With the advent of the Internet, the world of couponing has seen quite the change. Fortunately, this has been positive as it becomes easier for coupons to be passed around online and deals to be seen by more people. The benefits are massive for both customers and businesses. If you’re just now getting into using the Internet to save money, check out the following tips:
- Compare gas prices, instead of just going with the first gas station you see. MSN Autos and Gas Buddy are two websites that will enable you to do this from home.
- Shop around for the best travel deals. Travel is undoubtedly always costly, but to what degree is up to you. The Internet is filled with websites that compare rates for plane tickets, hotel rooms, guided tours, etc. This means you can set up your trip from the comfort of your own home, while also finding and taking advantage of the best deals. Kayak and Priceline specialize in this.
- Coupon! This one is pretty obvious, but yes, utilize coupon websites to get deals regularly. Duh.
- Get social. There are actually a variety of forums, chats, and websites online that act as communities for those of us who want to share tips on how to save, as well as let others know when a huge sale is going on.
- Get social (again), but in a way that gets you discounts. For example, LivingSocial is a website that lets its members receive discounts for a limited period of time after signing up.
- Look for free stuff. People love to get rid of their used products via websites like Craig’s List. If you need a new couch or tv, try checking out what people have posted about before you head to the department store.