With the current economy, more and more people are looking for ways to stretch the dollar, Coupons, sale deals, you name it!
First, I do a comprehensive search of the product I am looking for; you would be surprised by the price difference across the board.
Keep in mind that a lot of stores do price match
If you recently bought something and found it at a better somewhere else. While all retailers might have different policies, they will honor the price match if you are within the return and exchange period. Check the individual policies for a better idea of what they offer.
Super discount deals
Very often, retailers will have deep discounts on products due to different holidays and special dates…Remember that not all that shines is gold, and while they offer a deep discount on THEIR price tag, it doesn’t mean you can’t find it elsewhere with a lower price tag.
Here is an example Best Buy had a great deal on the HP – ENVY x360 2-in-1 15.6” Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Evo Platform Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory – 512GB SSD – Natural Silver.
They had $300 off the regular price of $1099, which went to $799, a great deal, right? I thought so too and bought one without doing any research first.
Being me, I went and did the research even after I bought the computer and found that HP usually sells this for $869.99; Best buy price was still better, except that HP was also running a promotion of $250 off their price, which took the price down to $619, Not such a great deal now…
I contacted Best Buy, and their price matched my purchase which is great but also showed me not to get sucked in by great deals before researching first!
I also always look for online coupons and different deals on whichever website I am buying from. A couple of months ago, I started looking for other ways to save money and play around with cashback apps.
To be honest, I never really paid much attention to those except for using some of the coupons they have as they apply all their coupons to your cart automatically and look for the biggest discount. But as of maybe 2-3 months ago, I paid a bit more attention to these cashback apps.
My sister-in-law swears by this app called piggy, but I never saw much of a return from it.
After using that without much interest, I added a couple of other cash apps to my browser: Rakuten, Klarma, honey, and Karma, so each time I shop online, they all show me the available coupons and the cashback percent they offer on that site.
I have a favorite.
After using the different apps, my favorite by far is Rakuten. They offer a $30 sign-up and a personal code you can use to invite friends and family, which gives you both $30.
They often switch the cashback percentage of the different stores and include sites like Groupon, Michaels, and many more.
They send you the cashback automatically…You have different options for getting the money, and it is all hassle-free!
Do you have your own ways to help your family save some cash?