The good news is that even on a tight budget, you can still enjoy the benefits of online shopping! Here are some tricks you can use to save money online:
One of the easiest ways to save money online is by using promotional coupons offered by the online retailers. These money off coupons are quite easy to find. Check out which stores currently offer valid promo codes on their products by visiting sites like Picodi.sg – coupon aggregators that bring together different coupon codes and promotional deals from a large number of online shopping sites or booking websites.
2. Know when to shop
If you’re planning some bigger shopping, wait for the right time. Let’s say, don’t plan your Christmas gift shopping for the last moment – participate in such shopping events as Black Friday when retailers go mad with the amount of promo codes, flash sales, and clearances. You can save even 70% off regular retail prices. You can also shop during free delivery days, weekends or special holidays when products are offered at lower prices.
Don’t be an impulse shopper. We know it’s hard to resist a temptation, especially if you find something you’d really love to have. If it’s not a product such as a unique antique or a handmade item, but a book, laptop or a T-shirt… maybe it’s worth to check out other retailers too? Some online shops are able to offer insanely low prices as they sell online only and their product are stocked in warehouses. By avoiding additional costs related with running regular shops, they can offer much better prices and still benefit.
4. Embrace click and collect
Become familiar with the list of retailers that offer free standard shipping or the option to collect an item from their local store or a partner store. In Singapore, click and collect option is available in such online stores as MDS or Open Trolley. By taking advantage of click & collect, you can avoid crowds of shoppers at the shopping malls, save money on shipping costs and save precious energy. It’s convenient too – you don’t need to be home when the postman rings to your door.
5. Join social media & newsletter
By signing up to social media, you can actually get pretty interesting feed from your favourite retailers. Some retailers offer special promo codes as a reward for joining them on social media. Consider joining the retailer’s mailing list for one good reason: retailers frequently offer free gift vouchers for subscribing to the newsletter or referring a friend. Such offers are growing in popularity as they’re loved by new customers.