CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Lots of people are turning to social media apps this Christmas for shopping tips and great savings. And a Tik Tok influencer from Cambridge with a fairly frugal following is helping everyone save.
Julia Belkin calls herself “Coupon Queen of Boston” and can be found under her handle @freebiesandmore on Tik Tok. She has more than half a million followers. And watch these offers so you can get them too.
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“I teach people how to do this business,” said Julia. “These are not magical secrets that I keep to myself. I want people to do these deals with me. “
Julia tells WBZ-TV that she uses several apps at the same time to get the best possible deals. Apps like: Rakuten, Honey, Top Cash Back, Flipp, Slick Deals, IBotta and Fetch Rewards.
Julia says afterwards, concentrate on what you buy most often.
“The easiest way to save money is to look at what they’re buying on their grocery list and what they’re buying for toiletries. Then you will find discounts on these items to discount what you are already buying. “
Another tip: keep an eye on items from store to store.
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“I always recommend people check the pricing policy and see other websites to see if this item is cheaper elsewhere.”
Julia advises you to order online but forget about shipping.
“If you can, pick it up at the store. Many stores offer slight discounts or an additional bonus or some kind of reward compared to shopping in stores or online as it saves time and money. “
If your phone can handle it, download more apps!
“Use these price drop apps that will show you where prices are dropping at certain retailers,” said Julia. “So when the price goes down, you can get it right away.”
Use your phone for the big shops too.
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“Download the apps for the stores you’re shopping in: the Target app, the Walmart app, the CVS app. These apps usually have bigger discounts than just going to stores.