‘Tis the season for online shopping (well, for me at least). Working from home has made me #alittlebitagoraphobic! 😉
I wanted to do a quick post to share an online shopping tip that REALLY helped me recently.
As in … it saved me more than a hundred bucks, buying EXACTLY the same items on a different website.
You see, our daughter is desperate for a pretend grocery store for Christmas. (It’s pricey so my dad and stepmom graciously agreed to go in with us, just like we’re doing with our son’s Nintendo Switch.)
Instead? I used a handy little trick that saved me soooo much money.
Here’s the trick …
Type in the specific name of the product if possible. In my case, I typed “Melissa & Doug grocery store.”
I was shocked when I saw that Well.ca — a site I had NEVER used before, never even heard of, honestly — was selling the identical toy for $181.99. Almost $78 cheaper than Indigo, which is where I often shop for toys.
I added it to my cart immediately, feeling SO much better about the purchase all of a sudden.
And because Well.ca had ALL of their Melissa & Doug products on sale, I was able to scoop up three additional sets (grocery store accessories, pretend grocery cans, and pretend grocery boxes) all for almost exactly the same price I would have paid JUST FOR THE ONE big item on Indigo.
Much LESS, actually, because this total includes tax (and shipping was free).
For comparison …
It’s no longer on sale on Well.ca, BUT it’s actually $3 cheaper right NOW on Amazon.ca. (And no, I’m not even mad about it. I’m relieved to have mine sitting upstairs in our closet, and I still saved a ton of money on it.)
So the next time you need something online, take the extra minute to do a quick Google search of the item and click “Shopping” to see different price options.
You can even click a drop-down to sort them from low to high.
I just tested this by searching “Kindi Kid” (another gift our daughter wants) and sure enough, it shows that the identical doll is $5 cheaper on ToysRUs.ca than it is on Walmart.ca.
Happy online shopping! I hope this helps!