Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Just Walk Away...
I was watching the news the other morning and they touched on one of my favorite topics (online shopping). They provided a tip that I LOVE for several reasons (and one that I have used myself!).
Their tip was to sign in to your account (or make one if you don't have one) on a website, put an item in your "shopping cart" online and then just walk away. Simple as that. Well, kind of. I only recommend doing this on your home computer as you probably don't want someone else shopping under your name on a public computer!
Anyway, certain websites will then send you a coupon to your registered email address to entice you to purchase the items you left in your cart. Best Buy was one of the stores they listed that will do this quite often.
You really get two benefits: first, you get to really think about your purchase and see if you actually want/need it and then second, you get a coupon so if you DO want it you can get it for cheaper!
Not all stores will do this but usually it is worth a shot (if you aren't in a hurry to get your item, that is).