Blogmas Day 4: Saving with Online Shopping

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‘Tis the season for bills. We all know it! The beginning of December brings holiday cheer but as of December 26th the Visa bills looms large. But there are actually a few ways that you can save this holiday season, and all from the comfort of your home! There are many ways to save with online shopping. We all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big online shopping days with amazing deals to save you money. But what about the other 363 days of the year? Surveys show that about 60% of Canadians will do their Christmas shopping online this year. So why not save a bit while you’re at it?

I recently discovered a few online voucher code websites, and I am becoming increasingly obsessed with them. I have been using discountrue and been saving over 10% each time I shop online, whether it’s at Neiman Marcus or Target. It’s a blog created by a regular shopper and discount lover like yourself who has scoped out the best coupons and deals for you! From so many different stores!

Another way I save money when I shop online is through social media. A lot of brands (particularly beauty brands) will often ask you to ‘like’ their page on Facebook and in return you will get a freebie or a coupon. I’m a social media junkie so I may as well be getting something while I’m double tapping and tweeting, right?

When you first click onto a new shopping website, you might be asked to sign up for retailer’s mailing lists. Don’t just ignore it and click away! I have been signing up every time and have ended up saving a lot. If you don’t want your email inbox full of brand’s emails, you could always set up a new email address that you only use for online shopping. Retailers love first-time customers and will offer money off your first shop, a percentage off, or free shipping. And speaking of shipping, if orders over a certain $ get free shipping then fill that basket. Larger orders save you money.

Before you click through and pay for your items online, read the store’s returns policy. Would you be required to pay postage if your mirror arrives damaged, or the new dress doesn’t quite fit ? You don’t want to be out of pocket for this type of thing! Read the fine print carefully.

I really love shopping online and I will most likely be doing all my holiday shopping online this season. What are the best ways that you save money during the holiday shopping season?


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