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Online Shopping For Thrifters

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Who doesn’t love online shopping? It’s my favourite way to shop now, especially for those quick must-have items.

The thing is, it’s very easy to keep adding things into that basket, and by the time you’ve added on shipping costs, you’ve often spent way more than you’d planned to, right?

Don’t worry, most of us do the same. Online shopping can be a blessing and a curse in that respect, so I’ve put together a handy guide of the best places to do your online shopping if, like me, you’re a thrifter.

This is an introductory list, stay tuned for further updates and additions.

Deals And Discounts

Fortunately these days the internet has cottoned on to the fact that most of us are strapped for cash, and so there are a wide range of sites that offer discount codes and deals on your favourite products and services.

Aside from the usual suspects, be sure to check out sites like Vouchercodes and HotUKDeals for daily offers and voucher codes that will take pounds off what you’d normally spend.

Bulk Buying Sites

You can often save a lot of money by ordering certain products in bulk. Items such as pet food, toilet rolls, washing powders and other recurring purchases can now be ordered in larger quantities on sites such as EatBig or by purchasing via Amazon’s new subscribe and save model.

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Cashback On Online Shopping

There are online shopping sites dedicated to actually giving you cash back on your spending! Check out Quidco for a fantastic starting point to get some serious money back offers on your spending. 

As well as discounts, they offer a percentage of cash back on your spending at a huge range of online shops as well as on the high street.

Another excellent choice for this has to be TopCashback, who help savvy online shoppers save a fortune on their spend. Many people go on to save hundreds a year just by using their service, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Hit The Freezers

I recently started doing my online food shop at Iceland and honestly, I saved a huge amount compared to my average supermarket spend. I was also pretty surprised by the range of fresh produce that was on offer, and the quality that arrived was brilliant. Plus, free delivery over £35 isn’t bad at all.

Another online supermarkets sites to consider is mySupermarket.co.uk, where you can find a massive range of comparisons and deals to help you save money across your entire grocery spend. 

They show offers from across 15 UK supermarkets and even provide users with a shopping list and delivery booking service.

Facebook Marketplace

For a larger item, such as a sofa or bed, you can actually get some surprisingly good deals on Facebook’s new marketplace section. It’s a bit like Ebay, but much more localised.

Often, you can find offers from larger, more well-known known brands there too, so don’t be afraid to trawl through some of the less desirable looking items to discover a bargain.

My neighbour got herself a brand new sofa and living room chaise for under £100 on Facebook marketplace!


These are only a few ways you can start to get thrifty about your online shopping. In the next blog post, I’m going to be looking at online shopping for your clothing and fashion needs, as I’m sure you don’t have to spend a fortune to look fabulous.

Do you have any other tips for online shopping as a thrifter? Where are your go-to sites for deals and discounts? Let me know in the comments and I’ll put together a list!

Don’t forget you can drop me a tweet and if you’ve found this post at all helpful, please do give it a share and we can help others to save some cash too.

Writer, tweeter and illustrator. Starving artist and thrifting expert. Pen for hire and first-time author at work.

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