No matter how strict lockdowns get, one thing will always make us smile – family. I’m kidding, it’s online shopping! While online shopping can cheer us up with the click of the mouse, there is one major drawback – It gets expensive quickly. Fortunately, there are a few ways to shop smarter which can save you money or earn you rewards in addition to the nice things you are already buying.
In today’s uncertain Covid-19 times, it is important to know your shopping habits. Here are some tips to help you get the best deals and products during this time.
- Keep an eye on brands
Not all expensive brands are worth the price. Research and compare prices between different brands to find out what works best for you.
- Pay attention to sales
Many stores have large sales in order to clear out inventory before hitting a “panic buy” mode. Take advantage of these discounts and stock up on items you may need in the near future.
- Pay with your rewards card
Rewards cards let you collect points on purchases, which can be later redeemed for various items depending on the program. It may also be worth checking what benefits are attached to your existing credit or debit cards.
- Track your spending
Do you track how much you spend online? Or are you guilty of spontaneous purchases that you completely forget about until the package arrives on your doorstep? Tracking your spending can be an eye-opening process. It does not take long to see where there are leaks in the budget, and it lets you make informed decisions about ways best for getting back on track with less debt or better saving habits overall!