Mchunu and Matseke suggest that we consider the following before heading out for that much-needed retail therapy:
Budget. Putting together a shopping list will eliminate temptations of buying more than you had intended.
Shop around. Check prices from various stores and online platforms to score bargains and cheaper items.
Consider seasonal deals. Most retail stores stock seasonal items which they mark down after each season.
Online shopping. Most South Africans are still intimidated by this but not only is it convenient, but it can also turn out to be cheaper.