Online shopping is undoubtedly a time-saver but, as anyone who has ever succumbed to the flash sale-induced "don't miss out!" mindset knows, it's not always a money-saver. One of our wise readers has found a way to tame the buying beast that is the online "sale" email and make it work for her, rather than the other way around.
I found I was doing more online shopping than I wanted because I was always responding to great offers that were sent via email. Hmmm... 40% off at Pottery Barn... next thing you know, I've ordered new bedding I don't need.
What I did was create an email box and named it "deals." I set up a rule in my Apple Mail where emails from certain addresses (online stores) are sent directly to that folder. If I'm legitimately shopping for something, I can then scan through the folder and see if there are any good offers. Kept impulse buying at bay.
So good, right?!
Thanks Marlee (and, also, thanks for being a commenter since 2009!)