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Shopping Tips: Where to Find the Best Deals Online

November 28, 2011  
Filed under Smart & Savvy

best deal sites onlineChances are, you can get a discount for almost anything—yes, even Apple goods that usually never budge in price. The good thing is that you don’t have to wait every year for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to roll around or linger for the next big Groupon deal to arrive in your inbox to get great deals. The secret lies in knowing where to look. Below are a few deal sites to bookmark for your all-year-long shopping needs.



FatWallet is one of countless sites that offers a huge selection of coupons, deals and cash back rewards, but what makes them stand out is their easy navigation, organization and clean look and feel. Member favorites tend to be tech deals that include laptops and PS3’s whether it’s for MacMall.com or NewEgg.com.



If you’re looking to find deals from popular retailers, this is it. RetailMeNot.com has over 130,000 stores like Juicy Couture, Famous Footwear, DSW, Hollister, Sperry Topsiders, etc. to choose from.



CouponCabin has over 100,000 coupon codes and you can always expect to find deals from major stores like Kohls, Sears, Overstock.com, Kmart as well as many other selections. Kate Gosselin has recently joined to be a contributing blogger for the site as a coupon-clipping mom of eight kids.



Launched in 1986, ShopAtHome is another popular destination for deals and coupons. Besides the normal deals, they also offer printable coupons, grocery coupons, and have a ShopAtHome’s Wild, where a deeply discounted deal is offered everyday from top merchants that can be as high as 90% off retail prices.



Without having to type and search for deals by going to different sites, DropDownDeals offers a toolbar app that syncs with the site’s coupon database. A pop-up display appears with the available deals from the retailer. It’s a helpful little aid that saves you both time and money when shopping from site to site.


Other Mentionables for the Fashion/Social Savvy:


Daily deal site for various cities that offer up to 90% off restaurants, bars, spas, comedy clubs, sporting events, theaters, classes, and retail shops.



Members-only access to top designer labels at up to 60% off retail. First come, first served with advance preview.



By invitation only, Rue La La is a private sale of the most sought-after fashion brands in fashion, accessories, footwear, home, travel, wine, gourmet food, and local services. Opens daily, but stays open for only a short time.



Exclusive offers from design brands up to 80% off



A members-only site, Haute Look is free to join and offers 50-75% off discounts for today’s best designer brands. New sales events occur every day at 8am.


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