Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fantastically Frugal: How Families Can Save Money by Buying Online

Saving money is one of the top priorities for most families. Even if there is income in the household to cover all of the bills and any extras that the family wants to do each month, saving money for an emergency or for a large investment is still a worthy goal. 

Instead of looking for ways to save money in stores, consider shopping online to get more savings on the things that your family uses on a regular basis, such as clothing and food.

Wait for Certain Days

There are a few days during the week when you want to shop online. Monday and Tuesday are often the best days to get deals. People tend to shop in stores over the weekend because they get paid at the end of the week and want to get out of the house to enjoy spending the money that they make or to get errands out of the way. 

If you're looking for cheaper airline tickets, search for them on Sunday. A Saturday is usually the best time to look for books and other indoor activities that are sold online.

Sign up for Deals

When you go to a store, you're usually offered a rewards card. Make that card your best friend. Sign up to receive special offers that only cardholders are entitled to, such as buy-one-get-one-free sales. 

Sites like Joinesty keep track of sales online and will send an alert to either your email address or your mobile device when there is a deal on items that you enjoy using or that you're interested in trying.

Drops in Price

Instead of returning an item that you purchase online, use a new sale as a way to make money. Monitor the price of the items that you purchase for the first few days after it arrives. 

If there is a lower price and only a certain number of days have passed per company policy, then the store will usually refund the difference of what you paid and the new price of the item.

Be Nice

If there's something that you want to try but don't want to spend a lot of money on it in case you don't like it, there is a way you can get it cheaper. 

Talk to the customer service representative online in a chat window. Explain that you want to try the product but that you would like to know if there are any discounts possible. If you're polite and offer suggestions or even ask a few questions, then you can usually get some kind of discount.

An easy way to save money is to shop online. From grocery stores to retail stores, you can do almost all of the family shopping online and save more money than if you were to shop in the store. 

Organize all of the emails and other online information that you have available so that you're ready to pad your wallet.

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