Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have passed but the battle among retailers for your holiday spending dollars is still going strong — and the good news is that there are still a lot of deals to be had, especially when you’re shopping online.
If you’re looking for ways to shave some costs from your holiday gift giving expenses, below are a few tips for how to find the best deals on the items you’re looking for.
- Look for online coupons
Coupons.com is a great site for finding coupons and discount codes at most online retailers, so you can spend less money on gifts for others or for yourself, as well as for groceries and other household goods. There are also web browser tools like Rakuten and Honey that will automatically find deals for you when you shop online simply by adding their extensions to your web browser.
- Deal of the day sites
There are several daily deal sites such as Groupon which offer a new electronic coupon for restaurants, stores, spas, and other special experiences every day. You can also do a Google search of “deal of the day” to find special offers available directly from online retailers like Amazon, Walmart and others.
- Refer a friend
Many retailers and services you utilize will offer you rewards and/or discounts when you refer a friend. For example, when you refer a friend to RentReporters.com you will earn credits for each person who signs up. The more you refer, the more you save! Do a search for “refer a friend” deals to see what sites have offers you can take advantage of.
- Earn cash back
Ebates is an online shopping portal that gives you cash-back from more than 2,000 online stores. Go to ebates.com to sign up (and receive a $10 sign-up bonus) — then start shopping through the platform to see what offers are available. They change all the time so be sure to visit often — but only for items or gifts you’re already planning to purchase!
During the Season of Giving it’s important to remember that sticking to your budget and maintaining good credit is the best gift you can give to yourself. Happy online shopping!