7 tips to become a smarter shopper (and save $$$!)

Author: Jenny Wu
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  • Shar - wickedful.iceglow.net

    Those are awesome tips!! I am sooo happy about ebates.ca. I just found out about it a month ago and it has helped me sooo much with buying Christmas gifts. i am going to be checking out retailmenot website right now. I’m always looking for deals and I love shopping online so these tips are great! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Jenny

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed these tips! It’s amazing what kind of money you can save when you do a bit of homework first!

  • Agent Q

    I never heard of comparison shopping sites. Guess it all makes sense, since it kind of reminds me of airfare shopping. Also, I couldn’t agree more with you on BBB. A great reminder to all who have been wronged. Thanks for these wonderful tips!

  • Agent Q

    I never heard of comparison shopping sites. Guess it all makes sense, since it kind of reminds me of airfare shopping. Also, I couldn’t agree more with you on BBB. A great reminder to all who have been wronged. Thanks for these wonderful tips!

    • Jenny

      Glad you found them helpful!

  • sleepandwater

    Very useful tips! I didn’t know of the existence of several of the websites you mentioned. Always have to do a quick Google of any applicable coupon codes before I checkout if shopping online haha ;)

    • Jenny @ www.geekyposh.com

      I used to Google for applicable coupons as well, but I noticed that RetailMeNot would always be the first site in the results, so I just started using that site exclusively :P

  • sleepandwater

    Very useful tips! I didn’t know of the existence of several of the websites you mentioned. Always have to do a quick Google of any applicable coupon codes before I checkout if shopping online haha ;)

    • Jenny

      I used to Google for applicable coupons as well, but I noticed that RetailMeNot would always be the first site in the results, so I just started using that site exclusively :P

  • Melissa

    Thank you for those useful tips Jenny! I myself am subscribed to my favorite stores so whenever they have sale or good deals, I get a mail from them!

    http://www.rockinheels.com

    • Jenny @ www.geekyposh.com

      I do that for some stores, but sometimes the number of emails I get become too overwhelming, and then I’m tempted to buy everything, haha

  • Melissa

    Thank you for those useful tips Jenny! I myself am subscribed to my favorite stores so whenever they have sale or good deals, I get a mail from them!

    http://www.rockinheels.com

    • Jenny

      I do that for some stores, but sometimes the number of emails I get become too overwhelming, and then I’m tempted to buy everything, haha

  • Cat

    Good tips! I like checking RetailMeNot too. This reminds me that I really should use Ebates more. I signed up for a long time ago, and then pretty much forgot about it =/

    I didn’t know about Slice of Hukkster though. I’ll have to check them out. They look really useful!

    I also follow through Twitter and sign up for email lists. I find it useful to make a Twitter list just for accounts like that. The emails are kind of spammy, but it’s where I get most of my coupons. Some stores also have apps that I’ve found useful for finding coupons.

    That’s good that the BBB helped you out! I’ve heard of other people reporting to them with no luck :(

    • Jenny @ www.geekyposh.com

      The twitter idea is great, I can’t believe I didn’t do that sooner!
      BBB can be a hit or miss, and I find it usually works better with well-known companies/brands.

  • Cat

    Good tips! I like checking RetailMeNot too. This reminds me that I really should use Ebates more. I signed up for a long time ago, and then pretty much forgot about it =/

    I didn’t know about Slice of Hukkster though. I’ll have to check them out. They look really useful!

    I also follow through Twitter and sign up for email lists. I find it useful to make a Twitter list just for accounts like that. The emails are kind of spammy, but it’s where I get most of my coupons. Some stores also have apps that I’ve found useful for finding coupons.

    That’s good that the BBB helped you out! I’ve heard of other people reporting to them with no luck :(

    • Jenny

      The twitter idea is great, I can’t believe I didn’t do that sooner!
      BBB can be a hit or miss, and I find it usually works better with well-known companies/brands.

  • Georgia Kate (tonightless.org)

    This post is a godsend. I’m iffy with spending money and I don’t like spending full price for things either, even if I know I will wear them a lot. I read today in the paper about an app called Snap Style or something — you take a photo of an item / outfit, and it finds the clothes for you. Another one (Metail, I think) let you create a little mannequin of yourself which you could use to try on clothes you wanted to order online before you ordered them. And now this post! I hadn’t appreciated how much useful, technology-based stuff was online.

    Take care! xx

    • Jenny @ www.geekyposh.com

      Glad you found this post helpful! I’ve never heard of Metail before, but it sounds very promising! As much as I like shopping online, it’s always annoying when I’m unable to try out the clothes first. Thanks for sharing!

  • Georgia Kate (tonightless.org)

    This post is a godsend. I’m iffy with spending money and I don’t like spending full price for things either, even if I know I will wear them a lot. I read today in the paper about an app called Snap Style or something — you take a photo of an item / outfit, and it finds the clothes for you. Another one (Metail, I think) let you create a little mannequin of yourself which you could use to try on clothes you wanted to order online before you ordered them. And now this post! I hadn’t appreciated how much useful, technology-based stuff was online.

    Take care! xx

    • Jenny

      Glad you found this post helpful! I’ve never heard of Metail before, but it sounds very promising! As much as I like shopping online, it’s always annoying when I’m unable to try out the clothes first. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenny @ www.geekyposh.com

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed these tips! It’s amazing what kind of money you can save when you do a bit of homework first!

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