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Websites I Check Everyday for Great Deals!

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Great deals come and go, and often without our even knowing! We don’t want to fill our inbox up with constant e-mails from Kate Spade, Zulily and Groupon – but sometimes it’s the only way we hear about fantastic deals.

Some of these websites will e-mail you almost daily, but it may be far more worth your while to actually visit the website. The e-mails might not show you all they great deals. Instead, they’ll just show one or two “featured” deals. I’ve made a list of sites that will save you money in the long run – but there’s a catch! You have to add them to your bookmarks and check them daily. Checking these sites will only take you about 5-10 minutes unless you get really involved.

I’ll tell you a little rule of thumb I like to implement. If there is something I really want but don’t necessarily need, I like to give myself at least a week to think it over. I’ll start to check these websites, because more than likely at least something similar is going to go on sale. If I still want it by the end of the week, then I probably found a good deal for it! If I don’t still want it then that money stays with me.

It’s all just money in the bank, baby.

The Flight Deal

I don’t think I can gush about this website enough. If you love to travel and live in/near a major U.S. city, you should be checking this website every day. I do. I check it several times per day because I’m obsessed with travel.

The Flight Deal is not a third-party travel agency. They find mistake/highly discounted fares posted by various airlines and will make a post about it. The post will tell you how to get the fare and when you would need to fly to get the discounted price.

I am flying to Switzerland direct from Boston for $450 thanks to The Flight Deal. If they hadn’t posted this amazing deal, I wouldn’t be going on this epic vacation. I have told everyone I know about this website, and they all have had great experiences (if they’ve used the site).

Ebates

I can almost guarantee that you know about Ebates, but if you have yet to open an account, you need to do that today. If you are an online-shopper of any caliber you are throwing your money out the door if you don’t use this website.

You can look just as fabulous even shopping from home.

You don’t buy anything from Ebates. All they do is provide you with a link to the website you want to buy from (let’s say Sephora), and the actual shopping trip is tracked via Ebates. They tell you what percentage cash back you will get, and after a few days it’s calculated into your balance. That’s it -there’s nothing more to it. They will send you a check quarterly right in the mail.

I used Ebates for my Black Friday shopping in 2016. Out of the $600 or so that I purchased that day for Christmas, I am getting about $60 back next month. That’s $60 I wouldn’t have seen if I had done my Christmas shopping in the store. Best part is, I can stay at home in yoga pants and drink wine with my dog instead of leaving the house! Now that’s what I call a good day.

Slickdeals.net

This is a newer find for me, and boy, is it amazing. Slickdeals will send you e-mails, although they don’t cover the broad array of deals that they have on any given day. I like to personally groom through the deals because they really do have it all; board games, clothes, electronics, beauty – you name it!

It operates a bit like The Flight Deal except it’s for goods and user-built. People find the best deal possible on the internet and then they tell others about it. How’s that for teamwork?

Brad’s Deals

Brad’s Deals is much like Slickdeals, but I would tend to say that it’s a bit more female-oriented. I find that there are more women’s clothing, home decor and bedding items on Brad’s Deals.

One thing that sets Brad’s Deals above the others is that their e-mails are more insightful than the other websites I’m listing here. The e-mail will give you a better idea of the variety of what they offer.

Unlike Ebates, Brad’s Deals won’t give you any cash back, but you can usually take some money off the top. It’s the same thing, really.

Amazon Warehouse Deals

You’re probably familiar with their “Today’s Deals” section, but are you familiar with their “Warehouse Deals”?  This is a newer find for me as well, and I don’t know where it’s been for my entire life.

The items you’ll find in their “Warehouse Deals” section are open-box items. Don’t let that frighten you! You still are going to get Amazon’s great customer service with these items if there is an issue with an item. Amazon labels their items in terms of the condition they are in. You will be able to find many “new” and “like new” items there.

Not finding exactly what you’re looking for? The “Today’s Deals” are always a good bet as well, even if you don’t consistently find what you want. I saw a huge box of Prismacolor Colored Pencils today for $50! I paid $120 (which was 50% off) last year for the same box, so this is an incredible deal.


So there you have it – five websites I check religiously! Are any of these new to you? Have one you’d like me to check out? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Sparkly

10 Comments

  1. Nicole @ Frugal Family Finds

    This is a great list! Some I had not heard of and I am excited to check them out this weekend.

    10 . Feb . 2017
    • Sparkly

      Thanks for reading Nicole! I’m glad you were able to discover some new websites for the best deals!

      10 . Feb . 2017
  2. Hannah Ijih

    Wow, thanks for sharing, my Brother lives in the US and we are going to be travelling there quite a lot over the next few years! Booking flights from the UK can be expensive so thanks for the tips! http://www.care4them.com

    10 . Feb . 2017
    • Sparkly

      Hi Hannah! Depending on where your brother lives, you should be able to find flights through Norwegian Air – they fly to several airports. I would check with WowAir too for some fantastic deals! Good luck to you & thanks for reading!

      10 . Feb . 2017
  3. Natalie

    Wow! These are all new to me, including flight deals! I definitely want to start traveling more this year and this website will help me a great deal. Also, I will check out the others. I am scared to get spammy emails, but I will definitely see which ones are the best fit. Thank you for sharing!

    Natalie

    10 . Feb . 2017
  4. Laurie

    I’m not a millennial but I have noted each of the sites you referenced and I will be checking them daily too!

    10 . Feb . 2017
    • Sparkly

      Glad you found it helpful! Thanks for reading, Laurie!

      10 . Feb . 2017
  5. Natasha Short

    I had never heard about alot of these! Thanks for the info!

    10 . Feb . 2017
    • Sparkly

      So glad you found it useful! Thank you for reading, Natasha!

      10 . Feb . 2017
  6. Anna nuttall

    This is a great list. I will look into these. xx

    11 . Feb . 2017

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