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Who wants to pay full price for something when you can get it discounted? Better yet, what if you could have it for free? Chances are, you can likely find many things you want or need for free or close to it simply by looking online and being flexible. So, if you want to know some tips for finding freebies and great deals, read on!

Use Coupons/Codes

Some people assume that they are able to use coupons only when shopping in the store, but this is simply untrue anymore. MANY coupons have codes on the bottom that you can use when you are shopping online, so be sure to check them out. Of course, plenty of codes reserved specifically for online shoppers are available as well. Before you make any sort of purchase, do a quick Google or Bring search for coupon codes that are available for that particular store or parent company. Be sure to try out any words that might work - discount, deal, coupon, giveaway, etc. Never forget Apps for this either - RetailMeNot is a great option!

Comparison Shop

You`ve probably done some comparison shopping at a few local stores over the years but never really thought about doing it online. Big mistake! It`s even easier over the Internet! Instead of having to hop from one store to another, you can just have multiple browsers up at the same time. By doing so, you can literally go back and forth in a matter of seconds. Once you`ve exhausted all, or at least many, of the possibilities, you can choose from the best one available.

Buying from Individuals 

You should also try to shop on websites that connect you directly with sellers in the field. If you`re looking to stay local, Craigslist is one of the first sites that comes to mind. In many cases, the items that you will be buying are second-hand, which is why you are able to get an excellent price on them. Sometimes, these people just want to get rid of items so badly that they will actually put them outside of their homes for free. For example, you might see an advertisement that says "curb alert." This is usually an indicator of some free items - for whoever gets their first.

Shop Safely

You don`t want to wind up getting scammed! Proceeding with caution is especially important when you are using websites such as Craigslist. You don` really know who the seller is at all, so you must be very careful. Look up reviews on the websites you are using to find out what types of scams are common on them and how you can avoid these scams. Whenever you are entering your credit card information to make a purchase, be certain that the website is secure and that your details won`t be compromised. Never share info directly with someone that you wouldn`t post on a Facebook page. Shopping online is an excellent way to attain all the goods you need efficiently and affordably. However, you should always exercise caution and exercise self-control. Splurging is splurging, no matter how great the deal!
Marcia Veras writes about finance. Her recent work is about earning a top online accounting degree.
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