I considered upgrading this to “moderate” level adulting tip because it does require a fairly decent amount of self control – but I believe that we adulters can pull this one off.
Here it is:
Put your items into your online shopping cart and then walk away for 24 hours
There’s two reasons why this is an awesome adulting skill.
- It will short circuit the impulse buy and give you one day to think about how much you really need that Nicolas Cage Pillowcase.
But more importantly…
- Many shops will give you a discount if they see you’re not sure about purchasing…
By waiting just 24 hours, I almost never pay full price for an item and I end up with only the things I really need (or want).
Now obviously, this doesn’t work for larger stores like Amazon – but it’s good to get into the habit of walking away from impulse buys and giving yourself time to think.
So…what are your tips for saving money online?