Saturday, September 17, 2011

Maximizing your clothes shopping budget: Un-extreme couponing

My guide to deal-finding and un-extreme couponing:  saving you money to free up your clothes shopping budget!

1) Coupon Blogs: Check out coupon blogs before you go anywhere. Most coupon blogs will have weekly posts for grocery, drugstore, retail storefront and online stores. You can get a lot of personal care items for free or almost free, but you'll need to cut or print coupons and sign up for store loyalty cards. Coupon blogs will tell you exactly how to do it, so it's easy!

2) Swagbucks: instead of using google or yahoo to search the internet, use Swagbucks and earn points for searching. Last year, I earned $60 in Amazon gift certificates to use for gifts and for my People Stylewatch and InStyle magazine subscriptions. Can't beat free money for doing something you are already doing! They just recently have $5 Target and Land's End gift certificates so I can buy clothing too!

3) Ebates: get cash back for online purchases. It all adds up and you could turn your Ebate check into a new outfit! I haven't gotten into ShopatHome or other rebate companies. Ebates has been easy and I've already received a couple of checks in the mail.

4) Sign up for daily deal sites. They frequently provide free credits for new members so you can usually get some free or inexpensive accessories and if you are lucky: free clothing! Here are a couple to check into:

Deal Pulp: lots of cute, inexpensive and unique accessories in their Daily Picks area. 
SaveMore: $10 credit for new members
Plum District: $5 credit for your first purchase!
Eversave: $3 off your first "save"
Jasmere:  a charitable donation will be made with each purchase
Sharing Spree: a portion of the deal supports local non-profit organizations.
BuyWithMe: Local and national offers
Dealster: Local and travel deals
The Clymb: Athletic gear

P.S. A bunch of the links are to my referral sites, so thanks for signing up through me!


Bravoe Runway said...

This is a great post, I am a member of ebates but not swagbucks and that sounds like a great idea! I do hunt for coupons but unless it is mailed to me or it comes through from a credit card program I may not always find it. Thank you!

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Illy said...

thank you for the tips, i do couponing too, but never doing swagbucks, will check it out.