Finding shopping bargains can be a time consuming business when trawling through the various shops in the High Street or in the newer trend of spending hours using the major search engines trying to find discount deals offered by retailers, travel agents and ticket agencies.
In today’s uncertain economic climate, more companies are offering discounts to entice consumers to shop with them rather than their competitors. The more customers who click their sale links, the bigger the profits. They want you to shop with them and you want to save money – but how can you find the numerous bargains available online when the Web is full of sellers who may not be quite as keen to offer the discounts given by others?
The first and perhaps most important tip is to target your favourite retailer via any search engine. Type in the name of the retailer followed by the word sale or clearance. You will be directed to the discount page of the companies website. From that page, you may well find links to other sections of the website that offer little-known bargains.
Affiliate sites are useful for finding discounts. If you are looking to purchase a certain item, holiday or ticket, put the precise wording into the search engine and look at the first five pages. You will come across the products at standard prices but external affiliate websites may have found the item at a cheaper price. It’s worth taking a few moments checking the search engine results for the best deal.
For general sale items, enter the search words, clothes sale, ticket sale or travel sale. This will throw up numerous sale sites, so it is worth being slightly more specific in your search criteria. Try men’s shirt sale, women’s shoe sale or London theatre ticket deals, in fact use any fashion, ticket or travel term that may fit your criteria.
Finally, be careful not to dismiss price comparison sites. You may well be able to save money without having to navigate sale websites. This is very useful if you have one special item in mind.
Good luck and happy shopping.