For those who shop online, it only takes a second to point and click your way to a new pair of pants, but a few extra minutes could mean a few extra bucks in those new pockets.
"Upwards of $20 per transaction, that's what the average consumer saves," said Trae Bodge, senior editor of retailmenot.com.
Bodge is talking about promo codes. They're online coupons that can either save you a certain percentage, or in some cases, eliminate the cost of shipping.
"I love free shipping, and I look for it every time," Bodge said. "Sometimes, you do need to spend a certain amount to obtain free shipping, and sometimes, I think it's worth it to do that. If you have to get a couple of things, why not get it at the same retailer and score free shipping?"
Finding a promo code isn't difficult or time consuming. Depending on the merchant, a quick search will likely net you a number of options. This is just one part of what a savvy shopper could turn into a multi-layered savings strategy.
Emily Fitterman is the co-owner of CouponCactus.com, one of several shopping portals that allow users to earn cash back on their purchases.
"Anywhere from 2 percent to 10 percent, and it really depends on the merchant that they are shopping through and how much they're spending," Fitterman said.
One percent isn't a ton. On a $57 total, 57 cents will be earned back. But still, over time, all those pennies add up to more bang for your online shopping buck.
"These are things that literally take under a minute," Bodge said. "This is not sitting at home with a big binder and categorizing your coupons and clipping them and watching for expiration dates. It's not a big effort at all."