You may know this about me already, but I really dislike stuff.
I’m not a huge shopper (although I do love Amazon Prime), I don’t get excited about ‘great deals’, I hate dusting around things on shelves and vacuuming around stuff on my floors, and an overflowing closet just stresses me out.
That being said, I have an abundance of winter jackets and shoes and I just refuse to get rid of them. We all have our weaknesses.
Now that we’re down to living on one-income, I’ve attempted to slow down my spending even more, and I’ve found one fool-proof way to save money while shopping online.
Oh wait, two ways.
1.) Sign up for Ebates. It’s simple, you go to Ebates and then go to an online store from their search feature and then you get cash back after every purchase you make. Yes, I love telling you about this because I get a referral bonus and you get a gift card to a store as soon as you sign up FOR FREE, but I also mention it because I’ve saved hundreds of dollars in just a few years – and I don’t even shop very much! Basically, it’s too good not to share, and I know that a lot of my friends don’t even use it. I just don’t get it.
2.) Leave your online ‘shopping cart’ sit for a few minutes. I find that if I go to a site and put things in my cart, then view my cart, then go to another (non-shopping) website for a while, chances are I won’t even remember what I put into my cart when I return, and I can usually determine that I don’t need the items I thought I couldn’t live without a few minutes earlier. Of course if I return to the cart 10 minutes and can’t wait to hit that ‘Check-Out’ button, I know it was meant to be, and I can complete my transaction guilt-free!
Ta-da, that’s all there is to it!