Friday, December 10, 2010

Great Shopping Deals

Every morning when I check my email, I am always excited to see what deals of the day can be found from certain online discount services that I subscribe to. I have been wanting to share these with you for awhile. The other day, when I was checking one of my favorite blogs, Pepper Design Blog, I saw that they must have had the same idea! Below are the discount resources that I frequent with the addition of one from Morgan. Also at the end of the post, you will find valuable shopping tips from Pepper Design Blog via The Knot.

Groupon is a great program where local businesses offer a HUGE discount each day for subscribers. You may find yourself saving 90% on spa services, or 50% at a restaurant or favorite clothing store (like Nordstrom Rack!!)


Gilt selects a new group of designers daily with crazy discounts off of clothing, shoes and even vacations.


One Kings Lane offers designer home decor and other gifts at a steal of a price.


Ruelala is similar to Gilt it’s a clothing, shoe & home decor online boutique with big discounts.



A few additional money-saving tips from The Knot:

Give the Gift of…You Instead of scouring the (sale) rack for something your sister won’t hate, give friends and family members a coupon good for your time or skills. Maybe your sister and her husband get free babysitting, and your mother-in-law gets lunch (which she’ll probably relish a lot more than another scarf). If you’re an accountant, offer to do your parent’s taxes for free this year. You get the idea….

Time Yourself Newsflash: The longer you linger in a store, the more moola you’ll probably spend. To avoid impulse purchases, set a time limit before you hit up the mall to hunt for gifts.

Score Free Shipping Streamline the gift-giving process this year by shopping online. Most retailers will wrap and ship your presents for you, and they often offer free shipping during the holidays (find a list at

Never Pay Retail Before you start your holiday shopping, check or (there are so many out there) to find promotions and deals for a wide variety of retailers, ranging from Best Buy and Pottery Barn to Gap. Found the perfect gift but it’s a little out of your price range? Register it at, and they’ll email you when it goes on sale. (When shopping online, always be sure to Google for a coupon code! Free shipping or 20% off is just a click away.)

Scan a Deal Too busy (or lazy) to comparison shop? Download the ShopSavvy or RedLaser app, and you can scan an item’s bar code to see what it costs at other stores and online. If you find a lower price, just ask the manager at your current locale to match it.

Finally, one of my own favorite secrets: Amazon and Google Shopping generally offer the best deals (or compare stores for you) so don’t forget to search both of those sites with your gift idea before purchasing!


Thanks Morgan for sharing this with us! I am sure our wallets (and husbands) will thank you!

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorites is Ebates! I've earned $50 cash back this year....and I'm not a huge online shopper.