Here are the best ways I have found to save when shopping online
Sign Up For Retailer’s Newsletter
Before you make a purchase online make sure you sign up for the retailer’s email newsletter. They often offer an exclusive coupon code just for signing up. I always scroll down to the very bottom of their homepage. You can usually find a newsletter link in the footer area.
Also search your inbox for their latest newsletter. Sometimes there is a coupon code in it. I recently did it for a book order I was doing for the kids and saved $17!
Find Coupon Codes Online
When shopping online, most of the time, you can find online coupon codes for the retailers where you are making your purchases. If you have never searched for a coupon code, it’s easy. Just type in the store name and the word coupon into a search engine. If there is a valid coupon code available you will usually find it within a link on the first page.
There are many websites that you can use to search for coupon codes. Here are a few that I use:
Earn Cash Back
Websites like Rakuten and TopCashBack and Swagbucks offer you a percentage of your purchase back when you visit the merchant through their website. Go to the cash back website’s homepage and search for the store you are planning to make your purchase at. Click on the “Shop Now” button and make your purchase. Just make sure that your cart is empty and you add all your purchases AFTER you have clicked through the cashback website.
Look For Free Shipping
Many websites offer free shipping at a minimum threshold. Look for that amount and see if you just need to add a little something to get free shipping. If your total is $41 and they ship for free at $50, it is a better idea to add a $9 item then to pay shipping.
Join Rewards Club / Create An Account
If the website has an area for you to create an account, go ahead and make one before you start your purchase. They might have an incentive waiting on you. They also might offer rewards for your purchases where you can earn free items or discounts.
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