How to Find Truly Cheap Costumes Online
The secret to finding cheap costumes online is not as simple as conducting a search on Google. That’s no secret at all, that’s the obvious. And though that is probably what got you here (unless you saw our post on social media), most of the time a search for cheap costumes online will land you endless results from different companies trying to tell you that they have the cheapest costumes of all. If you are a Halloween shopper you probably have to take their word and pay whatever amount you find most reasonable for a costume that you want—assuming that you are not settling for an unwanted outfit based on price. Now, no offense to you, but Halloween consumers tend to be procrastinators, so you probably don’t have time to explore the entire web before opting to pull out your wallet.
The truth is, you don’t have to click every link on the results page in order to find out who truly sells the cheapest costumes. We recently published a guide with tips on how to maximize Halloween coupon savings where we disclosed some industry “secrets” to help you avoid the common traps set by Halloween retailers. The guide includes some pretty straight forward suggestions like visiting the clearance costumes section of an online store, price comparison and combining offers. However, what we really want to focus on here is one point covered in the guide that really eliminates a lot of the tedious couponing leg work but probably yields the most savings. This point is so obvious that you may find it to be counterintuitive. It will seem too good to be true but this is how simple it is to get costumes below listed sale prices—at almost any website! Ready?
Just Ask for the Discount!
In many cases (not all), the lowest prices listed are not the lowest that can possibly be offered. Though our handy guide explains how easy it is to call and ask the retailer for special coupons and offers not shared with the general public, we never told you a little secret that works every time, at least with our company. Every costume retailer craves, fights for and lives by one type of customer: The return customer. Returning customers are those who build relationships with the retailer and even get to know the customer service reps on a first name basis. These are the customers who share their experience with friends and family and help Halloween costume businesses grow.
If you REALLY want to cash in on your consumer privileges and find truly cheap costumes online, do everything that we suggested in our Halloween couponing guide (mentioned earlier) and become that coveted customer that every retailer goes after. Call and ask for special discounts for returning customers. Something along the lines of: “hi, I found your website while looking for costumes online and I really like your products. I want to purchase from you but I also want to share your company with others. Would you be able to give me a bigger coupon discount than what is listed? I would love to use it for future purchases as well.”
Those words are magic to most costume stores and you will get a positive response most of the time. You may even have a budget in mind and you can share it with the representative. They will try to accommodate as much as they can to get you cheap Halloween costumes because you will then be seen as a special type of customer. While this a great way to get a great discounted costume short term, you can take it further with a long term plan! See step two below!
Become the Return Costume Shopper
You know what speaks louder than words? Actions. Yes, as the old saying goes! Honoring your word can go a long way. Don’t just say you’re going to be a loyal customer just to get a cheap costume one time. If you are an avid Halloween fan, you probably want to have that go-to place every year when the season comes. You may even need to attend a themed costume party outside the Halloween season or you may need a costume for your child’s school function. In any case, becoming an actual return customer, a fan, and promoter of the brand will guarantee you perks that most customers don’t experience. Try it and see; send actual customers to the company and let them know what you’re up to. Once you are a proven loyalist, ask for a special discount for referring more customers and see what happens. You will officially have access to the cheapest costumes online without having to resort to the clearance section.
It’s That Simple
What we are suggesting here is not complicated. It doesn’t take any special expertise and it doesn’t require you to waste endless hours couponing for cheap Halloween costumes. Shopping online allows you a flexibility that you may not have with physical retailers and all you have to do to tap into big savings is play along with the marketing department’s intent. Whatever message the marketing team is trying to deliver, take it in and embrace it. Make it so that you are such a loyalist that they will give you extra special treatment through discounts and perks. It’s a win-win situation, you get the cheap costumes you were looking for and the store gets the loyal customer it seeks. Sure, you can just settle for the low priced costumes you’ll find in the closeout section, but remember that low price can often equate to low quality. Try our strategy and you will be able to get low prices on costumes in any tier.
If you found this entry while searching for cheap costumes online, you are headed in the right direction. Browse our website and give us a call to find out just how low our prices can go—if you play the cards right ;-) At Wonder Costumes, we offer great discount coupons and special promotions to help you save from the get-go. However, depending on your needs we may be able to accommodate special discounts. Give us a call at 1-800-288-9916 or e-mail email@example.com with your inquiry.