Shopping online definitely has its advantages. There are certain websites that people shop at while others don’t know the right stores to shop at. If you have saved money on your trips to the mall, you will like that this part of the series will actually focus on websites to save you money and get coupons.
Online coupon sites: Sign up for RedPlum to get daily email specials. You find out cool things, such as National Donut Day, free museum and zoos weekend, free summer movies for children, buy one/get one specials, and many other savings. Another good thing is signing up for UPromise to save for college. Every month you can select eCoupons to activate online, and that coupon value will be added to your account once you purchase that item from a participating store. Feel free to use manufacturers coupons so you can save money off your grocery bill as well. Other online coupon sites are RetailMeNot, eversave, coolsavings, coupon-finder, couponcourt and many others.
Signing up for free samples and coupons: Register at Proctor & Gamble to receive valuable coupons. This is a great way to build up coupons, which is one of the ways you can save money on groceries. You can also sign up for an email to be comprised of new specials, deals or samples available for the taking. Walmart is another great place to order free samples and receive a coupon with that free sample in the mail. If you have babies, don’t forget Pampers, Huggies, Enfamil, Beechnut, Gerber, and Similac to name a few. Do an online research or Google search to find deals specific to your needs.
Saving Money by Buying Online: Many people aren’t aware Amazon offers a best price guarantee. If you preorder an item and the price decreases, you will be charged the lower price. If you go with Amazon, you can qualify for free Super Saver Shipping so ensure it is shipping from Amazon and not an outside retailer to qualify for this. You will also notice certain items are eligible for free two day shipping so check to see the specials available to you. However, do not assume that Amazon will have the best price. Many times Walmart, Target, and even Toys R Us might beat their pricing due to a sale they are currently holding online; add a coupon to those sites and save even more! Other great sites are Overstock, Deal.com, Pricewatch, meritline, and many others. Then of course there is Ebay to buy items in an auction style, but many don’t know about half.com, which is a subsidiary of Ebay but is at a fixed price so you aren’t gauged with shipping prices. The best part is that it is also a fixed shipping price so you don’t get gauged by shipping prices from sellers!
Buy secondhand: Craigslist is a great resource to buy items at a set price. Merely find the item you are looking for, email the seller, make an offer or offer asking price, and make arrangements to get the item. Ebay also now offers this type of service free of charge as well. Join Freecycle, which is a Yahoo Group, in order to receive free items. While some might not be in the greatest of condition, some items offered might be in like new condition. Look up thrift stores and consignment stores online. Some make shopping online available, while others might provide you the address and hours so you can go shop in person. This might also give you more money to enjoy eating out at restaurants or on entertainment.
Buying electronics online can definitely pinch some pennies. Many coupons can be added to whatever you buy. You might be offered something free with purchase or cash back depending on the special. Check out ways to find the best deals on everyday goods. Amazon has a credit card that offers cash back on online purchases so this might be something you are interested in. Keep your eyes peeled in the site as well as RetailMeNot to find a coupon code to save money on almost every online purchase. Don’t forget to use a credit card in which you earn rewards so you get more bang for your buck!