A Few of My Favorite Online Deals....Posted: Updated:
Ebates is one of my favorite sites. You go there first then search for your favorite store (they have thousands). When you click "shop now" Ebates records your transaction and pays a percentage back to you. If you shop online a lot the percentages add up. When you go through my link, you'll get a $10 gift card after your first $25 purchase. If the stores average 6% back and you spend $1000 a year online shopping, you'll get $60 that you wouldn't have otherwise gotten! Picture attached.
When you're shopping online and you see a box for a promotion code, you should always google that coupon and "coupon code" or "promotion code". You'll be amazed at how much you save. There are sites that specialize in sharing coupon codes like "retailmenot.com" and "cheapsally.com". Make sure you write down the code, then go back through Ebates to get paid for your shopping transaction.
Local stores are becoming more and more willing to match online pricing. It definitely pays to find out what the prices are online for the products you want BEFORE you go to the store. It never hurts to ask (and it always helps to save a few bucks).
You can even save online at restaurants. Make sure that you "like" all of your favorite restaurants on facebook as they often have special offers for their followers. Check out sites like Local Dines to save half off certificates to great local eateries.