Diwali is not just a one-day festival. Its preparations start months in advance; we clean our houses, and we repaint and decorate them to welcome the goddess Laxmi.

And, we remove junk to make space for new purchases and splurge on all the big-ticket/important items we have on our online shopping lists.online shopping for diwali

Keen on not going over your budget during this year’s Diwali? Here are five tips to help you save money on your online shopping:

Shop online to find bigger discounts

Consumers are treated like royalty and are spoiled for choice during the Diwali season. If you don’t believe me, just get online on your laptop or smartphone and indulge in great Diwali sales on e-commerce websites and see for yourself. This is the ideal time to take advantage of the big discounts that are only available to online shoppers. Make use of coupons, discount vouchers and promo codes to get additional discounts and save money on all your Diwali shopping.

Search for products using a web browser and save data

It’s smart to compare products and their prices across different online shopping sites before spending. But, since there are so many shopping sites, it’s crazy to download individual apps for each one of them. They will use a lot of memory on your smartphone and consume a lot of mobile data. Use a web browser such as Opera Mini that compresses websites by up to 90%. Not only will it load your favorite shopping sites faster, it will also save a lot of mobile data.

Look for DIY (Do It Yourself) ideas

Since it is Diwali time, we love to decorate our homes and surroundings in the best possible way. But, if you indulge in online shopping for every need, you might just end up bankrupt. No kidding. Instead, try DIY ideas to revamp your home interior. Go online and watch DIY videos on YouTube to make your own diyas and lanterns.

Plan your travel online to get the most out of your budget

Online shopping is not just about gadgets and clothes. If you want to take a vacation during Diwali holidays, then the web is your best travel-planner. Read up in advance about the must-do and must-visit attractions at your preferred destination. Recommendations from fellow travelers can give you a lot of good tips about spending (and saving!) while traveling. Look for offers and discounts from various travel sites and airlines to get the best rates for your accommodation and airfares. Travel memories with family and friends will last you a lifetime, so plan them with care.

Make sweets at home

Diwali is incomplete without sweets. Most of us buy readymade assorted sweets and confectioneries. It’s also possible to buy them online and get them delivered to friends and relatives. Although this is convenient, homemade sweets will always be appreciated. Try making the traditional sweets your mom and grandma used to make during this festival time. This will also save you money. Your family will be happier to have something homemade rather than something store-bought.

Make this Diwali more fun-filled than ever before. Save more on your online shopping and enjoy more this Diwali with your loved ones.

So, what are you planning to buy this Diwali? Do tell us in the comment section. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for more such tips.

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