Easy Online Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Money
Everyone wants to shop as effectively as possible, spending as little money as possible.
Today, I want to teach you how to save money while shopping online, using some of the best secret online shopping extensions and apps that you have probably never heard of.
Here are the online shopping hacks I myself always use to save money when I am shopping online.
You have probably heard about signing up for companies’ newsletters or email alerts in order to get a special discount code.
However, looking through numerous emails from numerous companies in your email can get a bit annoying, and eventually you never open those emails.
Here is the trick, however. Check out a web page called Milled.com. You can get a company's newsletters and all their emails through Milled.com without signing up for anything. It even has the coupon codes right in there.
If you are only doing one sort of savings when it comes to online shopping, you are basically throwing money out of the window.
Here is the method that I use to save 50% to 80% off on almost anything that I buy online:
Step 1: Discount code
Use a company discount code that you have found through their newsletter.
If you are having a hard time finding a company discount code via the actual company or milled.com, check out an online extension called Honey.
It automatically puts the coupon code in during checkout. I have saved hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
Step 2: Discounted gift card
You can get discounted gift cards from places like Rise, Gift Card Granny, or even eBay.
Step 3: Cashback app
Here are ten different cashback apps right here that you can use to get cash back:
5. Get Upside
10. Receipt Hog
Step 4: Shopping sales
Always get that item at a cheaper price or get it while it is on sale. Of course, you are now asking: How do I know when something is on sale?
There are a bunch of different web pages to help you with this. Popcart is one of my favorite extensions. What Popcart does is it shows you if that item is a different price at a different store.
For example, if you are looking at it on Amazon, it will show you if it is at a lower price at Target, Walmart or a million other different places online.
Honey, PriceGrabber and Popcart all also have the ability to show you the lowest price a specific item has ever had. This way, if it is the highest price that it has ever had, then you can wait out a little bit and get it at a lower price.
If you combine those four ways of saving in any transaction, you will save 50% to 90% on anything you buy online.
All you have to do is just a tiny bit of planning. Moreover, all this does not even include things like rewards that a specific company might give you for buying an item at their store. As you can see, it can be really easy to save money online.
The next hack for online shopping might be a bit trickier, but very fun.
All you have to do is add your item to carts, go all the way to the checkout, and then just leave the page. If they have your email because you signed up for their email newsletter, or from another offer you signed up for, they will sometimes send you a discount code. They know that you came so close to buying something, but something stopped you.
Another awesome trick is to take a screenshot of an item and then go onto Google Lens and do a search with the image of the item.
This will allow you to find it at a cheaper price at another place. This works especially well for jewelry and accessory and clothing items.
I cannot tell you the number of times that I have found a pair of earrings on Amazon and then found it for 80-90% off at another place like AliExpress, using this technique.
Keep in mind that most web pages have an outlet store of some sort. Such stores include Gap, Pottery Barn, and Amazon. Amazon, for one, has an outlet, an overstocked web page and a refurbished web page.
Therefore, before you make a purchase, just Google “the store + warehouse” or “the store + online overstock”.
You will be surprised to find out how many big stores have an outlet space or a warehouse space online where they sell the same exact items or damaged box items for a lot cheaper than they are on the regular web page.
My last tip is you can set your Google Alerts to alert you when a store that you like a lot has a major sale.
For example, if you love Old Navy or Gap, you can set your Google Alerts to let you know when they are having a mega sale.
Online shopping hacks
Now that you are equipped with the best online shopping sites to save money and the greatest money saving tricks, enjoy your shopping!
Let me know in the comments if you have any other tricks that you like to use to spend less while shopping online.