How Gen Z's Shopping Hacks Help Them Save Money

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| LAST UPDATE 11/14/2023

By Dina Wu
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Discovering savvy shopping tricks isn't just for Gen Z - millennials can benefit from these hacks too! Here are a few hacks younger generations use to save some serious cash.

Firstly, anyone on social media has probably noticed their favorite content creators promoting products. They usually come with discounts that their audiences (you!) can benefit from, so be sure to check those out. According to a team at Just Try It, Gen Z's shopping habits are closely linked to social media. "Gen Z has a different way of shopping in comparison to the shopping habits of millennials," they revealed. And while we're on the subject of using technology for our benefit, there are a few platforms and apps that are worth giving a shot as well. Besides cash-back apps, Gen Z uses platforms like Honey for discount codes, making their savings easily accessible. According to Just Try It, "Gen Z is almost hardwired to wait for a holiday sale or a promo code they know is coming because of their time spent on these types of sites."

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Next up, if you're not already doing it, start using price comparison tools. Natalie Warb, a financial expert at CouponBirds, points out, "Gen Z, being digital natives, effortlessly navigates online platforms." Then it also makes sense that this generation does a lot of their shopping online. But they're smart about it too - Gen Z makes sure to clear their browsing data. And why's that? Because sometimes, websites like to play around with the prices of their items, depending on online consumer behavior. By clearing their browsing history, these shoppers get the best deals possible. As Weisberg puts it, "Gen Z is also acutely aware of dynamic pricing practices and uses this knowledge to their advantage."

Lastly, embrace the thrifty side of life like Gen Z does. Not only does it help with cost savings, but with sustainability too. Thrift shopping and resale apps like Depop and Poshmark are widely used by these smart shoppers to buy items at a fraction of the cost. We've gotta hand it to them - they've definitely learned how to hack the system! Will you be incorporating these tips into your shopping habits?

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