Analysts predict that Americans can expect larger tax refunds this year, thanks to the tax legislation passed last year. With this influx of money back from the government, consumers are probably looking for how they can shop smart and get the best deals with their newfound windfall. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, automated ways to save money with little effort:
● Set manageable and specific goals. Instead of making a broad commitment to save, set a more manageable goal of saving a certain amount of money through smarter everyday shopping.
● Comparison shop. While eCommerce spending peaks in November and December, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, approximately 78% of nonstore spend takes place January-October -- after the holiday sales fade. Learn how automated tools can do the work for consumers, helping find the everyday best prices online without spending hours comparison shopping and coupon hunting.
● Earn credit for your online purchases through retailer loyalty programs, as well as rewards programs offered by credit cards and price-savings tools
● Take advantage of real-time shopping technology that can help you achieve your goal. In just three years, users of Wikibuy, for instance, have saved more than $50 million, just by using a simple, automated tool that lives in their web browser.