Hello again friends!
I’m here to talk a bit about online shopping (yay!). It’s nothing new or exceptional, but I feel as though I’m constantly explaining to people why I literally buy 95% of everything online. From groceries to clothes to electronics, and so on. First of all, for the majority of my online purchases, I can get money back.
For example, most stores I shop at are affiliated with Ebates (Ebates Canada link here and American Ebates link here), which gives me a percentage of my money back on each purchase I make. Plus, if you create an account and refer your friends, you’ll also earn extra cash after they make their first purchase. A lot of the time, it won’t add up to a lot. But if you’re like me and purchase the majority of your things online, you’re making a pretty solid number back in cash.
Like Ebates, you can also shop through Swagbucks. Here, there aren’t as many stores affiliated, but the site itself is basically a “make money for doing small tasks” website. So shopping is one way to earn points that you can turn into cash or gift certificates and so are things like taking surveys and watching videos. I really like this site because I can flip through their video clips easily while doing something else and earn points.
The biggest problems with Swagbucks and Ebates are that many stores linked to them don’t offer the food products I eat. I don’t like leaving the house for anything because I’m a hermit! Thankfully, I can get things like produce, dried fruit, nut butters, and (my favourite) Bounce balls delivered from Spud (click here to sign up and put in the code “CRCAL-SYMKAT” to receive $20 off your first order).
I also get my protein bars and PB2 from Low Carb Canada or iHerb. Both are really great, but iHerb is in American dollars, so the conversion isn’t always ideal. Also, you may have to pay extra duties (which is the worst!). I bounce back and forth from them for items the other may not sell or may be out of stock in. Low Carb Canada is nice because, like Spud, you earn loyalty points and you can earn money from referrals. iHerb lets you make money on referrals and will give you cash off your first order. If you want to save $10 on your first iHerb order, type in my discount code: FLW025.
And that’s the biggest point I make to friends. It may seem crazy to wait for things in the mail, or to not try clothes on, but for the most part, I know my size in clothes, and I order household supplies and food before I run out. This way, I end up saving a bunch of money in the long run. I recommend it to EVERYONE I meet like a crazy person!
Once more, the sites I use are as follows:
Spud (Discount code: CRCAL-SYMKAT)
iHerb (Discount code: FLW025)