Get A Discount Shopping Online By Abandoning Your Purchase For A Day

Get A Discount Shopping Online By Abandoning Your Purchase For A Day

When you’re looking for an extra discount on an order you’re placing online, try leaving your cart alone for a day. Companies sometimes email discounts to entice you back.

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These campaigns are part of a marketing tactic called “abandoned cart recovery”. Online retailers can obviously track your cart as you’re shopping, but if you leave the site and don’t finish your order, they’re motivated to get you back. If you have an email address attached to the account, some retailers will elect to email a reminder that may include a discount.

Of course, not all abandoned cart tactics include a discount. Some sites will simply email you a reminder and avoid rewarding abandonment. Nonetheless, for non-urgent purchases, it’s worth trying.

LPT: Get a discount with online purchases by waiting for a while before confirming. [Reddit]


  • I’ve seen this on GroceryRun. Put things in the cart, leave for a few hours and then you get an email offering half price shipping.

  • Did this with golf clearance online. On top of their supercheap prices, leaving my order for 2 days scored me a further 20% discount….

  • I got this from naked wines – left it for a few weeks then got a final offer of 6 bottles delivered for $25

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