Saturday, November 01, 2008

Retail Me Not

Now that Halloween is over, it's not too early to start thinking about the holidays and Christmas shopping! Because we live in a semi-rural area, my shopping options are somewhat limited. If I'm looking for Danish knicknacks, I'm all set. But, really, how many people out there are seriously excited about finding a Danish knicknack under their tree?! So, most of the time, I have to drive at least 30 minutes to get to "normal" stores for holiday shopping. But these days, an out-of-town shopping outing with a 3-year old and a 10-month old is rather exhausting. So, if I can I shop online. Yeah, I've got to pay for shipping, but in most cases I'd spend that much on gas just getting to a store. So, I do enjoy shopping online when I can.

That is why I am soooo excited about my recent discovery --! Recently, I read an article about saving money online in Reader's Digest, and it mentioned RetailMeNot. Basically, it's a website where you can search for coupon codes at major online stores. You just type in the store you're looking for and it will generate a list of coupon codes along with user feedback. It is fantastic! So far, I've used it twice and gotten 10% off my order at one store and a free $75 handbag at another. Now, it doesn't work with every store -- I looked up Nordstroms and they have requested that RetailMeNot remove them from their site and they did. But, it is definitely worth a shot if you're going to be shopping online. I know that I'll be checking it before I order anything online from now on.

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