Last time I wrote about saving money I talked about cutting cell phone bills down. We now pay less than $30 per month total for two phones and we haven’t looked back!
The next thing I discovered in my money saving journey was a way to save money on all online shopping.
My first discovery was discount shopping cards. Now I use these cards in store and online ALL the time. When they have grocery store cards I buy them to save on groceries. But often savings on those cards are less than 5%.
However for clothing stores and specialty kitchen stores I often save over 15% and sometimes as much as 30%.
I also love using Ebates. Ebates gives me rebates on online purchases. Sometimes this amount is about half as much as I pay in taxes but sometimes it is 15% or more. But just for clicking that savings is good for me.
This is how it worked out for me on a recent online shopping experience.
I start at Ebates and choose Jcpenney.com as the place I am going to shop. I find a coat for myself and for my husband and add it to the cart. I add the coupon code (that was shown to me on the ebates site) and get 25% off my order.
Now I have an order total of $100. But I am still going to save another 15%.
So I go to cardpool.com and find a $100 egift card. It is important that you buy the egift card because this will be emailed to you within 24 hours (I usually get it within an hour). I spend $85 on the egift card and use that to complete my order.
Then I get an additional $6 back from ebates.