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Give yourself a £ 2000 a year pay rise!
Online discount sites are the fastest growing sector on the internet today. According to Nielson Online the top ten growth sites are money saving sites with, in some cases, memberships up 1000%. With thousands of bargain seekers searching daily for a deal, business have grabbed the chance to embrace the internet and create a presence online.
From cheap car insurance, to holidays with freebies thrown in, cashback sites are quickly growing in popularity.
Major companies now also recognize the advantages of the internet offers against conventional ways of reaching the consumer. They can now capture and cultivate clients, introducing them to new brands, and product launches and give back to consumers who become loyal members of the site.
This change has also produced major benefits to YOU the consumer. You are now able to control and manage the interface you have with big business and voice your opinions in a way never before afforded to you.
No more filling in paper surveys and posting them off. Today a click of a button empowers you to do your weekly shop as if you were in a shopping center.
Perhaps the most important change of all has been our ability to participate in the success of big business.
The phenomenon of cashback websites have exploded onto the internet. The theory of cashback websites is that the consumer is rewarded for loyalty by shopping with an online brand. From essential major purchases such as home and car insurance, to books and Dvds, there will be a bargain to be had from a cashback website.
Thousands of major high street brands now offer these schemes where consumers receive cash payments for shopping regularly with them. So, what's the catch!
The answer ?. You participate in their growth by becoming a loyal customer (which you are anyway ever time you visit your favorite supermarket in the high street).
What are the benefits to you? ..
– Reduced pollution from trips to and from the shopping center – You save time as the weeks shopping can be done in a few minutes – Convenient. No more getting wet, queuing at the multi-storey, finding a parking space, feeding parking meters, finding a trolley, kids picking up impulse buy items you feel obliged to buy or struggling home with hundreds of bags for people who have a mobility problems or who live in a remote areas there are obvious advantages.
What about the experience of online shopping ?.
Many websites now offer fantastic descriptions of items they sell online giving you dimensions, images of the product and product weight.
This allows you to establish if your item is fit for purpose before you click, but what about determining the quality of the item?
All major online retailers have a returns policy stated on their website. Most good online stores offer a refund for faulty goods providing items are returned in their packaging.
The best advice here is to shop around and look at these terms BEFORE you buy.
Clever shoppers look at a price comparison site to find the best deal and then locate the item on a cashback site.
If you are unsure and need to see the item, then pop down to your local store, view the item and then make your purchase online. This way you not only benefit from not having to transport the item yourself but you also receive your cashback payment from the retailer. So how do I start shopping online?
1. Set up an account with a cashback provide. The best portals offer a £ 5 payment when you open an account PLUS an additional £ 5 for every person you refer to them. Such sites are an ideal way to donate to charity as they require no outlay from the member. Some portals charge an admin fee or pay a smaller joining fee.
2. Once your account is open begin shopping !!!
3. Check your statements weekly to see how much money you are making by sharing in the profits of your favorite stores. That's it.
The average shopper can literally make thousands per annum shopping online, when you consider the cost of holidays, children's clothing, weekly food shopping, utilities, phone bills, home and garden items, electrical items, hair and beauty products. The list goes on and on ..
How much do you spend per week on these items? How much did that recent holiday cost you?