So many people leave money on the table, and it is not just small potatoes so to speak. Basically, it is knowing your hourly worth.

Please allow me to explain.

I have a coworker who told me about a great deal she found on gift boxes for her mom’s surprise birthday party… only she spent 4 hours driving around from store to store to find them. Did she really save? I think not.

Are you the type of person who goes from store to store to find items that are the cheapest or are on sale at various stores?

Stop the madness! You are not saving money and the worst part of it is you are wasting your precious time that you will never get back again. Time, you could spend doing the things in life you love and are worthy of your time.

I used to be one of those people with the sale flyers until I started seeing the shopping trends changing before my eyes.

I have been a corporate buyer for years and with the introduction of online shopping, there has been a great shift in buying habits that are not only saving you money but time as well. I see online shifts in both consumer and corporate shopping… time is money and if you are not shopping online you are leaving your money on the table. Someone else’s table and pocket.

I would much rather keep my time and money in my pocket. What used to take me hours going from store to store now takes me about 30 minutes and I can do that in the comfort of my home with the rest of the day to do as I please.

Most of the time it is cheaper, the shipping is free and it is delivered right to my door.

How do I shop you ask? I do use a specific website and I create my shopping lists (some are created by me others are created by my buying habits). Some items are automatically shipped to me monthly to get a higher discount. This website also has an affiliate software that has coupon codes for every store so I never have to waste my time looking … everything is at my fingertips for ease of use and savings.
Shopping in this method has saved me thousands of dollars in both time, money and wear and tear on my car… to the tune of 13,000.00 for my household.

What are you leaving on the table?

Dee Hampel lives in southeastern Pennsylvania and has been a managing corporate buyer and consumer shopping savings specialist for years. If you’d like to find out more about Dee, visit her or email her.