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6 Thrifty Tips for Seniors to Save Money on New Clothes

6 Thrifty Tips for Seniors to Save Money on New Clothes

Looking to revamp your wardrobe without emptying your wallet? We’ve got you covered! With a few clever tricks and thrifty tips, you can enjoy new clothes while saving your hard-earned dollars. And the best part? There’s no need to sacrifice style for savings! Seniors, get ready to shop smart and look fabulous too, with these 6 tips!


1. Coupons aren’t JUST for the grocery store!

super savings

Score significant savings on all your favorite brands by checking newspapers and retailer websites for coupons and promo codes. Nowadays, couponing at your favorite stores is easier than ever with a smartphone. Most of the big-name retailers out there have an app you can download and those apps usually offer coupons that can be used online or in-store.

2. Join loyalty programs for exclusive savings.

shopping on phone with app

There are a lot of stores out there that have loyalty programs. Sign up and receive exclusive email offers and additional discounts. You’ll also be the first to know about upcoming sales. Many loyalty programs offer rewards too. These basically work like this: for every “x” dollars you spend, you get “x” number of points. The points ultimately add up to big bucks off future purchases.


3. Get thrifty at thrift stores.

two senior women shopping

Thrift stores are a goldmine for finding unique and affordable clothing and accessories. With some patience and a keen eye, you can score fabulous pieces from well-known brands and even find some vintage gems. However, it’s worth noting that thrift stores can be pretty hit-or-miss. Sometimes you’ll find tons. Other times, you’ll walk out empty-handed.

4. Shop during seasonal sales.

sale signs in a new clothes store

Retailers love to offer discounts during the transition time between seasons. Think about it – they have to make room for new inventory, so the quicker one season’s clothing sells, the sooner the new stuff gets put out. And, to make room, they offer hefty deals. All you have to do is be patient and wait for those clearance signs to go up and you’ll easily snag 60% off bathing suits in September or half-off cardigans in June.

5. Shop online.

senior woman wearing classes, sitting on couch reading on a tablet

Embrace the convenience of online shopping and unlock a world of savings. Numerous retailer websites offer special discounts that you can’t get in stores. By shopping online, you can take advantage of exclusive sales, larger clearance sections, and flash deals. Subscribe to newsletters and follow your favorite brands on social media to stay updated on their latest promotions and sales.

6. Attend or host a clothes swap party.

folded clothes

This one is for fabulous fashionistas everywhere! Have you ever heard of a clothes swap party? Well, get ready to start everyone’s new favorite trend in your neighborhood or active adult community! Host a party with appetizers, drinks, and friends. Everyone brings their gently-worn clothes they no longer want. Then, you swap! Get creative and play some games or put together full outfits in blind bags for some added fun.


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Originally published May 22, 2023

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