6 Guaranteed No Stress Online Shopping Tips

It’s time for another edition of Karen Ankh Online Shopping Tips and Reviews —your weekly budget friendly tips and tricks on how to save tons of money when shopping online.

Online Shopping Tips

For those of you who missed previous posts, we’ve covered everything from the best sites to buy clothing to how to keep yourself safe while you’re shopping online.

Today, I’m going to tell you how to get the most out of your long-term online shopping experience by sharing my personal tricks for saving money.

You’re probably familiar with Amazon.com, but did you know that if you’ve ever had trouble finding a particular brand or type of product at your local store, the brand’s online store is your answer? And, that you can save money by buying directly from them?

Another great way to shop online is through websites like Groupon. I love them because there are always deals on products that I would never have thought to purchase in the first place. That’s why I look forward to every new batch of deals they send me via email every day. The truth is, it can be really tempting and difficult not to buy right away, especially if you need to stay within a certain budget.

I know that sometimes it can be overwhelming to shop online. With so many websites and so many coupon codes and so many deals, it’s pretty hard to know what’s worth your time or money. Right?

Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to make sure you get the most out of your online shopping experience— both in terms of saving money and getting the best deals. The following unbeatable tips we’ve put together will help you do both very easily.

6 Stress Free Online Shopping Tips

1. Set up a wishlist on Amazon (or any major retail website) so you can keep track of everything you want to buy later on down the line. You can also share your wishlist with family and friends to help them pick out gifts for you on special occasions.

2. Use Google Chrome’s ‘Research’ Tool to help you find a good deal on the product you’re looking for. Utilize this option to help you narrow down your search and quickly find what you’re looking for.

3. Getting married? Use this trick to get a discount off of expensive items. Create a wedding registry on the Target website and add everything you want including the super expensive items. After your wedding date you will receive a 15% discount on the remaining items. Use it to get any of the expensive products you wanted but didn’t receive as a gift.

Amazon will also give you a 20% discount valid up to 90 days after your wedding when you create an Amazon wedding registry with them. Maximize your savings by creating your registry on both websites.

4. Learn the days when retailers do heavy discounts. Another great way to save at Target is to shop for what you need on those days. Here’s what you can save money on by shopping on deep discount days at Target:

  • Monday – Accessories, baby items, books, kids clothing, electronics and stationary.
  • Tuesday – Women’s clothing, food and pet supplies.
  • Wednesday – Diapers, furniture, health and beauty, lawn and garden items, men’s clothing.
  • Thursday – Decor, housewares, lingerie, luggage, shoes, sporting goods and toys.
  • Friday – Auto, cosmetics, hardware and, jewelry.

Who doesn’t love a new pair of Nike? Although they don’t do regular promo codes you can still get a discount.

Here’s the deal, you get a special discount during your birthday month by signing up to the Nike email list. Save annually on your new pair of Sneakers and, you will also become an inside member getting the latest news first.

  • Did you know that Lululemon leggings are heavily discounted on Thursday mornings? Jump online and head to the “we made too much” section and shop for a few pairs while you save a ton of cash.

5. Before you subscribe to an ongoing service with your credit card, do your research first to find out how to stop the subscription if you need or want to. There’s nothing worse than paying for something you no longer need or use.

6. Read. Before buying anything, pay attention to return and exchange policies. Also, save yourself the additional effort, money and time by reading the product descriptions carefully. Do you want to purchase anything without being able to get a refund? What if you find out after your purchase that there’s no return or no exchange?

Maximize your online shopping experience by reading the terms and conditions carefully.

Finally, always do your online shopping through a cash back website like Rakuten because it’s an awesome bonus to help you save money. Plus, you can safely shop online with the brands you already know, trust and love.

Published by Karen Ankh

Karen Ankh Online Reviews is my pet project which started because I was skeptical about shopping online until the world changed and taught me that there are opportunities online to learn new skills.