July 30, 2015
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Five ways I save money shopping online!

It's Thursday guys ... and Im excited for tomorrow!! Tomorrow for me will be a long day, but a good one. Tomorrow marks the end of the court term and my firm has a partners and associates luncheon! In the evening after all that good stuff, Ill then attend the law association's Wine and Cheese ... Both fun things; both good ways to start the weekend. But today, I decided to post something that's been sitting in draft forever.

Let me start this with a huge disclaimer - I spend a lot of money on random stuff. There's no two ways about that. Last week my sister was looking for something  online for my niece and nephew and in a group chat with my mum, she asked me to help her find it. I did .... in under a minute. Her words to me were "You are like flash with the internet shopping". I am ... I really am.

But thats not to say I don't love a good deal! I thought I'd share my online shopping habits and the ways I try to save money spending online ...

Online shopping tips

1. Blogger / Youtuber Tips - the best promotion is word of mouth and I cannot tell you how many deals and tips and sales I've found from online blogs and from Youtube that helped me save some money online. Never ever doubt the power of word of mouth. Shopping tips, Sales and Promotions, you name it - a blogger's been talking about it. And YouTube is golden when it comes to pimping out deals. Every YouTuber is doing it!

2. Reward programs - There are so many reward programs where you can earn money from spending! You can visit Stephanie's blog for a whole heap of info on Swagbucks. Unfortunately that is not open to non U.S. residents. No worries, there is one that's open both to U.S. and International shoppers - Ebates! I have to thank Kristen for this one. She posted about Ebates some months back, I signed up and never ever looked back. Oh man I can't believe it took me so long to find this gem. Essentially, you get cash back for things you purchase. Every day there are HUNDREDS of deals and coupons listed to all the very best stores. I have the app on my phone and I check it daily for deals. What's better is that you can get your cash back payments directly to your card or through PayPal. No this isn't sponsored (I wish), its just really that good!!  While its not sponsored - I do have a referral link. No pressure but you can sign up for Ebates using my link here, but if you do I will receive $25 - Just making sure you know that. It remains my favourite way to save money shopping online - whether you sign up using my link or not ... check. it. out.

3. Coupon Codes - Sure you can use Ebates for coupon codes but there are other smaller stores and business on Etsy and otherwise that offer great coupon codes for their products. Check out Instagram and the sites for your favourite stores and boom - coupons. Also refer to #1 - bloggers  and YouTubers always give coupon codes.

4. Sale days!!! - Hello Prime day and Nordstrom sale and Forever 21 sale days and everywhere sale days ... Shop on a sale day and half your problems are over! Or you give yourself more problems because you spend an absurd amount because ... sale. Either way, at least you'd spend less that you would have spent right?

5. Social media - a lot of companies post sales on their social media accounts before anywhere else. I don't stalk companies on social media but when I do get a glimpse of a good deal on Instagram, Twitter or FB (which I rarely use), you better believe I jump on it!

And that's it!! I love shopping. So why not save while doing it?

What are some ways you save online shopping??
Have a great Thursday guys!!

23 comments:

  1. ebates for sure! sometimes i forget though, and get too excited to purchase something (like my muay thai gloves!!!) and totally forget to get them through ebates.

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  2. I always forget to use ebates but I need to start doing that! Knowing you saved money on a purchase is such a great feeling!

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  3. I keep forgetting to sign up for ebates! Everyone keeps telling me I need to and I never do so maybe I'll go do that right now! All great tips for sure, thanks for sharing!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Yes I always use ebates :) It's my favorite way to get cash back! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Yes yes yes to Ebates! Nothing better than getting a check in the mail just for online shopping :)

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  6. I love to look online but I'm not a big shopper, so I usually hold off on buying until I can try things on or test them out in-store. But when I do shop online, it's never without a coupon code :)

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  7. I try to price compare before I buy to save money. Also I buy most of my used books from half.com, $.75 for the book and $3 shipping still makes them cheaper than anyplace else.

    The Wine and Cheese event sounds fabulous, you can never have to much cheese. :)

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  8. Now I need to go buy something!!!! Thanks for the tips. I love ebates also! My fav online shopping sidekick!

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  9. Awesome tips girl! I love shopping online not just for convenience, but for all the extra coupon codes/rewards etc... :-D

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  10. I love saving money!!! I do Swagbucks, but don't get crazy rewards with it like some do. I just dont have time to try to play the videos and stuff for it, so it takes me awhile to get to a $25 gift card. I have GOT to try out ebates. I keep forgetting about it. I am guessing it is pretty easy?

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  11. I love getting deals online! I don't do a ton of shopping online, but when I do try to remember to go through ebates or Swagbucks to get the cash back! Sometimes I forget and then I am kicking myself, lol!

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  12. Agreed! And the money you save, you can spend on something else. I sound like a shopaholic, right? Kinda. But I rarely pay full price. I love a great sale.

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  13. This is exactly why I shop online 95% of the time. I feel like I get the best deals that way, and I like knowing the cost up front and then being able to find a coupon to get it cheaper. Most places offer cheap or free shipping (and fast too!) these days so it makes shopping easy peasy for me. Ebates has definitely pushed me over the edge to online shopping too...even if I get the same price online as in store, I can get a couple extra bucks from ebates if I buy online!

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  14. I need to jump back into Swagbucks. i loved getting a $50 GC to Target.

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  15. Great tips!!! I am a huge online shopper and I rarely pay full price for anything!

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  16. I love this :) I just recently learned youtubers have coupon codes to give out, I did not know that! I'll be keeping an eye out for sure, that's awesome.

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  17. yay ebates! so glad you are loving it. doesn't it kinda make you mad that you could have been making money all along? lol. i didn't know about the youtubers, good to know! i love to shop online and i refuse to pay full price for something, i won't give up till i find a coupon code lol

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  18. These are great tips. Ebates is my favorite! And I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating tomorrow!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  19. i need to sign up for ebates. i hear it all the time!

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  20. I love these tips! I also spend a lot of money on really random stuff so this is very helpful!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Great tips! I've been a member of Ebates for a while but still haven't really used it because I don't shop online too much besides Amazon (yes, I'm a prime member). I do take full advantage of sales online and in-store as often as I can and I agree that bloggers are a huge help with their recommendations and discount codes!

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