How to save money shopping online

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I am excellent at finding bargains when I shop online. I do quick research on my go-to websites to ensure I can get the product for my cheaper.

Promo code on top of promo code, I always win with my purchases online –  while saving a trip to the store.

Steps I take before I check out online

  1. Copy and paste item name in Google to see additional retailers that offer item cheaper – check if site may be offering a promo that day (Labor Day sale, etc.)
  2. Check Ebates.com, see if website qualifies for cash back savings. Sometimes you will get as much as 16% back in cash via PayPal from stores! If you don’t have an account sign up and bookmark it so it shows up on your Google Chrome in the bookmark bar – that way you won’t forget. There is also an App for those who shop on their phone often.
  3. Sign up email for additional % off – chances are you can unsubscribe or it will be filtered in your promotions filter anyway.
  4. Check Retailmenot.com for promo codes.
  5. Consider other retailers that offer free shippingAmazon, Nordstrom, and Zappos. You can likely can find the item on another site to save at least $8 on shipping. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, click here for a 30-Day Free Trial!

So what happens is I’ve already found the cheapest item offered online, clicked through via Ebates.com to get a little additional cash back, and used a promo code I found from Retailmenot.com.

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Sign up for an account –

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Shop on Amazon often? Or want to like the rest of us? You get free 2-day shipping, it’s amazing, try it for 30-days free.

Do you shop online? I grocery shop online as well!

Do you have any tricks on saving money when you shop online or is it about convenience?

{Photo by Melissa Schollaert}

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

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