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11 Tips On How You Can Save a Lot of Money When Shopping Online

It's the year 2017. We can't believe that young people who were born in 2001 (!) Will soon all be able to drink beer unmolested and that we won't be trundling through world history in flying cars or beaming ourselves from A to B for this can. In contrast to the 16-year-old beer drinkers, we can still remember times when we couldn't always order everything on the Internet everywhere.
 
To do this, we actually had to leaf through catalogs, bend dog-ears in the pages and copy order numbers. Or just go to the store. Today everything is a bit faster, easier and usually cheaper - especially with these 11 tricks.

 Save a Lot of Money When Shopping Online

11 Tips On How You Can Save a Lot of Money When Shopping Online

1. Save your shopping mania for Wednesday

The joke about online shopping is that we can always order anything at any time. But if you are not in such a hurry and would rather satisfy the savvy in you, then you should save your shopping cravings for Wednesday, because most shops fill the shelves again and great deals fall for you.

2. Pack your shopping cart and just go

If you already know exactly what you want, it's pretty smart if you just put everything in your shopping cart. But instead of completing the order, you simply close your browser instead. Then you just have to wait a bit, because many shops then lower the prices on these goods or - if you have an account - even send you offers for exactly these things.

3. Look around in smaller shops

Is exactly the one sneaker that you absolutely want sold out in all the major online shops? It's good that there are twelve million small shops on the Internet, one of which probably still has this particular sneaker after all. But before you search them all yourself, try Trillr, for example, an independent product search that also lists the smallest shop.

4. Clean up your browser

Big data and such. It's so simple, but if you regularly clear your browser data including cache and cookies, it can save you real money. Because online shops also collect your data and then like to increase prices for products that you have already looked at, for example. The effect may not be so great with small purchases, but it can be really worthwhile for flights.

5. Go on a search for coupon codes

There is a show on US television with the wonderful title “Extreme Couponing”, in which families set up their own rooms for all their discount coupons - instead of a library, for example. You don't have to go that far, but it is actually worth looking for coupons or discount campaigns every now and then.

6. Just ask about discounts

In the meantime, instead of being on hold, you can simply send WhatsApp messages back and forth with the customer service of some online shops or chat directly on the homepage. Those who are bold enough here and simply ask for discounts or vouchers are surprisingly often lucky!

7. Use your laptop rather than your smartphone

In fact, shopping with a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet can be more expensive. The retailers assume that if you shop while on the go, you will access it faster and pay higher prices. Searching for and browsing products is no problem with the smartphone, however, the Trillr app is helpful.

8. Follow the social media channels of your favorite shops

Newsletters are usually rather unsexy, annoying or end up in spam at all, even though there are sometimes good offers. But if you just follow your favorite shops on social media and take a look at their feeds, you can get offers and discounts without annoying newsletters.

9. Learn to search properly

Okay, Google supposedly finds everything, but when it comes to shopping you shouldn't rely on it, because the search engine giant primarily lists the really big Internet shops. If you want to be on the safe side, you should try independent search portals like Trillr, because they'll search even the smallest shop.

10. Just buy another pair of socks

Nothing is more annoying than the moment you realize that your order has not reached the minimum order value. At Amazon, for example, you can skilfully avoid shipping costs by ordering a cheap book. In shops that offer free returns, it is always worth buying something extra - you can send it back. Or just buy fresh socks again.

11. Get your money back with Cashback

Imagine going to the supermarket, doing your weekly shopping, paying and someone standing at the exit who simply refunds part of your purchase price. Cashback programs work in a similar way and are especially worthwhile if you shop online frequently.