So this year I decided to work every angle possible to save on Christmas gifts for the boys. (Okay so I watched an episode of Extreme Couponing.) Take a daily deal site, add additional discounts from the retailer, a dash of promo codes from retailmenot.com and a hint of free shipping and you can really clean house. Basically if it was out there on the web I found it, used it and abused it. I mean I scored $120 worth of Melissa and Doug items from EcoMom.com for $30.
But I would have to say the surprise money saver of the season was my use of Shopathome.com and Ebates. It is easy and if you are not using it you are passing up on free money. Go to one of these sites and create your free account. Next time you are going to buy something on-line go to Shopathome or Ebates first. Type the name of the on-line retailer in the sites search box. From there you can find out what percentage cash back each site is offering. Figure out which one is offering the higher percentage and enter the on-line retailers site through their site…buy your stuff like normal and BAM cash back. So far this season by using Ebates and ShopatHome.com I will be getting $80 back. Not a landslide but for doing nothing I think that is pretty great.
Happy future shopping!