As many of you know, we got rid of our Jeep a few months ago. We’ve been riding our bikes and walking everywhere, which has been great.
However, that also means that we are ordering things online more than ever, because going to the store and carrying stuff back isn’t the easiest, especially when you are outfitting a boat and getting ready to leave (we’re ordering ALL the things, haha).
While I’m not new to ordering things online, I am always looking to save as much money as I can. Because, after all, who just wants to waste money?
If you’re like most people in today’s world, you’re probably shopping online a lot as well. So, these tips should be especially useful to many, many people!
Here are my tips on how to save on online shopping.
Use the Savvy browser extension.
Savvy is a new product, but I think it has the potential to be great.
Savvy helps you to save time and money on the items you already buy online and is a FREE browser extension that automatically applies the best coupon at checkout for you.
If you’re anything like me, this is great because I forget to search for coupon codes all the time, and then want to hit my head on the wall afterward, haha!
Savvy has one-click installation, which means that it’s super easy to add to your browser, and it allows you to shop just like you normally would. Savvy automatically applies the best coupon code for you at checkout, so you literally don’t have to do anything else in order to save money!
Also, with Savvy, with select online stores, you could earn up to 10% cash back on your purchase. This is called Savvy Cash and can be redeemed for actual cash back.
Click here for JoinSavvy.com.
Have a separate email to save on online shopping.
One great tip I have learned recently is to start a separate email address that is just for shopping. This is the email address that you give out to stores when they ask for it, and the email address you’ll receive to hear about special promotions.
This is great for many reasons such as:
- You can keep all of your shopping separate from everything else in your life.
- If you are the type of person who will shop more because of sales emails, you can just choose not to open up that email inbox.
- You can worry less about giving out an email address of yours.
So, if you are sick of being inundated with sales emails, but you also don’t want to miss out on a sale, then this may be something for you to try out.
Wait to shop.
What I like to do is that I like to put items in my online shopping cart, and then wait until I have a big purchase to do it all at once.
I like that this usually means a little less packaging (instead of the store putting a pen inside a mattress-sized box, UGH!), but it also means that I will revisit my shopping cart a few days or a week later, and I can see if I actually still need the item.
Many of the times, I find that I end up taking a few items out of my cart, because I found a better replacement, realized that I didn’t need the item anymore, and so on and so on.
This little online shopping hack has helped to save a little bit more money.
What do you do to save on online shopping?