Online Shopping Tips
Find Coupon Codes on Social Media/Google
There are plenty of discounts out there online, it’s just a matter of finding them before you make the purchase before realizing you should have looked harder. The two best places to start your search are Retailmenot.com and social media. There’s also add-ons that you can download on your browser that will search for you, such as the Honey app. This one will search for codes when you go to checkout on major sites, like JCPenny, Sears, and etc.
Let your Purchases sit in the Cart
Don’t immediately make your purchases if it isn’t a fashion emergency. By adding the things you plan on buying into your cart in-advanced, and allowing them to sit for a few weeks, you can get discount offers extended to you so that the retailer can close the deal and make the sale.
Try to Buy from Fewer Places
You should try not to spread out all your purchases, especially if you’re doing a big round of shopping. By making all your purchases from one place, like Amazon, for example, you will find yourself saving more on shipping costs and be eligible for more deals, at the end of the day.
Subscribe to the Newsletters
While a bane to many from how frequent they get emails about offers they aren’t interested in, signing up to newsletters before a big purchase can prove to be worthwhile. There are often flash-sales and deep discounts made known first in the newsletters before anywhere else. You can also plan ahead for new arrivals, if you are someone who loves to stay in-style.
Utilize the Cash-Back Offers
Pile-up cash-back offers by using a cash-back credit card, while also searching for cash-back programs on websites like Ebates, which can multiply your saving tremendously over time. Even if it’s only a few percent more than what you’re already getting, that could mean twice the savings!
Take care for the https URL and padlock symbol
In general, if the websites are safe to browse. They usually use https URL. The https, which was developed by Netscape, is an online safety protocol that encrypts information so that data can be kept private and protected. In most cases, the text in the URL is preceded by a padlock symbol (if this is missing, the website should be treated with caution). Websites that use https are safe because they utilise SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt any information that is distributed online, such as your credit card and personal privacy details. If you can see the safely URL on the checkout or account page, that means you can shopping with no worries at the site.