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6 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Save Money When Paying Online

6 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Save Money When Paying Online

The internet has made our lives so much simpler. Today, you can save a great deal of time just using this mighty resource to exchange messages, work, do research, and handle a variety of other tasks. However, you can also benefit from the great number of opportunities to save money via online payments.

The following tools and tricks will allow you to manage your funds most efficiently when making payments, shopping, or running a business online.

1. Honey

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    Honey is a browser extension aimed to help you save money when shopping online. It’s focused on being your main tool for getting the best deal from coupons. The program can be integrated into Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Safari browsers.

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    Once you install and activate it, Honey will not only find the best coupon codes for every purchase you are about to make; it will also apply them. The automation feature makes using Honey an easy task, and you can be sure that you won’t forget to use the best coupon available online to save the most money.

    In addition, the app will provide you with a list of most trending stores and real-time information on offered deals and the amount of savings you can make.

    2. Due

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      Due is your place to go if you want to not only save money but also ensure efficient invoice tracking for a small business. Due is a simple but fantastically efficient tool that will ensure you never miss an invoice and process all your payments efficiently.

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      The program’s interface is easy and intuitive, so you don’t need to possess any specialized knowledge to use it. Due will allow you to monitor all payments and fund transfers as well as track billable times and productivity.

      This solution complies with the US and international regulations regarding the payment security technology and offers you a chance to track all your payments, invoices, etc. in real time.

      3. Shoptagr

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        Shoptagr is a wish list browser extension that synchronizes with all devices. This means that you can use it from your PC, laptop, tablet, or phone with equal efficiency and ensure you won’t miss the best deal.

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        The program’s mechanics are extremely simple: you just create a wishlist of the products you are interested in. The program will keep track of it and alert you once it goes on sale or otherwise offers an opportunity for a lower price. Shoptagr partners with over 400 stores, so you will definitely find a few that offer exactly what you need.

        4. Shoptimate

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          This browser extension is another fantastic tool to save money when paying online. It compares prices from many most popular stores to help you find the best deal on the product. The solution is automatic, which saves you a great deal of time. You just need to view a product and the program will search comparisons independently and provide you with results at the top of the window.

          The best thing is that it gets you not only the lowest price, but a list of all prices and addresses of stores so you can pick the best option for you.

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          5. GiftCardGranny

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            This is a website where you can learn to pay less through the clever use of gift cards. It’s a service for those who have cards they don’t need. Here you can exchange them for those you would really enjoy cashing in.

            6. CamelCamelCamel

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              This is an online service that will help you save money by claiming Amazon drop price refunds. It’ll work if you bought the item but the price for it dropped a couple of days later. If your purchase meets the required criteria and you apply for a refund fast enough (usually seven calendar dates from delivery), you’ll get the difference.

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              Last Updated on August 15, 2018

              30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

              30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

              Summertime can be a real strain on your wallet. The sun is out, there are people to see, places to be; it’s no wonder you might be short of funds during these sunny months. Not everything has to cost you an arm and a leg.

              Take some time to go through this list of 20 cheap summer activities and make some realistic goals to complete as many as you can.

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              1. Visit a strawberry festival

              Summer is prime time for tasting strawberries. More often than not, an area that grows strawberries will have a strawberry festival. Indulge yourself in strawberry pies, jams, cakes and more!

              2. Have a picnic

              Take your partner or your family to the local park and enjoy a relaxing picnic. Designate each person to bring one food item of their choice to add to the fun.

              3. Camp in your back yard

                The summer heat can sometimes make it hard to sleep. Why not enjoy the heat outside in the yard? Pitch a tent or gaze into the night sky.

                4. Take long walks

                Discover something new where you live. Take the afternoon off from your chores and go for a long walk. You may be surprised by what you discover.

                5. Break a world record

                Breaking a world record doesn’t have to be time-consuming. You could even break one on your lunch hour. Give it a go!

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                6. Go on a bike ride

                The number of bike paths on roads in big cities has increased dramatically over the years. Take advantage, and enjoy the summer breeze.

                7. Join a gym class

                  The gym is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but why not go with a friend a join a class? Spinning, yoga and step classes are always more fun with friends, and a lot of gyms allow you to pay-as-you-go.

                  8. Find a new hobby

                  The summer is the perfect time to find a new hobby. Serotonin (our body’s natural “happy” hormone) is produced by the sunshine and will be at a yearly high, which is great for when we want to tackle something new.

                  9. Join a sports team

                  Not all sports teams are competitive and require huge amounts of your time. Join in the fun with like-minded people, get fit, stay healthy and make some friends along the way.

                  10. Make a slip ‘n slide

                    Gather your friends, some plastic sheeting, a hose, washing up liquid if desired, and make a huge slip ‘n slide just like these guys. Granted, yours won’t be as big, but you get the idea… it’s fun!

                    11. Make a treasure hunt for your kids

                    Today’s digital world sees our children more often than not playing inside than outside. Why not create a sense of adventure by making a treasure hunt? Only rule? It has to be outside.

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                    12. Visit a free festival

                    Towns and cities are awash with free festivals, with themes from film to science. Scout your local area and discover something new.

                    13. Visit the zoo

                      Let’s face it: we love animals. While browsing news websites and social media networks you’re bound to come across a few pictures of cats. Take a trip to your local zoo for a better experience.

                      14. Take a road trip

                      Enjoy the open road with a few friends and take a road trip somewhere–anywhere. Just go out and enjoy the sunshine!

                      15. Play ultimate frisbee in the park

                        Frisbee is always great fun down the park, but why not turn it into more of a competitive sport by playing ultimate frisbee?

                        16. Make your own ice cream

                        Ice cream is a very versatile dessert. Make a sandwich, enjoy a cone, or simply just enjoy a bowl full. Better yet, making your own ice cream allows you to create any flavor you want.

                        17. Invite your neighbors over for a BBQ

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                          When was the last time you invited your neighbors over? Do you even know them? Now’s your chance. Just ask each person to bring a food item so costs don’t mount up for you.

                          18. Get a summer job

                          For many students, summer is the time for relaxation and fun. But who said earning money and being productive isn’t fun? You only get out what you put into a situation.

                          19. Attend a charity event

                          Attending a charity event is a great way to raise funds and awareness for a cause, meet new people, and generally have a good time. Search for your local charity event today.

                          20. Visit a national park

                          National parks are a great way to explore nature and learn something new. You could even volunteer and make a difference in helping restore natural habitats.

                          21. Visit your local comedy club

                            Local comedy clubs are extremely underrated. They are cheap to attend and no doubt you’ll have a barrel of laughs.

                            22. Make your own hammock

                              Hammocks are very relaxing, are perfect for summer afternoons and are surprisingly easy to make.

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                              23. Read in your new hammock

                              Now you have your very own hammock, the only thing left to do is enjoy it. Grab your favorite book and read to your heart’s content.

                              24. Watch a movie outside

                              Movies are great. Relaxing outside in the evening is great. Put them together and you’ve got a perfect combination. In D.C, Maryland and Virginia this summer, for example, you can enjoy a huge number of movies outside.

                              25. Take a hike

                                Hikes are a great way to keep fit and see more of Mother Nature. There are countless trails available for you to explore. Why not try some this summer?

                                26. Learn how to fly a kite

                                As a child, you probably had a kite and haven’t touched it since. Why not dust it off and attempt to fly it? It’s tricky, but well worth the challenge.

                                27. Work out at the park

                                American cities are full of parks with ample space for a work out session. No doubt you’ll be happier to work out in the sun rather than a crowded gym.

                                28. Take your dog to the beach

                                  One of the many joys of owning a dog is taking him or her for long walks during the summertime. This joy is enhanced when visiting the beach, for both you and your dog.

                                  29. Make a summer smoothie

                                  Healthy, delicious and perfect for the summer. Not only that, there are countless recipes ready for you to try.

                                  30. Attend a free yoga session at the beach

                                  No experience needed and all skill levels are welcome. Take yourself and a buddy down to the beach and try some yoga. You’ve got nothing to lose!

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