Monday, November 23, 2015

Can We Save Money from Online Shopping?


Christmas is coming up, and of course, it is the season when retailers make the most money out of it! I love going shopping between November to December because I can purchase my favourite products on sales. However, sometimes, I also buy the products online since I do not want to go where everyone goes. So, the question is 'can we save money from Christmas shopping?' And my answer is YES!

I LOVE USING A DISCOUNT CODE WHEN BUYING ITEMS ONLINE





Some of the clothes in my wardrobes were gifted from the brands, so at least I can save some money from being a fashion blogger because of my career. However, I also love finding a discount code to purchase whatever I want online too. Although, some pure players have already provided cheap clothes for the consumers, but the delivery cost has always been an issue. 



When I did a research during my Masters, believe it or not, more than 60% of the UK shoppers feel hesitate to pay an additional cost in a delivery service. Even when I sell my stuff on Depop, most of the messages I have received are the concern about the shipping price because those who have contacted me so far do not want to pay for it. Therefore, the solution I have used up until now is to 1) Only use 10% of my income in shopping or not shopping at all 2) find a discount code or gift voucher  in order to reduce the delivery price (at least). It is very risky when we can't track our orders from the retailers because we feel unsure when or if we are going to receive them or not.

GROUPON CAN BE ONE OF THE ALTERNATIVES




I am not a shopaholic because I don't know what to buy. In fact, most of the money I spent on is 'food' lol. However, when I decide to either go to fashion retailers, or online stores, I have bought some items/services with the discount codes via Groupon because I've found it useful (For a person who don't know what to buy like me). Sometimes, when it comes to travelling, and beauty services, Groupon has helped me save a lot of money! Actually, it is fun (for me) to scroll down the page just to find the greatest deal in terms of hotels since most of the hotels can be quite expensive due to the high season of X'mas and New Year. We can't just expect to get the great value at the moment when the price of most of everything is going up and up. Another section I have bought the coupons from Groupon is 'beauty&spa'  

Obviously, massage and spa can be really expensive here in the UK. The foot massage price I paid when I was in Bangkok, Thailand was about 4 pounds for an hour, but here is like 40 quid. So, I would say that I would rather go for a relaxing treat only when I have an offer. Normally, I spend at least 2 hours at the spa, so I really can't afford the price here when I know how cheap it can actually be in Asia. However, there are some other brands or sections we can buy from Groupon too such as Adidas, Birchbox, or even Neiman Marcus. It depends on what are we going to buy or treat ourselves. 

How about you guys? What are you planning to buy this Christmas? :)



27 comments :

  1. Love your outfit here, especially that fur gilet! I'm always a bit wary of shopping online and I must admit I am a little put off by delivery costs and especially if they don't free returns too, as I feel I've lost a lot of money from delivery costs and returning items that haven't fit properly but online can also be great to find a bargain :) xx

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  2. Discount codes are really helpful but I think sometimes it's cheaper to buy in store. It really depends on where you're shipping from and what you're buying. At the same time some stores only offer discounts online so you just have to look around.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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  3. amo questo gilet peloso
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  4. Love the outfit you've put together! super cute :)

    www.laluafashion.com

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  5. Great outfit looking fabulous I prefer online shopping sometimes you do save sometimes you don't.

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  6. I love your sweat !!

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    Heilani.

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  7. Beautiful outfit!

    Eliana,
    http://around-eliana.blogspot.pt/

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  8. your outfit is so on point gurl!! I think online shopping can work our cheaper but I also tend to buy more stuff so doesn't really work... hahah x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  9. I love using coupons too. Cute look. Love your bag and shoes
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  10. I'm totally the same! I love using the discount codes too, and free shipping is awesome!
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  11. Awesome post and beautiful outfit. :)

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  12. Great post, I agree with discounts it can be cheaper to shop online, I love it X

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  13. Discound codes are so useful !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  14. Oh, you are right, dear Gail, you can really save money in the ways you described when you do online shopping! For Christmas I haven't planned a lot of gifts as our children already have gotten what they urgently wanted :) And for the other parts of our family and our friends we will only make small gifts. Love your look with the culottes and sneaker!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  15. I love online shopping too- you really can grab yourself a bargain! Especially with flash sales, etc :) Loving your look as always hun- especially the faux fur gilet

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  16. This is a really interesting post!! btw beautiful pics

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  17. Everybody want to be save money for buy any product.Your online shopping idea is attractive,so i follow online buy product.

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  18. Great ideas to save money, i love using Groupon for restauraunts as it can save you lots of money!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.com

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  19. I agree that discount codes can be brilliant and especially at this time of year when festive shopping is underway! Your ways of saving money and spreading out your treats sound very sensible Gail! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  20. nice post!

    Eliana,
    http://around-eliana.blogspot.pt/

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  21. I do not have a Christmas wishlist today but I search some presents for my family.
    Your sweater i very cute :)

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  22. Great advice as always Gail. I've heard of Groupon before. I often have a look on wowcher, but Groupon is definitely something I need to have a look at again. I too always look for discount codes when ordering online, always a bonus having a discount!

    Isobel x
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  23. Love your bag. I love Grafea too. :)

    http://lizgorina.blogspot.com

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