Keeping costs to a minimum when you have a family to feed is difficult, but there are always ways that you can make life much easier for you and your family without breaking the bank. You could opt for days out at the park instead of the theme park, cooking at home instead of going for meals, and making your home into a cinema rather than going to the movies.. but what about everything else?
With the rise of the digital age, every man and his dog is online. The great thing about this is thy companies make the effort to make their websites the most appealing, and alongside this they will often offer you cheaper prices. But how do you find the best deals online?
The first port of call when you are looking for something online is to research the exact product you want. Most of the time if you find the product you like, you will be able to use the SKU code of that product or the item code to search it online. Make sure that if you are looking for a product that it is exactly the same one.
Search and compare
Once you have found the product you want, you can start looking online for it. The first thing you will likely do is search the product in google and you will see a list of sites come up. Before you click onto a site though, go onto the shopping tab in the search results and look there. You will be able to sort the items by price and see the lowest price for the product you are looking for.
Alternatively you can use comparison sites to find what you are looking for. You may be able to find a site you’ve never seen before selling the item much cheaper. However, before you make the decision to buy from a site you don’t recognise, you need to make sure to research the website itself and look at review.
There are other options apart from comparison sites, and these are offer sites. This means that you can type in something like ‘cheese’ and you will receive a list of all coupons which relate to this term. This type of site is more generally used when you want a service or not a specific product. For example you may go on thinking about getting a taxi from Uber, but instead see a lyft code which is much better.
Clear your Cookies
You may have seen cookies pop up on your browser plenty of times, and usually it will mean that the website uses certain features which require encrypted files to run on your PC. This isn’t usually an issue and it doesn’t affect the way you shop online, however some people have accused companies of using cookies to inflate prices of items on their websites. This means that if you enable you pr cookies you could be overpaying for an item without even knowing it. To stop this from happening you can go into your browser settings and disable cookies.