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This Should Be Your Shopping Process (The Art of the Online Discount)

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As the Holiday shopping season is now in full swing, here are some tips to consider before and after checking out:

 

Online Only

Make Sure To Get Cashback (and Other Rewards)

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  •  Shopping through eBates is a great option (gives you a percentage of money back for doing so).  New members get a free $10 gift card after their first purchase through Ebates.
See if there are any promo codes available to stack on

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  • RetailMeNot is a great resource for coupon and promo codes
  • Install the Honey browser extension that will automatically search for and apply available promo codes
See if there are any free shipping offers available

  • With ShopRunner, you can get free Express Shipping at stores like Newegg, Staples, Saks Fifth Avenue, Vera Bradley, 1800Flowers and more. Sign up for a free trial now or Paypal members can score a FREE 2 Year Membership.
  • Pick up in-store
  • Free Shipping Day
Bonus tips
  • You may receive discounts or coupons from retailers just by abandoning your shopping cart
  • Use price alerts – set up notifications about Amazon price changes using tools such as camelcamelcamel
  • Chat online – ask for a lower price or inquire about promotions/discounts using a retailer’s online instant chat service

 

In Store Only

Get rewarded for simply walking into stores
  • Install the Shopkick app on your phone to view all rewards and offers
See if there are any coupons available to stack on
  • Check out Coupons.com for printable coupons, coupon codes, loyalty coupons, and more

 

Both In Store and Online

Make Sure You Are Getting The Best Price (Find The Best Deals)

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  • Use Price Grabber to search for the item you are looking to purchase (i.e. Samsung 40″ TV) or use a phone app like Red Laser
  • InvisibleHand shows a discreet notification when there are lower prices available on a product (online browser extension)
  • There are also sites like Blue Kangaroo and Cost Shredder that are great resources in helping you get the best price
Be a Follower
  • Follow your favorite retailers on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks
  • Sign up for email alerts
  • Download their mobile apps as well and sign up for text alerts
Look for discounted gift cards
  •  Sites like Raise.com (<- Get a $5 credit for using this link to sign up!) and Gyft.com offer many discounted gift cards below face value
  • eBay often has discounted gift cards available as well.  Here is one example: eBay Gift Card
  • Swagbucks has introduced a new site called MyGiftCardsPlus that will give you SBs for buying gift cards
Choose the best method of payment
  • Many credit cards companies offer cash back on purchases, so it may be wise to use them depending on the situation / circumstances
    • One example is the Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard (1% cashback)
  • Consider store credit cards as well — Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It
  • If shopping at Target, use your REDCard to save an extra 5% + Free Shipping (on order $25+)
    • Speaking of shipping, choose “Ship to Store” to save money if that option is available
Once your shopping is done…
  • Open your Ibotta phone app to find additional rebates for anything you bought
    • Keep your receipts! There are a number of apps that will pay you for a photo of your receipts, such as Yaarlo and Receipt Hog.
  • If you buy something and it goes on sale later, Paribus automatically works to get you money back
  • Link your credit card to Acorns to invest spare change automatically into a diversified portfolio

 

Are there any steps in the process I am missing that should be noted? Comment below!

Deals of the Day – 11/18/2015

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Garmin Forerunner 220 – Black/Red Bundle (Includes Heart Rate Monitor) – $169.98 (List Price: $299.99)
LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Figurine Alarm Clock – $23 (List Price: $29.99)
Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black – $74.99 (List Price: $99.95)
Rachael Ray 10-Piece Cookware Set, Orange – $99.99 (List Price $255)
OxyLED N30 LED Night Light (2) – $15.99 for 2 using code SU6FEWLF (List Price: $26.99 for 1)
Braun Series 3-340s Wet & Dry Electric Shaver – $39.95 (List Price: $80.99)

Best Buy

Toshiba – 43″ Class (42.5″ Diag.) – LED – 1080p – HDTV – Black – $249.99 (List Price: $349.99)

Cabela’s

Roughneck Vented Safety Toe S.A.W. Work Boots – $32.49 (List Price: $129.99)

Gyft

Purchase a $100 Best Buy gift card, Get a bonus $10 Best Buy Savings Code (Code BESTBUY)

Lowes

 

 

 

 

DEWALT 2-Pack 18-Volt 2.4-Amp Hours Power Tool Battery – $69 (List Price: $119)

Walmart.com

Full Motion TV Wall Mount for 10″-50″ TVs with Tilt and Swivel Articulating Arm– $14.88 (List Price: $79)

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