We all know there are coupons and discounts available to save money while shopping online. However, hunting through coupon sites and looking on social media looking for promotional codes and deals is time-consuming and boring.

If you want to spend more time with your family and less time shopping after work, use these tips for making affordable, online shopping a breeze.

Use Ebates

Ebates is a well-known site that offers cash rebates for your purchases. You can earn rebates by going through their provided affiliate links to big box stores like Amazon, Kohl’s, Lowes, Nordstrom, and more.

There are pros and cons to this site. It’s easy to use, and you’re guaranteed cash back, but the payouts are pretty slow. Read this Ebates review from SurveysSay to decide if it’ll really help your family save.

Shop on the Right Days

If you’re a busy working mom, you probably do most of your shopping on the weekends, but that’s when prices are at their highest. Most online retailers offer special discounts and deals between Tuesday and Thursday, and you’re more likely to save when shopping these days. As a bonus, you’ll get your shopping done before the weekend and have more time with the family!

Follow Coupon Blogs

If you don’t have time to search for coupons, let others find them for you. Follow a series of coupon bloggers who post about regular coupons and their methods for saving money while shopping for their families. Some highly recommended blogs include:

Bargain Babe Savor the Savings Hip 2 Save Money Saving Mom The Krazy Coupon Lady

You’ll come across some great deals while learning skills for saving in the future.

Ask for Price-Drop Refunds

If you purchased an item online yesterday, only to discover that the price dropped today, you may eligible for a refund. Amazon, for example, offers a price-drop refund within seven days of the day your item was delivered. You can even receive alerts on price drops with a browser extension. Not all companies will offer this, but it’s worth asking.

Credit cards may also offer price protection, no matter where you purchased your items. Some cards that offer this include Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard, and Citi Double Cash Card. Read this article from NerdWallet to find more cards that offer price drop refunds and see if you quality.

Take Advantage of Rewards Programs

Some moms shop in the same places consistently, and stores want to reward their loyalty. Ask if your favorite online shops offer rewards programs. Certain credit cards also have rewards systems where you can redeem points for cash.

Organize Promotional Email

While shopping in-store or online, you may have signed up for a newsletter or email mailing list for a discount on your purchase. The emails that follow are loaded with offers and savings; however, you may never see them if your email catalogs them into a promotional or spam folder. Take some of these emails out of your spam folder so you can see the promotions that may apply to your needs.

You don’t want to move all your spam emails to your inbox, as that will take over your email and can pose certain security threats. However, you can organize your emails so that you see the ones you want and unsubscribe from the ones you don’t care about. Use a tool like Unroll.me that will instantly unsubscribe you from any junk emails you don’t want to see, and let you keep the ones you want.

Run Simple Online Comparisons

Price comparing is a savvy way to save on your purchases, but it can take hours. Instead of opening a dozen tabs to compare a single product, use tools like PriceBlink or Pricegrabber, which let you search and scan barcodes (in the app) to find the lowest price on any item.

Install Browser Extensions

Certain browser extensions like Honey or The Camelizer are designed to automatically detect when there are coupons that can be applied to your open cart, or they’ll find a cheaper price elsewhere. When you reach the checkout window, the extension will pop up with a non-intrusive prompt asking if you want to save money, directing you to coupons. You can also ask the extension to manually search for savings.

Shop on Social Media

Many online merchants, particularly smaller shops, use social media to both sell their items and attract new customers. If you “like” your favorite retailers on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter or Instagram, you may be privy to special coupons, deals, and short sales.

Check Return Policies

Shopping online is convenient, but if you purchase clothes that don’t fit or the product isn’t what you expected, you can lose big by paying for the return shipping. To avoid paying more than necessary, read the return policy in detail before purchasing an item.

Try to purchase only from retailers that offer free return policies when purchasing an item you might have to send back. It may take a little extra research, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry when shopping online.

Written by Emily Green for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.