I’m always looking for a way to save money. We live in a world where the internet rules everything and that means turning to the internet to help you save money. I like to use it as my first stop when I’m considering buying something, especially with the holidays right around the corner and all the great deals online.
It may seem odd to some people to turn to the internet first thing but you can save so much more online than in store. How many times have you gone into a store for one specific thing and walked out with half a dozen other items? It’s easy to fall prey to temptation when stuff is literally in front of your face. Shopping online can help cut your impulse purchases and save you money.
- Use a cashback rebates program- I’ll admit I’m a latecomer to this technique. Find a company online that works with companies you buy from. Buy whatever it is you want through the outside site and boom! You can get cashback. You’re buying what you already wanted and now you’re getting some money back for doing so. Dollardig is a great place to do this from. If you sign up now you’ll even get a $5 signing bonus!
- Comparison shop– It’s so easy now to do a lot of research in a short amount of time before you buy something. Utilize the internet to comparison shop. You can compare anything, from international flights to backpacks. Lots of sites will also do the legwork for you now. This ensures that when it comes time for the actual purchase you’ll know you’ve gotten the best deal for you.
- Skip the shipping- Most online retailers will offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount. If you buy in bulk (a tried and true saving method!) online you can easily save big bucks on shipping. Combine this with a cashback rebates program and you can really see the savings pile up!
- Coupons are king- Coupons have come a long way from being cut out of the weekly newspaper. Stores automatically print them when you spend a certain amount, emails flood your inboxes with percentages off products and sites like Groupon allow for group discounts. Always scan coupon websites before you make a purchase to make sure you don’t miss out.
Of course, you don’t need to rely solely on the internet for savings. I find that when I’m purchasing a service, like getting my car fixed, that if I just ask if there’s a special or a discount, I can save a few bucks. Things like referrals are also a great way to save a bit of cash.
There are so many ways a savvy shopper can save money on everyday purchases! I know many people like to combine a few different methods to maximize their savings.