Talking about Bargains
Everybody loves a bargain. We like to feel we got something at a special price - that's why shops have sales, sometimes all year round!
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- It was cheaper than usual.
- It was discounted.
- I got two for the price of one.
- It was 20% off.
- It was a real bargain.
- It was on special offer.
- They knocked £10 off the price.
- It was reduced by £10.
- It was in the sale.
- I got it half-price
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- 1 doesn't give a lot of information about price, and suggests that you saved a little money and were happy with this - perhaps it was a surprise for you.
- 2 is similar to 1, but a bit more formal.
- 3 is a common marketing ploy in shops and supermarkets nowadays, but is better than 'three for the price of two' or 'buy two, get one free.'
- 4 and 8 focus on the saving you made - we all like to save money!
- 5 is common when we are really happy with something we bought because it was cheap. We emphasise REAL a lot.
- 6 and 9 are similar - and are often used to justify buying something that maybe you don't actually need.
- 7 means that the seller gave you a special deal for something and decided to reduce the price just for you. This can happen if you notice a slight problem with what you are buying.
- 10 is like 5, and also like 3 - but the focus is on the saving you made, not the product.