I love shopping… especially for designer shoes. I rarely, if ever, buy anything full price. I’m not rich, I just know how to shop. Now that I’m a full-time blogger and working for myself, I’ve reeeaaally cut back on splurging and learned how to shop to get the most bang for my buck. I actually make money from shopping at places I would have shopped anyway (which is a plus). I made over $500 in the last 2 months just from buying everyday things I need on a regular basis and shopping wisely. Now that the holidays are here, it’s time to start shopping for those Holiday Gifts for your loved ones and for yourself. By following these tips and tricks you’ll not only get what you need, but get it with a discount and make money at the same damn time!
Websites & Apps to Help You Find Discounts & Make Money
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Bank Hacks — Most banks allow you to save as you buy. I bank with Wells Fargo and took advantage of the Way2Save feature. Anytime I purchase something using my card, $1 automatically goes into my Way2Save bank account from my checking account. This ends up being my rainy day fund. I also have $200 auto-debited from my Checking Account into my Way2Save Account twice a month. It’s the perfect rainy day or emergency fund separate from my savings account. Make sure to check out your bank and ask if they offer a similar service.
Coupon Codes — Don’t forget to do a quick google search for coupons codes. RetailMeNot.com is a great resource for finding up to date coupon codes. Another tip is to check out a brands Twitter or Instagram account to see if they’re running any promotions or to find a special coupon code. This simple act can yield 10-30% savings sometimes as well as free shipping! Sign up for those EMAIL DISCOUNTS! This one is HUGE! Just by signing up for a newsletter can get you up to a 20% off coupon code! Another tip is to shop on a websites app instead of in store or online. Many websites offer great discounts to download their free apps and make your purchases through them. Zara actually dropped their Black Friday Sale a whole our early on their app before their actual website. Some of my favorites like Shopbop offer up to 15% Off your first purchase when purchasing from the app! Lots of clothes stores offer discounts for bringing in clothes or recycling your old product packaging. & Other Stories, which is currently my favorite place to shop, offers a 10% discount when you recycle old clothing and return empty product bottles. I actually got 10% off this skirt I’m wearing when I signed up for their newsletter. Yes, right there at the cash register and they honored it too.
Sephora offers a free 30 minute pore clearing facial with any $75 purchase! Sure it’s not money but who doesn’t want a free facial!