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Upgrade Your Home with Amazon Daily Deals

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There are lots of great deals you can take advantage of every single day, with Amazon’s Daily Deals! You won’t believe some of the great things you can find. Every Tuesday we highlight some of our favorite Amazon Daily Deal buys. Here are some of our top picks from today:

*The prices shown below are the sale prices listed at the time of posting.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

 
robot vacuum
 

Current Sale Price: $95.93
Originally: $165.99
You Save: $70.06! (42% off)

Let’s be honest, everybody wants a robot vacuum cleaner. With a robot vacuum, you won’t have to vacuum your carpets or sweep your hard floors ever again! This Coredy brand vacuum even comes with a pet filter.

Echo Wall Clock

 
echo wall clock
 

Current Sale Price: $24.99
Originally: $29.99
You Save: $5.00! (17% off)

Yet another great Amazon device! Amazon Echo now has a sleek wall clock that’s compatible with Alexa. You can set timers using Alexa, and she’ll show you the timer on your wall clock, so you can now see how much time you have left instead of just waiting for Alexa to let you know the timer is done.

Weighted Blanket

 
weighted blanket
 

Current Sale Price: $47.92
Originally: $69.90
You Save: $21.98! (31% off)

Weighted blankets have been proven to help you sleep better and reduce anxiety. But all that extra weight can make these blankets cost a little more than the average blanket. If you’ve been wanting the calming help of a weighted blanket in your life, this deal is for you. It also comes with different colors and patterns to choose from, and weight options from 5lbs to 30lbs.

Portable LED Camping Lantern

 
camping lantern
 

Current Sale Price: $14.44

The Odoland portable LED camping lantern isn’t just a great light source, it can also easily hook onto the ceiling of your tent, and it has a built in fan to keep you cool when the wilderness nights are warm.

Amazon Cloud Security Camera

 
security camera
 

Current Sale Price: $89.99
Originally: $119.99
You Save: $30.00! (25% off)

Keep your home and loved ones safe and secure with the Amazon Security Camera. The Amazon Cloud Camera is a great way to always keep a good eye on your home. It comes with night vision and two-way audio.

Reusable Collapsible Straws

 
reusable straws
 

Current Sale Price: $13.99

You don’t have to be panicked about the planet to see the value of these travel friendly, compact straws. They can clip easily onto your bags and this pack comes with 2 straws, and a straw cleaner. Never be without a straw again while showing a little extra friendliness to the planet with these convenient collapsible straws.



Sometimes deals and sales are the way that we get things we really need. You may especially depend on sales when you’re in college, or just starting out on your own, or in a new place. So when you find something you really need on sale, and payday is just a couple days too late, that can be really frustrating. Luckily Check City can help you out with a quick and easy Payday Loan so that you can take advantage of important deals regardless of when your payday comes.
 
Share with us what deals you snagged today by using the hashtags #amazondailydeals #checkcity

Take Advantage of Amazon Daily Deals

tuesday-amazon-deals

We love to shop, but more than shopping, we love event shopping. That’s why things like Black Friday Sales are so popular because it makes shopping into a tradition, an event where you come away with gifts you picked and some bonding time with your shopping buddies.

With Amazon’s Daily Deals you can have a shopping event any day of the week, and you don’t have to wait for a printed catalogue in the mail to enjoy it. Instead you can just take a look at their daily deals online at any time.
 
Below are some of our top picks from today’s Amazon deals. The prices shown below are the sale prices listed at the time of posting.

Pressure Washer

 
pressure washer sale
 

Current Sale Price: $145.49
Originally: $279.00
You Save: $133.51! (48% off)

The Sun Joe pressure washer is a high performance machine with a powerful motor. Its maximum pressure reaches 2200 PSI! It also has two detergent tanks with dials that let you control the mix of detergent and water, a 34-inch extension wand, and a garden hose adapter. This product also comes with free shipping, free returns, and 2-3 year protection plans for only $22 to $30.

White Noise/Sleep Sound Machine

 
white noise sale
 

Current Sale Price: $11.98
Originally: $29.99
You Save: $18.01! (60% off)

Have trouble sleeping? Take advantage of this sale and get yourself a Sleep Sounds Machine. You can use it for yourself, or keep it in the baby’s room to help them sleep a full night. It comes with 6 different noise options, and you can power it with either batteries or by plugging it into an outlet, allowing you to take your sleep sound machine anywhere. It even has an option to set a timer on it for 15, 30, or 60 minutes so that it won’t be on all night, just long enough to put you to sleep for the night.

Mini Projector

 
mini projector sale
 

Current Sale Price: $107.00
Originally: $189.99
You Save: $82.99! (44% off)

Need a projector for your dorm apartment, or want to put on a cinematic outdoor movie night? Then this is the deal for you. This mini projector is small, compact, and wonderfully portable with it’s own fitted case. It’s also compatible with a Fire TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, VGA, AV, USB, and Smartphones, with a 200 inch display.

PNY Products

The following PNY Products are some of the best deals going on today. You can get up to 512 gigabytes of extra space for 60% the original price!
 
pny products sale
 

128 GB PNY Flash Card

Current Sale Price: $15.99
Originally: $44.55
You Save: $28.56! (64% off)

256 GB PNY Flash Card

Current Sale Price: $32.99
Originally: $89.55
You Save: $56.56! (63% off)

512 GB PNY Flash Card

Current Sale Price: $77.99
Originally: $199.39
You Save: $121.40! (61% off)

64 GB PNY Flash Drive

flash drive sale
 

Current Sale Price: $9.49
Originally: $25.04
You Save: $15.55! (62% off)

 
Sometimes deals and sales are the way that we get things we really need. You may especially depend on sales when you’re in college, or just starting out on your own, or in a new place. So when you find something you really need on sale, and payday is just a couple days too late, that can be really frustrating. Luckily Check City can help you out with a quick and easy Payday Loan so that you can take advantage of important deals regardless of when your payday comes.
 
Share with us what deals you snagged today by using the hashtag #amazondailydeals, and #checkcity.

Amazon Deals of the Day for Your Home

We love to shop, but more than shopping, we love event shopping. That’s why things like Black Friday Sales are so popular because it makes shopping into a tradition, an event where you come away with gifts you picked and some bonding time with your shopping buddies.

With Amazon’s Daily Deals you can have a shopping event any day of the week, and you don’t have to wait for a printed catalogue in the mail to enjoy it. Instead you can just take a look at their daily deals online at any time.
 
Below are some of our top picks from today’s Amazon deals. The prices shown below are the sale prices listed at the time of posting.

Cuisinart Pots and Pans

cuisinart pot

Current Sale Price: $69.99
Originially: $129.99
You Save: $60.00! (46% off)

These pots and pans are unique because they are oven safe up to 500°F! So not only can you use these pots and pans on your stovetop, but you can use them to bake inside your stove as well, making this product exactly what the efficient chef needs in their kitchen.

Back to School Supplies

notebook

Current Sale Price: $5.96 to $10.95
You Save: up to 40% off!

These planners have everything you could need to organize your year. It has a sturdy cover, monthly tabs, a bookmark that clips easily into the spiral binding, organization sticky notes and stickers, and even a storage pocket!

OtterBox Phone Cases

otterbox

Current Sale Price: $15.99 to $34.99
You Save: up to 60% off!

OtterBox has a series of different phone case types for anyone. There is the lighter Commuter Series for taking your phone easily on the go, and the Defender Series for phone users wanting extra protection.

Savage X Fenty Bras, Bralettes, and Undies

bralette

Current Sale Price: $17.50 to $39.20
You Save: up to 30% off!

Ring Alarm 8 Piece Kit with a FREE Echo Dot!

echo dot set

Current Sale Price: $169.00
Originially: $239.00
You Save: $70.00! (29% off)

This set comes with a Base Station that connects your alarm system to your mobile devices, 2 Keypads that you can use to arm and disarm your alarm system, 8 Contact Sensors that will alert your mobile devices when doors or windows are opened, 2 Motion Detectors that will alert you when they detect movement, and a Range Extender that allows your Base Station’s signal to reach all alarm components.
 
Sometimes deals and sales are the way that we get things we really need. You may especially depend on sales when you’re in college, or just starting out on your own, or in a new place. So when you find something you really need on sale, and payday is just a couple days too late, that can be really frustrating. Luckily Check City can help you out with a quick and easy Payday Loan so that you can take advantage of important deals regardless of when your payday comes.
 
Share with us what deals you snagged today by using the hashtag #amazondailydeals

How to Tell if a Site is Secure

secure sites

Today we do a lot of our business and shopping online, which is why Internet security has become such a giant industry.

But before you go putting your financial or contact information into a website, you want to make sure the website is secure.

Even if a website is reputable, if they aren’t taking the proper precautions their site could be susceptible to malware and affect your computer and the security of your personal information.

When you put sensitive information online you want to first make sure the website is safe. You can easily check that a site is secure by following the tips below.

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What are the Online Dangers?

Online scammers ultimately want your bank information, your credit card numbers, your passwords, and other personal information like your social security number. They want this information either to use your accounts or to steal your identity. The following practices are the main ways online scammers try and get your private information.

Phishing

Phishing is when scammers try to pose as legitimate sites or organizations by using fraudulent websites in order to get your information. You can often tell if something is actually a phishing scam when their offers are too good to be true, if they’re pressuring you to rush into something, or if they try and get you to click on hyperlinks or attachments. Sometimes Phishers will even use fake websites that look very similar to the original website to trick people. Spam filters are a great way to protect yourself from phishing emails. Your browser also has settings to prevent you from accidentally going onto fraudulent sites in the first place. You’ll want to keep these kinds of settings on at all times to ensure safe browsing online.

Spread Malware

The term malware actually stands for malicious software that is meant to access or damage your computer. The best way to protect yourself against infecting your device with malware and viruses is to be careful what you click on, and use an antivirus program on your computer to sweep for such attacks.

Spam

Spam generally refers to constant emails, sent to mass amounts of people who did not subscribe or ask for those emails. They are unsolicited and come en mass, which is a problem because you didn’t ask for this barrage of useless emails in your inbox, and you now suddenly have a lot of them. Spam emails happen when sites make you log in, make a payment, or enter your email. Spam used to just be an annoyance but has grown into a criminal business. Spam’s purpose can be for advertising, or for spreading malware by trying to get recipients to click on links and attachments.

How are Secure Sites Made Secure?

Https

When a website has https:// at the beginning of the web address, it means that the site is secured using an SSL Certificate. SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. To get an SSL Certificate, the company must go through a validation process.

Website Validation

Website validation is important, because today we have rules and regulations that sites need to live up to in order to prove they’re real. You also want your website to be validated because then search engines, like Google, will work correctly alongside your site so that people can successfully find you on their browser of choice. Everyone’s browser will be able to interpret the site and display it correctly on their screen. Website validation comes from meeting the standards set by the W3C Organization and passing CSS and HTML validations.

Domain Validation (DV) is the lowest form of website validation and only gives ownership of the domain name.

Extended Validation (EV) is the highest level of website validation and with this, the beginning of the address bar will have a lock icon and sometimes a green bar to show it is secure.

They Keep Your Information Safe

Using a digital security certificate is important for any site. The sites listed below are technology companies that work to provide digital security for a website. It is from these types of companies that reputable sites will gain their website’s validation and other programs that constantly sweep their site for malware. By using these digital security companies you can be assured your information is going to be kept safe and private on that website.

  • Digicert
  • McAfee SECURE
  • BBB Accreditation

How to Stay Safe Online

  • Don’t click on links and attachments from sources you are unfamiliar with.
  • Look for a site’s physical address and phone number.
  • Check that there are return and shipping policies listed for shopping.
  • Be wary if the prices are too low or the offers are too good to be true.
  • Look for a privacy statement somewhere on the site.
  • Change your passwords every so often and don’t use the same password for everything.
  • Look for a site’s certificates and accreditation (BBB). You will often find this type of information at the bottom of the webpage.
  • Use an antivirus program on your computer to block malicious malware.

Safe lenders:

If you are shopping for loans, you should know that there are a number of characteristics of a safe lender that you can watch out for.

They are a Direct Lender

The best payday loans come from direct lenders. Check City is a direct lender, so when you get loans from Check City, the only people you deal with are our people. You want to use a direct lender because your payday loans should be as simple as possible, and indirect lenders add the hassle and insecurity of dealing with third parties.

The Problem with Indirect Lenders

  • Using indirect lenders is more expensive because they have to go through the extra process of finding direct lenders for you to borrow from.
  • Indirect lenders have more risks for the customer because there are more variables and institutions involved in your loan, application, and information.
  • Indirect lenders are less likely to care about your loans and fixing problems for you because you aren’t borrowing directly from them.
  • It is more difficult to become long-term members with indirect lenders because essentially, they are only an unnecessary go-between. But with direct lenders like Check City, you can go to the same trusted place your whole life for ALL your loan needs.
They are a State Licensed Lender

Here at Check City, we are serious about having a working relationship with the states in which we reside. That is why we have chosen to be a state licensed lender as opposed to being an offshores lender or tribal model lender. Going through this trouble is the final way to make sure you know we are a responsible, safe, and secure place for you to do your loan business. Because Check City is a state licensed lender you can have peace of mind knowing that we are doing everything right by the state in which you reside.

They Have Customer Credentials

If a site or a lender is reputable and safe to use, then they will have real customers and organizations affiliated with them.

  • Check City has been in business since 1986 and in this time, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people meet their financial needs.
  • Check City also has a Shopper Approved rating of 4.8 out of 5, in a pool of more than 31,000 ratings.

It isn’t hard to figure out whether a site is secure or not. All you have to do is know what makes a site secure in the first place, and look for those signs on each site you visit, especially if you’re going to do any shopping or other business on that site.


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Read about how cell phone apps can help you secure your phone in, “Cell Phone Security Apps and Other Ways to Lock Down Your Phone.”

10 Online Clothes Shopping Tips

rack of clothes and a hat

Shopping for your clothes online is a great way to save time, save money, and keep your wardrobe up to date.

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There are a lot of benefits to shopping for clothes online. If you do your clothes shopping online you don’t have to:

  • navigate traffic
  • find a parking spot
  • search through racks of clothes
  • maneuver the aisles with other people’s carts
  • second guess your clothing picks in the fluorescent lighting of the fitting rooms
  • wait in line to pay
  • deal with traffic getting home

 

That’s a lot of work for something you can now do from the comfort of your couch while you watch TV.

 

The one major downside to shopping for clothes online is that you can’t see the items in person or try them on before you buy them.

 

But there are tips and tricks you can use to ensure you don’t have to return the clothes you buy online too often.

 

Tip #1: Know Your Size

measuring tape

 

At the store you can grab a few different sizes and try them all on to figure out which size fits you the best. But when you shop online you don’t have that luxury.

 

To shop for clothes online successfully you need to know your exact size. Learn your exact size by taking your measurements.

 

Clothing companies usually have sizing charts where you can use your exact measurements to pick out your optimal size with that clothing line. By having your measurements all written out, you’ll know what sizes are going to fit you no matter which website you purchase clothes from.

 

Get a measuring tape that can easily wrap around different parts of your body and a piece of paper and pencil to jot down your measurements. Then stand with your feet together, relax your muscles, and measure the following parts of your body:

 

How to Measure Chest Size

 

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your chest. The measuring tape should be around your shoulder blades, under your armpits, and around the front of your chest.

 

How to Measure Chest Size Men

 

For men, measuring chest size is very simple. Just wrap the measuring tape around the upper chest, around the pecks, just under the armpits.

 

How to Measure Chest Size Women

 

When measuring for women’s tops there is a slight difference between measuring the chest and measuring the bust or band size.

 

For chest size measure higher up on the chest, just under the armpits.

 

For bust size measure around the widestest part of the bust.

 

For band size wrap the tape measure around the area just under the bust.

 

How to Measure Waist Size

 

Find your natural waistline by wrapping the measuring tape around the narrowest part of your waist, near your belly button.

 

How to Measure Hip Circumference

 

Measure around your hips. Your hip measurement should be taken around the widest point of your hips. Use a mirror to make sure the measuring tape is level all around your body as you measure.

 

How to Measure Inseam

 

Your inseam is a measurement taken on the inside of one leg from the top of your inner thigh to the bottom of your ankle. This can be a difficult measurement to get by yourself. If you have a pair of long pants you’re already happy with, you can just measure the inseam of those pants instead.

 

How to Measure Thigh Circumference

 

Measure around the widest part of your thigh.

 

How to Measure Upper Arm Circumference

 

Measure around the widest part of your upper arm.

 

How to Measure Sleeve Length

 

Measuring your sleeve length is really hard to do on your own. If you can, ask someone to help measure your sleeve length for you.

 

First, place your hand on your waist or the narrowest part of your torso. Your elbow should be bent at a 90-degree angle. Measuring sleeve length like this will insure the sleeves are comfortable no matter how you move your arms.

 

Start the measuring tape at the nape of your neck and measure to the end of your shoulder, to your elbow, and end the measurement at your wrist.

 

Tip #2: Read the Return Policy

stack of folded clothes with a return receipt

 

There’s nothing more annoying than buying something online, realizing it doesn’t fit right, and then realizing that you can’t return it or that returning it will cost you.

 

Make sure you understand the return policy before you purchase clothes online. You want to make sure you can return the clothes if you get them home and find they don’t fit or don’t interest you in person.

 

American online commerce is at 96% or 310 million people.

 

It’s estimated that 15% to 30% of those online purchases will be returned. That’s a lot of returns.

 

Retail stores are also greatly rewarded for having good return policies because flexible return policies generally attract more customers.

 

One poll found that 91% of surveyors considered a retailer’s return policies when deciding where to buy from.

 

Sometimes you’ll get a full refund where you can return the item you don’t want and get all the money you spent on it back.

 

Other times the store might only give you store credit, so you can return that item but you now can only spend those funds at that store. This isn’t so bad though if you regularly shop there anyway.

 

Sometimes you might have to pay the shipping to return items. Other times you can return online items at the store location for free.

 

Another thing you want to watch out for are websites that don’t show their return policies. You want the return policies on a website to be readily accessible and easy to find. If you can’t easily find the return policies, that could be a red flag for using that online retailer at all.

 

Before you buy anything online make sure you read the fine print on the return policy so you know exactly what return policies are and aren’t available to you with that purchase.

 

Tip #3: Don’t Forget Shipping and Tax

packing up a box to mail

 

Be sure to include the cost of shipping and tax in the final price when budgeting for your online clothes shopping. These fees are not added until the end and the price of the product by itself can make it seem much cheaper than your purchase truly is.

 

The shipping and tax fees you pay for online clothes depend on the retailer and the state you live in. Some states tax clothing while others don’t and some states tax shipping while others don’t. Because you’re shopping online, this could also depend on where you are shipping from and the tax laws of that state.

 

The important thing is to remember that any online purchase is potentially going to add on a sales tax and delivery fee at the end. So as you’re adding up your purchase, keep an eye on your cart to see just how much extra you are paying in taxes and delivery fees.

 

Many retailers also provide incentives that help shoppers save on delivery fees. For example, some places will take away the delivery fee if you buy a certain dollar amount. Others will offer free shipping or discounts on shipping to members or if you have their store card.

 

Tip #4: Subscribe to Email Lists

email app on a phone

 

Subscribe to the emailing lists of your favorite stores. When you are on the email and mailing lists of your favorite clothing companies then you’ll get informed of all their sales and special deals. Sometimes, members of the mailing list will be the first or only ones to know of certain discounts going on.

 

Many people have a connotation around email subscriptions that they are annoying and clutter up your inbox. But if you manage your subscriptions wisely you can reap a lot of hidden benefits and sales that email subscribers see first. You can also get updated first on when products you want are back in stock.

 

Going through your emails each morning can also be a great way to start your day with something simple yet productive.

 

You can also often control your subscription preferences more than you realize. Go to your subscription preferences on the website and control how many emails you want and how frequently you want to receive emails.

 

Tip #5: Read the Fine Print

terms and conditions contract paper

 

Read through the FAQ pages and fine print before you make your purchase. Before clicking “agree” to any terms or conditions, make sure you read through all the terms and know what they are first.

 

There are many important reasons to read the fine print, the fine print will give you all the details on all the information you could ever need to know about doing business online with a store.

 

When shopping online you have to put in your personal information. Things like your name, mailing address, billing information, or your card information. The fine print will let you know what they will and won’t do with your personal information.

 

If there are any additional requirements or fees that they’re trying to hide you’ll find it in the fine print.

 

Tip #6: Read the Reviews

small man looking at many giant online reviews

 

Don’t forget to check out the reviews section for the website you’re using, or for the particular item you’re thinking of purchasing. Some reviews will even have pictures of previous customers wearing the clothes. Seeing real people in the shirt you’re thinking of buying can be helpful to see what it might really look like.

 

Reviews can also let you know about common problems with the clothes, like if the sizes run bigger or smaller than expected, or if the material or color is different from the picture.

 

Reviews will also let you know if there were problems with delivery or arrival, like if the clothes showed up ripped or frayed.

 

Just remember to read the reviews objectively since even the greatest buys can have a few bad customer reviews.

 

Tip #7: Familiarize Yourself with Different Materials

pile of folded fabrics

 

Doing a little research about materials and fabrics can really make online clothes shopping a breeze. If you know what mix of materials you do and don’t like, and if you have a basic understanding of what they all feel like, then you’ll have a much clearer understanding of what you’re buying.

 

Clothing is made of many kinds of materials and is often made of a blend of materials.

 

Canvas is very durable and sturdy. It can also be waterproof and is great for outdoor clothing.

 

Cashmere is a type of wool that is very soft and insulating to keep you warm and comfortable.

 

Chenille is a soft yarn and fabric that can have a fuzzy texture.

 

Chiffon is a light and shiny fabric that can have a rough texture.

 

Cotton is easily one of the most basic clothing fabrics. It’s soft and fluffy but still a durable and breathable fabric that’s great for basic clothes.

 

Crêpe is a silky but rough material that wrinkles easily.

 

Gingham is a type of cotton fabric that has been woven into a checkered pattern.

 

Jersey is a type of knit wool that is stretchy, soft, and warm.

 

Leather is fabric that has been made from animal hides and leathering techniques. It is a durable and wrinkle-free material that comes in a wide variety of textures. Suede is a type of leather that’s made from the underside of animal skin. This gives it a softer and thinner texture.

 

Linen is a fabric made from the flax plant. It is both strong and lightweight. It is also both breathable and insulating so it’s a perfect material for jacket linings or home and bathroom cloths.

 

Modal is a synthetic form of rayon fabric. It has a soft feel and high cost and is often blended with other fabrics.

 

Muslin is a type of cotton that has been woven loosely and has a lightweight, gauzy, and drapey quality.

 

Polyester is a synthetic fabric made from coal and petroleum. It is durable, but not breathable or absorbent. That’s why polyester is often added with other fabrics so the material can have polyester’s strength but other material’s breathability.

 

Satin is a type of weave that is elastic, shiny, soft, and drapey.

 

Silk is a material made from the silkworm. It is a soft, shiny, drapey material but is still durable and strong.

 

Spandex can also be referred to as Lycra or Elastane. It’s a synthetic material made to be very elastic and retain its shape well.

 

Toile is a type of linen that is woven to be extremely drapey.

 

Tweed is a woven wool that has a rough texture and is very insulating and warm.

 

Velvet is a fabric that has been woven densely to create a very smooth and soft material with a unique type of shine.

 

Viscose is a type of rayon material made from wood pulp. It has a similar look and feel to silk fabrics but is cheaper than actual silk.

 

Tip #8: Check for Payment Security

google pay app on someone's phone

 

When you are purchasing clothes online you will need a debit or credit card to make a purchase. Be sure that your payment will be safe and secure whenever you are buying things online.

 

If you do not have the credit to get a credit card, you may want to look into a Check City Prepaid Debit Card. A prepaid debit card is a great way to ensure that you can make secure purchases online.

 

There are cybercriminals out there you have to watch out for. Cybercriminals find ways to take advantage of online e-commerce and their primary objective is to get your information and take advantage of it.

 

But how can you tell when your online payments are secure or not?

 

Basically, you want to check if the site is secure and if they use encryption technology and other fraud prevention tools to keep online shoppers safe.

 

Here are a few clues you can look for to make sure the site is offering secure payments:

 

SSL Protocol

 

Secure sites need to follow SSL protocols. If they follow this protocol they use encryptions that keep your personal information private and secure. You can tell if they’re using this if the URL bar has a padlock icon and if their website starts with the letters “https.”

 

To customers, all of this means this website is secure, protected, and safe for you to use.

 

PCI Compliance

 

This form of compliance means that the organization adheres to regulations created by the major card brands (like VISA or MASTERCARD) to help keep you safe and keep your online purchases secure.

 

Tip #9: Keep an Online Shopping Journal

woman writing in a notebook

 

By keeping a notebook for your online cloth shopping, you can keep all your notes in one place. In this notebook you can keep your measurements, and record the sizes that work best for you from each store.

 

You can also keep notes of how you like different materials and fabric blends, so you can remember what compositions like 20% Cotton, 60% Polyester, and 20% Spandex mean for you.

 

For instance, maybe at Old Navy, you are a size small but at Target the size medium fits you better. Or maybe you find you hate jersey blends and love cotton blends.

 

Write all of this information down as you learn so you can remember details like this.

 

Tip #10: Use a Tailor

woman sewing at a sewing machine

 

Everyone’s body shape is different, and sizes don’t always fit exactly right. But that doesn’t have to keep you from taking advantage of great prices on great clothes. By making use of a local tailor you can always get a custom fit.

 

Using a tailor to custom-fit your clothes is also a great way to support small businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

Many clothes are made with generalized sizing guidelines that aren’t necessarily all-inclusive. What happens when you are somewhere between sizes and have to pick between a half-size too small or a half-size too big?

 

Or you might be a size medium shirt but the shirt length at this particular retailer is just too long.

 

General sizes also don’t account for different body types. You might be an apple shape, hourglass shape, pear shape, or rectangle shape and basic clothing patterns from stores don’t always account for this.

 

With a tailor, you can fix all of those problems and make your clothes fit perfectly.

 

Clothes even last longer if you get them tailored because now you don’t have to adjust and pull and tug at your clothes or wear through them faster because they’re too snug.

 

Frugal Fashion

 

When you shop online you aren’t tied down to only the stores near you. Location doesn’t matter so much when you can ship items to your doorstep.

 

With more places to shop at your fingertips, you can make better financial choices when spending money on clothes.

 

You can even buy secondhand clothing online now at places like Thread Up. You can also browse what clothes your neighbors are selling on the Facebook Marketplace.

 

Where to Shop for Clothes Online

 

As our shopping migrates more and more onto the internet, clothing brands and websites that are solely online have become increasingly more popular and common.

 

Many online clothing stores even offer subscription services.

 

Clothing Subscriptions for Women

 

Clothing Subscriptions for Plus Size

 

Clothing Subscriptions for Men

 

Clothing Subscriptions for Kids

 

Clothing Shopping Websites

 

Amazon Fashion

 

Amazon has their own clothing website now too in their Amazon Fashion section. They even have a subscription box now with Prime Wardrobe.

 

They have clothing sections for women, men, girls, boys, and babies.

 

Clothes Shopping Apps

 

Virtually every clothes store has an app now.

 

Store apps can also have rewards programs or some kind of benefit for shopping with the app or with your store card.

 

Learn about some of the best store cards and start saving on online purchases today.

 

In Conclusion,

 

The next time that you get tired of the crowds or the lines at the mall, pull out your prepaid debit card and start safely shopping online.

 

Filling out a new spring wardrobe can take a toll on the budget. If you find you need a little extra financial breathing room, Check City can help with a variety of short-term financial service options like the Check City Personal Loan.


Sources


dummies.com. “How to Get Your Body Measurements,” by Jill Martin and Pierre A. Lehu.

All Business. “The Importance of a Good Return Policy.”

Technology Therapy Group. “How Important Are Return Policies to Your Customers?” by Jennifer Shaheen.

Master Class. “28 Types of Fabrics and Their Uses.”

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