Easy Ways Mums Can Find The Best Online Deals
Between changing diapers, helping with homework, doing the laundry, and preparing food for the family, mums hardly ever have time for themselves. Good thing digital retail shopping is here, helping busy mums the world over purchase what they need right from the comfort of home (or wherever their daily routine takes them).
For mums with little to no time to spare sorting through racks of clothing or waiting in line at the cashier, here are some of the easiest ways to find the best deals online.
Visiting deal websites
One of the best resources out there for great online deals are websites offering products and services at up to 70 to 80 percent off the retail price. Many of these ship items for free if orders reach a certain amount, while others toss in free shipping no matter how much you spend. Some sites also accept cash on delivery, which is great for mums who don’t want to key in their credit card details online.
Deal sites provide a great array of goodies for mums and kids of all ages. Browse around the websites offering deals in your area, and you may also find packages geared towards beauty treatments, activities for kids, and meals for the whole family. You can also bookmark the retailers’ official websites because companies usually post discount codes and vouchers for products there so customers can order from them directly.
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Checking coupon sites
Before paying for items at checkout, do a quick check at one of the many coupon sites, like Total Discounts, to see if there are any existing discount codes for the stuff in your cart. You can search the database for other coupon codes for the other items you usually buy, or for stuff that you’ve held back on buying because your budget didn’t accommodate it. Use multiple codes to double or triple the discount and you’ll find yourself slashing up to 90 percent off your total purchase.
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Harnessing the power of social media
You may frown at how social media has fueled oversharing (did she really have to post her coffee cup?), but if you’re looking for the best online deals, you may want to use it for scoring great discounts. Many online sales happen unannounced—these are called flash sales—and you may miss them completely if you’re not on social media.
No, you don’t have to spend hours on Facebook to find the best deals; Twitter will do. Product-savvy bloggers, influencers and dealhounds would tweet faster, and more often than not they’ll post the same thing on Facebook, anyway. You can create a Twitter handle specifically for following these folks, or if you don’t mind your regular feed getting flooded with shopping deals, just use the account you already have.
Reading blogs on parenting
Blogs that focus on the various aspects of parenting—from feeding to weaning and from scheduling check-ups to budgeting—are a great source of information on products, services, tips and tricks, home projects, and yes, deals and giveaways. Blogs covering baby product reviews and home budgeting in particular often include money-saving promos and product giveaways, so read up and participate!