If you’re anything like us, then online shopping is less of a necessity and more of a hobby. The sheer thrill of receiving a parcel through your door makes us feel like a kid at Christmas. However, all that online spending can really add up. Luckily for YMS readers, we have compiled a list of handy tips and tricks that could help you get more for your money and get the best deals around!
Honey – Chrome Extension
This free chrome extension is an absolute life saver when it comes to online shopping and has saved us so much time! It automatically finds relevant discount codes for the site you are on and applies the best code at checkout so you don’t have to search the whole web for a code! If you are still online shopping without this, you are missing out. Download it here.
Play The Waiting Game
This trick has done the rounds on social media for a while now – but there are still people who are unaware of this super easy way to get discounts when online shopping. All you need to do is put things you want in your basket and then leave it without checking out. Most sites will have a re-marketing system in place that wants to entice you into checking out, so will often offer you a discount or free delivery to give you that last push!
Become A Member
Becoming a member of online shops is actually often a free, hassle free way to receive the best deals. It’s worth checking if your favourite online stores offer a membership scheme that only requires your email to sign up. H&M and Nike are some example of sites that offer members free delivery all year round! Some even offer 10% off first orders or give you a special treat once a year on your birthday.
If you’re an impulsive buyer, we know how easy it is to see something you like and want to buy it straight away – but it can often be beneficial to compare prices from different sites. For example, a handbag directly from the brand might be on sale on a department store website. Google shopping is super helpful for this. Simply type in the item you want and it will show you all the places online that stocks it and the price!