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Five tips to help you save big when shopping online

Many times, you can get some of the best deals shopping online.

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Here are five tips that will help you have hundreds shopping online.

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1. Follow social media accounts of companies

E-commerce sales reached over $870 billion  in 2021. The current trend suggests that this won’t stop anytime soon. Online sales started increasing dramatically during the pandemic, and it hasn’t stopped.  Read more about it here.

With online shopping growing in popularity, it also means more potential savings if you know where to look. Following company’s that you tend to shop from on social media is a great place to start.

Many times, companies will post exclusive deals, sales, or promo codes on their socials. Consider following your favorites on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for potential savings.

2. Put an item in your cart and wait

Some companies will send you a discount code if you leave the item in your cart and don’t check out. A few that have been recorded doing this are:

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Levi’s

The discount rate varies, but tends to be between 10%-15% off. The trick is to get far enough into the checkout process that you have given your email.

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3. Browse incognito

When you browse online, websites are getting information about where you are and what sites you visit. In some cases, this information can lead to a price hike.

This is available by browsing incognito or in private mode.

4. Buy used on Amazon

Amazon Warehouse offers great deals on all sorts of stuff. Most of the products are that price because they have been returned unused or taken out of the original package.

5. Subscribe to newsletters

Newsletters can be used similarly to social media in that you will be alerted of exclusive deals. Most companies offer email preference settings that allow you to decide what types of emails you’ll get.

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