How to Effortlessly Save Money Shopping Online
Let’s face it, life (read: having kids) is expensive… like really expensive sometimes (and I’m not even talking about Christmas or birthdays). I’m won’t to bore you with the benefits of saving money, I’m sure you will have plenty of great ways to spend it. Here are a few simple online hacks to show you how to effortlessly save money shopping onine.
Get Digital Coupons
I know, “digital coupons” do not sound glamorous, but you can save heaps of money with them. The best part is that you don’t need to even give someone a coupon, because it all online. You can get these coupons on websites such as, MyCoupons.com, Dealcatcher.com,and CouponCraze.com. In Australia you can check out: Finder.com.au, Couponations.com.au, Coupondeals.com.au/. Personally I don’t spend a lot of time on these sites, but before I make an online purchase I always do a quick Google search for “retailers name, coupon” to see what comes up. It only takes about 10 seconds and you never know how much money you could save.. so go on and get some digital coupons!
Rebates are a bit different than coupons but can also save you heaps. The definition of a rebate is ” pay back (a sum of money)” and that is exactly what happens with online rebates, and it is super easy! Using online rebate websites you earn money back on purchases. Ebates is the biggest player in the Online Rebates space. Through Ebates you can get discounts on major retailers like Amazon, Sephora, Walmart. The way it works is that the retailer pays Ebates a certain amount of money for referring customers to them. Ebates then pays the customers a share of that as a Cash Back. Hence, shop at your favorite retail stores and you instantly save money. BeFrugal.com and TopCashback.com also offer similar programs.
Refer and Earn Programs
Like children to parents, marketing to companies is expensive. So some companies allow you to cash in for referring business to them. You refer a company you like to a business and the business gives you money… win, win. Ebates offers this service as does Gilt, I’ll be doing a follow-up post soon dedicated to the great refer and earn programs available. If you’d like to be notified of updates, be sure to sign up to our newsletter.
Abandoning your Shopping Cart
Another very simple way to save money online is to allow a product to stay in the online shopping cart overnight. If it’s on a website that you have an account, a company can track that you have abandoned your cart, and will often get in touch with a discount or special offer code not long after your goods have been left in the carts. It doesn’t always work, but if you are not in a hurry then it’s worth a shot!