If you’re buying online and trying to save money, or get more for your money, you’ll want to make sure you’re finding the best sign up offers. Whenever I buy online I try and find a discount code, whether its something for new customers, student discount borrowed from a friend, or a cashback site meaning I get something back whenever I spend. If all else fails, I spend on a cashback credit card (and pay the bill in full each month) so I’m gaining something extra from the transaction. The site I’ve linked above finds lots of sign up offers and it’s always worth checking back for updates.
If you’re like me and travel a lot, this can add up fast. When you’re booking a trip, it’s always worth looking to find where you can make savings. Hotels.com offer a free night when you’ve booked 10, so if you’re doing multiple trips in a 12 month period you can save a bit of cash. Using sites like Skyscanner or Cheapflights mean you’re getting the best deal on flights you can. Consider whether you need to fly at all-you can get a coach from many European cities from £10 and this can save a fortune. A coach means no taxi to the airport, no pricey airport food because you’re bored, no in flight drinks at £5 a time, and no taxi at the other end. I’ll always go for coaches between destinations now when I can.
Being flexible about when you travel can save a ton too. I got flights to Hamburg for £5 each way by booking for February, so I just took a big coat and an umbrella. I also got Newcastle to Amsterdam ferries for 4 of us for 50p each way, by grabbing tickets in the sale. I took a change and guessed dates we may be able to do, figuring it was worth the risk for such a small amount of money.
How do you save money online? Do you look for signup offers?