The holidays are almost upon us...are you ready? We know you like to get more bang for your buck (it's why you #BuyBetterWearLonger), and gift-giving is no exception. This year, we're all about finding the best online shopping deals without breaking the bank. And if we can support small businesses while we're at it, even better! Read on for our top online shopping hacks this holiday season.
Shopping Tip #1: Sign up for newsletter discounts
Frequent online shoppers know that most brands offer a discount when you sign up for their newsletter or text notifications. For example, we offer a 10% savings on your first order with us when you do this! It also helps to stay looped in to newsletters to hear about any upcoming offers. Email and text subscribers are often the first to have access to promotions, giving you an opportunity to plan your purchase accordingly. Be sure to sign up now so you can get the scoop on all the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals to come.
Shopping Tip #2: Take advantage of affiliate partnerships
Loyalty sites like Rakuten & Honey actually give you cash back when you shop with them! We know, sounds too good to be true, but it's actually quite simple - stores pay them a commission for sending you their way, and in turn they share the commission with you as a cash back offer through gift cards, PayPal, or a check. It's a win-win for everyone! When it comes to online shopping, we always recommend checking these loyalty sites for offers first. L*Space currently offers cash back up to 5% on all purchases through both partners.
Shopping Tip #3: Buy when a "gift with purchase" is offered
"Gift With Purchase" items can make great stocking stuffers. Plus, knowing how much competition is out there for your business, brands typically up the ante at this time of year and offer their best items. For example, we're running a promotion right now to get our cute mermaid stocking free with any $250+ purchase! Promotions like this are a great way to score extra gift-able items at no extra cost to you.
Shopping Tip #4: Make your purchase through Afterpay
It can be difficult to stick to a budget during the holidays. You can be diligent all year, but shocked to see your December credit card bill after you've been racking up more spending than normal! Payment plans like Afterpay allow you to break up your purchase into several smaller, interest-free payments. We're thrilled to offer this feature at lspace.com because we know how helpful it can be to babes on a budget.
Shopping Tip #5: Plan accordingly
So you've signed up for your newsletters, done your affiliate site research, know when that gift with purchase is coming, and signed up for Afterpay - you're prepped for some savvy holiday purchases! Taking a little bit of extra time like this can really pay off when you're ready to start shopping. Your friends and family will thank you for your generous gifts, and your wallet will thank you for your smart shopping skills.
Feelin' the holiday spirit? Check out our 2020 Gift Guide here now!