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Sep 14, 2012

Save money when you’ r shopping online by avoiding unnecessary delivery charges. Robert Irvine reveals eight easy ways to send free packing.

1- Find free- delivery voucher codes:
as well as products discounts, many stores offer free delivery for limited period, but they don’t always mention the deal on their websites. To find out which retailers are currently waiving postages fees, check the Delivery pages at MyVoucherCodes anc

When we visited there were tree delivery codes for Debenhams (one day only), pet- suppliers store love pets ( Plus 10 per cent discount) and B&Q. Just enter the code when you reach the checkout to avoid paying for postage.

What’s the catch
You often need to spend a minimum amount to qualify for free delivery. Some stores never offer voucher codes so you’ll only dodge charges at those that do. 

2-    Buy online, collect in store

Many retailers now let you reserves items online and then collect them from their high- street branches. This may sound odd-why not just go the shop in the first place? But it means you can buy products that are stocked in warhouses, but aren’t on the shelves. Also, you’ll often save money by paying online rather then at the till.

Popular services, as listed at Click and Collect, includes Agros  Check & Reserve, PC world Collect Store ( Several stores off) and and Homebase Reserve & collect. Several stores offer mobile app so you can reserve items on the move.

What ‘s the catch
Not all the items are available to collect in stores, and your nearest branch may not offer the service. Tesco recently started charging for click and collect and other stores will follow.
1-   Tesco recently started charging for click and collect and other stores will follow.

                  3-    Try Amazon Prime for free

Amazon’s free Super Saver Delivery option can be slow, with packages taking more than a week to arrive. To get your item the next day, you need to pay £ 5.99fir CDs, DVDs, Books and games, and £ 7,99 for other products. If you’re a frequent shopper, it’s worth signing up for Amazon Prime, which you can try free for 30 days.

Amazon Prime offers free one-day delivery as standard, which means you’re guaranteed to receive your item within 24 hours of dispatch (expect Saturday orders, which arrive on Monday). You can also share your account with up to four people in your house.  

What’s the catch
You have enter your card details to sign up for free trial and, once it’s finished, you’ll be automatically charged the annual fee of £ 49 unless you click you click ’Do not upgarde’. Some products are  ineligible for one-day Delivery and take up to five-days to arrive using the free First Class option.

4-      Arrange deliveries at off-peak times

If you do your supermarket shopping online, you can often save money by booking a less busy delivery time. For example, Sainsbury’s ( ) cuts its charge from £ 5.75 to £ 2.75 for certain one-hour slots, Tesco deliveries are cheaper Monday to Wednesday, and Ocado ( costs less in the evening (from 9pm onwards) and early in the morning (6am to 7am).
If you’re planning to do big shop, waitrose( offers free delivery all week order over £50, as does Ocado if you spend more then and book a ‘quieter solt’:

What’s the catch ?
The cheaper delivery slots might not be convenient for you. And not every can afford to spend more than £ 50 on groceries per week just to qualify for free delivery.

5-      Get free delivery on eBay

Although eBay new sets limits on how much sellers can charge for postage and packaging, you can still end up paying over odds for delivery on certain items. To identify and avoid unreasonable fees, it’s worth reordering your search  results to display the total cost of the product and postage. Click the ‘Sort by’ menu and choose ‘price + P&P: lowest first’ to list items with free cheap delivery first. This may uncover some bargains you would otherwise have missed.

What’s the catch
Products with free delivery may cost more than those that charge you. Also, sometimes paying for postage one ebay can mean a better-packaged and more swiftly delivered item.

6-Shop on Free Delivery Day

Yes, we know Christmas is still four months aways, but it’s worth knowing that you can save money by buying all your presents on free Delivery Day. The UK equivalent to Free shipping Day in the US ( ), Which began in 2008, involves hundreds of online stores suspending their postage costs for 24 hours.
The 212 date hasn’t confirmed yet, but last year Free Delivery Day was 9 December and participating merchants included Argos, Boots, Gap, John Lewis and Lego. Enter your email address to receive a reminder nearer the date.

What’s the catch?
Obviously, the main catch is that you only free delivery on one day a year. But it’s definitely worth remembering the date (when it’s announced).

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