There’s no denying that the Internet offers everyone a quick and easy way to buy stuff from pizzas and shopping through to electronics and even cars and properties! However, what some folks don’t realise is they aren’t very savvy with their shopping habits.
You’re likely reading this blog post today because you do some Internet shopping regularly, and you don’t want to pay over the odds for the things you buy. With that in mind, here are some excellent ways to save on your Internet shopping purchases:
1. Use a Browser Tool to Get the Best Deals
If you’ve checked out the recent blog post on saving money online, you’ll already know there are some cashback sites you can use to get the things you want for less money. After all, COVID-19 has hit many people hard, both from a health perspective and financially.
Did you know it’s also possible to use a browser tool (i.e., an ‘extension’) to get the best deal? Such extensions sit in the background and typically “do their thing” when you’re going to purchase something from a website.
But, how exactly do those browser tools get you the best deals? They usually have an up-to-date list of voucher codes that they automatically enter at the checkout pages of each site you use. Plus, you can also earn points that you can turn into cashback.
There are numerous such browser tools around. So, if you’re unsure whether Wikibuy or Honey is best, do some research to find out which one gives you the best savings.
2. Do Your Shopping on a Monday
Did you know that the day of the week you purchase items online makes a difference in how much money you could save? Mondays are apparently the best days for buying games consoles, lawnmowers, and holiday gear like suitcases and sunglasses!
3. Sign up to Retailer Newsletters
It’s no secret that many retailers will offer mouthwatering discounts to existing customers. You might be reading this and thinking to yourself that you’ve already got enough spam mail in your inbox.
However, you could set up filtering rules so you can view those newsletters at your leisure, especially if you’re planning to buy something from them soon.
4. Use Grocery Shopping Comparison Sites
If you buy your weekly grocery shopping online, either for health reasons or because you hate crowds of people in supermarkets, you should use comparison sites.
You may not know it, but some online services let you make like-for-like comparisons between different supermarkets. MySupermarket was one such example, but they no longer operate. However, alternatives like LatestDeals and Which? are good as well.
5. Track Price Drops
Lastly, have you ever noticed that pricing could vary wildly for some items sold online at some points of the year? If you’re planning to buy something costly like a new TV, for example, it makes sense to wait until the price goes down for your preferred gadget.
Websites like Keepa (for Amazon) and Price History (for Argos) can give you historical product prices and send you alerts when specific items become cheaper, such as through seasonal promotions.
Thanks for reading have a fab week Jade x