Hand up if you’re a Barefoot Investor? Keep it in the air if your Splurge account is looking sadder than that brown Christmas tree your neighbours chucked on the footpath? Yeah, we feel you.
Even if you don’t follow Scott Pape’s advice, it’s likely you can relate to having a depressing amount of play money right now after New Year’s and general summer festivities.
The good news is you don’t need to stop shopping altogether – you just need to know where to look for a bargain.
That’s why we’ve sussed out the best affordable shopping Instagram accounts for you to follow, curated by peeps who love a low price.
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Tina is a Sydney-based style blogger who posts frequently about her latest affordable shopping finds and sale scores.
Her bio promises to keep it all under $150 but often prices are a lot lower, and somehow she always manages to find sartorial gold in Kmart and Target. Her Insta-stories are particularly entertaining and resourceful.
This no-frills account is run by Ainslie in Melbourne and covers everything from fashion to home, gifts and even food and drinks. She also posts the odd product recommendation of her favourite tried-and tested affordable beauty products.
Her Insta-stories are like a virtual walk through Kmart and Target. You don’t even need to leave the couch.
Happy Last Friday for 2017. I hope you all had a beautiful day. I just wanted to share a couple of my fav summer essentials: Beach bag @projecttenaustralia Slides @spendlessshoes #projecttenaustralia #spendlessshoes #spendlessinfluencer #gifted #addictedtobargains #shoppingaddict #beach #bag #beachbag #bagoftheday #baglover #slides #shoes #flats #shoeoftheday #shoelover #shoeaddict #beach #summer #swim #goldcoast
Sam is the self professed ‘queen of bargains’ and the title has earned her over 100k followers.
The Brissy-based account is heavy on home interiors and often features cheap-buys for nurseries and kids rooms, making it a must-follow for new or soon-to-be mums.
ALDI knows how to hook a shopper – they release a product for a limited time only and the crowds will flock. This account if run by Tammy and details the latest ALDI loot (often posted by other fans) as well as hacks on how to pimp your new purchases.
Be warned though – stuff sells out quick so be ready to bust a move to the closest ALDI if you spot something you like on (Wednesdays and Saturdays when the release the good stuff).
This Melbourne-based account believes that ‘friends don’t let friends pay full price’. The beautifully curated feed looks luxe but is dedicated to informing followers when stores like Wittner, The Iconic, Seed and ASOS have good sales.
The best bit? You often get ideas on how to style the bargains, too.
Us Aussies love Kmart, so it’s no surprise that this WA based account has over 200k followers. Posts mostly include sneak-peeks of coming-soon products as well as shots of shelves from in-store.
There’s also the odd DIY idea if you feel like trying your hand at a hack or two.
But wait, there’s more! This account is also dedicated to Kmart bargains and covers everything from homewares to kids stuff.
Today’s purchase – KOOKAÏ Samara leather jacket ° Was $560 — Paid $280 ???? cha ching!! • ° #saleempress #salequeen #kookai #kookaiaustralia #kookaileatherjacket #kookaileather #iliveforbargains #50percentoff #fashionfinds #fashion #fashiondiaries #trending #australianfashion #ontrend #instagood #picoftheday #dresstoimpress #shopaholic #shoptillyoudrop #followformore
This account looks like it’s still in its infancy but we have high hopes for it.
The feed is a mix of screenshots detailing website and retailer discounts, as well as or bargain buys from the accounts owner, like the above Kookai leather jacket she scored for $280 down from $560.
Do you follow any other great bargain Instagram accounts we missed? Tell us in the comments.