Bethany

Top Holiday Shopping Sites

In General, Strategy, Trends, Uncategorized on December 3, 2010 at 8:24 am

Tis the season to be jolly!  :)

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love the holiday season…and I love giving!  However, I have to be honest…I struggle writing a blog post that might remotely promote the idea of ‘useless’ or ‘excessive’ spending.  Most can agree that we Americans go overboard with shopping, food, clothing, etc.  And it’s not too shortly after New Year’s that the jolly and cheery spirit of people, comes to a screeching halt…boom, the first credit card bill arrives!

Soooo…instead, a list of shopping sites has been compiled below (with help of Cameron Huddleston & Kay Whittenhauer!), that will help you SAVE money on the gifts you’re looking to purchase.  :)  Perhaps with the money that is saved…everyone can do a random act of kindness to help someone in need…or donate to a cause (check out Advent Conspiracy)?  :)  That’s definitely spreading good cheer.

ZingSale.com – set up alerts for items you’re looking to purchase, and you’ll get notified when the product goes on sale!
Yotify.com – similar to zingsale, check out the demo
Retrevo.com – the ultimate electronics marketplace
DealNews – reviews the incentives of over 2,000 online retailers (and refuses to cover sites with poor customer service)
Gottadeal.com – comprehensive listing of deals
Slickdeals.net – includes deals + passionate penny-pinching and helpful community forum
DODTracker.com – condenses the information from hundreds of “deal of the day” sites; big win for the 24 hour deal shoppers
Amazon.com, Pronto.com, & Google Product Search – great comparison shopping sites
Couponcabin.com, Couponwinner.com, & Alexscoupons.com – great resources for coupon clippers.  Alex’s Coupons donates a portion of its profits to childhood cancer charities.
Plasticjungle.com & Giftcardgranny.com – sell gift cards for less than their face value (also the sites will buy or trade gift cards you don’t want for 80-90% of their value).
Freeshipping.org & Freeshippingday.com (Dec 17) – awesome at helping consumers save $$ on shipping gifts for free!
Wallet Pop’s JuliaScott, the Bargain Babe offers GREAT shopping tips & deals for savvy spenders
HSN.com – under the “gift store” tab there’s an option to choose “gifts under $25”
QVC.com – on their home page, put your mouse on “Christmas” you’ll see an option for gifts under $25.  Great return policy too
Overstock.com select the department of your liking, and then scroll down to the price section and choose “under $20” (most furniture will not be under this selection though).
REI – Great gifts for those who like outdoor activities, and they offer the same “$20 or less” shopping option too.

Also, if your company is looking for a unique and healthy gift idea for another company you work with… check out fresh fruit delivery at FruitToWellness.com :)
What other sites do you recommend?
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