January 24, 2013

3 Tips for Shopping Online

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Do you love shopping online? I love it, it's fast for me and easy. Plus I've been able to save some money so it's worth it to not have to get out of my house and spend the gas money all the time. Today, I want to share with you three helpful and handy tips that I've found make all the difference in my online shopping. 

I don't buy everything online but I do buy a good amount. Clothing for my children, gifts, and even diapers. All shipped to my home, and most of the time I get free shipping, bonus!

Tip #1:: Use Ebates.com 
This is my first MUST do tip for online shopping. If you aren't familiar with Ebates it's basically a website that when you go through them first they give you a percentage of cash back on your purchases. Percentage back depends on the store you're wanting to shop at. All you have to do is go to Ebates and search the store you want to shop at and it will automatically route you to that website with a tracking ticket to track your online purchase. After you shop you'll earn cash back depending on the percentage back and deposit it into your Ebates account and then you get paid. To find out more about using Ebates go here. 

Tip #2:: Find shopping codes & free shipping codes
Every time I shop online I always check and see if the site is running any free shipping code promos or another other coupon codes. I usually check out retailmenot.com to find codes, Save1.com is another great site for coupon codes. And every time you use one of their offers they donate to buy a meal for a hungry child. How awesome is that, shopping & giving back. Another option is to check the store website directly for coupons. 

Tip #3:: Sign up for newsletters
If you really love a shop and find yourself there often it's in your best interest to sign up for their newsletters, often times websites will send you 10% off coupons for your first purchase with them, and you'll be first to know when they are running sales. Also another tip is putting an item into your cart and waiting a day before purchasing that item, a lot of times stores will send you a "reminder" about what's in your cart and a coupon code to purchase that item. It pays to wait sometimes. 

Happy Shopping & Saving! 

Do you have any tips for shopping online? I'd love to hear them, leave them in the comments below!

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