Are you not a natural born shopper? Does the thought of delving through the sales fill you with dread? Do you constantly wonder how friends seem to be getting mega bargains in the sales? Are you one of our shy shoppers? Well, My Favourite Voucher Codes are going to work through the tricks to getting the most out of the summer sales with the help of Debenhams and their 10% voucher code this weekend.
Debenhams Summer Sale is Perfect for Shy Shoppers
The biggest trick to shopping the sale is to go big or go home. Normally the biggest savings come from the highest prices items. This means use the sales not to add a new pair of jeans or one top to your wardrobe, but to buy that gorgeous designer dress or new crockery for the home. The biggest sales also happen towards the end of a season, so we understand that shy shoppers may not want to be buying bikinis in September or winter coats in June. For the shy shoppers these theories are common sense, but don’t make sales any easier to navigate. But what if you knew what you should be looking for?
The Bargain Hunters at My Favourite Voucher Codes took the time this week to see exactly what they would buy with our good friends at Debenhams to make the biggest savings and get the most for their money. We navigated the sale to get all year-round savings that keep giving rewards and ensure that our shy shoppers are not overwhelmed by the sale
Top Up on Your Summer Sale Essentials
The Debenhams sale has left us with loads of opportunities in shopping for summer essentials like wedding outfits and the essential swimwear. So, check out our older blogs if you are still looking for your holiday shop. Making the most of a sale can still mean grabbing a bargain on this season’s fashion. Shy Shoppers tend to be not sure about a trend or a style, but a couple of months in thought, let’s try it?
Taking advantage of the summer sale allows Shy Shoppers to grab a bargain now you are joining the party. If you aim for staples and basics you can be sure they will still be on trend next summer. You may not get a whole summer from your denim shorts (our recommendation) but when you have 50% off you will certainly get your money’s worth.
Shy Shoppers Top Tip: Work out the trend that you like this summer and search just for those items. We went for denim shorts in three styles to be able to mix and match with styles
Treat Yourself - Go Designer Sale
Grabbing a bargain now is a perfect time to get the most out of a designer dress, shoes or bag purchase. Your summer weddings are planned in, you can expect a couple of engagement parties and you will have at least 2 or 3 Christmas parties to rely on. So logically thinking is a £30 budget a lot for one item for all these events? You are one of life's Shy Shoppers but your not shy.
With designer price tags starting at £70 and going well over £150, a summer sale is a great time to grab a bargain on your LBD or equivalent. Going for mid length dress keeps a summer dress suitable for winter and adding splashes of colour keeps it bright enough for a summer wedding.
Shy Shoppers Top Tip: Use a 50% off Debenhams sale as a chance to buy that one feel good, spoiling yourself item. A full priced high street dress for 6 months of parties can easily retail at £50 so why not add a bling bling label with prices as little as under £25.
Think Transition and All Year Goodies
If you are one of our shy shoppers, not good with parting with your cash or super picky about what you do buy. It is time to use the sale to buy your mid-season wear. If you want to get the most for your money, why not look to shop for the mid-seasons (spring and autumn)? A bit of knitwear or a jacket is a perfect item from March to November. I mean, it is still cool at 7am when you walk to work no matter how hot it gets in June and July.
We have opted for a bit more designer wear via Julian MacDonald with this ohhh so cool biker jacket for these four-season reasons:
- Yellow lining to lighten your spring look
- Light weight for a summer evening jacket when the sun goes down
- Biker style on trend and great with jeans in the autumn
- Rock your look with your LBD in party season in the winter
Shy Shoppers Top Tip: Use the sale to find that one item you mean to have in your wardrobe and never have. Think about what item you are missing to move you from one month to the next and invest in the sale. Lots of items are end of season, so shop planning ahead for next season. Chances are you just spent 3 months wishing you had a long cardi, a jacket etc., so why not buy it now it is in the sale?
Invest in Your Home and the Must Get List
When the world was talking about how hard it was to get on the property ladder they forgot to tell you that once on it there was a lot of stuff that needed to fill it. Your friends and family helped with a host of second hand starter items. But now you are either settled and looking at buying just what you need now you know what you want or your ready to upgrade and replace those items.
A sale is a great time to buy for the home because unlike fashion the home has an awful lot of all year-round things not season dependant. Our shy shoppers can benefit on upgrading and grabbing bargains for the home that will reap the benefits for years to come. Think, getting a 50% discount at Debenhams on a set of pans that last 10 years could mean the below induction pans cost just £2 each over a lifetime having bought them in the sale.
Kitchen – You will be using these items all year round, you don’t change the colour of your kitchen every year so anything you buy is an investment but now at half the cost
Towels – Towels don’t last forever, they fade, fray and fall apart. As part of an investment in your home why not treat yourself to all matching, colour co-ordinated towels. Another item for all year round
Pillows and Duvets – An average pillow can be made up of bugs, dead skin, dust mites and their faeces. With duvets containing up to 20,000 live house dust mites. Your pillows have a life span of 2 years and duvets 5 years, so using a sale is a great way to replace tired bedding. We found a 12-tog duvet (perfect all year round) with down filling reduced from £110-£150 to £33-£45.
Rounding Up the Shy Shoppers Top Tips
So, my shy shoppers, what top tips have we learnt when trying to make the most of a sale
- Get a discount buying a seasonal trend your now want to try
- Treat yourself to a designer item that will last forever
- Look for mid-season items that you keep meaning to buy
- Buy those home essential items that are an investment
- Shop online so you can filter through items rather than trawling the aisles
Shopping with Debenhams and My Favourite Voucher Codes is an easy way to make the most of a 50% off sale from your necessities right up to your wish list and most wanted. Make sure you Shy Shoppers click on our Debenhams voucher codes to make the most of the discount and to our 20% monthly charity donation. But more importantly go in with some confidence and look for what you really want that maybe in the sale you can really afford.
Shy shoppers just turn yourselves into the savvy shopper and be ready to join that gang of girls saying “What, this old thing? Oh, it was half price in the sale.” Leave the Shy Shoppers behind!
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge – 15th June 2018