How social media can help you make big savings when shopping online

SOCIAL gatherings are out – but social media is in.

Your scrolling can also serve to save you money when online shopping, though. Phones at the ready . . . 

TWITTER: Brands send out Twitter-only deals, found by typing #discount under the “Latest” tab. This is also how to learn about money-saving news.

It’s how I was alerted to Nike’s 25-per-cent discount if you sign up for free to be a nike.com member and use code MEMBER25 at checkout. Valid until the end of today.

MESSAGING: From WhatsApp to texts, brands are now offering big discounts when contacting you directly.

Clothing firm prettylittlething.com has sent out discounts via WhatsApp in the past, while Amazon’s Treasure Truck — sign up at amazon.co.uk/ttgo — will message you alerts to a big money-off deal, usually on trending products for a limited time.

Last week, I was offered 25 per cent off Panasonic wireless earbuds but previously there have been discounted spirits and sometimes big competitions.

EMAIL: The simplest save is usually to sign up to newsletters from your favourite brand. Sign up at made.com/voucher to get £10 off its furniture. Or get £10 off if you sign up to zalando.co.uk/zalando-newsletter, for lots of big-brand items.

INSTAGRAM: Search #discountcode or #promocode via the hashtags and these can lead you to individual Influencer codes and savings. I found a 15-per-cent discount at shopdisney.co.uk (use code ALICE15) and 20-per-cent at paperchase.co.uk. Let me know what you find.

FACEBOOK: I am on Facebook Marketplace a lot and, right now, there are huge furniture bargains as many people have clear-outs during lockdown.

I discovered an Ikea desk for a tenner and two chairs and a table down from £50 to £20. If you’re after something specific, turn on “Recommendations” to ensure you’re always on top of the best deals.

Deal of the day

YOUR next snack is sorted with a four-pack of Wall’s Hearty sausage rolls, now £1, at Asda, down from £1.60.

SAVE: 60p

Cheap treat

FENTY Beauty’s Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo and Stunna Lip Paint in Unbutton are half-price at Boots until Tuesday.

The highlighter duo is £14, down from £28 and the lip paint is £10, down from £20.

SAVE: up to £14

Thank you!

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If you haven’t given money and would like to do so from your Sun Savers wallet, you can do that now using the app.

Top swap

INSTEAD of splashing out £5 for a 600g tub of Cadbury Roses, above, at Sainsbury’s, go for a 650g tub of Sainsbury’s Chocolate Treats, below, for £3.50. They’re just as tasty and you get 50g more chocolate.

SAVE: £1.50


Big news

THE free fiver promotion is coming to an end on December 7 to allow us to invest in more great offers and rewards, just for reading The Sun.

Entering the code at the bottom of this page is still your route to serious savings and rewards. Look out for some big announcements, coming soon! For more info head to sunsavers.co.uk/terms.

Shop and save

WASH away your stress with Sanex Zero % Sensitive shower gel for £2, down from £2.50 at Sainsbury’s.

SAVE: 50p

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