My online shopping accelerated during my last 3 years in the UK. This is because UK has reliable post service and many hight-street retailers have online versions of their stores allowing you to browse everything they offer at any time just while sitting on your sofa and enjoying a nice cup of tea (or gin and tonic). All big retailers offer free returns, so if you do not like what you get or you ordered a wrong size piece of clothing – you can easily return the item, exchange it or just get a full refund – that just cannot get any better.
But it does get better! By shopping online almost 80% of the time you can pay a lower price compared to buying the same item directly in the store. Yes, some items you should put on before buying and there is a risk associated with buying something online that could not fit your perfectly shaped body, but nobody said you could not try something in the store and then buy it later online – cheaper!
So how does it work?
You may have heard of Cashback sites and if you are using one – that’s great, you are probably making the most of your online shopping already! If you shop online and I am not limiting this to just clothes – you can be ordering cosmetics from Superdrug or Boots, food from one of the supermarkets or buying something from eBay – you can get some money back from almost every single purchase you make. Just follow this procedure and you will never pay the full price for your online shopping again:
STEP 1: Register for one of the Cashback sites. My favourite is TopCashBack. Why? Because it is reliable, one of the most popular in the UK and it is absolutely FREE to use. Click here to register – it takes less than a minute
STEP 2: Search for an online shop you wish to order something from. For example you wish you buy some premium chocolate from Thorntons, so we enter “thorntons” in the search box at the top of the website and click “Search”
STEP 3: Click “CashBack” button next to the result you have been looking for. As you can see at the time of writing Thorntons offered a whooping 12.12% cashback!
STEP 4: Now just click “Get Cashback Now” button and you will be automatically transferred to the normal Thorntons online store.
STEP 5: Just shop as normal! Just buy your favourite sweets!
So what’s next?
In next 48 hours if transaction was successful a record will appear on your “Earnings” tab. In the example above, if you order something for a total value of £100, you should expect to see £12.12 pending payment! Usually it will become “Confirmed” in the next 2 months and “Payable” in the next 6 months – all depends on how fast the company pays out their customers. Every time you shop online, just repeat steps 2-5 and your money will start accumulating. After you feel you have enough money with “Payable” status, just go to Payments section and click “Pay me”! Payout is FREE and you can get your money transferred to your Paypal account, UK bank account or get your payment in the form of Amazon vouchers! Easy as that! Enjoy your savings!