Some of my older readers may remember a post from half a year ago, where I brought up some great online shops for people in America and England to take advantage of.
But there are many more ways of saving money than by just finding cheap shops or buying in bulk. Try a few of these on for size.
1: Voucher Sites.
Voucher sites offer discounts and cashback rewards when you use them. Simply log on, print any usable vouchers and make money.
For example, I use Sainsbury’s My Coupons site to get a little cashback on any groceries I actually buy, and I search online for any vouchers whenever I need them. I have even got some babycare vouchers stashed away ready to use at Boots (if they’re still running the program) when I need the items. Come to mention it, I may cash them in as soon as the positive test comes back and start stashing wipes and creams and shampoos already.
How to find them: just search for “free vouchers” or “money off vouchers”, maybe add your country or region for any specialist ones.
2: Warehouse Clearance.
Warehouse clearance sites operate under the same process as bulk buying websites like BuyWholeFoodsOnline. They buy in bulk so as to get a massive saving, then they sell on to the customers for a mild profit. Often they are selling items that are near or past their BBE dates, but nowhere near their Use-By dates.
I love using a few assorted sites, but Wowcher and Approved Food are my favourites at the moment. These sites move around and change, so just search for “best before buy” and see what you get!
I subscribe to so many newsletters, mostly online but some snail mail. Whenever you buy from a website, subscribe to their newsletter. I know, for example, that I will buy from Buy WholeFoods Online, Natural Balance Foods, Donald Russel, Wowcher or Sainsbury’s again soon. So it’s good to see their offers when I’m getting near the date when I need a new purchase.
What’s more, when you subscribe to newsletters you can access special offers not advertised on their site, or even, if you go a few months without buying, receive a discount on your next purchase.
Whenever you buy from an online site, check for their newsletter, you may be pleasantly surprised.
For even more ways to save money, check out my book On A Budget: The good homemaker’s guide to economizing.
TTFN and Happy Hunting!