Shoeaholic No More



December 2015



4 Ways to Save Money While Shopping Online

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This post is brought to you by Dealspotr. All opinions are my own.

Online shopping is truly a beautiful thing. Think about it; you can stay in your pajamas (my fave!), you don’t have to deal with the crowds, and without the cost of overhead, items priced online are sometimes cheaper than in store.  But the convenience of online shopping can often times put a dent in your wallet.  Luckily there are always ways to shop smarter and save more online. Here are 4 tips to help you get the best deals possible when shopping online:

Shop Around for Coupons

Email lists can be great for coupons, but with an already full inbox it can sometimes just add to the chaos. Instead, try using a site like DealSpotr. Dealspotr contains an array of coupons from many of your favorite retailers. They allow you to browse for great deals by category or by your favorite retailer with ease. You’ll find amazing offers all in one spot without having to sift through hundreds of emails. And best of all, they are verified by the ambassadors and users of the site.

Just yesterday I was looking for a deal to use at a restaurant so I could treat my dad and brother to dinner for helping me with a big project in my house. DealSpotr totally came through. They not only have coupons for department and clothing stores, they also have coupons for restaurants, home improvement stores, and more!

Compare, Compare, Compare…Prices That Is

It may sound like common sense, but never underestimate the value of shopping around, and comparing prices is made even easier online. Instead of spending a whole day driving to various stores, you merely have to Google the item you looking for to get the price listings from multiple vendors. Apart from Google, there are also sites like, which allow you to search for a specific item and compare multiple prices all in one spot. Furthermore, you can make sure you’re notified when a particular item drops below a certain price, so you receive the best deal possible.

Put an Item in Your Cart, Then Forget About It

You may have heard this one before, but it really does work. Once you’ve found the item you’re looking for, place it in your cart and then let it sit for a couple of days. Often times, retailers will email you a coupon or offer you a discount to move the sales process along and seal the deal. Next time you’re shopping and not in a hurry to buy, be sure to try this out; you never know what retailers might offer to persuade you!

Get the Most Out of Your Coupons

Since you’re not handing them to a cashier, you have the power to utilize your coupons in the best way possible. Certain retailers allow you to stack coupons, however, if you don’t stack them properly you may not be maximizing your savings. If you have a coupon for 20% off and one for $10 off, make sure you use the percentage one first. You’ll receive a bigger discount by getting 20% off the full price and then adding your $10 off, then by doing it the other way around. The takeaway? Try combining coupons various ways before purchasing, and you’ll be sure to receive the best discount possible. Sometimes you can even combine deals from sites like Dealspotr with paper coupons you already have at home.

Shopping online is quick, convenient, and often times less hectic than shopping in person. However, just because you’re online doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shop smart. Next time you decide to buy online, remember some of these tricks, and you’ll be sure to receive the best deal possible!

Do you shop primarily online? What are some of your tips?

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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.

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