Monday, January 9, 2012

Online Shopping Savings

I don't do New Years Resolutions but, I make try and make changes ;-) One of those changes this year was learning to be a smarter shopper.  I think I have started on the right foot and hope to continue to see savings.

I have told you all a few times that I am a huge online shopper, I'm just waiting for my local grocery store to start up a delivery service and I will be all over it. With me being originally from New York I never learned to drive. It was a combination of genetics ( my family were all late drivers) and the convenience of public transportation in NY. This is the reason I do most my shopping online - I didn't want you thinking I was that lazy, or addicted to the computer 

OK, so maybe I am a touch of both those things as well, but you get my point.

I've spent the last week compiling bookmarks of my favorite coupon sites. Sites for printable in- store coupons as well as online coupon codes. Right now I am taking it slow with in-store couponing. I'm still at the point where it makes my head spin, but I have done quite well with online savings.

My son needed a few pairs a pants for school, he is growing at an alarming rate! So first I searched what I was looking for and found an deal to start of with at Kohl's and JC Penney's. Next, I went on a hunt for JC Penney coupons and Kohl's. I try to find a the best percentage off along with a stackable for free shipping. Sometimes, I get lucky and hit a free shipping with no catches, but most of the time it's a "spend such and amount and get free shipping." Then I have to weigh out my options.
If it's a spend $50 get free shipping and my intention was to spend $5, then I will hope my percentage off will make up the a small bit a the difference and suck up the extra few bucks...Most of the time I'm not going to shop online for only $5 in merchandise, so if my order total is $45 I'll search for something else I can use to get me to the free shipping limit. It just makes more sense to spend on something I could use, then for shipping.

I've been doing pretty well but have become so addicted to finding the best deals and codes, I think I'm shopping more often! So I'm not sure how my savings is doing overall  but at least I am putting that best foot forward for the new year (wink, wink).

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Definitely always try for the free shipping. I do that also. It just makes more sense.

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

free shipping is key- or i won't do it! LOL

Vanessa Coker said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love shopping on-line and can always find some good deals. When all else fails - when I can't find coupons or free shipping I go to E-bates to get some cash back.

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