11/11/15

The Top Ten Websites For Finding Holiday Steals and Deals



(This post is 100% all me! not sponsored. at all. I use every single one of these sites to save year round!)

Prior to having a child, FTD and I would put off holiday shopping until last minute. We'd find ourselves at Target on Christmas Eve trying to talk ourselves into giving everyone a pair of footie pajamas. Now, thanks to online shopping and next day delivery, we get to do that from the comfort of our couch. #Score

Since I keep insisting to FTD that I'm an online shopping queen, I thought I would prove my worth by sharing the best holiday shopping websites for scoring great deals! Not one of them knew they were on this list prior to being published. I really believe in this list and the HUNDREDS it WILL save you! I shop at these sites.

Without further ado, The 10 Best Websites For Holiday Steals And Deals




1. DealsNews--This site has a team of professionals scouring the web day and night to find the hottest deals around.  When in doubt, start here! Actually, always just start here. There's also GottaDeal that is just like DealsNews, if there's a doorbuster size deal on the web, they have it listed.

2. Amazon-This is the big one.  I compare every deal I find on Groupon and Living Social to Amazon, before buying. Amazon not only may have a better deal, the reviews are there to really see what you're buying. If you haven't already, sign up for the free month of Prime to get free shipping.  Cancel at the end of the month or pay to keep going.

3. Groupon.--I love Groupon for three reasons:
  • It's great for last minute dinner deals. If FTD and I can't decide what to eat, I will check out Groupon local for a last minute half off deal. 
  • Sometimes you can score a great deal on high end items- or $10 Starbucks/ Gas card for $5. 
  • Great for coming up with gift ideas.  Groupon has everything.  A third of the products I didn't even know existed! 
  • And of course the 12 Days of Goods: Up to 75% Off Holiday Faves  


4. PlumDistrict-- OK, if you've never been here... proceeded with caution and NEVER with the credit card in your hand! Great deals for the entire family are found here.

5. Zulily--This site is like looking through the most beautiful  girly/ woman/mom Pinterest board EVER!  Sweet mother of pearl. YES, PLEASE!
6. Etsy--I LOVE Etsy! One thing about Etsy that sets it apart from the rest is that you can support small shops and individuals. I also love that you never know what you will find, but no doubt, there's something for everyone, at every price point.

7. Perpetual kid--LOVE PK!  This is like a jack of all things store for the entire family.  They even have a  "smelly" gifts page.  Think: Fart Spray; White Castle Candle and Jane Austen car air freshener on the SAME page. Those of you who said your husband is like FTD, go here for super fun gift ideas.

8. Gift Card Granny--NEVER pay full price for gift cards.  Never.  This site has been featured on every news and daytime talk show. Totally legit

9. Coupon Cabin--Buy NOTHING without checking this site out first. The staff searches merchant sites, forums, blogs, consumer emails and even the Sunday Paper for coupons, then to stay fresh, updates its listing three times a day. It shows when a coupon expires and when it was last tested, so you know it still works. CouponCabin.com also offers a downloadable toolbar that displays coupons and deals if you visit one of its 2,500 participating merchants online.

10. FreeShipping.com--Ok, so now that you have heard of all of the best, go through Freeshipping.com to purchase from them.  Free Shipping is a one stop for finding coupons, free shipping deals AND cash back! Yes, cash back! I just got my money from a Macy and Walmart purchase! Use FreeShipping year round to always save big!


Do you have any super saver holiday tips?



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