No matter what products you like to shop for, there is an online store out there with the perfect items for you. If you are lucky enough to have found this ideal store, the next thing you may be wondering is how you can get discounts and save money for being a loyal customer. These are just a few of the ways that you can get the most out of your online shopping experience and enjoy your favorite products for less.
Try Common Coupon Codes
Coupon codes are the method used by many online retailers to distribute discounts to their customers. If the store you shop at doesn’t currently have any coupon codes widely available, it’s your job to go and find some! You can start by trying a few of the popular codes to see if any of them work. Words like “sale”, “free” or “save” are commonly used in coupon codes. Try a combination of these and you may get lucky.
Use a Deal Finder Website
If you are having no luck guessing coupon codes, there are websites out there that can help locate them for you. Websites like SavvySpender are specifically designed to conveniently present you with all of the coupon codes that are currently valid for your favorite stores. This makes the process of finding a discount a lot easier. Combining these codes in a strategic way is something to practice for getting the best discount possible on your purchase.
Clear Your Cookies
Clearing your cookies or using incognito mode when online shopping may actually save you money. Some retailers use a strategy known as dynamic pricing which means that they offer products at different prices to different customers based on your online activity. Retailers may find your price point from your previous activities and raise their prices to meet this. Clearing your browsing data will help avoid this and get you the price that the product is actually worth.
Leave Items in Your Cart
Many online retailers want to finalize sales as quickly as possible. Sometimes, if you put all your items in your cart and then leave them there for a bit, the store will offer you a discount to convince you to complete the purchase. While this may not always work, particularly if you are purchasing from a larger retailer, it is worth a try.
Follow Them on Social Media
Following your favorite retailers on social media is a great way to not only stay up to date on the latest products they release but also to get a range of discounts. Brands will often reward their social media followers with exclusive coupon codes or access to certain deals or sales. Following them on social media is easy, fun, and may work out very well for your next shopping experience!
Sign Up for Their Email List
On top of following your favorite stores on social media, you can also sign up to their email list or loyalty program. Much like social media, people who sign up as loyal customers will be rewarded with special deals, access to sales, and sometimes even free gifts. Look out for the emails you receive from them as they may include exclusive rewards for you.
Sinead Jacobi is the head of content and news columnist for Kev’s Best. Prior to joining Kev’s Best, she was a journalist at SFJ.
She covers business and product reviews but also writes news and opinions.