This post may contain affiliate links. How many of you are big online shoppers? I have to admit, I will do almost anything to avoid fighting weekend traffic at the mall. My mother will tell you that I've always been this way. She used to beg me to go to the mall with her anytime I needed new clothes. In fact, shopping became a punishment for me. Whenever my sisters misbehaved, they went to time-out. Whenever I misbehaved, I went to the mall. Yes, I was quite the abnormal child. And trust me, I was a pretty good kid, largely influenced by the threat of this cruel and unusual punishment.
Over time, my extreme abhorrence for in-person shopping has evolved into a mild distaste. I still much prefer to shop online. Amazon Prime has made it so easy to ship almost anything in 2 days, and many retail stores are great about free shipping and returns. Y'all, I even have my toiletries shipped to me. Long are the days when I weave through Target and fill my cart with toilet paper, toothpaste, and paper towels to last a year.
Since I do most of my shopping online, I'm always looking for new ways to maximize those purchases. Because holiday shopping is just around the corner, I wanted to share a few tools I use to make sure I'm maximizing every dollar I spend.