Tough times usually call for desperate measures. But it shouldn’t be the case for shopping; especially when you’re buying gifts for loved ones. Sure, you can find some great stuff while bargain-hunting, but with the holidays fast approaching, you need not actually scrimp on gifts as there are plenty of ways to make holiday shopping fun, stress-free and easy on the pocket.
Gear up and arm yourself with these useful money-saving shopping tips.
You love to shop online and have bookmarked your favourite sites. With the holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect time to go online shopping. But did you know that you can make money while buying the things you love most? You can do that through a cashback website like Cashback Club.
Basically, instead of going directly to your retailer’s site, you access the online store through a cashback site and shop as you normally would. But what’s great about it is that you get money back to your account. The more you shop, the more money you’ll receive – enough to potentially buy an entirely new wardrobe!
Some Cashback websites even allow you to register your insurance policies to get your trailing commission back to you. We’re talking major money savings here, especially if you refer a friend who does the same thing as well.
Frankly, we don’t know anyone who enjoys long lines. It’s not only tiring, it’s also time-consuming. You can do so much more when you’re shopping online from home (or anywhere you prefer, for that matter). Savvy shoppers make it a point to compare items before purchasing. This exercise is much easier done online.
For example, if you’re buying a new phone for your husband, but are unsure what brand or model to get him, you can scour the web and check online reviews, effortlessly. Find out which one has the most positive feedback, compare prices and find reputable shops that sell that phone.
So, you think social media is all about updating your status, sharing photos and checking your friends’ whereabouts? With the influx of stores getting on the social media bandwagon, you’d be amazed at how many stores announce sales, discounts and special events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google Plus; all there to help their customers save money.
You can also take advantage of discount coupons through social media. More brands are latching on to the popularity of digital coupons and online vouchers. You should also check your emails more often, as companies are more likely to send these discount coupons and advance notices of sale events as part of their email marketing strategy. Make sure to stay in the loop by signing up for email subscription.
By following our top three tips, you’ll surely get the best deals on the Internet, even while buying everyday items. Enjoy your holiday shopping!