Yes, there are a lot of scams on the Internet, and you have to be careful about whom you give your money to. But if you are smart, online shopping can bring you a lot of savings too. There are so many great shopping sites with exclusive offers for their members that let you save up to 80% on major brands. Not to mention the times when what you need cannot be purchased locally, so online shopping becomes the only option.
Whether you love to shop on the Internet, or do it only when it’s the last resort, here are the five truly unique shopping tools that will make your online purchases easier in every way, and save you time and money.
InvisibleHand is a plugin for Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. When it is installed, it will make a big difference in your online shopping searches. It works with over 600 online retailers and almost as many airlines, so whenever you search for something on any shopping site, it will pop up in a little window to show you where you can find better deals, in real time. InvisibleHand is a must-have tool for any smart internet shopper.
Mr. Rebates is a truly unique website. It gives its members significant cash-back rebates in over 2000 online stores, and it adds daily money-saving coupons and special sales/price drops on hot products.
Mr. Rebates is able to offer such fantastic service because of their unique concept: they basically refund you the commission they would otherwise be earning on your purchase. Mr. Rebates has been online since 2002 and has an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Fiverr is the proof that brilliant ideas are the simple ones. It is the place for people to share things they are willing to do for $5. You’d be surprised how many great gigs you can find when it comes to social marketing, advertising, online promotion, writing, unusual and fun gifts, business, or just outright bizarre.
And it just might inspire you to post a gig of your own and earn a quick $5. Check it out, you won’t be sorry.
You can’t write a list on best shopping sites and not mention Shopzilla. With a global audience of over 40 million shoppers each month, Shopzilla is the leading price comparison service on the Internet, used by consumers and retailers in the U.S., UK, French and German markets since 2004. Its huge data base of constantly updated product feeds that provide quick price comparison and an extensive collection of unbiased user reviews, make Shopzilla a one-stop-shop in every way.
RetailMeNot.com provides a searchable database for discount coupon codes, vouchers, and promo codes for over 50,000 stores. So next time you find yourself on checkout looking at the “Enter your coupon code here” line, the smart thing to do would be to go to RetailMeNot.com and search for the shop coupon there. Chances are, you will find it.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find…” – Matthew 7:7