We all love a good deal, but many of us are abandoning the coupon life and saving money by shopping with with today’s latest and greatest startups. Amazon's Prime's options are pretty foolproof, but there are many newer, smaller companies offering amazing deals on everyday items. And with free time being in such short supply, wouldn’t you rather have these essentials show up at your door rather than spending your weekend running errands? Read on to learn how to accomplish a day's worth of shopping all from your phone...
Brandless is a cutting-edge new startup that just launched this week, and aims to appeal to frugal consumers who are growing weary of big name brands. They offer nonperishable food items and household goods, and each one is only $3. We predict that their site will catch on faster than you can say “industry disruptor!” Explore it at www.brandless.com.
Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s Razor
Ever feel like you’re paying a “razor tax” when picking up those overpriced razor cartridges? Try Dollar Shave Club, or industry newcomer Harry’s Razor, for a much more reasonably priced shave option. Dollar Shave Club has already carved out a niche of loyal, price-minded consumers over the past few years. Harry’s Razors can be purchased at Target, and although they’re geared toward a male demographic, the refills are only $7.99. Sign us up!
Honey browser extension
If you’re tired of searching the web for coupon codes, then Honey might be right up your alley. It’s a browser extension that automatically finds and applies online discount codes while you’re checking out when making an online purchase. It’s already a favorite of millenials and savvy online shoppers, and is completely free! Install it today to save dough when you find those H&M pants you just have to have. Just go to www.joinhoney.com to get started.
Poshmark and Tradesy
Frugal fashionistas everywhere already know and love apps like Poshmark and Tradesy. Think of them as the eBay of the style world: you can buy and sell clothing, accessories, and even luxury cosmetics, and always at great prices. Poshmark recently upgraded to add features like an “Offer” button that triggers price negotiations with the seller, as well as a “Bundle” feature that lets buyers group multiple items from a single seller for a discount.
Chewy is the go-to solution for pet parents who are tired of juggling heavy pet food bags while waiting in line at the checkout. In addition to a competitive pricing model, their site makes it super easy to find what you want based on what brands you love or what type of pet you have. Chewy is also perfect for people whose animals need specialty prescription foods, because you can simply upload your vet’s prescription to your account and get discounted food with two-day shipping. Bon appetit, Spunky!