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Online Shopping – How to Save Money

Online shopping is a huge business and with most of us, the ability to spend money is simply a few clicks away on the phone or pad. Most of my shopping (except groceries because I love food shopping) is done on the Internet and mainly via apps on my phone.

Here are my top tips to saving money when you shop online.

  1. Know what you are looking for? Google it and click the shopping tab. This will bring up loads of sites and prices where you can buy.
  2. Check eBay and Amazon. These don’t always show up in a search.
  3. Found the perfect site with the perfect price? Sign up to their newsletter – chances are you will receive an email with a code for money off your first order.
  4. Check cashback websites. Might as well earn some cashback on that purchase. I use TopCashBack and love it!
  5. Search for voucher/discount codes that you can use. There are loads of sites that can help you with this such as VoucherCodes and PromotionalCodes.
  6. No discount from the newsletter? Add the item to your basket and leave it there. Some sites will then email you offering an incentive to complete the purchase.
  7. Don’t forget to earn any points – check to see if they offer Nectar points on purchases. eBay does!
  8. Take advantage of free delivery. If your item isn’t urgent then take the free or cheaper shipping that takes a few days rather than the expensive next day delivery.
  9. A lot of items on eBay and Amazon are from China. Check Ali Express, the same item from the same seller may be on there at a lower price.
  10. If a site has a ‘chat now’ function, use it and see if they will offer you a discount. This often works on sites that sell electrical goods.

 

And none of these points even starts to go down the route of ‘do I actually need it?’

 

Just a few ways to save when you shop online! Let me know if you have any other ways!

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Charity shop bargains

I love charity shops. There can be some fantastic things for really great prices. A colleague once bought a Louis Vuitton handbag for £6. Turns out it was worth a couple of hundred pounds. I’m never that lucky!

Today, however at my local Cancer Research shop I spent a grand total of £6 and got a special item in the mix. 

I started off with a new bag. I wasn’t looking for a bag but I loved the colour of this one. I have no idea where it is from as there are no labels but the tassels had me sold! £2!

new bag - mustard colour
I started looking through the rails and came across this little H&M stunner. I love the neon pink across the bottom. £1. 

h&m top
The children’s books were on offer – 2 for £1 so I picked up two Dirty Bertie books for the kids that look like they haven’t even been read. £1

dirty bertie books
Finally I had one last look at the rails and came across this. It may be my bargain of the year! An Armani Exchange best for £2!!!! The design is all beading and so pretty!

armani exchange vest
I dread to think how much this cost new. Definitely way above what I would pay but £2? Well who could resist?!?

So £6 and 20 minutes well spent on a sunny Saturday afternoon!

What charity shop bargains have you found?

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