There are undoubtedly always certain advantages from being a loyal customer, or even just subscribing to the newsletters of particular online shops. Shops are always looking to increase their online sales. Once their exponential profit growth starts plateauing off, then it is time for them to add discounts and promote exclusive sales for customers to enjoy. Such events are usually located at the end of each season, (typically for clothes, but also depending on the shop, and how they choose to operate, for cookery, and other domestic items such as furniture), or just before or after major events and holidays, such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, when business is slow, which is usually during the middle of the year when not many significant holidays are scheduled, or people are too busy with their work routines to spare a thought of giving a present for others, such benefits may be prevalent then as well.
Bonuses and Discounts
Like the Unibet Free Bet which adds bonus points and benefits each time you gamble, many gift shops have their own points system, that one may use in exchange for a free product or store credit, to purchase a product one fancies, or has caught one’s eye for someone else. While such store credit may not amount to a considerable amount of money, over a long period, with frequent store purchases, for either oneself or friends and family, this can amount to quite a hefty sum of money. Discounts should also be available at least once a year, and at least at 10% off. This may be an excellent opportunity for one to purchase a more expensive item, such as something which costs thousands of dollars if need be. It is always painful to let that money go, but at least then, you may have the reassurance of the fact that it is cheaper at its present value.
A word of warning with spending money on discounted items, is that sometimes it may be addictive to purchase a whole lot of discounted items because they are ‘cheap’, and you can see the potential of giving it to others as presents, so that one does not have to go gift shopping during the busy times of the year. That is not always advisable, as gifts are notorious for going in and out of fashion as well. Take buying specific photo frames for somebody. Depending on the current preferred architectural and interior design styling of one’s home, this may all change when the receiver of the gift decides to go with the general flow and renovate their house all over again. Then, the gift would be rendered useless and of less sentimental value. It is much ‘safer’ to buy gifts which are traditional, and do not go out of style but are also in alignment with the other party’s interests. Scented candles are always an excellent addition to the home, and so are incense sticks.
Shop bonuses can also include being included in raffle tickets for giveaways if the store is feeling generous. Usually, this occurs when online shops decide to take the next step of promoting themselves further on social media platforms. Such giveaways almost always involve following them on Instagram and buying an item on their website, to be included as an entry.