Tips for helping you to shop smarter…

Tips for helping you to shop smarter…

 

Do you ever buy things on a whim and then suffer from buyer’s remorse? We have some great tips to help you make conscious purchasing decisions…

Keep track of your finances….

Being able to track your finances on the go is a great way to be in control of what you are spending. With online banking Apps it is easy to track your spending. You can set spending limits and even set yourself saving goals.

 

Do you ever buy things on a whim and then suffer from buyer’s remorse? We have some great tips to help you make conscious purchasing decisions… 

Keep track of your finances…

Being able to track your finances on the go is a great way to be in control of what you are spending. With online banking Apps it is easy to track your spending. You can set spending limits and even set yourself saving goals.

 

Check out your surroundings….

Sounds funny doesn’t it but Shops – both online and in-store – have lots of crafty tricks up their sleeves to make you spend more money!

In-store putting the better known and more expensive brands in your eye line is a great trick for getting you to reach for the more expensive product, own and lesser-known brands tend to be lower down but are sometimes equally as good as the more well-known brand! The use of colourful marketing, discount stickers alert you to a discount that on further inspection isn’t always the best deal on offer. Some stores even go to great lengths and play slow calming music to make you shop slower meaning you are more likely to spend, spend, spend!

Online shopping has become the preference for many but even here the retailers have tricks to get you clicking ‘BUY NOW’ before you have even thought about it and before you know it you have a fondue maker arriving on your doorstop! The use of pop-up warnings and language such as ‘Only 1 left’ all entice us to part with our hard-earned cash.

 

Check out your surroundings….

Sounds funny doesn’t it but Shops – both online and in-store – have lots of crafty tricks up their sleeves to make you spend more money!

In-store putting the better known and more expensive brands in your eye line is a great trick for getting you to reach for the more expensive product, own and lesser-known brands tend to be lower down but are sometimes equally as good as the more well-known brand! The use of colourful marketing, discount stickers alert you to a discount that on further inspection isn’t always the best deal on offer. Some stores even go to great lengths and play slow calming music to make you shop slower meaning you are more likely to spend, spend, spend!

Online shopping has become the preference for many but even here the retailers have tricks to get you clicking ‘BUY NOW’ before you have even thought about it and before you know it you have a fondue maker arriving on your doorstop! The use of pop-up warnings and language such as ‘Only 1 left’ all entice us to part with our hard-earned cash.

Step away from your shopping basket….

Who hasn’t abandoned their online shopping basket, when they have realised, they are burning the dinner or not completed their check out because there has been a knock at the door! This is no bad thing, did you know that online retailers can see your activity and may send you emails with discount codes to entice you back to complete that purchase? It is not guaranteed but boy could it be beneficial on some of the larger priced buys!

 

Step away from your shopping basket….

Who hasn’t abandoned their online shopping basket, when they have realised, they are burning the dinner or not completed their check out because there has been a knock at the door! This is no bad thing, did you know that online retailers can see your activity and may send you emails with discount codes to entice you back to complete that purchase? It is not guaranteed but boy could it be beneficial on some of the larger priced buys!

 

Big brands are not always the best…

Since the introduction of the smart phone and internet shopping, we all have the ability to research new products and services. We all like a bargain and sometimes shopping around and not staying loyal to those big brand names can save you a lot of money.

It always pays to do your research though especially before buying big purchases such as appliances or a car. There are lots of comparison sites out there and f you are looking to change your household bills there are some fantastic websites on hand to help you do that all-important research. Such as MoneySupermarket.com or Moneysaving expert.com.

 

Big brands are not always the best…

Since the introduction of the smart phone and internet shopping, we all have the ability to research new products and services. We all like a bargain and sometimes shopping around and not staying loyal to those big brand names can save you a lot of money.

It always pays to do your research though especially before buying big purchases such as appliances or a car. There are lots of comparison sites out there and f you are looking to change your household bills there are some fantastic websites on hand to help you do that all-important research. Such as MoneySupermarket.com or Moneysaving expert.com.

Sometimes it is all about the timing…

Who isn’t craving a holiday right now? After the year and a half, we have all had the thought of a getaway is very appealing. Did you know that there are certain times of the day and even days of the week where you can access cheaper rates on travel! We all know that flying midweek is cheaper than at the weekend but rumour also has it that booking on a Tuesday could get you cheaper flights and statistics show that booking two to six months in advance will secure you a better deal! Using sites like Lastminute.com and Jacksflightclub.com are great ways of finding the best deals and hidden gems out there.

 

Sometimes it is all about the timing…

Who isn’t craving a holiday right now? After the year and a half, we have all had the thought of a getaway is very appealing. Did you know that there are certain times of the day and even days of the week where you can access cheaper rates on travel! We all know that flying midweek is cheaper than at the weekend but rumour also has it that booking on a Tuesday could get you cheaper flights and statistics show that booking two to six months in advance will secure you a better deal! Using sites like Lastminute.com and Jacksflightclub.com are great ways of finding the best deals and hidden gems out there.

 

Make proper use of the MyCareAcademy benefits…

It is surprising how many of us do not make full use of the benefits and discounts available to us through MyCareAcademy. You have done the hard work, you have completed the training and you have created your portal and uploaded your certificates. Now you can start reaping the rewards, the discounts and the benefits.

Step 1. Access your MyCareAcademy portal here

Step 2. Once you have reached Tier 1 you will be sent a login for your rewards gateway (this can take up to 31 days to process)

Step 3. Set up your rewards gateway account and start accessing your rewards

 

Make proper use of the MyCareAcademy benefits…

It is surprising how many of us do not make full use of the benefits and discounts available to us through MyCareAcademy. You have done the hard work, you have completed the training and you have created your portal and uploaded your certificates. Now you can start reaping the rewards, the discounts and the benefits.

Step 1. Access your MyCareAcademy portal here

Step 2. Once you have reached Tier 1 you will be sent a login for your rewards gateway (this can take up to 31 days to process)

Step 3. Set up your rewards gateway account and start accessing your rewards