3 More Ways To Save Money Online.

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!

3: Newsletters.

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.

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TTFN and Happy Hunting!

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7 thoughts on “3 More Ways To Save Money Online.

  1. Wipes: make your own or use Cheeky Wipes.
    Shampoo/bath stuff : not reccomended for newborns and I’ve yet to use any on my toddler. Look up ‘no poo’ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Creams: I love Weleda Calendula nappy cream but all babies are different. Use the free samples you will get in your bounty pack until you find the best one for your baby. PS use a fake address and phone number to claim your packs otherwise you will be inundated with spam and calls.

    I literally bought nothing from Boots for my LO – they really need very little, maybe you could put the vouchers towards a car seat or sling?

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    • Wow, thanks so much! ^_^ I had heard about making your own liquid soaps from bar soaps, as well.
      I don’t think I used shampoo until I was a few years old and started getting mud in my hair in the garden. I definitely plan on restricting chemical use for as long as possible. Sort of the same way some parents won’t feed a child peanuts or chocolate until a certain age.

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      • Funnily enough now it is thought that giving peanuts early, specially if there is a family history of allergy, is best (from 6 months when you start solids). Weirdly, the thing you shouldn’t give under ones is honey ๐Ÿ˜ as there is a botulism risk… Weird, riight?

        I’ve always gone with the kid eats whatever we eat – sometimes that’s a homemade cake or chocolate if we are out but mostly it is natural foods, and nothing we eat at home is processed at all ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it’s healthy to learn moderation and have it modelled by parents.

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      • Absolutely! I also found out that some research has show that children before around the age of five have literally NO stop-point for sugar. They will happily drink a “drink” that is basically syrup. This is because their bodies are growing so quickly that there is no such thing as too much sugar, as far as their hindbrain is concerned.
        However, indulging this can also create a higher need/tolerance for sugar later in their lives and possibly contribute to the development of diabetes and pancreatic problems as adults.

        I would never have guessed at that, but I want to try and bear it in mind when I’m feeding them their first few years of solids.

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