Online shopping is a joy to many. We can sit happily in our own home and choose what we want to buy while sipping on a mug of hot chocolate! 

But instead of breaking the bank when you shop, we have a few shopping hacks that will make it easier and cheaper for you to shop online:

Start your shopping on a Wednesday

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are the most popular days for retailers to roll out sales and discount codes.


Ask for a discount

The next time you see one of those little dialogue boxes asking if you would like to chat with someone from the company, don't just close it. Say hello and ask if they have any promo codes they can share with you. Often, they have deals that you might not find otherwise. 

You can also email or call customer service if chatting isn't an option. If that doesn't work, try tweeting them. Many brands are much more responsive through social media than they are through traditional codes of communication. 


Use size filters

This is to spare yourself of the pain of seeing something you love, only to realise that it's not available in your size. This is also great if you need something quick for an event and don't have time for the store to restock. 


Stick to sites that offer free shipping both ways

This is better so you won't get caught out if the piece you ordered doesn't fit or is faulty. You can send it straight back free of charge!


Always register on your favourite sites

If you're not sure about an item, put it in your cart and leave the site without completing the purchase. Sometimes brands will reach out to you with a special discount. Just make sure you have an account set up with them before you close out. 

If you start your check-out as a guest, they won't know who you are or how to find you. Also, make sure you click the 'OK to contact me about sales and special offers' option when you register. 


Make a shopping list and then use a fashion app

Shopping apps like Polvore, Like To Know It and Stylekick can search for clothes through various sites and find the best price for the item. Fashion apps are very handy to have if you're an online shopping addict! They will always find the best places to buy your goods and at the best price.