August 2, 2012 | No Comments

I already told you about my favorite way to save at Amazon, but now I’d like to share some websites that I use to save money online at other stores.  It’s hard for Shop-a-holics like me to take the time to research and find a good deal, but I have learned that these few simple steps can save me hundreds of dollars on big ticket items, and lots on smaller items too!

When I’m looking for a good deal online, the first place I look is Slick Deals.  Slick Deals is a forum where experienced deal finders post great deals they have spotted.  Other Slick Deals users vote those posts up or down, and the most popular deals are featured on the front page of the website.  With so many eyes scouring the internet for deals on anything and everything you can imagine – the deals there can be amazing.  And Slick Deals users are pretty tough on deals.  It has to be a terrific deal to be voted up to that front page.  If you are looking for something specific, try searching it in the box at the top right corner of the screen.  But look carefully to see if others have given this deal a thumbs up.  Or look elsewhere on the internet to see how it compares.

Once I think I’ve found a good deal, I check Price Grabber.  If you search the item you are considering, you will find prices on that item from around the internet.  That way you can see exactly how good your deal is.

The next step is to visit Retail Me Not to see if there are any online coupons available for the store you plan to use.

Finally, set up an account with one of the “cash back” websites so that you can get a percentage of your purchase price back.  Ebates and Shop At Home are two really good ones.  I have also used MyPoints, which doesn’t give cash back, but lets you earn gift cards for shopping online.



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