Shopping online has a lot of advantages: no lines, no waiting, and you don’t have to fight with other shoppers. Another perk is that you can do price comparisons without even changing out of your PJ’s, if you want. But the greatest perk of all? Coupon codes, promo codes, and other simple ways that you can save even more money than you’d think! All it takes is spending a few extra minutes before clicking the “submit order” button to check out another website! Below, I’ve listed a few websites to keep in mind when shopping online, to help you save even more money.
Retail Me Not [www.retailmenot.com]: This site is simple to use…you just search for the store you’re shopping at by name or web url, and up pops every coupon and promo code available. Consumers are able to rate the codes if they worked or not, so you can see a success rate in real time. It is a user-submitted site, so most codes are submitted by people like you and me…and they don’t always work. Some stores block user submissions though, and only put up what they want you to see. Retail Me Not also has a button for each code where you can click, and it copies the code and opens the store’s website in a new tab of your browser…which is really handy! And if you use Firefox for a browser, they just came out with an add-on to alert you of codes for each website you are on. You can also sign up for e-mail alerts for individual stores and sites that will let you know when codes are added, so you never miss out.
Price Grabber [www.pricegrabber.com]: Price Grabber is the best site to use to search for what you’re looking to buy. You search like you would on any search engine, and pick the exact product you are looking for. You then are taken to a page where it shows which online sites are selling that product, their price, and if there is tax or shipping if you enter your zip code. You’re given a bottom line price, which includes tax & shipping, so you can see which place has the cheapest overall price. You can also see reviews for each site, and if they are VeriSign Trusted.
CyberMonday.com: If you’re reading these prior to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the U.S.), then you need to check this website out. You can search by product, product category, website, or coupon or deal type. This is the best site to find the best deals for Cyber Monday. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and can sign up for e-mail alerts.