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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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How to Shop for Sunglasses Online

How hard can it be to buy a pair of new sunglasses? If it’s as easy as it looks then why is it difficult to get the right pair of sunglasses that will complement your face?

Shopping online has never been easier. As more e-commerce stores spring up, shopping online will be almost like second nature.

 

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You may have a particular style of sunglasses you want in mind but it’s difficult to tell if the sunglasses you find online will be a good fit for you. Or maybe you take the risk and order them anyway and they end up looking odd.

Then what is the best way to buy the perfect pair of sunglasses online? Here are some tips that will help you choose the perfect pair of sunglasses.

 

Check the product description

Items listed in the online store usually come with product descriptions. A product description gives you the specifications of the item you want to buy. This will help you have a good idea of how sunglasses will fit on your face based on dimensions. Some specifications you should look out for are the size of the sunglasses, the frame width and shape

Check the dimensions in the product description and align the measurements on your face. Take a tape measure to make sure it’s accurate.

 

Mark out the points on your face

There are a lot of trendy-looking sunglasses you can choose from, but the perfect sunglasses are the ones that complement your face.

The shape of your face should be the one that will determine the shape, size and style of the sunglasses you should buy. That means you need to know the shape of your face.

So then how do you know the shape of your face?

A nifty trick is to stand in front of the mirror with your hair pulled back to get a full view of your face. Next, take a marker to mark your brow line, cheekbones and jawline. These dots will guide you to know the shape of your face.

 

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Draw out the shape of your face

Remember the points you marked on the mirror? Those points will help you know the shape of your face.

Faces can come in 5 shapes: oval, round, square, heart and oblong.

If you have an oval face, the points on your cheekbones are the farthest apart, while the points that mark your jawline and brow line are slightly curved. Ideal frames are trendy and classic as most of the sunglasses frames work well on an oval face.

If you have a round face, the points marking your cheekbones have a large space between them. Unlike the oval-shaped face, the points that mark your jawline and brow line have a stronger and more pronounced curve. So go for the square or round shaped frames.

If you have a square face, the points marking your cheekbones, jawline and brow line are equidistant from each other. In that case the round frames and cat-eyed frames work the best for you.

If you have a heart-shaped face, the points marking your brow line are the ones that are the farthest apart, while the points marking your jawline are the closest to each other.  In such a case, rimless styles and aviator glasses will look awesome on you.

If you have an oblong-shaped face, then the space between the points marking your brow line and jawline are the farthest from each other. So the best choice of sunglasses for you is the oversized sunglasses.

 

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