ON­LINE Shop­ping

Make best of it with these 9 hacks.

Woman's Era - - Short Story - By Muskan Ahuja

On­line shop­ping has be­come so easy and con­ve­nient these days that this is the only method of shop­ping that we now pre­fer. Con­se­quently, we of­ten end up buy­ing things we do not re­ally need and won­der where all our money re­ally went! Here are nine tips to your res­cue, so that you can save huge money dur­ing your next on­line shop­ping spree.

Make use of sev­eral email IDS

When­ever you find a web­site of­fer­ing a ‘Re­fer a friend and get 500 off’ of­fer, make sev­eral email IDS and reg­is­ter from those email IDS to hack this of­fer.

Do not let go of the ‘New User pur­chase dis­count’

Web­sites of­fer spe­cial dis­counts to first time cus­tomers. So use al­ter­na­tive IDS each time to make pur­chases.

Com­pare

Do not be an im­pul­sive buyer. Make sure that you check the price on dif­fer­ent web­sites. You may get the same prod­uct at lower rates.

Fol­low on­line web­sites on In­sta­gram/face­book

A lot of web­sites send out pro­mo­tions and de­tails of last­minute schemes through their so­cial me­dia pages. Hence it is a good idea to keep track of those.

Leave things in the cart

If you in­tend to buy some­thing,

leave it in the cart for at least 24 hours. The web­site will get back to you with dis­counted rates.

Check for dis­count coupons in your pack­age

On­line sell­ers of­ten send dis­count coupons when they de­liver your prod­uct. Look out for these coupons and put them to ju­di­cious use.

Never buy with­out a code

Google Chrome ex­ten­sions like Honey and E-bates can come to your res­cue here. Also hunt for some pro­mo­tional codes be­fore buy­ing on­line.

Clear your brows­ing his­tory

Did you know that web­sites can show you higher prices af­ter analysing your de­mand, search his­tory, etc? Make it a point to clear your search his­tory and cook­ies each time.

Search for the hid­den promo page

Se­cretly hid­den at the bot­tom of many web­sites is the ‘Ex­clu­sive Of­fers and Pro­mo­tion page’. This is a trea­sure trove of ad­di­tional sales, deals, and dis­counts that you can make use of.

Fol­low these tips to be­come a smart shop­per and save loads of money!

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