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Shopping Online The Cheap Way

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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 hobby a bit cheaper? Check out these top tips to do just that:

 

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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 alerts.

 

Get Cashback

Have you heard of Ebates or TopCashBack? They are websites where you can get cash back on most online purchases and couple them with coupons. You have to click a button at checkout, to make some significant savings or receive some vouchers.

 

Use 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 NetVoucherCodes.co.uk for savings on not just fashion but travel, health and beauty, jewellry and even electrical goods.

 

 

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Compare Prices

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 favorite 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 always 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!

 

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19 responses

  1. I do most of my shopping online. I have never been into retail therapy browsing . With my health problems in more so now. I like online browing. It’s so much easier

  2. I do all my shopping online. In fact I only go into town if I fancy a coffee! I use TopCashBack and over the course of a year I usually have £200-300 ready to start off my Christmas shopping. I think it’s great!

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