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5 Places for Finding Online Discounts

Coupons have been the most popular way to get big savings on products and services for many years. Though paper coupons are still the most popular type of coupons used, online and digital coupons are becoming more popular every day. Online coupons offer those shoppers that buy products online to get some great savings much in the same way as they would by using paper coupons at a physical store.

What are Online Coupon Codes?

Many people are still not very familiar with online discounts in the form of coupon codes. These are codes that can be found online and entered into the coupon or promotional code box during checkout on various online stores. Each code will have its own specific offer. Some codes can be used for free shipping while others can be used for discounts on the order totals. Most coupon codes are found on various websites that specialize in offering discounts for many online retailers.

How to Find the Best Online Discount Codes

Finding online discounts is as easy as using your favorite search engine. In the search box, type in search terms like “online discounts” along with the name of the store or product that you are wanting a discount for. For example, you could type “Target Coupons” if you are looking for discounts while shopping for items through Target.com.

Another place to search for coupons in general is through various coupon sites. These sites keep updated lists of the top online coupons and discounts that are available. This is a great way to find an up-to-date list of discounts as well as coupons that you were not aware of. There are also coupons sites that are geared towards a specific audience, such as mothers, that will focus primarily on coupons and discounts available online for that specific market.

Below Are 5 Great Places for Finding Online Discounts and Coupon Codes

1. Coupons.com

This site is popular because it offers a variety of different coupons to be used at many online retailers. These coupons are very similar to the types of paper coupons that can be found in your local Sunday newspapers. This site also offers the user the ability to find coupons and discounts that are available in specific areas by entering your zip code. These coupons can be printed out and used just like the coupons in the newspaper.

2. Groupon

Groupon is a great site that people can use to find big discounts for many products and services in their local area. The way it works is that customers bid on the deals that are listed. If enough people bid on the deals, then they become available for purchase. Many businesses have found a lot of success by offering their products and services on Groupon. The best part about the site is that most deals start around 50% off.

3. Ebay

One of the best places online to find great deals is on Ebay. If you love a little competition, then this is the place for you. You can find great deals on just about any product you can think of. Ebay is also a great place to find deals on products that you cannot find anywhere else online.

4. Amazon

Just like Ebay, just about anything that you could want can be found on Amazon. Products are listed with both new and used prices, so it makes it easy to compare. There are also free e-books that are available through the site for those that have e-book readers. Amazon is also known for free shipping deals as well and is a compilation of countless outlets for millions of products such as books, CDs and DVDs.

5. Facebook

Though many might not believe it, Facebook is becoming one of the most popular places to find great deals and online discounts. Every day, more and more online retailers, manufacturers and local business are creating their own fan pages featuring their services and products. In hopes of gaining more business, they also use their fan pages to offer great discounts and coupons for their services and products. If you find a fan page of a company that you like, be sure to “like” it so that you can be able see what type of discounts that they are offering.

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Treasures I Found

When you hear the word thrift store or donation center, what comes to your mind? FREE, right? Donated things from people who don’t want them in their house anymore. Yes, that’s what those shops are for. In order to generate revenue they sell those items for a very low cost.
But don’t you know, there you can find great brand names of clothing, children’s toys, household items, shoes, handbags etc.? You may think stuff that are usually being donated are junks, but hey let me clear this up to you, it might be junks to other people but to some it will be a treasure. And don’t you know often those stores have also new unpacked or in original package items sold for a fraction of a cost in regular stores?
There is a Goodwill store near us just outside the village and I go to there once in a while. Out of boredom I visit the store just to escape the house just for for an hour not knowing or expecting what I can find in there. Examples of my last purchase 2 weeks ago are photos below.

…….. lucky is my girl she saw this unopened/unused fancy tea set for just $5.35 normally sells for $11-$19 in almost all stores.

…… this cute eyelet halter top was below $2 and a pair of brown pants for $1.49… and take note, they are new but without its original tag… I scored great on those ones, shopping is amazing!

……..and lastly the pretty copper home decor basket for $3.55 .I thought it was pretty when I first saw it so I never let it go…
SHOPPING TIPS: When going to Goodwill or other thrift stores, be open because you will never know what you can find in store… could be a leather jacket from DKNY or a Coach handbag lol…

Hunting For Deals?

One can be stylish and fashionable without spending too much on a dress. If a shopper knows what she wants and where to buy trendy clothing, she should know the big difference of prices of each store. For instance, this embroidery print tank dress above at Body Central cost $19.80 for a full price. One of my friends bought exactly the same dress only black in color at their outlet store for $9.99 clearance price. 
On the other hand, Abercrombie sell the same dress (although they differ in materials used in this clothing and quality) for a staggering price of $68 and the sale price (you wanna guess?), it will cost you $34.   Now the important question is, would you spend that much money on a dress at Abercrombie or would you rather save some bucks and shop at a cheaper retail store? Besides, when you wear a more expensive dress nobody or no one knows you’re wearing a designer dress. It depends how a person carries her clothes no matter what the price is.