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5 Tips to Saving Money Online

4 Jun , 2018  

Saving money can be a challenge, especially nowadays when there are so many competing priorities for when and where we spend money. The cost of living is also on the rise while salaries remain the same.

Add in the cost of rising health insurance premiums and you will find that you are actually making less even after a meagre merit increase. So, what can you do to save money when you are struggling as it is to make ends meet?

This article will highlight some of the easy ways that you can save money online. Searching for online coupons before shopping, using apps that provide discounts, and even buying a car on the internet can save you a great deal of money.

 

5 Ways of Saving Money on the Internet

Take Advantage of Online Vouchers

Unlike newspaper vouchers that can be tedious to handle, online coupons are easier to use. Coupon websites collect coupon codes from thousands of online retailers for easy access under one roof.

Whether you want to shop for the a deal on brakes or an oil change, replace your water jug or simply buy a washing machine, scouring online coupon sites for promo codes by your favourite retailers or online merchants can save you big money.

You can also get discounts off everyday items such as groceries and toiletries. Some merchants such as Amazon also have pages on their site dedicated to coupons under various product categories for easy access and quick ordering. All you have to do to save is simply visit coupon sites and check the offers available to you.

 

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Buying a car through the internet

Did you know that you can work with the internet sales department at most car dealerships to work out a deal prior to going into see the vehicle that you want to buy? In fact, working through the internet sales department can save you a lot of money as you can negotiate price over email or phone. This can take the pressure off you if you’re nervous about face-to-face interaction when it comes to buying a car.

Another perk to buying a car through the esales team is that you can come to an agreement on a price before you even walk in the door of the dealership. Doing so can give you peace of mind as you already did the hard part from the comfort of your own home.

You can also secure financing online before you even step foot into the dealership. Doing so will give you flexibility in the terms of the loan so you can be completely prepared when walking in to buy your new car!

 

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Buy Tyres Online

Did you know that you can buy tyres online and have them shipped directly to your garage of choice? Tire websites such as Discount Tire and Tire Rack allow you to select from a wide variety of tyre brands and buy them at a discount. Tire Rack is better known for selling performance tires and parts whereas Discount Tire sells more of the main stream brand of tires.

All you have to do is find the tyre you want to buy, select the quantity, and select the auto repair shop that you want your tyres to be shipped to. When they arrive, the shop will contact you to set up an appointment to have your tyres fitted to your vehicle. Saving money on tyres has never been easier!

 

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Use Websites like eBay to find great car part deals

If you enjoy buying aftermarket car parts for your vehicle, it is a good idea to look at auction websites such as eBay or Craigslist. You will be amazed at the discounted car parts that you can find by doing a little bit of searching online.

You can save over 35% on car parts by buying them from online retailers. Be sure to ask questions about the car parts before you make a purchase as many auction websites have an “all sales are final” policy.

 

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Shop for car insurance

You have probably seen the commercials that advertise that you can save up to 15% or more on car insurance by calling Geico.

Now, saving money on car insurance is even easier than picking up the phone. All you have to do is search the internet and you will find outstanding car insurance deals. Esurance, Geico, The General, and many other insurance websites offer outstanding premiums at a discounted rate just for buying them online!

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