Saving Money By Online Shopping

Friday, September 30, 2016

Shopping from home can be heavenly on wet winter days. You can browse the world wide web from your sofa and find the perfect outfit, phone, mattress, kitchen sink you get my drift. Shopping online is convenient and fun and when done right it can save you heaps of money. With Winter and Christmas just around the corner here are a few simple tips to help you save some money while online shopping.


Online Coupons  

Wherever possible use these. Before going onto retail websites search for websites like MyCoupons.com for relevant discount codes and coupons. You may or may not find one but it is worth looking. Subscribe yourself to these websites so you receive coupons regularly. You can create a separate folder in your inbox or alternatively create a separate email address, especially for these coupons. Some websites might even allow you to use multiple discounts and if they do make sure you follow the rules carefully. Also, you can search Google for coupon codes by typing in the websites name plus "coupon code". Again you may or may not find one but it is worth trying.

Read Reviews 

If you are purchasing from website’s like eBay or Amazon always read the reviews for the product or seller before you purchase anything. On eBay for example, you can read the feedback left for the seller to determine what kind of person they are and you can see if previous customers had any problems with the item you are buying. This is worth reading carefully before deciding whether or not to buy. If previous customers have had problems, it may not be worth buying.

Leave Products In Your Basket

First of all, this is a great way to save yourself from an impulse buy you cannot afford.  If you see that absolute stunning dress you must have, instead of buying it now put it in your cart and log out. If in a couple of days, it is still on your mind then go for it!

Sometimes when you leave an item in your basket for a couple of days’ retailers will start to panic. They now know you’re interested and will want to nudge you to checkout. So you never know your luck, they might just offer you a discount to get you there.

Free Shipping 

Look for websites that offer you free shipping or have discounted shipping. If the website doesn’t offer free shipping, then remember to include the price of shipping an item in your budget.

If you are buying heavy furniture or other bulky items, then you can use delivery comparison websites like Shiply to get free quotes. It is important to consider the cost of shipping before you buy an item. If it is more expensive to get it home, then it is to actually buy it then it is not worth buying.

Grocery Shopping

Have you heard of websites like BeFrugal. If you shop online, you should make use of this free website and others like it. Basically, you get cash back for online purchases. Browse categories, click on the coupons you want and then you shop as normal. When you go to checkout cash back is added to your account.

Take your time and have fun online shopping just don’t get too carried away with needless purchase. Try to remember these tips when you are browsing online and you just may save yourself some money.

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Ashley Sue said...

I enjoy shopping online and anything to help save money is awesome! I always try to look for free shipping and coupon codes. These are all great tips, Kim!

The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, I love it when companies send me a discount for the items I have in my cart! They always do that :) Online shopping really is the best, love how you highlighted all the perks of it Kim!

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Junaid Bhatti said...

It can be difficult to earn and save money, especially if you are not great at money-management and are struggling to pay off your debts. But earning an income is the first step to saving money and paying off any debt that may be limiting your finances. You will also need to adjust your lifestyle habits to be more saving-friendly and increase the savings in your bank account.
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Candice Petersen said...

Thanks for sharing these great tips! Reading reviews always helps

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Mica T said...

These are good tips! I find leaving products in my basket is the best thing, I've started doing it recently and it's cut down on my spending :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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Coco said...

Cute tips darling! Thanks for sharing!!
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Emmylou MW said...

When it comes to saving, I'm definitely all for online shopping, Kim! Can't believe how big the difference is sometimes when you see the prices online and in store. My problem though, is that I'm an instant gratification kinda gal...sigh...waiting for packages is bad for me!:P

Diva Desle said...

I love shopping for my hair products and korean products online. I find that when I shop online, I am more reluctant to return items than if I bought it at a store. But online shopping definitely have amazing deals ;-)

little luxury list said...

I love online shopping and try to use coupon and cash back sites. I also leave items in my basket and am always checking to see if the go in sale or come back in stock.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm all about shopping online these days. I even get my groceries delivered from time to time. I don't miss the crowds and lines at the shops and what makes it even is when I can get discounts ;p

Shira said...

These are all such great tips! If there's no free shipping, I usually cannot make myself make a purchase haha.

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Lorena said...

I am 90% done with my Christmas shopping Kim ! would you believe that ?
When I do shop on line I always look for free shipping - as I have everything sent to Miami and then forwarded home and that forward cost is usually really high and then to that I have to add import taxes ... so sometimes its just not worth it.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great tips Kim! I am all about online shopping. It is the best way to make sure you are getting the best price. Reviews are important to me when shopping as well as customer feedback. That really helps me to determine what and from whom to buy.

Tanya Dufour said...

Great tips! I always always search for coupons before placing an order. EBates is also a must! The leaving the items in cart is a smart idea. I do this sometimes and you are right, some sites do send you a coupon code to nudge you to buy!

Tamara Farhat said...

I almost buy everything online so these tips are super helpful!

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Jalisa Giron said...

This is such a great post, Kim! I never really was a fan of online shopping before I realized how much I could save in coupons (even combining multiple ones at once and NOT having to explain nor convince a sales clerk) that quickly made me become a fan, lol! I love your suggestion for either creating a separate inbox folder or e-mail account for coupons, both can make life so much easier! I don't know how I never thought of creating a folder, thank you! I also love checking my RetailMeNot app before making purchases either in store or online, they've saved me so much $$$! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

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Shireen L. Platt said...

My husband and I started using eBates after I saw you promoting it on your blog, Kim and I don't know why I never tried using it earlier! These are great tips and very helpful for online shopping addicts like me. LOL! I also love leaving products in my basket because sometimes I get email giving me discounts for those stuff that I 'forgot' in my basket. :-P

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Samantha Mariko said...

I always read reviews before buying stuff online! thanks for the tips Kim!
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kyna gem said...

this is so informative and so helpful!!! <3 thanks so much for this!!!

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Caliope Couture said...

These are great tips! I always feel that I can save a load of money by shopping online. When I go shopping in a store I'm much more drawn to unnecessary items and impulsive buys.
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Coco said...

Wise Kim, I am a serial online shopper, and I agree on your tips :-) have a great weekend doll!

Tiffany Legg said...

Really great tips! Thanks for sharing x

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Diana Horsfall said...

I actually shop online more responsible

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Curly Josephine said...

Great post!

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TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

i really enjoy shopping online. I love the continence and how easy and stress free it is. And I loved your tips!!

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Emily Thorpe said...

I'm a big advocate of online shopping! Even if I'm out in a shop, I'm always on my phone seeing if I can get it cheaper online! I will always search for vouchers to get money off or discount codes and when it comes to make-up I will always read reviews and search out swatches!

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Merima Kopić said...

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Pamela RG said...

I do on line shopping. I should stop. But I usually just do on line shopping on the brands that I like with good sites. Your tips are helpful.

Julie May said...

Great tips! I am notorious for leaving things in my cart and feeling guilty about it. But now I am totally going to look at not like that it is keeping me form making unnecessary impulse buys!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Very good tips! I also usually put the products into the cart and log buying time to think if you really need and it is true sometimes receive discount coupons!

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