The Do-Everything Way to Save
Whether it’s finding a deal on vacations or V8 juice, this clip-and-save checklist will help you get the lowest price in the shortest time.
[step-list-wrapper title=”” time=””] [step-item number=”1. ” image_url=”” title=” Insider alerts.” ]Be among the first to know about sales and deals on your favorite things. Create a list of keywords-Dell computer, for instance, or Callaway golf club-by using fatwallet.com’s Topic Alert feature. You’ll receive e-mail notices when there’s a sale.
- Sign up for Daily Deals e-mails at bargainist.com to receive coupons and alerts about sales on electronics, clothing, groceries, and more.
- Create a customized shopping profile at shopittome.com by specifying your sizes and favorite brands and designers, and receive e-mail alerts for the latest in fashion deals.
[step-item number=”2. ” image_url=”” title=” Comparison sites.” ]Let these “shopbot” sites shop the Web and identify the best deals. Sort by price to find the lowest:
–Designer clothes and accessories: bluefly.com
–Cable, Internet, phone: bundlemyservices.com
–Cell phones and calling plans: letstalk.com
–Prescription drugs: destinationrx.com
[step-item number=”3. ” image_url=”” title=”Codes.” ]Discount codes on these sites can be passwords to additional online savings: currentcodes.com, keycode.com, naughtycodes.com, rather-be-shopping.com, retailmenot.com, shoppingcodes.com[/step-item]
[step-item number=”4. ” image_url=”” title=”Coupons.” ]Check out these sites, download printable coupons (or sign up to receive them via mail or e-mail), then head to the store or shop online: couponmom.com, dazzling-deals.com, dealcatcher.com, mygrocerydeals.com, thecouponclippers.com, webbyplanet.com, wow-coupons.com[/step-item]
[step-item number=”5. ” image_url=”” title=” Special deals.” ]Even if you’re committed to shopping in person instead of online, do your homework. Most retailers have their own websites, featuring coupons, rebates, and special offers, redeemable in their stores. Google them to see what they’re offering before heading to the mall.[/step-item] [/step-list-wrapper]
If you’re shipping gifts to relatives, figure out the cheapest way at shipgooder.com. The site covers the major carriers, including UPS, DHL, FedEx, and the U.S. Postal Service. Key in your zip code and the zip code where your package is headed, as well as the weight and number of packages you’re shipping.