I love shopping online. Not only can I shop in my PJs from the comfort of my own home, but thanks to the internet, I can easily comparison shop so I know I am getting the best deal. But it doesn’t stop there. Below are 2 sites that will help you make a great deal even sweeter.
If you’re already planning on making a purchase online, be sure to visit RetailMeNot before you check out. The site is loaded with coupon codes for thousands of retailers. Don’t want to pay shipping? How does 20% off your order sound? Well there might be codes for that. All you have to do is search, and voila! I can’t even tell you how much money I’ve saved on purchases I would have made anyway.
Be sure to use RetailMeNot when comparison shopping too! If an item you want is available at multiple retailers, check for coupon codes at both. There might just be a great code out there at one place that will save you a bunch.
In conjunction with RetailMeNot, I also use Ebates. Ebates is my absolute favorite way to save money when you shop. Similar to RetailMeNot, they have coupon codes, but where the real magic happens is the cash back. Yup, that’s right. They pay you to shop.
Let’s say you’re planning on buying some fall scented candles from Bath & Body Works. First, go to Ebates and search for Bath & Body Works. A page will show up with a shop now button as well as a percentage (in this case 4%). Click the button and a tracking ticket will be created and you will be redirected to the Bath & Body Works site. Now shop as usual. A few days later, you will get an email updating you on your cash back (which in this case is 4% of your purchase). Four times a year Ebates will send you a Big Fat Check with your cash back.
Usually my purchases warrant only a buck or 2, which leads me to only getting $6-$10 a quarter, but hey, that’s free money. In the end it all depends on where you shop and the cash back percentage they provide.
Do you have any money saving tips when shopping online?
**This post contains affiliate links for Ebates. I absolutely love this service and I hope you do too!**
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