Holiday saving strategies: How to score coupons and deals using social media and email
Does that mean more than two-thirds of us are unhappy? Well, if so, we’ve got a solution—a sure-fire way to use social media for good and leave you feeling much happier with (hooray!) more money in your wallet. Here are the best ways to save big money by finding deals via social media and email. And, for a little extra help, we’ve turned to ShopAtHome.com’s holiday mascot, Yulie the Yuletide log for a some added advice. Remember, Santa makes it snow; Yulie makes it rain.
So, take notes. Because, finally, some good that can come out of Facebook and other social media outlets, other than baby videos and cat memes. Not that there’s anything wrong with cat memes.
“Like” your favorite online shops’ Facebook pages, as they often offer special, exclusive coupons for fans. Tip: Make sure you click to allow notifications in your news feed, so you don’t miss any deals.
Follow coupon websites on Facebook, as well as deal-hunters, like FreeStuffFinder. They will often promote exciting deals, including Cash Back options that can save you even more than coupons. Yulie says: The more deals, the merrier. Special deals mean cash, not ash.
Follow your favorite shops and favorite products on Twitter. Also, follow deal-bloggers, like @freestuffrocks, and coupon websites, like @shopathome. Here is a list of frugal Tweeters. Use hashtags and search by keywords to uncover potential deals, looking for words like #freebie, #coupons, #deals, #freestuff. Combine hashtags to narrow down your results, such as #sephora and #freebies. Even try #sephorafreebies. Yulie says: Great deals are everywhere, so don’t forget about social networks. #yulietheyuletidelog #loggotpaid
Participate in Pinterest contests and follow deal bloggers and coupon websites, who often hold contests and giveaways.
Subscribe for deal emails from your favorite brands. If you don’t want to clog your regular inbox, set up a separate money-saving email address where you can send subscriptions. Also subscribe to updates from your favorite deal bloggers. Get already sorted lists of the best deals by subscribing to email updates from coupon websites, where you can customize emails to include deals from your favorite retailers, top sales, grocery coupons and more. Many sites allow to choose from a variety of options, so you get exactly what you want. Finally, set up Google Alerts to come to your inbox. For example, if you want to know when Ulta is having a giveaway, set up an alert for “Ulta freebies.” Yulie says: Sale alerts right to your email? #dealzforrealz