One great way that I've found to save money is to buy things that I would normally buy at a Bricks and Mortar store, at an online store. You can often find ways to make it cheaper to buy online using one of my favorite things – Coupon Codes!
There are a ton of coupon code sites out there, and some of them are better than others. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Retailmenot.com: This website is one of the better ones out there. Not only do they allow you to search for coupon codes by website or product type, you can search by keywords as well. They also have a rating system for the coupons telling you how successful people have been when trying to use each coupon code. Some may be 50% successful, while others might be 100%. You can also try out their firefox extension which will show you what coupon codes are available for any one site that you're browsing. For example, if you are on Amazon, you will get a notification bar saying that there are 22 coupons available for this website.
- Insideredbox.com:This coupon code website has allowed me to get all of my movie rentals for free. For those of you who don't know yet, the Redbox is a movie rental kiosk that are found at Mcdonalds restaurants, grocery stores and other retail outlets across the country. Normally movie rentals at redbox are only $1 per night anyway, but after using coupon codes found on the Insideredbox website, all your movies will be free (assuming you return them the next day). Can't be free movie rentals!
- The Bargainist.com: Great website to find deals, coupons, tips and freebies. They are updated constantly, and have a great eye pleasing design.
- Couponheaven.com: Another site with easy to use search functionality that allows you to find coupons to some of the most popular online shopping destinations.
- Fatwallet.com: One of my favorite deals and coupon code forums. You can almost always find a good deal and a coupon code from one of the users here.
So there are a few of the better coupon and hot deals forums sites. Remember, just because you can find a good deal, doesn't mean you have to buy it. Sometimes the best deal of all, is no deal. But if you have to buy something, don't forget the coupon codes. Save your money!