We love offers and discounts. Ideally, we want everything for free, but of course, that’s not possible. But if we can save euros we will! We scour the internet for the best deals and always look for stores and online shops that offer the best discounts. You can even make a day job of it! What if we told you that you can easily find the best deals and discounts and save time as well?
The price war is a well-known phenomenon in the Netherlands because there are almost no rules and laws that prohibit suppliers and retailers to do something with the selling price. They actually have free rein in how much money they offer a product for. As a shopper you can benefit from this, but how do you know which store or online store offers the most discounts or has a special offer?
Basically, offers and special discounts always take effect on Monday, but there are exceptions. How do you make sure you don’t miss out?
Subscribe to Newsletters
If you make a selection of the online shops where you store most often, you can subscribe to the newsletters. These are always free and you will automatically receive an email in your mailbox when the provider has something to report. In these newsletters are almost always offers or nice discounts. So you do not have to go on a quest, because you can simply wait for the mail.
Because email marketing is on the wane, more and more vendors are choosing to promote offers and discounts in a different way. Social media is the best place for this. Many shoppers can see on social media what offers and discounts are available, so you would do well to follow your favorite stores and webshops on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Then you will miss almost nothing!
Sometimes offers and discounts are so exclusive that they are only valid for a certain time. While there is also a risk that due to the crowds, a webshop is less accessible. Or is very slow. You don’t want to miss out on an offer, because you were just a little too slow in registering an account and that someone has just snatched the last copy right from under your nose.
Therefore it is also good to already register an account at the stores where you prefer to shop. That way you don’t have to worry about them at the moment when there is a nice offer or discount active. You log in and you benefit directly from the deal.
Many offers start on Monday, so it may be worthwhile to wait.
Use Handy Functions
Webshops are becoming increasingly more functional and providers are also doing everything they can to make it as easy as possible for shoppers. Webshops often have extra functions, such as a price alert or the possibility of creating a wish list. The advice is to make eager use of them! The price alert (also called pricewatch) is a useful feature that allows you to receive a notification when the product is reduced in price. This can be via e-mail or SMS. Once you have received a notification you can immediately switch and take advantage of the offer!
The wish list is also very handy. More and more web shops are making it possible to create a wish list and thus you can put your favorite products on a list. When you look at this list in your account, you can quickly see if there has been a price change. So you can also see very quickly whether you can enjoy a nice discount.