Mummy says…Shopping online is so much fun. However, it can be addictive and then end up being quite expensive. So what if you could make your little online shopping spree a bit cheaper? I have some top tips to save money shopping online:
Create A Wishlist
Even if the site you’re on doesn’t offer you a wishlist option, keep the things you want in your basket and use that as a wishlist. You’ll then receive emails to let you know when a price has dropped. Make sure you have created an account on the site and keep it logged in with your basket to get these alerts.
Have you heard of Ebates or TopCashBack? They are websites where you can get cash back on most online purchases and use them with coupons. You simply have to click a button at checkout to make some significant savings or receive some vouchers.
There’s always a voucher or promotion code to be had before you click the purchase button, so make sure you’ve had a quick search. Look on Net Voucher Codes for savings on not just fashion but travel, health and beauty, jewellery and even electrical goods.
It doesn’t take long, and if the information is out there, you may as well see how cheap you can get the item you’re looking for. Search in Google’s shopping tab to compare prices from different retailers or get the PriceBlink browser add-on.
Plan Your Purchases
Think ahead to get the best deals. Retailers will give discounts on items when they are trying to get rid of old stock to make room for new items. Things like outdoor furniture will often be highly discounted in the autumn, as are outdoor tools like lawnmowers and barbecues.
Download Retailers’ Apps
Get the apps for your favourite places to shop as they will often let you know about sales and discounts as and when they’re on or often just having the apps will qualify you for savings.
Sign Up For Emails
If you sign up for newsletters and emails, then you’ll receive email discounts and information on loyalty clubs that will mean you can redeem points. A lot of the retailers often reward with 10-15% off vouchers when you sign up as an email subscriber. You could set up a separate email address to receive the promotions, so they’re not filling up your regular email account.
Save On Deliveries
Shop at home and opt to pick up in store as your delivery method. If you’re not eligible for free delivery, sometimes you can even pick up your items the same day you order if they’re already in stock.
Put Everything Together
The biggest tip of all is to see how many of the above tips you can use together. For example, if you find a discount on Groupon for a new restaurant you’ve wanted to go to, use Topcashback to get cash back on it, and combine that with a 20% off voucher, and you’ve got a cheap but fantastic evening out!
Have you any more tips on how to save money shopping online?