Many people love online shopping, you may too, but if you are like most people, you might not be maximizing your savings. You likely already know that online retailers have sales just like their brick-and-mortar counterparts and that some days of the week tend to yield better savings than others. You probably also know that most stores send out coupons to email subscribers, some of which are pretty good deals—but brace yourself. There are some things about online shopping that most people do not know and they can save you a bundle.
You Don’t Need to Search for Promo Codes
Be aware that there is no reason to look for promo codes. Just add Piggy as a browser extension or download its Android or iOS app (all of these are free, mind you). It will automatically search for discounts and coupons while you shop and display the options available on a sidebar. You can easily see whether it’s possible to get what you are looking at for less and without any extra effort. Piggy offers cash back, and great discounts, some of which are exclusive to its members, and it is completely free for you to use. Discounts can be anything from 10 percent off at Advance Auto Parts to $5 off your first order at QVC and it just keeps on getting more and more exciting.
You Can Haggle with Online Stores
You should also know that it is possible to haggle with retailers online. Have you ever seen a chat box on the side of your screen when visiting your favorite store’s website? It lets you ask questions and speak to customer service, but you can also use it as a portal to request discounts. It doesn’t always work, but it can and does frequently. They can also help you do things like get a few extra days on a coupon that just expired. Also, know that when you save something to your online shopping cart, then walk away, it is called an abandoned cart. Many retailers save special discounts just for these circumstances; they e-mail these coupons to you as an incentive for closing the sale.
You Can Shop Outlet Stores Online
Do know as well that you are not limited in your selection of stores. You can also choose to shop outlets. Once upon a time, you could only shop these discount retailers by visiting in-person, and locations were limited. Today, many outlet stores are shoppable online. From Neiman Marcus to J. Crew, Best Buy to Zappo’s, REI’s Garage to Williams Sonoma—you can get the same prices you loved at outlet stores online, without the drive.
Shopping online can save you time, and shopping smarter saves you a bundle.