Shopping Secrets Amazon Doesn’t Want You to Know

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You may consider yourself a pretty savvy online shopper - perhaps you only shop sale items, sign up for email discounts sent by your favorite retailers, and use a retail card that helps you get the most bang for your buck. But, there are lots of other ways to save money when shopping on sites like Amazon. We’re sharing some secret tips below:

Abandon your cart:

Sometimes, when you add an item to your online shopping cart and close the browser without making the payment, you’ll receive a promo code from the retailer to encourage you to complete the purchase. Of course, you shouldn’t use this to buy things you don’t really need, but if you really need something, use this to your advantage. While this may not always work, it’s still worth a try.

Shop on Tuesdays:

If you need to shop online, try to do it on a Tuesday. While it may be tempting to buy what you want, when you want it, you’re better off waiting until Tuesday because this is the day when most online retailers post new sales.

Don’t make your purchase before you’ve looked for online coupons:

Ever if the retailer’s website has no active coupons, you may be able to find a coupon elsewhere on the internet. Online coupon codes are typically initiated at the beginning and end of the month. So, make sure to look out for coupon codes online that you can use on your purchase. The codes you find may only be applicable to a specific deal or could get you free shipping, thus helping you save money.

Talk to customer service:

You may have contacted customer service when you had an issue, but these executives can also help you with things like price adjustments and possible markdowns in the near future.

Use Incognito:

Sometimes, retailers may charge you a higher price based on your browsing history, location, and spending habits - this practice is called dynamic pricing. To prevent this, it’s a good idea to use incognito mode while shopping online.

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