1. Advertising campaign
Meaning : a series of advertisements to persuade people to but a buy a product or service
There has been a big advertising campaign for the latest HP Elite Book this month.
2. Big brand names
Meaning: large well-known companies or product names
One can see a number of big brand names in South Extension.
3. To be careful with money
Meaning: to not over-spend
Middle class people have to be careful with money in order to make ends meet.
4. Carrier bag
Meaning: bags supplied by shops
It’s bit stressful that carrier bags are not free of charge at any store.
5. Customer service
Meaning: the degree to which customers are treated well
I’d like to buy a Canon camera because its customer service is excellent.
6. To get into debt
Meaning: to owe money
I don’t want to get into debt by using a credit card.
7. To give someone the hard sell
Meaning: to put pressure on someone to buy something
The shop assistant really gave me the hard sell when all I wanted was to look around.
8. High street names
Meaning: well-known shops
There is always hue and cry at high street names in Lajpat Nagar.
9. Independent stores
Meaning: small shops independent of large companies
We’ll to go to high street names in case we don’t find the latest Apple Macbook in nearby independent stores.
10. Local shops
Meaning: community shops
We’ve got many local shops in our locality.
11. Loyalty card
Meaning: a card issued by a shop to allow customers to save money on the basis of what they spend
Loyalty cards get the customers back in the store.
12. Must-have product
Meaning: a product that is very popular that a lot of people want to have
I’m keen on buying the latest must-have products.
13. To be on a tight budget
Meaning: to have a limited amount of money to spend
Being a student he’s on a tight budget so he has to be careful with money all the time.
14. To be on commission
Meaning: to pay pay someone in relation to the amount they sell
Most of the shop assistants were probably on commission at the super market.
15. To pay in cash
Meaning: to pay for something using coins or paper money
I will pay in cash. Here is 10,000 Rupees.
16. To pay the full price
Meaning: to pay the full amount for something
There is no discount on this shirt so you have to pay the full price.
17. To pick up a bargain
Meaning: to buy something much cheaper than the normal price
I never miss to pick up the bargain at Amazon during summer sales.
18. To run up a credit card bill
Meaning: to owe money on a credit card
People probably spend a bit too much on food and pet care, but they don’t run up a credit card bill to do it.
19. To shop around
Meaning: to try different shops to find the best deal
When you’re buying an insurance, you should always shop around for the best deal.
20. Shop assistant
Meaning: the person who serves customers
I think every shop assistant in the shop must be given a fortnight’s holiday during the year..
21. To shop till you drop
Meaning: to do a lot of shopping
You can use your card in cash machines, or to shop till you drop.
22. To snap up a bargain
Meaning: to buy something quickly that is being sold cheaply
Crowds of people snapped up a bargain on groceries at the local shop.
23. To try something on
Meaning: to see if an item of clothing fits or is suitable
I’d like to to take my time to try this shirt on.
24. To be value for money
Meaning: to be worth the cost
New HP Elite Book is great value for money, coming in under $800.
Meaning: to visit a store to look at items without the intention of buying anything