Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Good Sites for Holiday Deals

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are out of the way the holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Here are some sites that can save you money:

  1. Bing.com - Microsoft's new search engine is not only a formidable competitor to Google but it is also a great way to save some money when online shopping. Simply search Bing for the item your interested in and the results will show you what they found. As a part of those results any merchant who has partnered with Microsoft in the "Bing Cashback" program will display the gold coin icon under their listing. By clicking through this link, providing your email and making a purchase the Bing system will keep track of your running total and provide you with a rebate.
  2. Twitter.com - Twitter can be a great way to get real time updates from your favorite retailers. This year more than ever brands like Toys R Us and Coach are leveraging social media to communicate with their customers.
  3. Amazon.com - The largest online retailer is constantly updating it's deals. You can check out their deals page to see the latest.
  4. CyberMonday.com - The Monday after Thanksgiving used to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. While that may no longer be the case any longer it is the unofficial start of the online deals. This site is a good resource because it aggregates all the deals happening for easy search by category, merchant. etc.
  5. Sample Sale Sites - A new trend in ecommerce has been the online sample sale (check out TechCrunch's article in October about the trend) in which retailers offer their excess inventory at deep discounts. Sites like Gilt.com and  Hautelook.com require users to register and once they do they have access to fashion and lifestyle brand sales.

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