Are there any other pit­falls to avoid?

Money Magazine Australia - - MY MONEY | SHOPPING -

“This sounds sim­ple but you need to make sure you re­mem­ber to log into the cash­back ser­vice be­fore you make a pur­chase,” says Has­san. This is es­pe­cially crit­i­cal with big­ger items, such as a fridge, as you can­not retroac­tively go back and re­pur­chase things for the cash­back later if you for­get.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the old adage about shop­ping around still ap­plies, adds Has­san. “Just be­cause there might be a de­cent of­fer on one web­site, it doesn’t mean it’s the cheap­est price.”

As with any online deal, shop­pers must al­ways be wary of any en­ter­prise that en­cour­ages spend­ing more than you’ve bud­geted for, warns Ma­her. “If you’re over­spend­ing for the sake of a mar­ginal sav­ing, then are you re­ally sav­ing at all?”

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