November 27, 2009

Tips for the Best Deals & Steals

The treasure hunt

Shopping off-price is a treasure hunt - try not to limit the experience by being too specific. Sometimes we get great deals on items that do not go to all stores. If you go looking for a specific item, you may not find it. Keep an open mind and your flexibility will pay off.
shop often

The number one way to discover the best deals is to come often. Shipments arrive at our stores 3 to 6 times a week. At Ross there’s always something new.
early bird catches the deal

Stores get busier as the day goes on so shop as close to opening time as possible to avoid “competition.” For store hours check the Store Locator.

If you see something you like, buy it. More than likely, it won’t be there when you come back.
buddy system

Bring a friend. Another set of eyes increases your chance to spot a bargain.
going, going, gone

Shop clearance sections for even bigger savings. Price reductions are taken every week and are marked on the ticket. Look for the red and yellow clearance signs.

Tip: it's actually easy to remove those seemingly permanent price tags off a picture frame, vase, etc. Rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, mineral spirits (a solvent available at hardware stores) or Goo Gone® easily do the trick.