Each and every one of us has shopped online at least once. It’s convenient, fast and often cheaper than going to a regular shop. Also, the massive number of online stores means you’ll find a wider range of goods than at your nearest mall. Besides, many online stores have handy filters that will help you find the item of a particular color, size, style, power, screen size or any other parameter.
Now that we’ve talked about why you should even consider shopping online, let’s move on.
How can I save even more?
There aren’t too many options, and here are two of them:
- Using a coupon or a promo code when you shop (those are virtually the same thing, except coupons have been around for a while now and are mostly accepted at offline shops, restaurants, bars, etc.);
- Shopping online with a cashback service. You don’t know what cashback is? Cashback literally means getting some of your cash back every time you purchase something on the Internet. The idea isn’t new and has been around for quite a while.
So, what’s the catch?
None. Shops and services have different ways of spending their advertisement and marketing budgets. Some buy ads on radio and TV, some pay for billboards or flyers, some target a larger online audience… And some choose to simply pay commission to cashback services that bring in actual customers instead of wondering if their latest ad campaign was a success.
How much money do cashback services return?
That will depend on the shop. On AliExpress, for example, it will usually be 3%, cash back from ASOS or Adidas is also 5%. Booking.com gives 3%. Shopping for clothes online will bring you up to 20% of cashback, while buying a smartphone or a tablet will only amount to up to 5% (because of the never-ending demand). Buying anti-virus software, hosting or a domain for your website (i.e. services) can give you 40% back!!!
We can talk about it forever, but isn’t it better to stop hesitating and get registered on a cashback service of your choice and start saving money? After all, a penny saved is a penny earned!