Secrets Of A HomeGoods Super Shopper

March 7, 2018

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Everyone loves a good deal and to get that good deal you need to know some inside secrets on one of the biggest deal stores around, HomeGoods.  Self-described HomeGoods super shopper, Christine Lee, is obsessed with the store.  Her Instagram name is HomeGoodsObsessed shares some of her secrets to make a good deal great!  First off, shop during the week. She says Tuesday through Fridays middays are the best time to shop since most are at work and e store is quiet and well-organized. The staff also puts out new inventory these days and the aisles and floors will be filled up. She says most stores receive shipments 4 times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but do not expect items to hit the floor right away. They trickle out, so new items appear daily. She also says the store markdown prices every three months on a product until it sells. So it helps to know the date code on the price sticker. Look for the "FLS" code, which has a four digit number after it. The first two are the month and last two are the year. Don't be afraid to ask for a discount on scratch and dent items either. You can expect to receive a 10% discount on pieces that are slightly damaged — a scratch here, a ding there. For more heavily damaged items, you could get up to 20-28% off, but that is at a manager's discretion, even on clearance products. Go prepared! Take photos and take measurements because if you find a gem, you won't waste time pondering and potentially lose out by going home to measure and return to find that chair has been sold.  But not to worry too, check nearby HomeGoods stores as they may also have identical products. Finally download the app!  Once you pick your local store, you can see sneak peeks of new arrivals to know whether you need to run immediately to grab something that catches your eye or hang back.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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