As prices seem to keep rising, doing these simple online tasks can save money easier than difficult procedures required in the old days. It used to take miles of driving and lots of walking to find good deals. Be sure you are taking advantage of the extra money that technology will place in your hand with these simple ideas.
Finding The Deals
When I was in retail, people would ask me if an item was on sale next week, or if I knew of extra savings. Although it is still good to know store personnel to give some trade secrets, going online can make savings easy. You no longer have to find a phone book, newspaper, bulletin board, or even a sign in the store window to find the best savings. There are even websites like savings.com where you can type in a store name and find their deals.
Go online and find most any store in America. The ads, location, in-store coupons, and special promotions can be found. Some stores even have a sneak peak at next week’s ad. For large priced items like appliances it is easy to compare prices. Some websites even give you the ability to compare prices on small ticket items. Print coupons at other sites instead of endless clipping from newspapers like in the past. Websites like savingsnut.com offer other savings ideas.
Join The Club
Enter your email address at places where you can get real good deals and say no at other places. Restaurants are one of the best ideas for email offers. Free birthday dinners, special coupons, or theme specials can be obtained. Some stores have loyalty cards for additional savings. The website sweetiesfreebies.com gives a list of many stores.
At some retail stores you can have coupons loaded into a shopper’s card. This is the ultimate in eliminating coupons. You may save by receiving a shopper’s card in addition to email offers. Avoid or drop the stores that give you nothing but junk emails. Enjoy savings and not hassle.
One of the best and the worst ways to save online is doing surveys. I go to one restaurant where I can do an online survey each time and receive something free next time. One grocery store gives me free fuel points to save per gallon on gas just by answering some simple questions.
Some stores offer to put you in a sweepstakes drawing or offer a one time discount for surveys. This is not real value unless you like lottery type promotions. Surveys give stores free evaluations for their business. The ones that give you something useful are great deals.
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