Last Updated on Mar 11, 2020 by James W

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More and more people are opting to do the bulk of their shopping online these days, and though this is often provides increased convenience, it often resulting in paying slightly higher prices, especially for items that don’t come with free delivery. So, that means we’re all spending a little more than we should every time we go to the secure checkout. Now, whilst this amount may be relatively small for each individual transaction, over the course of a year the sum can become staggering, resulting in you being more than a few hundred pounds out of pocket.

This is the reasoning behind me writing and releasing a short money-saving article today. You see; most of us moved over to online shopping because it provided us with a way to get items a little cheaper, but as prices are continually rising, the chances of this lasting very long are slim. With that in mind, here are four essential money saving tips you need to utilize whenever you log on to your favorite online retailers websites. I guarantee you’ll save a fortune…

Bookmark Price Comparison Websites

With so many of these sites around nowadays covering everything from insurance to household appliances, I’d hate to own my own online retail business at the moment. Still, they’re great news for consumers, and they often help people to locate the cheapest prices for whatever item they intend to buy. You only have to look online to find a long list of price comparison sites that are certain to come in handy when out shopping in your local town or city center.

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Use Voucher Code Websites

Sites like have become incredibly popular over the last couple of years, and although many of them were renowned for listing expired deals in the past, they’re now the best places online to find offers from major retailers. A simple browse through one of these sites will show you thousands of deals from some of the most recognizable names in the industry, meaning you’re certain to obtain the highest savings whenever you head down to the shops.

Read Product Reviews

I realize this might sound a little obvious to some of you, but you wouldn’t believe the amount of people who still refrain from reading reviews before they purchase an item. This is essential because it could stop you from making a bad choice and wasting lots of your hard earned cash. Also, sometimes we find that non-branded items are actually better quality than some of the products available from mainstream manufacturers, but you aren’t going to find that out unless you read through the opinions of other people who’ve bought it.

Complain About Everything

Again, you might think this is a little drastic, but the online retailer I use regularly gives me around £10 for free every single month, simply because I complain about everything. If you’ve paid for next day delivery and it doesn’t turn up, then you’re entitled to that portion of your money back. If an item was badly packaged, you’re entitled to moan – simples. Just get on the chat to customer services and start giving them a hard time. At the end of the day, they’ll be willing to give you some money back or free stuff just to keep your custom.

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Well guys, that’s all from me today. You should now be in a much better position to ensure you save lots of money every time you make a purchase online over the next few months. See you back here soon for some more interesting tips.


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