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  1. Everyday Tips
    February 4, 2011

    There are some great sites in this post that I wasn’t aware of! I need to bookmark!

  2. Jessica07
    February 4, 2011

    Great links! I have an affinity for textbooks the way most women have an affinity for shoes. Now I have ten great tips to work as a checklist before I plunge into another purchase. :)

  3. Eliza from Happy Simple Living
    February 4, 2011

    These are great tips, and I absolutely LOVE the idea of a $100 holiday! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Money Reasons
    February 4, 2011

    Someday, I really need to start couponing… This post has some great links to coupon sites

  5. The Dividend Pig
    February 4, 2011

    Interesting stuff. I’ve always been a price insensitive customer, but this big discount type shopping might be worth a deeper look.

  6. Clay Ivy Finance
    February 4, 2011

    My parents stressed this to me early in life. I remember when I would want something in the store my father would make me go haggle the price. I could only get the item if I could get it for less than face value.

  7. 101 Centavos
    February 5, 2011

    Good post. In the Centavos household, we’re big fans on online retailing.

  8. moneycone
    February 5, 2011

    There are two shops I never enter without a coupon – Kohls and Bed, Bath and Beyond! You can always find coupons for these two retailers.

    At BBB, you can even ask at the checkout counter for the coupon, they’ll happily hand one to you for 10 or 20% off!

  9. BeatingTheIndex
    February 5, 2011

    Excellent post MC. When shopping I am always armed with my smartphone that I use to verify prices on the internet. Store rebates do not guarantee the best price out there on an item especially when it comes to electronics.

    • moneycone
      February 5, 2011

      That is one thing I sorely lack! Any time I see an item with an unbelievable price at a store, I have this urge to check Amazon if it is cheaper there! Smartphone users outsmart me!

  10. retirebyforty
    February 5, 2011

    The internet is great for saving money. How did we ever live without Amazon and other great sites?

    I don’t like Groupon though. We don’t eat out that much so we don’t want to stock up on coupons that we probably won’t use.

    • moneycone
      February 5, 2011

      Thanks to Amazon I don’t buy anything online if there is no free shipping! :)

    • The Saved Quarter
      February 5, 2011

      I’ve used Groupon to get photobooks, sports equipment, and dental exams, cleaning, and X-rays for less than the local dental school. It’s definitely more than eating out!

  11. Romeo
    February 5, 2011

    Great article! I’ve tweeted and shared it via Facebook. I do have to admit, though, I just like to minimize shopping altogether. :)

    • moneycone
      February 5, 2011

      Thanks Romeo!

  12. Buck Inspire
    February 5, 2011

    Wow terrific tips! Have to visit some of those sites you mentioned. An additional tip on gift cards from your credit card points, some stores give the same dollar value vs other cards, but eats up less points, one in particular is TJMAXX. :)

  13. LaTisha
    February 5, 2011

    These are all great ideas! I started going online for coupons before I went grocery shopping but for some reason I didn’t keep it up. I bet if you combined all of your suggestions, you would save a ton of money.

  14. brokeprofessionals
    February 5, 2011

    I linked to this in my “weekly reading”. I really like this (and the counterpart post by Moneycone) as well. What an awesome blog swap result.

    • moneycone
      February 6, 2011

      Thanks much brokeprofessionals! Much appreciated and very glad you liked the posts!

  15. LaTisha
    February 5, 2011

    (Fast fingers! lol)
    These are all great ideas! I started going online for coupons before I went grocery shopping but for some reason I didn’t keep it up. I bet if you combined all of your suggestions, you would save a ton of money. I do a Google search every year at tax time for discounts on TurboTax. This year I got 10% off.

    • moneycone
      February 6, 2011

      Now that’s smart shopping LaTisha! Glad you liked the post!

  16. Little House
    February 5, 2011

    Thanks for sharing these money saving sites. I didn’t think to check gaspricewatch.com to see which station is the cheapest in my area. I’ll be using some of these this week!

  17. Jacob @ My Personal Finance Journey
    February 7, 2011

    These are great tips! You do get a SOARING high five for getting your wedding dress on eBay!

  18. Aloysa
    February 7, 2011

    Sometimes I want things right this moment and then of course I end up paying full price. It is always smarter to wait. Any price eventually goes down or some deals emerge. Too bad for my wallet that I am impatient. Great post!

  19. SavingMentor
    February 10, 2011

    Fantastic post, this is the kind of stuff I write about every day with a particular focus on the Canadian shopper because our resources are a lot fewer here than in the USA.

  20. youngandthrifty
    February 17, 2011

    Wow, lots of good sites!

    The great thing about the internet now is the ability to bargain shop and compare. Love the internet!

    Never pay full price again :)

  21. Barb Friedberg
    April 3, 2011

    A bit late to this one… but I never ever tire of “savings tips.” And savings inspiration! This was a useful post!

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