Save Money Shopping Online By Deleting Your Cookies

Familiarity breeds contempt, and nowhere is that made more explicit than when shopping online. By deleting your cookies and returning to internet stores you’ve previously bought at, you may find yourself getting discounts usually reserved to lure in first time buyers.

Appscout tells how one lady saved $44 off her Bally’s hotel room after she happened to clear her cookies while making reservations. In 2005, it was reported that Amazon.com first-timers were getting pitched $22.74 for a CD vs $26.24 for repeat customers.

Finding the place to delete cookies off your computer is pretty easy. In Firefox, hit control-shift-delete. In IE, Alt->Tools->Internet Options->General->Browsing history.

Are you a cookie-deleter-and-deal-finder? What retailers have you found this works at?

Save Money By Deleting Your Cookies—A Case Study [AppScout] (Photo: skampy)