There are several ways you can save money by bending rules a bit, or by exploiting discounts and special offers. It is mostly about finding ways to save money where you would normally pay full price.
Apply For Credit Cards With Attractive Starter Perks
If you have a decent credit rating, you can apply for plenty of credit cards that have perks that save you money. If you are the sort of person who can pay off a credit card bill in full at the end of the month, then you will enjoy great benefits like money-back perks, travelling perks, and discounts for retail shops.
Sign Up For New-Customer Perks With Gambling Websites
There are several no deposit bonus websites out there that you can try. All you have to do is sign up, use their free perks and rewards. Use them all up, make a little money, and then move on. Do not close your account right away, leave it a few months, and then close your account (unless you happen to like the gambling site).
Save Money in Restaurants
There are plenty of ways to save money in restaurants and you can start by researching the menu before you arrive. You will be surprised how many times you get to a restaurant there is nothing that takes your fancy. Also, checking out the menu beforehand enables you to see if the restaurant is ridiculously expensive. Some have discount days and cheap days on days when they normally have fewer customers.
Wait for Cycling Deals
Some companies rely on customer desire and a lack of customer patience. A classic example of this is the video games industry. They have cycling deals where games are on offer every week or every two weeks. If you really want a game, there is a good chance it will be on sale perhaps three or four times per year, so be patient and wait. Also, if one version of the game is on discount, check the other version.
For example, if the gold version is on sale, check out the GOTY version and deluxe version too because online gaming stores often have multi-deals where they offer a discount on one and a bigger discount on the other with the hopes of selling you on the bigger discounted product.
It is not just gaming stores that do this sort of thing, mattress shops do it, furniture shops do it, even websites like Argos have been known to do it (though admittedly not as much as they did pre-Covid).
Snipe eBay Stuff
You can still save a bundle of money if you snipe eBay items. All you have to do is wait until the last ten seconds before placing your bid. Sure, you are going to lose more than you win, but when you do win, you get a great price. Try looking on eBay for the thing you want, and make a note of when it ends. Then, set your Smartphone alarm to tell you when to go back to the auction. Wait for the final ten seconds, make a bid that is pretty low, but still higher than the highest bid, and take your chances.