We’re all on a budget, no matter how big or small it is, Méadhbh Crowley gives up her favourite tips for online shopping.
- Coupons, Coupons, Coupons !
Coupon codes can be a life saver when trying to make the final decision, “to buy or not to buy?”. These can be found on the website itself or from signing up to their mailing list (don’t worry you can always label it as spam). Alternatively just google the shop name and add “coupon” and you should get a plethora of websites giving you coupon codes.
- Choose your shopping days carefully
You would think that Saturday and Sunday would be the best days to spend your money online, in fact it’s not. To optimise your spending money chose Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays instead, these are the days shops are most likely to give discount items and give special offers.
- Use filters
There is nothing like finding the perfect item of clothing and then finding out it’s too expensive or not in your size. To reduce the risk of heart ache use price and size filters and find something perfect in your size and price range.
UniDays offers student discounts on all your favourite online stores from ASOS to Topman . All you have to do is sign up and enjoy the discounts https://www.myunidays.com/ .
- Stick to sites that offer free shipping both ways and buy extras.
Buy the same piece in multiple sizes to ensure that you get an optimal fit. Yes, you will have to return the stuff you don’t want to keep, but often you can return items bought online directly to the store if that is more convenient than dealing with shipping. Just make sure you read those return policies carefully before making your purchases.
- Parcel Motel
Is it cheaper to deliver to the UK or will they not deliver to Ireland ? Use Parcel Motel to deliver your parcel. Prices start at €3.95 and are located nationwide, check the website for more details http://www.parcelmotel.com/ .