As Black Friday approaches do you plan on heading out to the stores to snag lots of hot bargains? Do you envision a fabulous shopping trip with friends and family where each of you is successful and has a joyous time? Well, I do not mean to burst your holiday bubble, but allow me to offer a little realism to your experience. Your Black Friday shopping trip will likely include standing in crowded lines, being pushed, shoved and elbowed by total strangers, discovering the deal you planned to score is either sold out or not as advertised. Though I am not advocating you avoid Black Friday shopping all together, just consider other options, specifically my favorite option, online shopping.
Few things make me happier than being able to shop for friends and family in the comfort of my pajamas on my couch. While others are out fighting the crowds and searching for a parking space, my biggest challenge will be keeping my 19 month old son from smacking the computer while I shop. Though I’ll be busying searching the web for the best holiday deals, before I make any purchase, I always check to find online coupon codes.
As an “experienced” online shopper I can attest to the fact that there are multiple places to find online coupon codes to save money. The site I most frequently visit is RetailMeNot. If you are not familiar with them, they have over 500,000 coupons at over 60,000 stores. This year RetailMeNot is also offering the chance to be paid for your purchases. Yep, you can earn a $5 eGift card if you make 2 qualifying purchases or get a $10 eGift card for 3 qualifying purchases before December 31, 2013. Oh, and if you sign up for Deal Alerts and the Best of RetailMeNot newsletters, you’ll be notified of the best coupons and deals to help you save even more money. Plus, be sure to check out RetailMeNot’s Black Friday Deals.
If Black Friday for you would not be complete without heading out to the stores to do your shopping, then at least maximize your savings by using money saving apps like the RetailMeNot Mobile Coupons App. This app will send you automatic alerts for deals at nearby stores, plus you can save coupons, be notified when your coupons are near expiration and you can show your phone at check out to redeem offers. If you decide to download the RetailMeNot app, be sure to check out their Snow Me The Money Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $25 eGift card or a $10,000 grand prize!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot but all opinions are my own.