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
Aside from the usual suspects, be sure to check out sites like
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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