Google saves you money

If you’re ever about to buy something via a website, and you see a box for ‘discount code’ (or something similar), that’s basically your cue, right there. Get on to Google, and do a search for ‘discount code’ (or however the box is labelled), plus the name of the site. There’s a fair chance you’ll find a suitable code to knock a few percent off the sum about to be charged to your credit card.

I’ve done this a couple of times in the last few days, and it’s paid off – literally. There are plenty of ‘find a bargain’ websites and discussion boards out there, and one of them is bound to have a code going spare. Is it cheating? Hardly. The seller’s margin will be trimmed a bit, but – unless they’re nuts – not so much that they’re losing money on each sale. And if they’re nuts, well, that’s not your fault.