I discovered Twitter a couple of years ago on my other account. Since then, I’ve realised the beauty of Twitter for all aspects of life – keeping in touch with people, keeping up with celebrities I admire, finding out news, sharing it and even keeping up to date with events such as the month of Fashion Weeks. If you haven’t discovered Twitter yet, you might well be in the minority nowadays. It’s almost bigger than Facebook.
So how can it save you money? Simple.
You get lots of deals.
I could quite easily end the post there and leave you to work it out. But, if you’re a Twitter newbie, here’s a couple of handy pointers.
Follow your favourite magazines
Magazines like Look, More!, Elle, InStyle and Marie Claire all have Twitter accounts that are country specific. Make sure you follow the right one, because not only will you be able to keep up with the latest trends and gossip, but they will also promote their latest offers. Look and More! are best for discounts in highstreet stores, but if you want to win prizes, keep an eye on the Marie Claire and Stylist feeds. There are often Facebook/Twitter-specific offers which means you’ll not hear about it in the magazine or on the website. Plus, you’ll always be first to know!
Follow your favourite stores
The highstreet (and designer) stores are just catching on to the beauty of Twitter. Fancy promoting a new range… got a new model to be the face of the brand… why not tweet about it? Well, now they are, and even better, they’re tweeting about their offers too! At least one shop will have a special offer on over the weekend, I can guarantee. From free home delivery to money off a certain range, keep a keen eye out and you could save a load of cash on your online shopping. My favourite highstreet stores with the best discounts at the moment are ASOS, Oasis and Dorothy Perkins. Beauty brands are jumping on the bandwagon too – offers on beauty products and collaboration announcements fill my Twitter feed, so keep your eyes peeled!
And don’t forget…
Twitter not only saves you money, but also means you can keep up with your favourite bloggers, advertise your own blog (if you’re a masochist like me and run two, it’s especially handy), find out about designer collaborations (Marni for H&M was splashed all over my feed on launch day), and even promote your own designs (check out stylelustpages who uses Etsy and Twitter to sell her amazingly beautiful clutch bags). I used Vogue and Elle’s feeds to keep up with London Fashion Week, and follow a plethora of celebrity stylists and fashion journalists so I can get the inside scoop as soon as it happens.
Scared by Twitter? Don’t be – it happens in real-time, so you’re always the first to know, and it even HELPS you to shop! What could be so bad about that?