I figured that sticking to one or two websites would be ideal so as to not spend money paying for shipping multiple times. In the event, I only spent £3.95 for shipping at River Island as I’m an ASOS Premier member.
I haven’t received my items yet but here’s what I got (sorry for the rubbish collage – it IS 2.30am now):
I mean, it’s £7.50..(and it’s kind of awesome too)
4. River Island Ecru Hunting Print Rucksack – Was £32, Now £8
I’ve been wanting to get a rucksack for AGES and now I’ve found one for freaking eight quid.. super awesome. I found this in the men’s section of the store. During the sales I always check out the men’s or even children’s sections.. you never know what goodies you might find there! It may be also because I like wearing men’s jumpers/hoodies/beanies and I fit into girls’ jackets and coats..
5. River Island Bright Pink Lace Fingerless Gloves – Was £6, Now £1
This might as well be the pound shop, right? Haha. Got this for two reasons – the first being that I enjoy collecting things that I can potentially use for fancy dress, and the second being that I thought I might wear it when I participate in The Color Run soon.
6. River Island Lime Lace T-Shirt – Was £16, Now £5
It’s bright and it’s neon.. need I say more?
7. River Island Neon Spike Rings – Was £5, Now £0.50
Uhm.. it’s practically free!! I’m sure they’ll look rad with my pink fingerless gloves. If it fails, I’ll just utilise them as toothpicks.
8. River Island Palm Print Denim Hotpants – Was £25, Now £10
It’s never too early to start prepping for summer. The summer sunshine is IN me and it’s always on the lookout for summery attire. Such a cool print and for only £10! I’m happy.
After my 30% off ASOS discount, I spent a total of £80.90 for all eight items above.
Shopping the sales really isn’t that complicated and shouldn’t be so much of a mission. Remember – TIME is money too! Time is valuable. I wouldn’t spend HOURS on the internet trying to find the absolute BEST deal. In the end you might find some superb dress for 1p or something, but you’ll have blown away 4 hours of your life sitting in front of a screen.
With that in mind, here are my essential, very concise tips for the January sales, because you really shouldn’t be reading so many words ABOUT shopping before you even begin..:
- Pretty much ALL stores will be holding sales in January. Simply visit your favourite sites first and see if there’s anything you love from the sales section.
- Discounted items mean that sizes are often limited, so when there’s a large selection of items and where possible, make sure you filter the items by sizes available so you can save even MORE time.
- Seen something you liked previously but couldn’t afford it? Check again! Might be on sale NOW.
- Many shops actively use social media these days, so check their Twitter or Facebook pages to see if you can spot any discount/promo/free shipping codes floating around. Try Google too, or of course.. Vouchercodes.
- My best tip: NUS student codes are easily found via google.
- Can’t find anything you love enough to buy? Don’t force it! Just because it’s sale season doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy something.
Lastly, don’t get tempted by all the discounts and end up buying junk that you’ll never use. On the flipside, I mostly see the sales as encouragement and opportunity for me to experiment with wearing EVEN more adventurous/crazy things.
Enjoy shopping! But more importantly, enjoy LIFE 😉
Thank you again Vouchercodes, I had fun shopping.