5 Ways to Make the Most of a TpT Sale

Back to school is upon us.  Maybe you've already started school. (Bless you!) Or maybe you can't get into your room yet---#angryfaceemoji---and you are still making daily trips to Target, Wal-Mart and Staples.... please tell me I am not alone...

 Regardless, the TpT sale is *almost* here and we can finally buy all of those amazing resources sitting in our carts! (Thank goodness!) And since those daily trips to the teacher trap aka Target Dollar Spot have us left with limited funds, here are some tips for getting the most for your money during this year's TpT B2S sale.

Did you know that by simply leaving feedback for previous purchases you can get FREE stuff? If you aren't already doing this (or you haven't in a while), now is the time to go back and earn your credits! But how?
The easiest way I have found is to go to the "My Purchases and Downloads" page.
Click next to "Sort by" and choose "Needs Feedback"

This will organize all of your past purchases by putting the ones you did not provide feedback for at the top (and save you a ton of time trying to sort through!) 
Click on title of the product, rate it and leave a comment! Cha-Ching! You have just earned FREE MONEY!!

You will earn 1 credit per $1 you spent.  If a product was $4.75, you will get five credits.  TpT explains it all on your TpT Credit Balance page where you can also check how many credits you currently have.  For every 100 credits, you can apply $5 towards your next purchase! Don't have 100 credits? No worry!! You can apply less than 100.  For example, 50 credits = $2.50. It is practically free money....and they say nothing in life is free! #nottrue
You may already be looking at your cart but don't forget about items you have on your wish list! If you are anything like me, you have a few hundred products on there but most of them are free.  Don't worry, you don't need to look through every page to find the items you'd like to purchase!
Go to "My Wishlist" and click "Sort By: Price"
This will place all of your FREE wish listed items at beginning and your purchaseable (is that a word?!) ones at the end.  So you will need to get to the end of your wish list to see the resources you want to move to your cart.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can skip through a few pages at a time.  It will still take you a few seconds/minutes depending on how much you have wish listed.  When you get to the final page, your most expensive items will be at the end.

While this isn't *quite* as simple as the first trick, it still eliminates searching through your wish list for paid items.  (I did email TpT about creating an option to sort by price and they said they are going to look into it!)

Now that you have EARNED all of those credits (see #1), what use are they if you don't redeem them? Your "My Cart" page has all the options for applying discounts.  You can redeem all of your credits or just a few.  And if you skipped #1 (shame on you!) there is a link you can click to learn more about TpT Credits.

So this one is pretty subjective because if you don't have any, obviously you cannot apply them.  But if you do, don't forget them! I have had one sitting in the bottom of a backpack for about a year.  I have it in a safe spot to use this time around!

When you are in "My Cart" Redeem a Gift Card is right below "Check Out"! (You would have thought I'd put these steps in order but...nah) Don't forget to click APPLY!

This one may seem like a no brainer.  It's a sale, duh, of course I will remember the code.  But seriously, I have forgotten this more times that I'd like to admit.  With so many amazing stores on sale, and after redeeming gift cards and credits, it is so easy to forget.  So don't make my mistake!
You can find "Apply a Promo Code" right below "Redeem a Gift Card".

Here is a reminder of the code:

What is your favorite sale tip? What product can you not wait to purchase?

Happy shopping!!

1 comment

sugargirlee said...

Thank-you so much! :)