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4 Successful Tips for Shopping on a Budget July 15, 2016

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4 Successful Tips for Shopping on a Budget, Bronx, New York

Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a day of shopping. The Mall at Bay Plaza, the largest shopping center in New York City, has more than 100 specialty stores to fit anyone’s monetary needs, and you can shop the brands you love and the season’s hottest trends.

Smart shopping is easy when you visit The Mall at Bay Plaza. For a successful expedition without breaking the bank, follow these tips:

  • shoppingShop With A List: To avoid overspending or buying things you don’t want or need, prepare a shopping list. Know what you already have, and write down a list of what you genuinely need—whether it’s lotion from Bath & Body Works, a new phone charger from Cell Accessories, or running shoes from Famous Footwear.

  • Set A Budget: Set some parameters for your spending. You don’t need a precise figure—unless you know what product you’re buying at the mall—but do have a ballpark figure in mind. Don’t spend more than you can afford. The Mall at Bay Plaza always offers new deals, sales, and in-store events.

  • Pay With Cash: One way to make sure you don’t succumb to impulse buys is to pay with cash. One study found that people spend 12 to 18% more when using credit cards instead of cash. 

  • Set A Timeframe: It’s easy to spend the entire day at the mall, so it’s best to set a specific timeframe to complete your shopping. After checking off the items on your list, head home. 

mallOne final piece of advice: don’t shop when you are tired, hungry, lonely, bored, or upset. These emotional triggers can lead you to spend more money than you initially intended. 

For more information about the largest shopping center in New York City, visit The Mall at Bay Plaza website, or call (718) 208-2750 with any questions. 

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