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JustFab.com has been one of my favorite places to get quality shoes while on a very tight budget. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the shoes I’ve chosen from their website, and I still love seeing the brand new styles that are offered each month. Plus, I am a shoeaholic, so this is like a dream website for me.
The thing is, they are a subscription site, which can have the ability to wreck havoc on the monthly budget. I’ve finally found a way to not only cash in on the great deals they offer, but to how to shop JustFab on a budget. Yes, you can do this!
Here’s how JustFab works: Once you sign up for a subscription, you are able to create your own style profile. Each month, the JustFab stylists will place shoe, apparel and handbag selections in your “boutique” that they think you will love. Each item is a flat rate of 39.95 with free shipping. On the 6th of each month, your credit or debit card is charged 1 credit, which equals…wait for it…39.95. So, essentially, you are charged for the purchase before you even make it. Now you see how this could cause an issue with your budget. Below, I’ll share with you how I keep this from bothering my budget, and how I take full advantage of the sales they offer.
Skip a Month
My favorite amenity of JustFab is that you can skip a month continuously. What do I mean by “skip a month?” Well, at the beginning of each moth, there’s a button on the top right of your home page that lets you skip a month of buying products. This keeps JustFab from charging your credit card that month. The best part is that you can still choose to buy items later in the month, or take advantage of any sales they may have during that month. Here’s the kicker: you have to click that “skip a month” button before the 6th of the month. They charge all accounts on the 6th, so you will have to make sure to log in and do that between the first and the 5th. Create a recurring reminder in your online calendar and the calendar on your smart phone. I have 2 reminders on my calendars, one on the 2nd and one of the 4th, just in case I forget to skip the month during the first alert.
Use Sales To Your Advantage
Because I have an
obsession affinity with shoes, I tend to choose a pair of shoes over a bouquet of flowers or a new piece of jewelry when it comes to gifts. My dear husband loves to either surprise me with new shoes or let me buy a new pair as a gift for anniversaries, birthdays, or holidays. What we have been doing for the past few years is adding a little more money to my “fun money” and letting me shop at JustFab for what I would like. Because I am a bargain shopper, I take that 39.95 or 79.95 and stretch it during the JustFab sales. These sales range from BOGO (buy one get one free or discounted) to percentages off, or even Buy a pair of shoes and get a bag for 10 bucks. This is when I stock up on shoes for winter, when it’s summer, or sandals when there is snow on the ground. I personally like to wait for the BOGO sales, since that gives me the most bang for my buck. You’ll have no problem knowing when these sales are going on, since the email subscribers and have very large pop ups come up when you log in during the month. They also offer sales during holidays, so keep a look out for those.
Inviting friends that love shoes/handbags/unique accessories as much as you do is a great way to get free credits for items that you would like to purchase. The best part is that once they sign up they get 20% off their first purchase, or a BOGO deal (these deals circulate). Currently, they are offering you $10 for each friend that signs up for JustFab through your email that you send to them, or your customized JustFab link. If you look at the top right of your home screen, you’ll see a button titled “Get $10 off.” That’s where you can email friends and find your unique sign up link.
Buy What You Need
This may seem silly coming from someone that loves shoes as much as I do, but buying what you need is a great way to save when shopping at JustFab. I personally have all of my shoes in see-through plastic containers. I can see how many black shoes, flats, heels, trendy shoes, and sandals that I have. Once every 3 months, I look through my shoes and see what I may need for the upcoming season, and what shoes I can let go of due to wear and tear (I wear the heck out of my shoes). Once I do that, I can tackle what I actually need to add to my closet, and what I want to buy from JustFab that month. I’m also starting to do this with my handbags, so I can replace junky ones with quality bags from JustFab. It’s very easy to over-shop on JustFab since every shoe looks so fabulous. By knowing exactly what you need to buy to complete your wardrobe, you won’t be tempted to buy something “new and shiny.”
I hope this tutorial helps you figure out exactly how to shop JustFab on a budget, while staying stylish. If you’d like to sign up, I’d love for you to use my sign up link to do so! If you have any other questions about how to maneuver the JustFab website, or other money-saving hacks for the website, please leave them below. I’d be happy to answer any of them for you.