5 Online Shopping Sites That Will Actually SAVE You Money

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MoneyThe economy hasn’t been doing too well and there hasn’t been a lot of good news to share lately. Not only are businesses going bust each day, but consumers are feeling the pinch too, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.

Tough times like these call for tough measures and while we at MakeUseOf cannot fund a rescue package to revive the economy (yet!), we do try and help you guys in whatever little way that we can.

No, we aren’t going to suggest some tough measures to tide over the bad times. Instead, we’re going to make it easier for you to stretch the reach of your dollar with our selection of 5 online sites which will not only allow you shop from the convenience of your couch, but also help you find good deals online and the most bang for your buck.



A recession is not the best time to upgrade your computer and the good folks here at MakeUseOf have been showing you ways to prolong the life of your computer all this time. However, if you’re really in need of new hardware, make sure you visit CheapStingyBargains to get a good deal.

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CheapStingyBargains catalogues and lists discount coupons and special deals from hundreds of computer manufacturers and dealers. The site offers the best deals and coupons for everything from computers to electronics and apparel to home goods.



Don’t you hate it when you checkout an item from an online store only to find out that the shipping costs are more than the total price of your goods !

This is why I always make sure I give Freeshipping does one thing and does it well. It keeps a track of any free shipping offers going on at the 1500 stores on its list.

The next time you’re shopping online, be sure to check out all the free shipping deals that Freeshipping.org tracks.



Dealcatcher is another coupon site that you should visit before making any online purchase. They have a long list of ready to use coupons and track more than 2000 online stores.

The kind of products that you can search for on DealCatcher varies from the usual computer and electronic stuff to apparels, auto accessories, shoes, flowers, cell phones, DVDs and so on. In short, if you’ve got a product in mind, they probably have an online store on their list that can give you a discount for it.


The greatest thing about FatWallet.com are the thousands of users who try out the coupons and let everyone else know which coupons are valid and where. The FatWallet community hangs out in the Forum where they share even more coupons and deals which were found elsewhere and generally help each other make the most of their money.

If you’re the cashback kind, there’s good news for you too. FatWallet is one of the few coupon sites that actually gives a cashback to users for using coupons found on their site.



If you’re the kind who is always on the lookout for a bargain, I’m sure you know how cumbersome it is to go through newspaper coupons, clip and file them. Coupons.com aims to simplify that for you.

On this site, you’ll find electronic equivalent of newspaper coupons that you can print and take to your nearest grocery store for an instant discount.

Are there any other websites that you visit to get the best deals? Let us know in the comments.

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A nice overview of a bunch of the daily deals can be found on one page at:



Petr Buben

also, lists of shopping/comparison sites at bargains.nexo.com , coupons.nexo.com. from friendfeed.com/petrbuben



Thank you so much for this. I love this site. There is always so much useful information and tips that i just wouldn’t find snywhere else. Thanks again.




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Thanks for making this. I use FatWallet myself but am always on the lookout for sites such as these to review and use myself to save money when shopping online. It’s a wise move to take to consider using sites like these when shopping online to save money. It’s all about being Frugal :)



I’ve found that RetailMeNot is an excellent source of coupons.



Nice list but what about Sustoo.com? You can find discounts on Amazon USA, UK and Canada with the tools on there.



check out slickdeals.net – not just the front page, but the hot deals forum. I used to use fatwallet, and don’t even check that site since switching to slickdeals. its just so much bigger that there is no need for any other sites. but i will check out the other sites you mentioned. thaks.


John – TechListReport.com

Great list. Also check out DealStop.com.



Great list!

Yeah, RetailMeNot should be in the list too :)


I agree, if I have to write this again, retailmenot and slickdeals would probably be on that list too. I could have mentioned ebay too but everyone knows that ;)



I’ve been able to find some really good online deals using this web site:


It’s a free service that tracks prices of products from online stores (like amazon) and sends you an email when the price drops.



I use savings.com to find online coupons and promo codes. Unlike many other sites out there, they keep their deals and codes really clean and update the site daily so you rarely find a broken or expired code. You can also submit deals, vote on deals or sign up for their newsletter or RSS feed to be alerted of new deals without having to check in at the site daily.


Laura Pagles

Great list. And woohoo, we made the cut! Thanks so much for referencing FatWallet. It’s rare that a FatWallet.com mention catches both the Fatwallet Forums and Cash Back resources. And as you mentioned, there is strength in numbers when the community is vetting the coupons and offers.


You’re welcome Laura. And thanks for the great service :-) So, are we going to see some special coupons and offers just for MakeUseOf readers ? ;-)


Chris K

If you like the “deal of the day” style – zerodaydeals.com collects them on one page. And another vote for slickdeals, definitely my favorite. Also, if you have something you’re looking for, dealnews has rss feeds for pretty narrow categories. Camera accessories, halloween costumes, etc.


Philly cheese steak

I cannot believe slickdeals.net was overlooked.

SERIOUSLY. This is the home of Hot Deals



Great list.
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A nice overview of a bunch of the daily deals can be found on one page at



I run CheapTweet (cheaptweet.com), which is a Twitter-based deals site. We search Twitter for all the coupons, sales, discounts and deals people are talking about and post them on our site for visitors to browse and vote on.


swarovski kristalle

It’s like having your own personal shopper constantly on the lookout for sales.



Thank you so much!



Hey that was really good info that you have passed on during these cash crunch times. I would like to add one more to the list and that would be (coupongrove.com/FreemansCatalogue/). It is simply a delight to shop here with easy payment options and a 20% discount on your first purchase. All you need for your family and home is available at just the click of your button.



If you haven’t looked at dubli.com. I strongly recommend that you do so. This website has two features for the shopper looking to save money. It has a reverse auction option, where PRICES GO DOWN with each bid. The second aspect of the site is a brilliant shopping mall, where prices are guaranteed to be the lowest on the net. This guarantee is protected with a pricing policy – find a lower price locally or online, and you’ll get the difference plus 10% for your trouble.

Seriously, check it out. Both the auction and the shopping mall have a wide range of goods covering just about everything you could want. The mall features big names like Macys, too. Go see, you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.



Senk you very match



Nice resurse, senk


nuff said

ableshoppers.com & slickdeals.net



Fatwallet and Slickdeals are both natural complements to Milo. For example, when I find a hot deal posted on either of those sites, I first check Milo to see if I can pickup the item cheaper locally right now.




It was pleasant to visit your site.



really nice post. Anyway how could you miss pennysaverusa.com/coupon/region/w-us/sections/ there is more than 7000 free, printable coupons all over USA.


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I usually shop in ebay, lots of cheap price.


Diana Meller

Another useful site for saving money is http://www.pricetrace.com. It provides great price research features such as complete price history for the products, price drop subscription, and finds inexpensive filler items to qualify for free shipping.

The best part is that with their PriceTrace toolbar, users can do price comparison in 1-click, when they are browsing on top online stores such as Amazon.com, macys.com, walmart.com, etc.



Check out http://www.pccounter.net for deals and coupons on tech products i.e. computers, digital camera, mp3 player, games etc



Check out http://www.SeeSpend.com?req_sale=1 for a shopping mall of the top sites’ outlet and sales pages. Use the other options to target your search for things like sports or electronics sites or just the top rated.



Try http://www.onewayshopping.com shopping search engine to virtually find anything.


Midhunlal G

This site rockzzz..awesome!!Thanks a lot..

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