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Here’s a nifty trick when purchasing things online that can save you money. How many times have you seen one of these when you are in the process of finishing your purchase:
It may say enter promo, coupon, or gift code. Either way, all you have to do is go to google and type in “site name promo code.” “Site name” is the name of the website you are shopping on. Try coupon code as well. I have found coupons that have saved me 10-20% instantly all for literally less than a minute of my time.
For a quick example, I just went to igourmet.com and added things to my cart. I googled “igourmet promo code” and found a code of cc22. I typed it in the box and whaddaknow it worked!
I haven’t had much luck with amazon, but there are many sites where this is very easy to do. Another way to earn points/money/rewards is to join sites that give you these things for purchasing through their site. Two that I use are mypoints.com and fatwallet.com.
I have earned a lot of points on mypoints, mostly through ebay purchases. Basically, you go through the mypoints site and it redirects you to ebay. There you make your purchase like you normally do, and you earn points on mypoints that are good towards gift cards and other items.
I have earned cold hard cash from fatwallet. When I bought a hp laptop, I went through fatwallet’s site which took me to hp’s site. I made my purchase and earned $16.20 from fatwallet. On a $450 purchase, that comes out to 3.6%. Add in the 1% I get from my credit card and that brought the purchase down to just under $430. $20 off is not bad considering how easy it was. Try any of the techniques above, you won’t regret it!