Here’s a helpful money-saving tactic for online shopping
Online shopping is now the way to go for everyone across the globe. You don’t have to step out of the house to get the best discounts and deals on literally everything you need. But there is a way to save a lot of money while shopping online. Basically, there are tricks in front of our eyes that we tend not to notice.
Steve Nowottny, editor of MoneySavingExpert.com, added an article to the website in which he discusses how to get the most out of shopping online. He thought back to some of the things he learned during his time with the company. And he said that when it comes to ordering from retailers like Amazon, it’s essential that you “get more for less”.
Buy a second item to avoid paying for delivery
The most important thing according to him is that if you will have to pay the delivery costs then you might as well buy something else to avoid this.
He mentioned his theory and said: “Always check what you have to spend to get free delivery – if you’re just below that it may be cheaper to add an extra item than to pay for delivery. “For example, we found a £49 John Lewis sleeve, £3.50 delivery, but instead added a £1 Sellotape to break the £50 free delivery threshold.
“Other stores where this works include Asos, which has a £35 free delivery threshold, and Matalan, which has a £50 free delivery threshold.”
There are other hacks that MoneySavingExpert has used to shop online.
According to the website, you have to fill your baskets with everything you need and in the end, you have to completely avoid the basket and let it be. Companies will then try to entice you back to your shopping cart by offering offers and discounts on the products you already want. It’s a win-win situation since you wanted the items in the first place and now you can get them at cheaper prices.
The website has also shared how one can get huge discounts from top brands online. It said, “To hint at exclusivity, a range of brand name and designer retailers run ‘members clubs’. You sign up for free and then they send out alerts for online flash sales lasting two to five days. A little pony, but that can mean big discounts like 70% off brands like Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.”
So, now you know how to get your discounts. Go shopping now.
H/T: Money Saving Expert
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