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My grandmother Mamaw always collected S & H Green Stamps when she went shopping.  Green Stamps were an early reward and loyalty program.  Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of supermarkets, department stores, and gasoline stations among other retailers, which could be redeemed for products in the S&H Green Stamp’s store catalog.

She might not appreciate ordering a Venti Non-Fat two equal extra hot café latte at Starbucks, however, she would understand using the Starbucks App on her smartphone and collecting Stars to get free drinks.

I am sure that Mamaw would find ways to shop online and save money.

At our office, we have a box or package coming in nearly every day.  The USPS, FEDX and UPS delivery men and women are on a first name basis with Buddy and Leela!  We shop for nearly everything online in our office.  We order office supplies, dog treats, groceries, clothing, running shoes and many other items.

Shopping online is simple, easy and growing every day.

How are you saving money in your online shopping?

My Top Three Online Shopping Apps

EBATES  Founded in 1998, Ebates offers shoppers Cash Back at over 2,000 stores. These stores pay Ebates a commission for sending you their way and Ebates shares the commission with you as Cash Back. You can also find thousands of coupons, promo codes and exclusive deals at Ebates. Every quarter, Ebates will mail you a Big Fat Check or PayPal payment. Using Ebates is simple and, most importantly, free.

The is my first BIG FAT CHECK.

WIKIBUY  If you shop on Amazon under the impression that it has the best prices, then you are probably wasting a lot of money.  When you shop on Amazon, Wikibuy instantly checks hundreds of other sellers and working coupons for a better price. Listen, we love Amazon Prime. Free 2-day shipping is great and, like everyone else, we enjoyed not knowing how much it cost yet that cost gets built into the price somewhere.

Visit a product page on Amazon and Wikibuy automatically goes to work in the background. If a better offer is found, a notification will pop up in the lower left-hand corner of your window in less than ten seconds.

I wanted a Patagonia Vest and went online and found it on Amazon.  $140.00 plus tax and would be here tomorrow.  Wikibuy popped up with an alternative.  $99.00 on eBay.  I clicked the link and had my $41.00 savings.  The only difference, the shipping was five days versus one day.  I can wait for $41.00

HONEY Shopping online?  Then you need HONEY.  Stop searching for coupon codes and sales. Click on the Honey button during checkout and Honey will automatically apply coupon codes to your shopping cart. On Amazon discover the best time to buy with price history charts and alerts when your favorite products are on sale.

Honey finds all those discount codes and coupons and applies them to see what works best.

I know you are shopping online.  Add these three APPS to your browser and collect your savings.

Make Mamaw proud and collect your savings

Ready for the sun to come back to North Texas,

Michael Tannery CPA, CDFA® AIF®

Registered Principal

Tannery & Company

Tax – Accounting – Wealth Management

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