Your Online Savings Checklist
Looking to save some money but not sure where to start? Online is definitely a good place to start saving a few bucks. Below are ten tips on how to spot some great deals online.
- Compare Gas Prices Online
Use sites like GASBuddy, motorTrend or MSN Autos to find the best prices around you.
- Use Online Coupon Sites
Sites like CheapSally.com, Savings.com, and MyCoupons have online coupons and promo codes to help you save on everyday purchases
- Free Shipping
Over two-thirds of online stores offer free shipping at any given time. Make sure you aren’t paying for shipping.
- Don’t Buy The Brand
Brand name products are often up to 40% more expensive than genetic brands and are usually the same quality.
- Email Newsletters
Sign up for newsletters from retailers you shop at to receive special promotions and reminders about sales. Bonus! Sign up for personalized newsletters at coupon sites to get emails every time a new coupon is added for retailers you shop at!
- Price Compare
Use product review and price comparison sites like PriceGrabber, shopziller, and eBay to find the lowest price on a specific item or model.
- Daily Deals
Check in on the latest daily deals, but make sure to only purchase the deals for stores you would normally go to. Use sites like CheapSally or Yipit to find all the daily deals in one place.
- Ask and You Shall Receive
Look around forums like SlickDeals.net or ask their community if they’ve heard of any deals for what you’re looking for.
- Social Media
Search Facebook and Twitter for people that are talking about the item or store you’re shopping at.
- Go Mobile
There are some great apps out there to help you save like ShopKicker and CellFire. Also try checking out Foursquare deals while you’re out. You can often get deals just for checking in somewhere.