Online shopping can be more convenient and cost-effective than shopping in-store but there are some things you must know to make the most of it. In this post, we discuss some tips to help you save money while shopping online.
1. Make a shopping list and stick to it
Although online shopping is convenient, don’t fall into the trap of impulse buying. Make a list of the things you need before opening an online shop page or app so that you focus only on those items on your list, and then try to get the best deal for those items.
2. Leave items in your cart
This way, when the price drops or the item goes on sale, you will be notified via email. And then you can decide if you want to make the purchase.
3. Buy at the right time
A lot of shops have special sales and discounts on certain days of the week. Look out for those days and take advantage of the sales.
4. Compare prices
One of the best things about online shopping is that you can compare prices from as many shops as you would like from the comfort of your own space. And don’t forget to visit the sale section of the online shops you visit, and compare even the sale prices.
5. Maximise cashback and discount offers
Don’t skip on rewards programmes like Momentum Multiply, cashback cards and discount memberships. Maximising these will help you save some money. Even if the discount seems small at first, the more discounts you use, the more you save.
Upgrade to Multiply Premier to get significantly higher discounts and cashbacks on products from a wide range of partners on the Multiply online shop. How does 30% off fitness devices and 25% off Edcon vouchers sound?
6. Subscribe to catalogues and newsletters
Subscribe to special deals newsletters and catalogues like the Multiply online shop newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest deals, sales and discounts. Sign up for the latest Multiply online shop deals here (simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your email address).
7. Save your points and cashbacks
Save your cashbacks and points to use them later for greater savings. As a Multiply member, your saved cashbacks accumulate interest every month.
8. Save on delivery fees
Try to find all the items you are looking for from one shop and consolidate your order so that you can save on delivery fees. Some shops even offer free delivery for orders over a certain amount.
9. Use social media to your advantage
Follow the shops you like and frequently visit on social media so that you can find out about any social media promotions and adverts.
10. Don’t shop when you are bored
The silliest purchases happen when you are just scrolling out of boredom. Remember that shopping online still requires money, no matter how easy it is.
You might also want to read this post on three things to give up to boost your savings.