I’m aware that all of us think that we know some pretty good ways of saving some serious money when shopping online, but that doesn’t stop me reminding you about some of my top cash-saving tips!
So whether you’re hunting down some cheap beds, or just want to get some cut-price fashion additions to your wardrobe, here’s a quick checklist of what to do before you click that ‘buy’ button on your online checkout!
I’m a massive fan of using voucher codes for all manner of purchases, whether it’s for a holiday or a piece of bedroom furniture. Even if it’s just providing you with free delivery, it all can add up to save you some serious pennies. So that’s why I was so pleased to stumble across the Google Honey extension that automatically hunts down voucher codes and tells you how much success other people have had with them – so easy!
Wait and see
Often it’s a question of timing as to when you can pick up some serious bargains. This is why end of season offers are a great way to pick up some wonderful fashion items, which is why now is the time to start looking for the ultimate summer dress! And similarly, many retailers have seasonal sales, so if you’re doing some online shopping for beds, be sure to shop around as online stores like Bedstar frequently host some tempting one-off sales promotions.
Show your loyalty
Social media now means that we can take advantage of being first in line to receive any special offers from all manner of retailers. Merely following a company on Twitter can mean that we are often rewarded with some promotional exclusives, and similarly, Instagram is a great place to find product offers that are specially catered towards your individual tastes, whether it’s a dream European holiday or just a cheap bed!
And finally, if there’s one thing about the online marketplace that has benefited us all, it’s the way in which competition has meant that brands are becoming increasingly generous with their prices. With the Chinese retailing giant Alibaba making real incursions into the western markets, it’s clear that the marketplace is becoming increasingly global. So whether you’re buying a bed from the UK, or just a weird toy from Japan, be sure to shop around and find the lowest price possible!