5 Ways to make the most out of shopping online

As a busy working mum, I do all I can to save time and money. One of the biggest time and money savers I have found is being able to shop for things like food, gifts and clothes online. Of course, nothing beats a mooch around the shops to browse or do a bit of window shopping but when you are under time constraints or simply can’t get to the shops in time, for me, internet shopping is by far the best thing since sliced bread!

5 Ways to make the most out of shopping online

Here are 5 ways to make the most of shopping online.

Price Comparison
I always use Price Comparison websites to find the best price on a product I am looking at and I am so guilty of doing this when we are out and about so end up coming home empty handed. But if it means I can save a few pennies it is definitely worth it.

Coupon Codes
Whenever I am about to buy something online I usually, without fail use Google to see if there are any coupon codes that will offer me any discounts or free delivery. The Amazon free delivery voucher is great if you are like me and buy lots through them.

Earn Cashback
As part of my online shopping routine, I always check to see if I can earn cashback. TopCashBack has some great retailers on board where you can earn a minimum of 5% of what you spend, back. Marks & Spencer, Matalan, Halfords and Currys are just some of the places I have earnt from and I’ve made over £100 in cashback so far since joining.

Leave items in your shopping basket
If you are looking to buy an item online, sometimes leaving your items in your shopping basket for a few days means the company will send you a discount code to entice you into buying. For those that don’t, they can notify you when the item has dropped in price so it’s a good way of keeping an eye on a product you are interested in buying.

Follow Brands on Social Media
Following brands on Facebook or Twitter can be a really good way of finding out about special offers, discounts and promotions they are running. A lot of companies also run competitions that you can enter too.

I hope you found these tips useful – do you have some of your own to share?
I would love to hear them!

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14 Comments

  1. oooh, now I like the tip about leaving items in your shopping basket to receive discount codes. That is one that I haven’t tried. thanks. Pen x #KCACOLS

     
  2. I have just learnt of that leave your items in your basket tip a few weeks ago and it really works #KCACOLS

     
  3. Great tips! My mummy often leaves things in her shopping bag and comes back once she’s had a ‘cooling off’ period 😉 sometimes the items go out-of-stock in that time frame and she kicks herself though! #KCACOLS

     
  4. I love topcashback – I’ve been using it for years and have made over £1500 back! I keep trying to get people to join as its such a no brainier, but people don’t seem to get it which is such a shame! Great tips, thanks for sharing ok #KCACOLS

     
  5. I have also found leaving items in a cart helpful. They will contact you if it goes on sale or to offer you a discount. Great tips shared thank you! #KCACOLS

     
  6. Great tips! I’m always googling for discount codes x #KCACOLS

     
  7. i don’t buy much online but like the idea to leave an item in the bag for a discount. Great tips thanks #KCACOLS

     
  8. Oooh I didn’t know you could get free delivery vouchers for Amazon! #KCACOLS

     
  9. That’s a great tip to lea e things in your basket! I’ll have to try that one! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

     
  10. I love that idea about leaving items in your basket for a bit – it would also serve as a good ‘cooling off’ period to check whether or not you really want it! I’m terrible in actual shops for buying something just in case it’s not there later.

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

     
  11. The Hippy Christian Mum

    I hardly ever shop ‘offline’ anymore. I’ve never been a fan of traipsing round the shops though really. I couldn’t get through to your free amazon delivery link for some reason just to let you know. I use Amazon a lot it’s my go-to for anything I need to buy, home stuff, kids party birthday presents, everything! I’m shocked you’ve earned that much in cash back I might try that. #KCACOLS

     
  12. Wonderful tips you’ve got here. I usually shop offline but I could be tempted to change. #KCACOLS

     
  13. I have online baskets full of stuff everywhere. Although Olivia has banned me from Superdrug, apparently I have a problem 😉 #kcacols

     
  14. I’ve only recently really got into online shopping, mainly because it’s kind of difficult leisurely looking through shops with a two year old who wants to run away! These are some great tips and I’ll definitely be using them the next time I’m buying something online x #KCACOLS

     

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