The emergence of online retailers have paved the way for an e-commerce economy booming like no other. One-click purchases and subscriptions make it easier than ever before to shop from the comfort of your own home, plus hassle-free returns mean you can buy guilt-free.
Here are three tips to help you save money while online shopping:
PRO TIP! Get paid to shop using Ebates.ca
Yes, it’s possible! Use Ebates.ca to start your online shopping. The brilliant method of Ebates.ca is that it’s a free online membership that allows you the ability to earn Cash Back on just about everything you purchase online. Plus, I use their Ebates app to get deals on the go and score exclusive Cash Back offers.
GALLERY: A view of desktop and mobile apps.
Once you’ve created your account, you can browse through 750 different stores, (including Amazon, Hudson’s Bay, Best Buy, even travel sites like Expedia) their gift card shop (they carry hundreds of gift cards from gas to groceries and restaurants), see if there are any additional coupons and offers, and then it’ll send you over to the store’s website where you can shop like you normally would.
To make it easier, use the Ebates Cash Back button in your browser to earn without having to visit Ebates first. For me, that means even if I forget to jump to Ebates.ca first, the button is a great reminder that I can still earn.
As long as you start on Ebates.ca, your purchase is logged and you will receive a Cash Back percentage in your account. It’s that easy! Every three months, you will receive a “Big Fat Cheque” or a PayPal payment directly into your bank account. If you’re going to buy something anyways, you might as well start online and use Ebates.ca to get paid to shop.
Lastly, you can earn extra Cash Back by referring friends to sign up and you’ll earn a $5 bonus after your first purchase of $25 or more! Sign up today using THIS link or download the app!
Make sure to comparison shop
Comparison shopping is how I find the best deals. Google Shopping is a helpful website to input the item which you’re searching for, then let the website scour the web for the lowest rate and find the deal that’s right for you.
Google Shopping will search for everything from tech to home decor. Then, note the items and their retailers.
Protect your purchases
I like to make it a regular practice to make my purchases on a reputable credit card. This means reading through your consumer protection rights should something arrive damaged, if something faulty happens to your purchase, or even if you manage to lose it.
Plus, as a points collector, I responsibly use a credit card to rack up miles to use towards future purchases.
This article contains sponsored content from Ebates.ca.