For those who still have to get gifts for their loved ones, it can not only be stressful picking things, but sometimes the desire to save money can take a backseat to convenience and speed. The internet can be a great tool for not only saving money, but doing it quick and easy with only a few button clicks.
By now we’re all aware of how coupon codes work, you get one and you input it into a box when you go to check out. Many of us may not have the time to spend researching coupon codes, but there’s thankfully websites that curate all available coupons for you such as Coupons.com and RetailMeNot.com. If you want an even easier way to get coupon deals, Honey is a popular browser extension that automatically inputs all available coupons in it’s database with a single click of a button any time you go to check out an item on an online store.
Another great app/site to use is Paribus. This site tracks your purchases and sends you notifications for when an item you bought goes on sale. Since many retailers offer a rebate for items that go on sale within 14 days of purchase, this is a great way to save a little extra cash and not worry about having to busy something before it goes on discount.
And finally, if you’re more of an in-person shopper, be aware of stores that offer price matching on their products such as Best Buy, Walmart, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Using a scanner app that scans barcodes you can look up the price of an item online and see what other retailers are selling it for and then get it price matched so you can purchase said item right then and there knowing you have the lowest price.