What Kind of Shopper Are You?

ByABC News via logo
July 18, 2005, 7:44 PM

July 20, 2005 — -- All of us want to save money when we shop, but for most of us, it's easier said than done. The key may be to find out which kind of shopper you are and identify savings strategies that work with your shopping habits.

According to research done by the coupon industry, there are five types of shoppers.

Both the striver and stresser are impulse shoppers, who have hectic schedules and limited time. Their shopping excursions are disorganized and stressful, occurring with little regularity and complicated by numerous unplanned trips to the store. You want to save, but aren't organized enough to know where to begin.

Both the anti-shopper and the casual spender are not interested in changing how they shop or how much they save.

Do you see yourself in any of these descriptions? Keep reading to learn how to save no matter how you shop!


You already understand strategic shopping strategies: Buy items when they are on sale, with a coupon if one is available, and stock up on key items at their lowest prices.

The opportunity for these shoppers is to save time by using the Savings Mom Web site www.savingsmom.com. which does the work of finding the best sales and coupon deals, and organizing their coupons electronically with the Virtual Coupon Organizer. Not only will you continue to save big money, you'll be able to spend far less than 140 minutes per week planning and shopping.