return policy. Again, this is especially essential online where you’re buying sight unseen, but it’s important anytime you’re shopping. The best way to save money is to avoid wasting it on things you won’t use.

#14. Abandon Your Shopping Cart

If you’ve given them your email, fill your online cart, go through the checkout process, and then leave it right before you click Buy. Often you’ll get a discount code in your email to entice you to finish the sale.

Remember to log into the website before using this trick. They can’t send you a discount if they don’t know who to send it to.

#15. Use Reward Cards

If you have a reward card for the company you’re buying from,use it. You can often save 10-20%.

If you’re buying on credit make sure you know what kind of rewards your card offers. Different cards often offer miles, hotel points, cash back, etc. There are plenty of reward cards to choose from.

Sometimes you can also get a deal by using gift cards – Retailers often offer promotions where gift cards are sold at less than their face value, keep an eye out for third party retailers offering discounted gift cards as well.

#16. Find Out If They’ll Ship To Your Home While Travelling

If you buy something on a trip, see if the online arm of a store will ship the item to your house to save on checking extra bags at the airport.

the jetsetter

On top of saving the extra charge at the airport, you can sometimes save a bit on in-state taxes, and may even qualify for free shipping at a certain transaction value.

It depends on the location and the size of the item, but this option can be much cheaper.

#17. Check Your Receipts – DONT Get Overcharged

There’s no avoiding error. 1 in 20 times you WILL be overcharged for your purchase.

Get into the habit of checking your receipt immediately after making your purchase. If you were overcharged it’s easier to have it corrected right away.

Overcharging is surprisingly common at large retailers – there are a lot of moving parts to a store with hundreds of items, all of whose prices are subject to change. It pays to make sure your receipts reflect the advertised price.

#18. Retroactive Discounts?

If you forget to apply a discount code you can often get it retroactively applied to your order – but only if you still have the receipt.

Likewise, if your item goes on sale after you purchase, many retailers offer price protection and will refund you the balance…but only if you can provide a receipt.

Hang onto them for at least two weeks. You can usually sort this out by calling customer service if you don’t want to go back to the store.

#19. Hold Companies Accountable – Get Credited For Late Delivery

If you’ve paid for 1 or 2 day shipping, make sure you get it!

If a company delivers late, contact their customer service and they will often refund you the shipping costs. Express shipping isnt cheap, get what you’re owed.

#20. Miss The Sale? Get A Price Adjustment

If you purchase an item and they run a sale on it a week later, you can often approach the company and they will retroactively match the sale price on what you purchased. Just make sure you have the item and proof of purchase available.

In conclusion… don’t assume the price you see is the price you have to pay. Don’t think automated shopping and big businesses have killed the art of haggling. It’s simply taken on a different form. When you know how to find and take advantage of discounts, you know how to drive a hard bargain.

Click here to watch the video – 20 Strange Money Saving Hacks

Click here to watch the video – Use These Tricks For The Best Deal Online

The post 20 Strange Money Saving Hacks | Use These Tricks For BIG Savings Shopping Online appeared first on Real Men Real Style.

Read More

——————–

By: Antonio Centeno
Title: 20 Strange Money Saving Hacks | Use These Tricks For BIG Savings Shopping Online
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/save-money-shopping/
Published Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 11:32:15 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://mansbrand.com/ultimate-mans-guide-to-wearing-shorts/

Continue Reading

Grooming

No-Fail Color Combos For Men: Summer 2024 Edition

man wearing navy blue shorts with a white tee and dark red cotton cardigan

One of the trickier elements of achieving good style is color theory. That is, what looks good together, what matches, what contrasts well, the works!

When men initially start their style journey, before they learn about the context and history of various aesthetics, they’ll often try tackling color first.

And for good reason. Not matching correctly or poor color choices are a quick and easy way to doom your outfit. Getting it right takes a trained eye – or a handy guide like this one.

Specifically in the summer months, there tend to be more color options available to men’s clothing than ever. Less layers means our outfits are sometimes encouraged to make a statement through different means, whether that’s through pattern, texture, or perhaps most obviously, color!

And so, without further ado, here are our recommendations for no-fail color combinations for men’s outfits this summer.

White, Red, and Navy Blue

man wearing navy blue shorts with a white tee and dark red cotton cardigan

Perhaps a bit on-the-nose for the Fourth of July season, but arguably all the more so appropriate because of it, there’s something nostalgic about loosely representing the American flag during the summer – albeit tastefully.

One sure way to nail this formula without mistakenly getting raised along the flag pole is to combine a classic white tee with navy blue pants, shorts, or denim, along with a primary or dark red cardigan for cool summer evenings.

Too warm for the cardigan? Consider a blue and red patterned top with white shorts or white linen trousers for a similar effect with more cooling factor.

It’s a brilliant combo with just a dash of patriotic flair. Trust us!

Off-White, Tan, and Forest Green

man wearing off-white painter pants with a tan belt and a dark green linen shirt

Sometimes, deep contrast is what you want for maximum dynamism in an outfit. To experiment with this color combination, try pairing a pair of off-white painter/carpenter pants with a dark, forest green top (either a tee or a camp collar shirt). Tie it all together with a pair of tan loafers and a matching tan braided belt!

Looking to go cooler? Perhaps opt for a pair of forest green shorts and an off-white tee. Finish it off with a sleek pair of tan espadrilles or elegant fisherman’s sandals, and you’re ready to hit the sun!

Classic Black and White

man wearing a pair of white linen trousers with a black knit polo and black loafers

Minimalism can be elegant, and there’s no better proof than the classic black and white combo.

This generally works best for slightly elevated outfits, ranging from smart casual to business casual. Try starting with a pair of white pleated trousers, preferably in a breathable fabric like cotton, or even better, linen. Pair them with a black knit polo, tucked in ideally, and accessorize with a black leather belt and matching loafers.

A more elegant way to spin this combo is with a white linen suit – paired with a simple black tee shirt. If you’re feeling a bit of retro flair in your veins, dare to swap the tee for a black shirt with a 70s-inspired, jumbo collar worn popped over the jacket’s lapels. You can totally pull it off with confidence – we promise.

Autumnal Orange and Sage Green

man wearing sage green seersucker pants with a burnt orange camp collar shirt and tortoiseshell sunglasses

Are you an autumnal soul? As in, someone who wishes it was fall during all three other seasons? We don’t blame you! Autumn color palettes are some of the most visually pleasing and downright cozy.

The good news is, you don’t have to wait until fall to incorporate autumnal earth tones into your summer wardrobe! It’s not like it’s illegal. If anything, it’s a fun nod to another season when worn properly.

A burnt or rust orange definitely screams fall, but when utilized on a classic camp collar shirt and paired with a more summery sage green (either in short or linen trouser iterations), it surprisingly works!

Soft Pink and Deep Blue

outfit of dark blue linen trousers with a soft pink linen button down shirt

When worn well, pink can be a surprisingly masculine color that echoes elegance and signals sophistication.

An easy way to see this for yourself is by pairing deep blue trousers (try seersucker or linen for ideal weather friendly comfort) with a soft pink linen shirt – either long sleeve or short. You can also swap the pants for shorts if that’s more your thing.

The rich contrast between pink and blue tones is especially exciting in summer, where both colors reign highly.

White on White on White (or Maybe Tan)

Man sitting down at an outdoor Italian cafe wearing white linen pleated pants, a matching white linen shirt tucked in, and tan loafers

No, no, we’re not kidding around with this one. If you’re lacking in the hair department, you might choose to avoid this combo in order to beat the “Mr. Clean” allegations, but when done well, we still think this look is a power-move.

The key is to incorporate summer texture. White pants or shorts in either linen or seersucker, combined with a white top in a similar fabric. Linen on linen works wonders. Seersucker on linen is great, too. Seersucker on seersucker tends to work best with a suit, but use your discretion.

Finish it off with either white sneakers (canvas ones are great) or a daring white loafer. Alternatively, if you want to break up the white just a drop, consider opting for tan shoes with a matching belt. In many ways, it’s arguably more elegant.

Tan and Teal

man wearing tan pleated chinos with a teal camp collar shirt

Tan is a canvas upon which everything will match, which is why going bold and exciting with a contrasting shade is a good bet. Teal is a fine choice because it’s reminiscent of mediterranean oceans and mosaic tiles, further reinforcing the summery association.

The safest way to approach this look is with tan chinos or shorts combined with a rich teal top (either a tee, linen shirt, or camp collar shirt). Tan or brown accessories will seal the deal, but an alternative method is to reverse the colors on their head.

Teal shorts are quite striking but within the bounds of good taste, and a tan linen shirt looks absolutely stellar with them. Try it for yourself!

Beige, Chocolate Brown, and Sage Green

man wearing beige linen trousers with pleats, paired with a sage green tee shirt tucked in, and dark brown loafers and a dark brown braided leather belt

Looking for something similar to the previous option but one that works a bit better in more professional settings? Beige trousers, paired with chocolate brown loafers and a matching belt, look great with sage green, a calmer alternative to teal.

Sometimes referred to as seafoam green, sage looks especially elegant when represented by a linen fabric.

Calm Gray and Black

man wearing relaxed-fitting pleated gray high-waisted trousers with a black knit polo, black belt, and black loafers

Don’t underestimate the versatility of gray in your summer wardrobe. In truth, it can go with almost anything, but looks sleekest when paired with black.

Not convinced? Try combining a pair of gray linen pants with a black knit polo for that after work rooftop party, or gray shorts with a black tee for a sleek and minimal laid-back day. From fine summer tailoring to relaxed and leisurely attire, this combo is something of a cheat code, if you ask us.

Maroon and Mint

Man wearing a pair of mint green seersucker shorts with a maroon polo shirt and white sneakers

We’re not done with shades of red! Maroon is often seen as one of the more mature shades, but you can make it feel a bit more playful if you pair it next to an airy mint color tone.

A pair of mint green (fainter than sage, in most cases) pants or shorts delivers extra wow-factor when placed alongside a maroon red top. From tees to polos to linen button downs, you’ve got options. But you can reverse the positions too! Try maroon shorts with a mint tee on toasty days for a look that’ll keep you cool and looking, well, cooler!

Lastly, Experiment!

Aside from these specific seasonal recommendations, allow yourself to have fun and experiment with different color and color combinations on your own! It takes time and experience to gain a truly trained eye, and while learning the basics of color theory can help, your personal style journey will thank you for any hands-on experience!.

So go out there, and give some of these a whirl. When you’re ready, feel free to try new ideas out for yourself!

The post No-Fail Color Combos For Men: Summer 2024 Edition appeared first on Real Men Real Style.

Read More

——————–

By: Antonio Centeno
Title: No-Fail Color Combos For Men: Summer 2024 Edition
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/summer-color-combos/
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 08:35:18 +0000

Did you miss our previous article…
https://mansbrand.com/stylish-fathers-day-gift-ideas-perfect-picks-from-merci-maman-chlobo-lebrusan-studio-and-dower-hall/

Continue Reading

Grooming

Stylish Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Perfect Picks from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall

Fathers Day at We Are PR0 1024x724 1

As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the wonderful dads in our lives with thoughtful and stylish gifts. Whether you’re looking for something classic, trendy, or completely unique, this gift guide has you covered. Featuring pieces from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall, you’ll find gifts to suit every budget and taste.

Merci Maman

Merci Maman offers personalized jewelry that makes a perfect sentimental gift. Their Personalized Intertwined Necklace is a standout piece, featuring two or three rings that can be engraved with names, dates, or a special message. This elegant necklace is ideal for a dad who loves meaningful keepsakes.

Another beautiful option is the Personalized Open Bangle, which is both sleek and stylish. Engrave it with a special date or message to make it a unique token of appreciation. For new dads, the Personalized Initial Necklace featuring the initials of their children is a touching and timeless choice.

Fathers Day at We Are PR0 1024x724 2

ChloBo

For the fashion-forward dad, ChloBo offers trendy yet sophisticated pieces. The Men’s Noodle Ball Bracelet is a versatile accessory that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design. It’s perfect for a dad who appreciates minimalist style with a touch of elegance.

The Sacred Earth Ring is another excellent choice. This bold piece is crafted with precision and can add a statement to any outfit. If your dad is into layered looks, the Protective Eye Necklace is a stylish and symbolic piece that can be worn alone or with other chains.

Lebrusan Studio

Lebrusan Studio is known for its intricate and ethical designs. For a dad with a taste for the unique, the Silver Skull Ring is a standout. This piece combines a touch of edginess with exquisite craftsmanship, making it perfect for the dad who loves something a bit different.

For something more classic, consider the Gold St Christopher Pendant. This traditional symbol of protection is beautifully crafted and makes a thoughtful gift for the dad who travels often or loves classic jewelry. Another excellent option is the Ethical Wedding Band, ideal for renewing vows or simply as a token of enduring love.

Fathers Day at We Are PR1 1024x724 1

Dower & Hall

Dower & Hall offers timeless pieces that exude elegance. The Leather & Pearl Bracelet is an excellent choice for the millennial dad who appreciates a blend of classic and contemporary styles. The combination of leather and pearls creates a distinctive look that is both rugged and refined.

For dads who love symbolic jewelry, the Tree of Life Pendant is a meaningful piece that represents family and growth. It’s a beautiful reminder of the roots and connections that make a family strong. The Skullduggery Wax Melts are a fun and quirky gift for dads who enjoy unique home fragrances and stylish decor.

Lastly, for a classic and elegant gift, consider the Silver St Christopher Pendant. This traditional piece is perfect for any dad, providing both style and a sense of protection.

Conclusion

With this selection of thoughtful and stylish pieces from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to show your dad just how much he means to you. Whether he loves personalized jewelry, modern fashion, unique designs, or timeless classics, there’s something here to suit every taste and budget. Celebrate Father’s Day with a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

The post Stylish Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Perfect Picks from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall first appeared on Mens Fashion Magazine.

Read More

——————–

By: MFM
Title: Stylish Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Perfect Picks from Merci Maman, ChloBo, Lebrusan Studio, and Dower & Hall
Sourced From: www.mensfashionmagazine.com/stylish-fathers-day-gift-ideas-perfect-picks-from-merci-maman-chlobo-lebrusan-studio-and-dower-hall?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stylish-fathers-day-gift-ideas-perfect-picks-from-merci-maman-chlobo-lebrusan-studio-and-dower-hall
Published Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:11:25 +0000

Continue Reading

Grooming

Celebrate Father’s Day in Style with Bloobloom Eyewear

25ca72e74c315ffbb0471a593edef20ee094491c 682x1024 1

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and with it comes the perennial question: What to get him for Father’s Day? This year, look no further than French eyewear brand Bloobloom. Known for its impeccable blend of style and sustainability, Bloobloom offers a range of sunglasses and glasses that make perfect gifts for any father figure in your life.

Bloobloom boasts an extensive collection of eyewear, featuring various styles, frames, shapes, and colors. Whether your dad prefers classic designs or contemporary looks, there is something for everyone in Bloobloom’s lineup. Each pair of glasses starts from £99, ensuring high-quality eyewear at an accessible price point.

Here are a few top picks from Bloobloom’s collection that are sure to make this Father’s Day special:

  • Author in Black: For the dad who appreciates timeless elegance, the Author in Black offers a sophisticated, classic look. These frames exude confidence and style, perfect for any occasion.
  • Pro in Midnight: If your father is a fan of sleek, modern designs, the Pro in Midnight is an excellent choice. These frames combine contemporary aesthetics with a touch of boldness, making them ideal for both professional and casual settings.
  • Mentor in Sunflower: For the adventurous dad who loves to stand out, the Mentor in Sunflower adds a splash of color and personality. These sunglasses are not only stylish but also provide excellent protection from the sun, perfect for outdoor activities.
25ca72e74c315ffbb0471a593edef20ee094491c 682x1024 2

One of the standout features of Bloobloom is its commitment to giving back. For every purchase made, Bloobloom donates a pair of glasses to one of the world’s 2.5 billion people in need who lack access to eye care through its ‘Pair for a Pair’ scheme. This initiative ensures that your gift not only brings joy to your father but also contributes to a noble cause, improving the lives of those less fortunate.

In addition to its charitable efforts, Bloobloom is dedicated to sustainability. The brand has planted over 8,000 trees and uses plastic-free packaging, reflecting its commitment to the environment. Furthermore, Bloobloom opts for lower-impact raw materials in the production of its eyewear, reducing its ecological footprint.

Choosing Bloobloom for your Father’s Day gift means supporting a brand that values both quality and ethical practices. Each pair of glasses is a testament to Bloobloom’s dedication to creating stylish, durable, and environmentally friendly eyewear.

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to show appreciation and love for the father figures in your life. With Bloobloom’s wide range of stylish and sustainable eyewear, you’re sure to find the perfect gift that suits his personality and style. From classic frames like the Author in Black to the bold Mentor in Sunflower, there’s something for every dad.

The post Celebrate Father’s Day in Style with Bloobloom Eyewear first appeared on Mens Fashion Magazine.

Read More

——————–

By: MFM
Title: Celebrate Father’s Day in Style with Bloobloom Eyewear
Sourced From: www.mensfashionmagazine.com/celebrate-fathers-day-in-style-with-bloobloom-eyewear?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=celebrate-fathers-day-in-style-with-bloobloom-eyewear
Published Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 11:32:45 +0000

Continue Reading

Trending