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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Save Money While Shopping

Always time your purchase

This means to be patient and time your purchase as much as possible. In other words you should never impulse buy any product or service. This is only going to make you lose a significant amount of money. For instance, if you want to buy an electronic good, make sure you wait for its prices to drop gradually before you actually make your purchase. This is easy when it comes to electronic goods and can be difficult in other niches.

Substitute your choice

This means that you can also think of substituting your choice in case you feel that the item you want to purchase to not very feasible. A product might be very costly but its substitute can be a very good choice if you want to save some money. Thus you can also consider this tip and move on with your purchase.

Expand your universe

There are so many options for hopping up there and this means that you must expand it as much as possible. Never head straight to your favorite website or store as this will result in impulse buying.

Shop on a Budget

It is really important to know what you like, want or need before you set out to . You need to know if you want to buy one really expensive piece or a bunch of inexpensive stuff. If it’s a simple stocking up session it makes more sense to buy a number of items than one expensive one, but if it’s like a random shop then you can buy like one or two expensive items be it clothes or jewellery.

If you know your wardrobe it is easy to shop when you go out. It is important to first buy what you don’t have instead of spending on things that will just duplicate your already existing collection. Do you have stone washed jeans? Do you have too many casuals and no formals at all? Do you have any date-worthy outfits? Do you have shoes that match your wardrobe style? Are you missing certain colors and stocking up on one color?

All these questions make it easier to know what you need to buy and how many do you need of a certain style.

Also sorting out your wardrobe helps. If, I have to organize my wardrobe, I will have a mount full of blue clothes and really less of other colors, so my aim will be to lessen the pile by removing clothes I don’t use anymore and buying some other colors.

You can sell, giveaway or just throw the pieces of jewelry, clothes and shoes that you don’t need any more or are broken or the ones you grew out of.

Every woman has her own sense of a classic piece, for some it can be the age-old trend of stone washed jeans and white tee, or that vintage piece of statement jewellery that you love.

You can always buy those classic items and adorn them with accessories and attachments. It is important to have a small amount of good quality clothes that look great on you than a closet full of ill-fitted bad quality clothes. If you have a dream wardrobe, add things to it one at a time, but for that you will have to save up and not splurge on unnecessary things. Also good quality clothes can be worn in multiple ways and on multiple occasions and they will make you look fabulous.

Look for free shipping and the option to an easy return. Online shopping is the new way to save money. There are constant deals which are available online; there is no set season sale so you can come across one at any point.

Get Cash Back for Shopping Online

To ensure you get the most money back every time you purchase something online, simply sign in to your account at one of the best cash back websites, first and then click through to the store you want to shop at. You will earn money back on every purchase you make, whether you are booking a vacation or searching for new clothes, at your favorite store online.

The money is automatically added to your account. Your earnings are sent cash via check or PayPal.

You can stack or layer your savings by combining the best coupons with the highest money back percentage rates.

You can also share the gift of shopping rewards. When you refer your friends, family and coworkers, you’ll receive special cash bonuses. Plus your friends will get a cash bonus too after their first purchase. It’s a win-win and free money.

The top shopping portal website, Ebates was founded in 1998. Their websites have paid over $325 million in cash to its members.

How Ebates Works
Ebates earns a commission when a shopping session is initiated through their website. They share a percentage of the commission with its members in the form of money back. Members are paid quarterly via check or through PayPal. They will send payment for purchases posted during the previous quarter. But if you’ve earned less than $5.01, they’ll carry over your money to the next check. They pay on time like clock work.

Simply make you purchases through the shopping portals, and earn money back at your favorite stores. How? The stores pay the web sites a fee when you shop there. These sites then share that fee directly with you – it’s just that easy.

Also the deals don’t end with money back. You can use coupons or promo codes and exclusive offers for even more savings while shopping online. By doing this you can stack or layer the savings. You can start saving money, by using coupons and getting dollars back at the same time! If you do these two easy steps while shopping online, you can really stack up the savings.

Best of all, you are never charged a membership fee or required to mail-in rebate forms. They simply send you your free money, with no strings attached.

You join the cash back websites for free. The sign-up to get started is a very simple process and you can start shopping and earning cash back as soon as you sign-up.

Buy Online Safely

1. Stick with trusted brands

Buying from trusted brands is the first thing that you should keep in mind as far as shopping online is concerned. This will give you the peace of mind that you are buying the right stuff at the right price. Moreover, reputable brands use high security measures.

Make sure that you avoid fraudsters as they create fake websites that look professional. Also, keep in mind professional-looking websites have a high rate of success as far as extracting data is concerned. So, it’s a good idea to stick to reputable brands only.

2. Use credit cards instead of debit cards

When buying online, credit cards offer more security than debit cards. Actually, credit cards are not linked to the funds you own. Moreover, credits cards don’t allow you to spend more than the given limit. So, you won’t pay in case your information gets stolen and compromised.

In the same way, it’s a good idea to use secure online payment systems, such as PayPal. Actually, these services act like an intermediary and provide safety when buying online. Therefore, it’s a good idea to use a payment gateway instead of using an unsafe method of payment.

3. Look for https URL

Https was introduced by Netscape, which is a web safety protocol. Actually, it encrypts information in order to keep the data private and secure. In most cases, the URL text has a padlock symbol.

Actually, the letter S in the term Https refers to secure. As a matter of fact, sites that has https in their URLs are safe since they use SSL to encrypt information that is sent over the web.

4. Be aware of Fake offers

Some people grab an unbelievable offer with great enthusiasm without giving it a second thought. You may not want to use the offers that lure you to buy something at a very low price. You should be careful as there are tons of scams out there who make tempting offers to entice buyers.

So, you should be careful when a holiday is approaching as most companies make a lot of genuine offers before these days and scammers take advantage of it. And fraud companies also make fake offers in order to steal money from people’s credit cards.

5. Use a mobile phone network instead of a public Wi-Fi

Most people love public WiFi. However, as far as buying online, you may not want to use a public WiFi since it involves a lot of risk. As a matter of fact, most hotspots are very insecure and they are more prone to attacks from hackers.