As the consummate bargain hunter, I absolutely love finding deals online. With the holidays here and everyone doing their gift shopping, I want to share some of my “secrets” on scoring deals to your favorite shops…
Do a search for promo codes – Whenever you purchase something online, the majority of the time you’ll see a box asking for a promo code. That means the merchant does offer discounts. Whether or not the promo codes are active are another story. Do a search for “Store name promo codes” to see if any websites have published current discounts available.
Search for promo codes via Google Blog Search – Some stores will partner with bloggers to offer special discounts/promo codes to their readers.
Check the Paypal shopping directory – I love the convenience of using Paypal for online payment! Paypal has partnered with many retailers and you’ll often find special deals such as free shipping and exclusive promo codes for Paypal users.
Like stores on Facebook – Because Facebook has become such a popular hub for socializing, many companies are using giveaways and special sales to attract more “Likes” to their pages.
Become an affiliate – If you love a particular store, why not become an affiliate and make money in addition to having access to deals and promos? When you sign up to become an affiliate of a company, you will usually get advanced notification of sales from the affiliate manager. You can promote these sales on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter and make the money to go shopping! To find out if a company has an affiliate program, scroll down to the very bottom of their website and look for a link titled “Affiliates”, “Affiliate program”, or similar wording.
What are your favorite ways to score deals and save money when shopping online?