- Posted August 9, 2013 by
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100 Ways to Travel Better: Your tips
Be a Smart Shopper
I am not a big shopper but I am a smart shopper.
Souvenir is a key part to most of us when we travel. We usually don’t leave the place without buying something – from a refrigerator magnet, key chain or a t-shirt. Finding the ideal place or store to buy your souvenirs would save you some money.
Based from my observation during my travels, prices of souvenirs are not the same. It depends on where you buy them. Mind you, some of them have big difference. If the store is in the tourist area, definitely the price is more expensive than a store that is a couple of blocks away.
If you are not in a hurry to buy, don’t buy on the first day of your trip. Find great deals by asking the hotel concierge or the locals if you are in a remote area. You can also check the local news for store sales, and haggle for more discount – if you have the convincing power, you’ll get it.
The savings you would get from being a smart shopper can be used to buy more souvenirs.
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