Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Trick

I don't know about yall, but these days, I buy a lot of stuff online. It is totally convenient and much to my husbands demise, it is a quick and easy way to get some retail therapy.

This Christmas, I did a TON of shopping online. In fact, everything I purchased for CT3, I got online with the exception of two shirts.

I don't know how I came up with this idea, but before I checked out and paid for everything I was getting, I would go to google and google the company's name and the word promo or coupon code.

Get this. For EVERYTHING I was shopping for, I found codes online that gave me some sort of discount. There was not one thing that I paid shipping for and most of them, I managed to get a little extra off on.

Let me show you this example. Last week I returned CT3's Crocs I ordered him for Christmas and got him the ones below instead. The shoes were $59.99 and then with taxes and shipping added in it came to around $67.18.

What did I pay??


A savings of $24.19!!

Here was my invoice:

Basically, I had a coupon code for a $5 off so I plugged that in and clicked apply. After I googled the coupon code request, it gave me a bunch of sites. I clicked around on those, found 3 or 4 codes, and plugged them in. A few of them had expired, but two of them worked. One of the codes gave me an additional 20% off and the other gave me free shipping. After all of that, I saved almost $25!!!

I will say, it doesn't work all of the time and sometimes I had to click to a few different websites to find valid codes to try. All in all, when it does work, its a great feeling and its awesome to be able to save a few extra dollars all from the comforts of your living room!!

Moving on to my next topic, my friend Lindsey forwarded me this deal of the day. I don't know if it will work or not, but I'll let you know. Basically, there was a 24 hour time period where you could pay $10 and get a $20 Amazon gift card. A 50% savings.

I did it and I am hoping to get my Amazon card here in the next week. I have already decided that I am going to spend it on PW's new book "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels."

If you try the savings thing, let me know how it goes!!
Pin It Now!


  1. If you go to your LivingSocial account, it will probably show up now under your deals. I was able to get my code that way, even though I didn't get the e-mail from them with it.

  2. I scored that Living Social deal too! :-) I actually just did a blog post on my favorite savings sites. Ebates and Swagbucks are my fave if you're interested! :-) XOXO! Good job on the saving!!!


Blogging tips