There are a lot of ways to save money on things you buy, but here are my favorite places to save without even having to use coupons. Of course, some of these places offer even better deals when paired with coupons, but my hope is that I can help you start saving on everyday purchases without having to use coupons. I have linked to websites directly so that you can find them easily. You can bookmark them as well for easy access later!
Amazon.com– Amazon has Gold Box Deals where they slash prices for a limited time on certain items, but is also great for movies, kitchen appliances, photography equipment, some groceries, and diapers! Plus, if you’re a mom or student, you can join their Prime program which gets you free 2-day shipping on most items!
Walmart – I like their price matching policy because it makes shopping more convenient for me. I can use all of my grocery store flyers to find the deals I like and Walmart will match the competitor’s ad (same brand/size). Also, their coupon policy was rewritten recently making it very coupon-friendly. Target is also offering a low-price guarantee, and will match prices and even refund the difference to you if you find a lower price within 7 days of your purchase. Exclusions apply.
Ebates.com – If you’re shopping online, you can shop through this site to get cash back on your purchases. I’ve received a couple of checks from them. Every little bit helps.
Clearance sections – Find the clearance section(s) of the stores you frequent. You will often find great deals here on discontinued, dented, or out-of-season merchandise. But don’t be fooled by a red sticker! It doesn’t guarantee a great deal. I’ve seen stores mark things down by a few cents and call it clearance… don’t fall for it!
Facebook – There are great coupons issued through Facebook. Companies are utilizing this social media outlet to distribute high-value coupons and give-aways. Some companies are also using Twitter to distribute sales and discount information.
Daily Deal sites – These have become very popular recently. Sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and The Houston Chronicle Daily Deals offers deals for entertainment, restaurants, and spas for at least 50% off. For kids clothes, shoes and toys I love Zulily and Totsy. For the Home, Men’s and Women’s Fashion – nomorerack, Rue La La and One Kings Lane have some great deals. For high-end, name brand items check out Beyond the Rack.
Swag Bucks – Earn points for internet searches. The phrase you always here today is “Google it”, but I use Swag Bucks instead of Google so I can earn points. I use these points to get Amazon.com gift certificates! I mentioned Amazon earlier, so it’s like a good deal on top of a good deal!
What are your favorite places to find deals? Please share them here so we can all benefit!