Monday, March 11, 2013

Guest Post: Great Ways to Save Money Online

(Guest Post by Kristin Lynn Steward)

Shopping Online and Saving Money

Let’s face it – we all have way too much to do and not enough hours to do it. We need to do more with less – less time and less money. There are plenty of ways, however, to save both time and money by shopping online and looking for deals.

First, remember to look for coupon codes. There are plenty of sites that share codes as well as how well they worked and the amount of money saved. By simply searching for a store name and “coupon code,” you should be able to find several different codes that will offer a variety of deals and promotions. Many sites also offer free shipping if you use a coupon code or meet a minimum order amount. Try to “gang up” purchases in order to save on shipping fees. There are many ecommerce sites that this is easy to achieve. For example, if you need a special gift for someone, go to Shutterfly to upload photos and create a customized iPhone case or take a look at their selection of photo gifts and have it delivered while ordering address labels for yourself and a customized water bottle to stay hydrated while running errands.

There are also cash back saving sites like Ebates that provide not just coupon codes for many commonly-used ecommerce sites, but you can get cash back from those same sites for shopping. Other sites like Amazon Local and Groupon offer special deals for businesses that are located in your area.

After the kids are put to bed, consider doing your food shopping online. There are often extra coupons available as well while you shop. Once your order is submitted, an employee of the store will do all the shopping, check you out and all you need to do is pick up your order. Talk about a time saver! Some food stores even offer delivery for a small fee. So if you are home with a sick child, you can still get your food shopping done and have it brought right to your door.

Saving money is all about getting creative today. Thanks to the Internet, there are plenty of ways to get creative and find those extra deals.

About Kristen:  I'm a mom of 2 with a great husband. We reside in New England. My family is very active, especially in the Spring with the outdoor sports. I love writing and it's always been a huge part of who I am. I minored in it when I was in college, back in the day. A few of my other hobbies are baking, crafts, and anything related to photography. I love finding amazing pictures.

Thanks, Kristin!

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