I love to shop, but I don’t like to spend! Because of this, whenever I shop I always try to shop wisely and spend as little as possible. There are three things I always do to get the best prices when shopping online.
1. Do a google search for coupon codes. You can usually find a coupon code if you search. You’ll often find coupon codes for free shipping or a certain percentage off your order. I also check the retailers facebook page where you may find special deals.
2. Shop through Ebates. By shopping through Ebates I get cash back on my purchases. The amount you get back varies depending on the store you’re shopping at. You can also find coupon codes on ebates. I’m so happy to have found out about Ebates. I love getting cash back on my purchases. If you do any shopping online, Ebates is a must!
3. Use a rewards credit card. I get points for each dollar spent and I redeem those points for a check when I earn $100. I have the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card which gives me 1 point per dollar on most purchases, 2 points per dollar for gas and dining, and 3 points per dollar for all purchases made at Amazon.com. I shop on Amazon a lot, and ebates doesn’t offer cash back on Amazon purchases, so it’s great to be able to earn points with my rewards card.
Here’s an example of how I used these tips to get a great deal on an iPad 2
The iPad 2 was $41 off the regular price of $499 on Black Friday from the apple store. I did a lot of searching through google to find the best deal. I shopped through ebates and got 2% (a little over $9) cash back on my purchase at the apple store online. I used my Amazon credit card and got another 1 point per dollar back (about $4). So by using these tips I got the iPad 2 for about $445, a savings of over $50! And, by shopping online I saved on gas as well!