A fool and his money are soon parted
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) December 7, 2006
AP9 Shopping Essentials, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, offers shopping tips that are built to last. Thanks to this money-saving membership program, there's a lot more options out there these days to help consumers spend hard-earned dollars wisely. When, for example, English farmer/writer Thomas Tusser famously warned, "A fool and his money are soon parted," it's a safe bet that Tusser and his fellow 16th-century bargain hunters didn't have access to AP9 Shopping Essentials -- offering significant year-round savings for both men and women on shopping, entertainment, online purchases and more.
Members may access their benefits by logging on to DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs.
There is a wealth of shopping advice out there, but most seasoned shoppers know that less is most often more. That's why beginning bargain hunters and savvy shoppers alike can benefit from these five key shopping tips from AP9 ShoppingEssentials:
-- Stick to the plan, and don't make hasty decisions. Plan spending carefully, and avoid impulse buys. It's fun to treat yourself every now and then, but don't go overboard
-- Don't wait until the last minute. To avoid crowds, try not to shop after work, right on or right after a payday, or just before a major shopping holiday. Waiting on long lines doesn't have to be part of the deal. Be smart, and plan ahead.
-- Don't buy on the cheap just because you can. We know how much fun it is to save, but try to avoid buying an item just because it's on sale. If it's not going to be used, don't buy it.
-- Don't get emotional. We know life can be hard and that it's important to reward hard work and effort, but keep the ol' guard up. Emotions do affect shopping patterns, and the "I deserve it" mentality can start trouble.
-- Play the name game. Get to know store employees by name. The more personal and pleasant the shopper, the more efficient and ultimately rewarding the shopping experience. Let them know that you know who they are, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
With tips like this to choose from, shopping can be what it's supposed to be -- fun! For all the essentials, the inside-and-out details that make shopping worth the effort, start saving today with AP9 ShoppingEssentials.
About AP9 Shopping Essentials
AP9 Shopping Essentials is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 ShoppingEssentials.
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