1. Save Money
Everyone wants to save money nowadays, it makes perfect sense. It doesn’t matter how much you earn, if you can pay less why not do it? Saving money is the most obvious reason to shop online. Online shopping has grown tremendously over the last few years and with time it will become the most popular way to shop. With this expansion has come an expansion of online savings. Thousands of online retailers have teamed up with numerous web sites that pass these saving on to consumers in the form of online coupons. These online coupons can be redeemed via the online retailers’ website by simply clicking on a link from one of these coupon sites. Consumers shopping online should take advantages of these coupons and the saving they have to offer.
2. Smart Shopping
Besides saving money, using coupons to shop online is a smart choice. Online coupons have become easily obtainable and even easier to use. If you are not already taking advantage of these coupons it’s time to become a smart shopper. You’ll be surprised how many of your favorite retailers offer online coupons. If you don’t take advantage of these online deals you’re simply not being a smart shopper.
3. Time is Money
This one is a gem, who has time to waste at the mall or clip paper coupons. Most of us spend some time at work surfing the web. Yes, I said it and you know it’s true. If this wasn’t the case why do online retailers have Cyber Monday? They know most of us are at work and chances are we’re in front of a computer. I’m not saying that you should ignore your work but if you have time to update your Facebook status and read what your friends are doing. Then you have time to do some online shopping through endless stores and endless products. OK, so maybe you don’t surf the web on company time but the fact is that you do surf the web. So why not take some of that time and direct it towards some online shopping? Shopping online will save you countless hours. Hours that can be better spent with friends and family.
4. Save on Gas
Wow, have you seen the prices at the pump lately? I’m personally tired of all the excuses of why we are paying more for gas. Oil spill, gas goes up. Change of season, gas goes up. News out of the Middle East, gas goes up. Do yourself a favor, if you bypass the mall you save on gas. That’s money you can use to watch a movie or go out to dinner.
5. Save Your Car
Driving to the mall puts wear and tear on your vehicle and unnecessary miles. Plus those dings and dents you get when someone with a clunker parks next to your pride and joy. Save yourself the headache and expense, stay home and use those coupons from the comfort of your home while shopping in your PJs…now we’re talking!
6. Beat the Crowds
This is especially true during the holidays and if you are like me who waits until the last possible moment the crowds are brutal making every shopping task unbearable. It all begins when you arrive at the mall; you fight for a parking space. Then with your luck you get stuck at the register behind the shopper that picked up that item that has no SKU and you wait until a salesperson retrieves the same item from the floor. To make matters worse the cashier turns out to be a temp or new hire that has entered something incorrectly and to top it off you waste more time waiting for a Manager overwrite. Save yourself the hassle and just shop online.
7. Find Rare or Discontinued Items
Instead of shopping aimlessly calling every store within a 100 mile radius looking for that item you know is no longer available. Why not expand that search radius by shopping for those rare and discontinued items online. There is no need to drive to the next county or state to get that item. Online retailers use online coupons to move these discontinued items and they even dedicate entire portions of their sites to discontinue and clearance merchandise. Not only will you save money but you can find that rare purchase in a matter of minutes.
8. Find Sold Out Items
Ever shop for that sold out item during the holidays? Ever camp out at the local store because you got a tip that a new delivery is coming and there is a chance that maybe three items might be delivered that morning? You might say, merchandise also sell out online and yes you’re correct but at least you save yourself the torture of sleeping outside for the “chance” to get that sold out item.
The bottom line is that shopping online with the combination of online coupons can equal huge savings.
Online coupons are broken down into three categories.
Coupons- These are simply links that offer a saving. The only thing required is to click on the link provided by the coupon site. Once the link is clicked on you get redirected to the online retailer where the saving will be automatically deducted from your shopping cart.
Coupon Codes (Promo Codes) – These are codes that you must write down or in the case of some sites you click on the code and it copies code so you can paste on the retailers site. Either way, these codes are used during the checkout process. Look for a small box that says something like “Coupon Code” or “Promo Code”. Enter or paste the code into this box and hit submit, this will apply the savings.
Free Shipping Coupons- The name says it all, these coupons are for free shipping. They can be in the form of a link or a coupon code.
Don’t forget to use these money saving tips next time you are about to purchase anything online.