We gathered five tricks you can use to save big time anytime you are shopping on the web. All of them are worth trying, and some of them guarantee you enormous discounts too.
Of course – firstly use coupons
As you can always use a coupon while shopping in a regular store at home, you can totally do the same thing and use online coupons on the web! Online coupons work all the time, and they are free as well. Check these we recently found, just by using them you can save up to 30% off on every single item that is available on Kohl’s online store. And since this is just one store from thousands of bigger and smaller ones, you will always find that one coupon to use and get a fascinating discount.
Abandon you shopping cart
Another trick you should try out is to leave your shopping cart while shopping. This works pretty magically, but you need to be registered and logged in at an e-store. So, all you need to do in this case is to put an item you wish to buy and log out of the store for a day or two. After a while, you might get a special coupon with a great discount just for you and purchase an item a lot cheaper just like that!
On the other hand, during that two days period will be a good way to rethink if you need that thing so much. So, you will either get a great discount or don’t buy a thing at all. Either way – saving money is guaranteed.
Take advantage of gift cards people sell online
After Christmas, the other main holidays or birthdays, many people start to sell their gift cards they received as a present. And usually, those gift cards are pretty cheap to buy from an individual who doesn’t want them. You can even find specialized websites full of such gift cards for sale. So you, as a smart and frugal shopper, can take advantage of that and buy those cards for yourself!
Hit the “Cancel” button
Well, this tip is not entirely about online shopping, but it will indeed help you save on services you order online. For instance, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Audible, Xbox Live, and others are very easy to threat! And by threat, we mean to warn that you are canceling your subscription at their website.
A lot of online services (those that we mentioned too) will offer you a discount just for clicking that “cancel” button on their website acting like you are saying goodbyes to them forever. This might get you a discount offer right away, and you can continue to enjoy their service a lot cheaper after that – all this just to keep you with them.
Directly ask for a discount
And you can also try asking for a discount directly as well. Write an email or even call the shop you wish to buy stuff from and request a discount. This works not only then you shop for clothing or electronics. It actually can work out when it comes to bills you pay every month as well. Try reaching your cable, cell phone, gym, credit card, or car insurance suppliers and you can get charge reductions just by asking!