Online shopping is a wonderful thing. Being able to go on a full bloom shopping spree from the comfort of my home is the beauty of shopping online and the reason why I love it so much! The web is full of deals, discounts, and coupons that are hidden from plain sight, and since it’s so easy to get caught up in the moment of making one-click purchases, you could end up missing out on some really big deals and discounts.
Below, I have listed 5 simple but clever online shopping hacks that will help you get the most out of your money during your online shopping sprees. You don’t have to be very computer savvy to utilize these hacks because they are just that simple. So, if you want to find out how to save money while shopping online, then check out the list below!
1. Clear Your Browsing History and Cookies
Have you ever logged into one of your online accounts and checked the “Remember Me” box to keep from having to enter your login credentials every time you visit the site? This is an example of your browser using cookies to remember your information for that particular website.Online retailers will often use the browsing history and cookies stored on your computer to study your shopping habits and alter the prices! This practice is most evident when looking for flights online. Even if you aren’t looking for flights, getting into the habit of deleting your cookies and browsing history before you start shopping will help you save money and protect you from shady pricing practices. Along with clearing your browsing history and cookies, it’s a good idea to activate your browser’s incognito mode while shopping online. Incognito mode won’t keep track of your browsing history and cookies while activated.
2. Sign Up, Subscribe, and Follow
A good way to receive coupons and discounts from some of your favorite stores is to follow them on social media. You never know when they will share a post with a special discount code that isn’t listed anywhere on their site. Also, some sites offer you a special discount just for creating an account on their site. Joining their email list is a great way to receive special discounts and coupons as well.
3. Search For Coupons
4. Like It AND Leave It
During your next online shopping spree, add a couple of items to your cart, but don’t check out! I know it’s tough, but try to resist the urge to check out immediately. Leave the items in your cart for a few days, and you may receive an email from the store with a special discount in an attempt to lure you back to the site to complete your purchase. Make sure you stay logged into your account while you’re waiting.
5. Coupon Stack Wherever You Can
Did you know that you coupon stack online? Many major retailers, such as Target, Amazon, and Kohl’s often allow customers to coupon stack online. Check out this post from The Krazy Coupon Lady to find more stores that allow coupon stacking online.
Online shopping is easy, and it’s even easier to get sucked into any discount that pops up on your screen even if it isn’t the best one that you can get. Use the hacks listed above to get what you want and keep more money in your pocket. If you have any tips that you would like to share, let me know in the comment section below.