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6 Ways to Get Massive Discounts Online

6 Ways to Get Massive Discounts Online

With the emergence of online shopping, many people have found shopping to be quite easy. Shopping has not only been made easy but also cheap for people. By the virtue of shopping online, you can save a lot of money as opposed to shopping in physical retail shops. Things get better if you have coupons when shopping online.

Even though online is cheap by its own right, you can get extended discounts and thus save a lot of money for being keen when shopping. We will explore some of the most effective ways of getting a discount online. In doing so, we will discuss six ways that are considered most effective for massive savings.

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1. Identify the best shopping websites

The first and probably one of the most important things to do is to identify the best shopping websites. There are many shopping websites but not all of them are good at giving out the best discounts. This calls for shoppers to know the exact websites known for offering good discounts. As a tip, you should read reviews of different websites to see whether there are coupons used in the websites for redeeming discounts.

2. Shop on the right day

Online shopping is an art that requires one to be very keen to get the best deals on offer. There are particular days that most online shopping websites give out the best deals for their customers. It is on such days that you should go shopping to get these deals. You should know that Sunday is not one of the best shopping days. Though many people prefer shopping on Sundays, due to the nature of the day as a lazy one, it is actually one of the worst shopping days. You can get great deals from Wednesdays to Fridays.

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3. Leave items in your cart

You can also try the tip of leaving your products in your cart for a day or two. This simple move could get you some good discount. This is because most retailers hate unsettled deals and thus would do anything, including offering coupons, to have the deal closed. You will be surprised to get a coupon for a better price on the items in your shopping cart.

4. Use multiple coupon codes strategically

Using coupons is one of the best ways of getting discounts online. There are instances where you can have more than one coupon code. It is important then to know how to use the coupon codes strategically to get the best out of them. For example, if you have two promo codes for 20% and 10$ discounts, you should first apply the 20% promo code before the 10% one. This will guarantee you maximum savings.

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 5. Have a shopping app

If you want to get the best deals, you must then have a shopping app. There are different shopping apps meant to cater for different purposes. One of the best versions of shopping apps that will help you get the best discounts is one that compares the different prices in different online stores. Such an app will keep you updated on the best deals in the market. This way, you won’t have to make blind shopping decisions.

5. Outwit the dynamic pricing trap

Finally, you should master and outwit the dynamic pricing trap used by online merchants. The prices of most items are not standard and vary depending on the location, spending patterns and the demand of the product. You should consider the following tips for getting unbiased price on a product you are shopping online:

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  • Clear cookies in your browsing history
  • Log out of your social media accounts
  • Switch to incognito mode
  • Instead of being redirected to the US, choose localized website versions
  • When signing in, choose a less developed country as your home.

With these tips in mind, you will definitely get the best deals and enjoy great savings for shopping online.

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How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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