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On average, people save up to £20 a month when using coupons, sometimes even more. It may not sound like much at first, but saving a few quid here and there can add up to over three digits in a year!
While clipping coupons was a bit of a pain in the past, it's a lot easier nowadays. All you have to do is go online, employ some Google magic, and you're able to find tons of ways to save.
If you want to find the best deals online, then keep reading. We'll give you seven smart tips on how to do so!
Searching for coupon codes is the futuristic version of clipping coupons. But instead of poring through multiple magazines, you have the entirety of the internet at your disposal.
For instance, let's say you want to purchase an electronic at Currys. You'd type in "Currys coupon code" into the search bar of your browser, and you should get some hits back.
You can try each coupon on these lists until something sticks, but be forewarned that many are expired or invalid, so you may not be too successful with this money-saving method. But still, it's worth a try.
If you don't need your desired items immediately, it may be well worth it to wait a little bit to snag great deals on them. For example, some retailers may have sales on Wednesdays, so wait until the middle of the week to do your shopping.
Or, if you're patient enough, you can get even more significant savings. Special days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day all have the potential to offer you massive discounts on that laundry machine you've been eyeing, or that new computer you need.
You may be browsing the internet, and a great deal pops up: wow, 60% off the retail price for that slow cooker? That's undoubtedly motivating enough for most people to follow through with a purchase!
While it may seem like a great deal at first glance, be aware that retailers rarely charge the crossed-out price. The "sales" price you see might be what other retailers are charging normally.
So building on the last tip, don't be hasty. If you see a deal that's too good to be true, it just might be. Perform a quick Google search to see what others are charging for the item to get a good idea of whether or not it's discounted.
Social media isn't just for keeping in touch with your friends anymore. Brands now utilise these powerful platforms to reach their customers in organic ways.
Often, they'll put on deals that are exclusively found on their social media accounts. Make sure you follow as many as you can across platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. That way, you won't miss out if they ever have a flash sale on something you want.
The best thing about this method of finding deals is you don't have to do anything. If you're always on your social media accounts, these savings will pop up and you can make a purchase when the time's right.
Once you've taken a look around on a website, put the items you want into your online trolley, but don't purchase them just yet. Instead, leave it and click out of your browser.
The retailer's software will register this as an abandoned trolley, and they'll email you with some coupon codes and discounts to try and convince you to follow through with your order.
By "abandoning" your trolley, you can get discounts of around 20%. Again, it pays to be patient!
If you don't have time to spare or can't navigate the internet very well, you may be dismayed when it comes to couponing. But the good news is, there are coupon aggregators like KDeals that do the work for you.
All you have to do is create an account and fill out your preferences. Then, the company's powerful software uses algorithms to scour the internet for the best deals available. It'll even compare multiple coupons to determine which one will save you the most.
Technology's made such leaps and bounds that coupon aggregators help you not only online, but also on physical high streets. When you're about, the program uses your mobile phone's geolocation software to determine if you're near a shop with a discounted item you desire. It'll then ping you to let you know.
Your bank card may offer cashback on qualifying purchases. For instance, Lloyds has an Everday Offers cash back scheme, which allows you to earn up to 15% cashback if you shop at qualifying retailers (both in-store or online).
Combine this with sales and discount codes, and you may be able to slash prices by a generous amount. While you probably can't combine sales prices with discount codes, you certainly can still get cash back on those purchases if you use a qualifying card.
With these seven tips, you'll be able to find the best deals online for whatever your family needs.
Why pay full price when you can score a great deal? So next time, before you click "check out" on your trolley, make sure you've gotten the best prices on your purchase by employing our tips.
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