It’s always a challenge when you need to buy things for your kids or home. After all, it can end up costing you a small fortune if it's a large item that’s needed. And with everything you need to buy your family, it’s money that you can’t really afford to spend. However, it’s not always the case that you need to spend a fortune. In fact, there are some great hacks which will ensure you don’t break the bank. And these are essential for moms to see if you want to save some money. Therefore, here are some surprising ways to save money on your purchases.
Do online surveys and reviews to earn vouchers
If you have some spare time on your hands, it might be worth going online and doing some online surveys and reviews. While you can earn money from doing these, a lot of people don’t realize that you can actually receive vouchers too which you can use to buy items from major stores like Amazon. Therefore, if you need to do some shopping for your family or your home, you could use these vouchers to ensure you don’t spend a small fortune on the items. Of course, if you are going to fill in these reviews and surveys, make sure you read up about these sites first. After all, while there are some legitimate sites around, there are also some ones who don’t actually pay out. Therefore, read up about the sites before you join so that you don’t get ripped off. And make sure you understand clearly how much you will get from filling out surveys. After all, you don’t want to spend an hour filling out a survey just to receive a dollar voucher!
Use your credit card points
While credit cards are often the cause of people running into debt, there are some benefits to them. For one thing, if used correctly, you can build up your credit history which will help you when it comes to getting a mortgage or getting car finance. And they are great if you need to pay for something over time rather than straight away. Also, you can often build up points which can then be transferred to air miles or even gift cards. Therefore, you can redeem credit card rewards and then use it for your Amazon orders for your family. That way, you can purchase items for your home or the kids without having to spend further money. Therefore, check your credit card and see which rewards you might be entitled to. And then make sure you use the points, so they don’t get wasted. After all, hundreds of people have points on their cards that they don’t even realize they have!
Do a comparison online
A lot of people go and purchase items without comparing the item online first. But if you want to save money, it’s so essential that you compare first before buying. After all, there might be a site selling it much cheaper than you have seen it for. And you could then save some money on your purchase. Therefore, look online to check how much you can buy the item for before you make a purchase. There are a lot of sites which are dedicated to letting you compare the price of an item. And they use the biggest sites to inform you who is selling it the cheapest. And when looking for the best price, remember to check sites from different countries too. Despite the fact you will have to pay a shipping cost, it might end up costing you a lot less than in your local store.
Use sites which reward you with cashback
When you buy an item, you might see that you have earned some cashback. But a lot of people don’t realize what this means, so they tend to click off the page. However, cashback means you have earned back some money which you can then use to make further purchases. In fact, there are some sites which are specifically cashback sites. So you click on a retailer through them, and once you have made a purchase, you will get some money back from the cashback website. It might only be a small percentage, but it will be some money which you can use to buy other items for your family. So look into these sites to ensure you save some money when you are making any purchases. Here is some more information on cashback sites, so you are clued up before you use them.
Sign up for a store card or for their email newsletter
When you are in a store, you are likely to be approached by a shop assistant who will be aiming to sign you up for their card or email newsletter. And while you might brush them off (we get too many emails as it is), it might be worth joining them if you do want to save some money. After all, when you sign up for a store card, you are likely to get a significant percentage off your shopping. And not only this, but they might give you discounts off future purchases. As for signing up for their email newsletter, you often get a good deal off your shopping for signing up. And they will continue to email your best deals. Therefore, it might be worth getting some more emails to ensure you save money on your shopping.
Look for coupons
Also, if you want some money off your shopping, you should look for coupons before you buy any items. After all, you might get a significant percentage off your shopping. And then you can save money which you can put towards other bills and purchases you need to make. Therefore, look online to find coupons that you can use for certain sites. Remember to check the terms and conditions. After all, you don’t want to be left disappointed if you find it ran out weeks ago. You can read my previous blog for some further help on couponing to save money.
And remember buying items second-hand is a great way to save some money on items.