Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Smart Living Tip #3

Smart Living Tip #3: Learning to Online Bargain Shop

It's been a while since I imparted some smart living tips upon my faithful (er...4) readers. So here's a little smart living tip to tickle your "Let's Better Our Lives" fancy.

I LOVE to bargain shop. I rarely buy anything online without some sort of discount (yes, that even applies to things I have to get printed at FedEx Kinko's). I just feel like if some person out there is taking the time to create all those cute little coupon codes, I wouldn't want all their hard work to go to waste. :) (plus, it helps me save money for other things that I just can't get discounts on!)

So here are the steps I go through when shopping online:

(1) Check the home page of whatever website I'm on. Typically, if they're running seasonal deals that are for everyone, they'll be listed on the home page.

(2) Go to the sales section first. Almost every online store has a section dedicated solely to sale items. It's a great way to do a quick run-through of everything that's available at already-marked-down prices.

(3) Once I've decided which items I want to purchase, I go to some of my favorite discount-aggregating websites to search for coupon codes. They often provide codes that give you free shipping or even discounts of up to 15 and 20% off if you're lucky! Here are a couple of my favorites:
Coupon Cabin
Retail Me Not

I hope this helps some of you out with your online shopping. Smart living takes a little extra planning sometimes, but the payoffs can be great. Start Smart Living today!

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