This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
For a lot of people, they always load up the web if they are going shopping. After all, it’s often a lot cheaper than heading to the high street. And there is more choice, so you are bound to get a good deal on all the latest gadgets and clothes.
However, even when you are shopping online, you still can try and get it cheaper. After all, items can be so expensive at this time of the year. Therefore, here are some simple ways to reduce the cost of your online shopping bill!
Leave the site after putting in your basic details
When you head to checkout online, you will have to put in your basic details. They might ask you for your name and email address. And this is before you have press confirm order. Therefore, one way you can get a discount off your bill is to fill out these details and then leave the site.
You might be surprised to find that a lot of sites will email you reminding you that you didn’t complete the order. In fact, some sites may offer you a percentage of the price if you go back and order. Therefore, you may end up paying much less than you were going to pay initially!
Look for ways to get free shipping
Although there are lots of benefits to shopping online, the delivery is one of the downfalls. After all, you can end up spending more than you want to. Therefore, before you buy any items, you should look into ways to get free shipping. Often, if you spend over a particular amount, you can get the item delivered for free. Therefore, check out how much you have to spend. It might only be a few more dollars! And you can often find discounts similar to this snapfish free shipping code online that you can use to switch the delivery price to zero.
Look for discounts and coupons online
There are now so many sites which give you the scoop on all the best discounts around. In fact, they will tell you when you have to use the discount and will give you coupon codes to use too. That way, you can reduce your online shopping bill by a significant amount. Therefore, look online and check what deals you can find for your favorite shopping brand.
Follow the brand on social media
You should also make sure you are following your favorite brands on social media sites. After all, you will find they often give great deals to their followers so you might get your shopping at a reduced rate. Also, they will tell you when they are having an online sale so you can hit their sites. And they will often ask you to share something with your friends to enable them to have new followers. If you do this, they tend to give you a reward such as a discount on items! Therefore, it’s worth doing it for the deal, and you can always delete it off your page later!
And make sure you compare before you buy anything. After all, a different site might have the item you want at a much lower price. Therefore, it’s worth looking on comparison sites to check out the different prices.
Greg is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with 22+ years experience in Financial Services. He has held numerous FINRA Securities licenses (series 7, 63, 65, and 66), and is an expert on Investment Products and Financial Planning. Greg has 22+ years experience as a real estate investor and degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.
Greg has been quoted/interviewed in Yahoo Money, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Authority Magazine, Realtor.com, Business Insider, and others.
Greg is an avid runner, and the father to identical twin girls and their awesome brother. His love of budgeting and his kids led him to join The Great Resignation in 2021.
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