While brick-and-mortar stores account for the majority of shopping purchases, most of us shop online at least once a month. If you’re like me, you love the convenience of shopping in your PJs. But how do you find the best deals? The following tips will help you score the very best price on everything from books to the shelves that hold them.
- Do Your Homework
To make sure you are getting the best price, use price comparison sites like Price Grabber or Yahoo Shopping before deciding on an e-tailer. Simply enter the name of an item, and all the retailers that carry that item, along with the price, will magically appear.
- Keep an Eye out for Coupons and Deals
Now, see if you can get an even lower price by looking for coupons and deals on Slickdeals.net or with the Slickdeals app. With a community of nearly 10 million deal hunters souring the internet for deals and voting on the best, Slickdeals is an amazing destination for the best deals on the web. The best 30-40 deals are posted on their Frontpage every day, but you can also search by retailer or category and even set deal alerts on items you are interested in, from laptops to diapers.
- Give a Gift to Yourself
Check sites like GiftCardGranny and Cardpool to look for discounted digital gift cards for the site where you plan to shop. You can save anywhere from 2 to 30% on your purchase.
- Become a “New Customer”
If you have not shopped with a particular e-tailer before, you probably have a “new customer” discount coming your way, which will pop up when you visit the site. If you have shopped with them, a sneaky thing to do is use your partner’s or even your teenager’s email account.
- Let it Be
If you can bear to wait, try leaving your item in the shopping cart for a day. The e-tailer might send you an email offering you a discount on that item. Or you might find a discount in your social feeds.
- Join the Club
If there are sites you like to shop, sign up for their mailing list so you can be privy to sales and other special offers. Some sites even send special discounts on your birthday or offer bonuses for referring a friend. Following your favorite online brands on social media will also keep you abreast of special sales.