How Do You Find the Best Value Deals Online?

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Last Updated on December 21, 2020

Everybody loves a deal. There’s nothing better than spotting a 25% off sale or seeing that you can get something for a discount of its actual price, or even better, for free.

But, finding deals can be difficult.

At one time decades ago, magazines provided a plethora of offers and coupons to shed pounds from your bills. Now that the digital age is upon us, finding a deal has become ever more difficult.

So how do you find the best value deals online?

Voucher Codes

Most online sites offer some kind of voucher for shoppers. Whether this comes in the form of discounted postage and packaging or a first time user’s bonus or even just a voucher code for it being a particular month (Black Friday deals dominate in November).

Some sites even have dedicated teams looking into their ‘basket abandonment’ that follows the customer journey and finds what might put off customers from making a purchase. Cleverly, some have gotten around this by offering those shoppers who leave the basket open long enough a special ‘act now’ discount, which spurs them on to make the sale. The 10% may seem like nothing to a big shop for the company, but it does seem like a generous saving out of the blue for the shopper and can result in repeat custom.

There are even dedicated sites that post voucher codes for companies that are always running promotions which inspires users to shop there.

Entertainment Deals

If you’re a fan of playing games online and enjoy the odd flutter, then finding where might give you the best enjoyment for any potential investment is crucial. Luckily, there are a range of offers in the online gaming sphere, such as the online casino bonus which gives players extra if they’re lucky enough and gives an incentive to continue playing. It can be the differentiator between finding a game you enjoy playing and one you don’t.

Streaming services mean that to listen to or watch anything nowadays with enough freedom from adverts, we have to subscribe. Thankfully, almost all platforms provide a welcome offer – or a discounted trial that lets you see whether you might like to use the service or not. If you’re not picky about the streaming service you use, you can always flit from site to site and use all the free trials available before settling on one you want to pay for.

Influencer Codes

The crux of gaining followers on social media is the ability to have brands give you a bit of money in your bank for referring your followers, or those you influence. But, while the influencer may gain some token money for referring followers somewhere, you are able to get a discount on whatever you buy. The online site wins through the profit margins that allow the codes and discounts to be applied, you win through being able to purchase what you want at a discount and the influencer wins through actually influencing someone through their social media.

The market online is surprisingly saturated, so companies are always offering ways for their loyal customers to try to save money. If you look hard enough, there’ll always be some kind of offer online for you to use.

YOUR TURN: What tips would add to find the best value deals online?

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My Life, I Guess is a personal finance and career blog by Amanda Kay, an Employment Specialist and older millennial from Ontario, Canada that strives to keep the "person" in personal finance by writing about money, mistakes, and making a living. She focuses on what it’s like being in debt, living paycheck to paycheck, and surviving unemployment while also offering advice and support for others in similar situations - including a FREE library of career & job search resources.

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