6 Simple Tips That Will Turn You into a Online Shopping Expert

6 Simple Tips That Will Turn You into a Online Shopping Expert

Although online retailers are there to make money, you want to keep as much of your hard-earned money as you can. Online shopping is a great opportunity for you to score great deals without ever having to leave your home. Here are a few ways to get the most from every online purchase.

1. Look at a Few Buyers Guides

Buyers guides and reviews from previous buyers can help you get a baseline price for an item. You can also learn more about the range of prices for a product and the best time to purchase it. Some guides will even discuss how to get free shipping and other perks along with your purchase. For just a few minutes of reading, you can end up saving a bundle.

2. Apply for Store Credit Cards

If you tend to purchase items from the same retailers, then you should consider signing up for their credit card deals. These deals can include points to spend at the business or other rewards which can add up over time. If you’re already going to be shopping at these stores, then you might as well get a little more for your purchases.

3. Talk to Online Help Chats

Although the world of online shopping may not seem like a haggle zone, you can find some great deals by taking advantage of the chat option for retailers. Ask a few questions about the product you want to purchase and then ask about any discounts. Some retailers may be willing to offer a 10% discount or similar deal to get you to make the purchase. Not all stores will do this, but it’s worth a try for a larger-ticket item.

4. Abandon Your Shopping Basket

When you’re shopping online, you can add items to your online basket and then leave the website. Make sure that you’re signed in to your account when you do this. Most retailers will send you a discount code to entice customers to finish their orders. The coupon should come within 24 hours at the most. While not all retailers do this, it can be worth your while.

5. Become a Rewards Member

Signing up for rewards can seem like a chore sometimes and many people don’t want to go through the work of becoming a rewards member. However, you can earn extra coupons and other savings so it’s well worth the time at your favorite retailers. Also, you may get access to limited items before the general public.

6. Check for Coupon Codes

Coupon codes are available for most major retailers and can offer anything from free shipping to discounts. Instead of having to browse through your local newspaper, search coupon sites before you make a purchase. You’ll often find great deals.

Getting great deals online isn’t difficult if you know what to do. These six tips are a great way to keep more of your hard-earned money while still making the purchases you want. 

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  1. I always seem to forget to check for coupon codes, like who does that? I will try to always remember now because every discount counts when it comes to shopping. I am a member of a few rewards clubs but come to think of it now, none of them are for online shopping. I have to check for that with online shops now

  2. This is absolutely very timely. Especially people like me who can’t shop at malls nowadays because I am too swamped at home. Thank you for sharing this ideas. I am actually about to order some clothes for summer online. 😉

  3. Online shopping and quite frankly shopping period can be something that I do but need not to do:( I have to remember trying to find coupon codes first. I really can use some savings and this is one of the ways to do it.

  4. I am really a fan of online shopping and there are times that what i bought would disappoint me. I love the idea of abandoning shopping baskets and getting back with a discount! Such a hack for an online buyer like me.

  5. I leave stuff in the basket after I sign up all the time and get tons of percentages off for doing that small tip!

  6. Who wouldn’t love a good shopping spree online especially if you get to save money. I look out for sales and coupons as well. Thanks for all the tips!

  7. I like the idea of applying for the store’s credit card. This is going to be really beneficial for frequent shoppers. I always look around for coupons and deals first before I start shopping.

  8. I love the convenience of online shopping and I think these tips are awesome! I abandon my cart sometimes especially if the items aren’t on sale. The companies will definitely send you a discount code!

  9. I shop so much online. It saves so much time and money, and especially as a busy parent, my time is precious. These are great tips to make online shopping that much better!

  10. I have abandoned my shopping cart online before and found a coupon code in my email. That is a smart move for sure!!

  11. My husband is the king of online shopping. He also always looks for rebate offers from manufacturers. This ends up saving tons.

  12. Finding a good coupon code is one of the best feelings. Using a store credit card is an amazing option as well.

  13. I’m glad to see there are ways to increase savings. It’s the shipping to Canada price that always deters me from purchasing online.

  14. Awwe thank you for the tips aunt, Terri! I’m a horrible online shopper, its great to see amazing articles that will help me out. I will definitely be putting these tips in next time I’m shopping online.

  15. Coupon codes and reward cards are awesome when it comes to online shopping. I used it all the time to save money.

  16. I really enjoyed reading this post. I’ve found these tips really helpful. I always try to search for coupon codes prior to shopping online.

  17. I frequently abandon my cart, but it’s not on purpose. I leave the site because one of my kids needs something and I just forget to go back. I have a separate email address for shopping that coupons and sale alerts get sent to, I always check there to see if there’s a coupon.

  18. I always check for coupon codes before I buy! You just never know. Most of the time I do end up finding one. I also have some store cards just to get the benefits and free shipping.

  19. I do most of my shopping online and I always check for coupon codes. I’ve abandoned my shopping cart before and received a coupon to get me to return. Score! I’m all about saving money.

  20. When ever I go to make an online purchase, I ALWAYS check for coupon codes first. I am all for saving money, so I definitely check for discounts first.

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