Do you shop online? I don’t always but I do find that there are times when it saves me tons of money to shop online. The first time I discovered this was when I took a trip to a pet store to buy some flea and tick control for my dogs and then decided out of curiosity to check the online prices. I was floored by how much the same company over charged me in the store- it was about 40%. I returned it and I always purchase that online now.
7 Tips For How To Save Money Shopping Online
1. Consider the Shipping
With some purchases, the shipping is free while in others it can be a huge added expense. If one retailer doesn’t offer free shipping, there’s a good chance that another one will so search around for the brand with the best offer. You may want to check another site if you find the shipping charges are running high unless the sale price is so good that it more than makes up for it.
2. Check for a Coupon Code
There are lots of great online coupon sites that can help you find out if there are any special offers on what you are looking for. You can search these coupon sites by store or by brand to make sure you get a discount on just what you wanted. To find a code, Google the retailer’s name along with the term “promotional code”. You can also check aggregator coupon sites like retailmenot.com or rebate sites like Rewardable.
3. Stack Coupon Codes
Some retailers allow you to use more than one coupon or code on the same offer. For instance, use a 25% off coupon along with a free shipping code or use a promotional code with a sale or clearance item to maximize savings.
4. Sign up For Daily Deals Sites
There are some great daily deals sites out there and they are all pretty niche specific so you can get offers on the stuff you need at prices up to 90% off! Groupon and Zulily are my favorites.
5. Follow Favorite Brands and Stores on Twitter and/or Facebook
You can often get social media exclusive savings on your favorite brand or store’s Twitter feed or Facebook page. Check it out!
6. Do stock up to increase code savings.
Purchasing more may qualify you for a better value promotional code like $30 off $100. In this case, combine your shopping and buy multiple items from the same retailer to benefit from the discount, or ask a friend or family member to jump in on the purchase so you don’t miss out on the savings.
7. How To Shop Online Without A Credit Card
If you want to save money when shopping online but you don’t have a credit card, here is a tricky tip! Or if you are thinking, “I’d love to shop online but I am trying not to use my credit card and only buy in cash.” Well, here is a clever way around that. You can always get a VISA prepaid card to use online. Then it is just like spending cash and you can’t overspend! They are super easy to activate and load.
I hope you found these tips for how to save money when shopping online helpful. What are your favorite things to shop online for?
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