By Mike Timmermann, Clarkhoward.com
Sometimes bargain shopping can feel like a treasure hunt, and that’s certainly the case at Ross!
When you enter the store, the first impression might not “wow” you, but once you start combing through the racks – it’ll all make sense.
Secrets to saving money at Ross!
Headquartered in Dublin, California, the off-price retailer has nearly 1,300 locations in 34 states and the District of Columbia,according to a corporate website.
So, what’s the secret to saving money at Ross Dress for Less? We found out!
Less is more
You won’t find any fancy window displays, fixtures, decorations or even mannequins at Ross.
While shoppers might think the stores look a little plain, the company says being “no frills” allows them to pass more savings on to customers.
Save 20% to 60% off department stores
Like competitors T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, Ross promises to offer 20% to 60% off department store prices every day – and the comparison price is right on the tag.
Here’s how Ross describes the store’s pricing pledge:
We want you to shop with more information, so many of our products include a comparison price. The comparison price represents a recent documented selling price of the same or similar product in full-price department stores or specialty stores. Where identical products are not available we may compare to similar products and styles. Prices charged for the compared to products may change over time, but our goal is to provide you with a useful comparison point of what you may have paid in a competitive store, so you can be sure you are getting a great bargain when you shop at Ross.
Look for amazing deals on shoes and cleats
Glen of Hustler Hacks buys things at Ross to resell on sites like eBay, and he spends a lot of his time looking for designer shoes and cleats.
At one grand opening, Glen says he made $400 in profit!
Take a look at how he uses his smartphone to compare the prices at Ross to other retailers before deciding whether to buy something.
Some items are irregular
While most of the merchandise at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Ross is not irregular, they do stock some items that aren’t perfect. Ross mentions this on the label, and they have stickers to point out the imperfections.
Get it while it lasts
Ross says it works with manufacturers to deliver the best brands and latest styles. New merchandise is delivered to stores “almost every day,” but there’s no guarantee that what you see today will be there tomorrow.
And if you find an item you love at one Ross location, it might not be in stock at another.
Every Tuesday Club
Are you 55 years of age or older? Then Tuesday is the day to shop. Sign up for the Every Tuesday Club at the customer service desk to receive 10% off, according to AARP.
Here are 10 other discounts people age 50 and over should know about!
Make friends with a Ross associate
Bargain shoppers might want to make friends with someone who works at Ross — people like Gabby from YouTube.
She’s a Ross associate who has experience in the markdowns department (where the best deals are) and shares her favorite finds with the world. One of her tips? Embrace the treasure hunt!
Some shoppers might be too lazy to put clothes back where they belong, so the perfect outfit could be in the wrong spot!
Have you ever heard of dd’s DISCOUNTS? This budget-friendly store is owned by Ross.
According to a corporate website, dd’s DISCOUNTS offers savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. In other words, it’s even cheaper than Ross!
The company has 172 locations in 15 states, mostly in neighborhood shopping centers.
Ross is opening new stores!
- North Decatur, GA
- Cullman, AL
- Waycross, GA
- Albemarle, NC
- Asheboro, NC
- Foley, AL
- Edwardsville, IL
- Suffolk, VA
- Silver Spring, MD
- South Naples, FL
- Chicago, IL
- Dover, DE
Social media contests!
Use discounted gift cards to save more
If you’re planning a shopping spree at Ross, consider using sites like GiftCardGranny.com to find discounted gift cards that other people don’t want.
You can currently find some Ross gift cards for 20% off!
Ross loves a jingle
While Ross stores may be “no frills,” the company is known to spend money on catchy music for marketing purposes.
Perhaps you remember the “Do you love it? I love it. I got it at Ross!” jingle from the 1990s. Even though the company has usedmusic in many ads since then, this is the most memorable.
It even inspired a hilarious rap video that has hundreds of thousands of views.
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