Getting Serious? Register an Email Solely for Deals
A lot of sites have you register for newsletters, bonus emails and so on. If you’re not into it, you can always unsubscribe from the email list. But we find it’s easiest just to keep all of these emails in one place with a separate email address. Hey, you never know when you’ll want to see that newsletter!
Track Your Deals
Sign up for Manilla.com or CityPockets.com to keep track of your vouchers -- and use them before they expire!
Make the Deals Make Sense
There’s a fine line between saving and buying stuff you won’t ever use. Don’t cross it.
Daily-Deal Buyer’s Remorse? Try a Reselling Site
CoupRecoup.com, DealsGoRound.com and Lifesta.com are all sites that help you get your money back on deals you’re not going to use by their expiration date. Just in case you did cross that line.
Maximize Your Savings
It pays to do your homework and rack up all the deals you can. What we mean by that: Say you’re buying shoes online from DSW. First, make sure you’re a DSW Rewards customer and that you have an online login (DSW rewards repeat customers with coupons after you reach a certain number of points). Head to MyPoints.com, click to DSW, and shop. Use a debit or credit card that has rewards points for purchases and log in with your DSW account. Last, enter a promo code from RetailMeNot.com before checking out.
To recap: You purchased shoes at a discount and received points not only for the retailer (DSW), but for MyPoints and your credit or debit rewards program. It’s easy to build on this habit for every purchase, even if you don’t shop often. Because, hey -- you eventually do have to make life purchases. Our advice? Make them count. (But make sure to pay off that credit card bill in full -- racking up debt is definitely not the way to save!)
Did we miss anything? How do you use the web to find deals?