5 Ways to Save Money on Online Shopping!

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Those who know me well or follow me on my social media accounts, know about my love for shopping for clothes, make-up, household items and baby products. Sometimes I spend more than I should, but mostly I am very prudent about spending money. I prefer to shop for luxury products at duty free airport outlets and keep an eye out for sales. However, if you do not travel much or cannot step out of the house too often, I am here to tell you five fail-safe and easy ways to save money while shopping online.


The best hack to shop for deals online, is to look for fantastic offers on discount catalogue websites. Online cataloguing platforms where you can get items/ products/ services or experiences in various categories, at absolute throwaway prices, are fabulous for scoring deals. The concept is simple- money-saving deals are live for a limited time, and you have to act quick, so you can save a lot of money. Try your hand at expensive cooking classes that are sold for a fraction of their original cost, and get 50-70% off highly-priced clothing and makeup brands. Bookmark your favorite websites and trust me, you won’t be disappointed!


Identify your favourite online shopping websites. Each website offers its own weekly newsletters. Before you start groaning that you hate endless newsletters and spam mail in your email inbox, let me assure you these newsletters are the best friends a shopaholic can have!

As soon as you sign up, you get an immediate discount for doing so. Later, you are the first to be notified about online sales as well as being privy to website/app-only discounts.


I know it sounds really strange to put things in your shopping cart and leave them there, but believe me, this is a wonderful little trick. When shopping websites notice that you have an item in your cart, and that item is not a hot-selling one on their website, they offer even greater discounts to you to buy that particular item. It is all about sales and marketing, right?!


As you grow older, the charm of celebrating your birthday starts wearing off. However, one really cool thing that kicks in are the birthday discounts from websites and brands! When we shop from particular brands or websites a lot, we are asked to become members of loyalty programs run by those. These loyalty programs almost always offer a pleasant discount for your birthday/anniversary, so you can spend extra cash during those special times. Not like we needed another reason to shop, right?!


I was skeptical when it came to cashback, till I earned my first check from the website CashKaro.com. Isn’t it awesome that you get paid to shop?! The biggest advantage of online shopping is the fact that you can sign up for cashback through cashback websites or earn through UPI portals like Google Pay or Amazon Pay while making payments. The cash you earn can then be used to shop. Amazon Pay even offers shopping vouchers instead of cashback. It is a win-win situation!

I hope these hacks help you save money while shopping online. If you have a hack I haven’t mentioned here, leave it in the comments below for the benefit of other readers.


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  1. Saving money while shopping is the most important thing, especially for women;)
    Thanks for the list 👍


  2. Bang on 👏🤟points for a shopaholic persons like me. I find newsletters quite annoying sometimes, but going to take it bit seriously henceforth at least of my wishlist products.Thanks for sharing great tips and tricks.

  3. Hi, the hacks are nice and simple. My favourite is hack number 3. While shopping online, I, generally, save lot of items for purchasing later and many a times, I have got good discounts on these products. Also, i think, we can also avail of the app specific deals whereby many sites offer additional discount for shopping on their app.

  4. I normally scour Amazon for books. Other than that I don’t go much for online shopping. But your tips really make me feel I should go for buying stuff online in a major way. There seem to be a lot of advantages.

  5. Those are some lovely tips Noor. I always leave things in the cart. Websites do offer discounts and also sometimes you don’t buy things which you had added impulsively. I will definitely try the last point now. Your post is very helpful for shopaholics like me 🙂

  6. Now online shopping has become the in thing, as people dont have time to go out to a shop and buy. Your post is really comprehensive as it covered all the points

  7. Nice and useful tips. I do lot of online shopping and always look for discounts and offers , Haven’t tried this idea leaving the product in cart , will try now 🙂

  8. Seriously they all are great ideas. Look for the awesome deals and get a discount by birthday details😊

  9. These are some great tips Noor, I always have few things in my cart. it not only helps me stop being an impulsive buyer but a lot of times I get extra discount codes /deals .

  10. I am so surprised that I follow all the 5 tips you have shared and I am not a very avid online shopper. What I do is I wait for the EOSS sales and that way u get most products at a heavy discount. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

  11. This is a very useful post Noor. Thanks for sharing these tips. I had no idea about the bargain from leaving the items in the shopping cart. I’m surely going to give that a try now!

  12. Loved all the tips Noor and I agree we have to be little consious and alert when deals get live, I like the idea of putting items in shopping carts..never thought this way, will surly try next time when shop online. great post, #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

  13. I love reading your posts Noor. I did not realize until now that I was a shopaholic. I love doing 2 and 5 :-). Has got me multiple offers and cashbacks

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