Deal of the Day

by Myniche

Since online shopping has become such a popular way of doing business, people have started looking hard for deals. There is a much easier way!

Cheap Online Shopping

You really can save money online!

For many people, it is a struggle to make it from paycheck to paycheck.  If you are anything like me, you're very happy whenever you can find a great deal on something that your family needs or wants.  I am an avid coupon clipper.  The only reason I still get the Sunday paper delivered is to check for weekly deals that might be hidden in the paper's insert section.

Recently, I started exploring the possibilities of saving money by shopping online.  I figured that I could use some of my same shopping strategies to save a few bucks.  I'm glad that I did, because I've figured out a way to save a nice chunk of change on many of the things we buy for use around the house.  Even better, a lot of the time, I can get these items delivered to my door for free!

How to Save Money

It may seem like common sense, but we don't always think logically when we try to figure out how to save money.  I spent years running around like an idiot from week to week trying to buy up just enough of the things we needed to get by.  Then one day, I started watching and really paying attention to those "super coupon clipper" people you see on TV sometimes.  The one thing I noticed was that they all seemed to take advantage of the biggest savings as soon as they appeared.  If they found something like dog food being sold at 70% off, they jumped on the chance to stock up for Fido.  When some special electronic item was being cleared out for a Labor Day sale, they had no qualms at all about buying it as a Christmas present.  They always seemed to take advantage of the best deals as they appeared.  As a result, before very long, they ended up with a lot more stuff for a lot less money.  I like this idea a lot, so I started looking for ways to apply it to online shopping.

What I found was that there are amazing deals going on constantly.  The pain in the neck part if finding them.  If I was willing to spend hours looking, I could dig up sweet savings like the ones below.

Examples of Big Savings

Titanium 6mm High Polish Dome Wedding Band Ring Sz 8.5 SN#d034

$120.00  $9.99
Apple iPod touch Car Charger/ Vehicle Charger

Compatible With Apple: Apple:iPod 3rd Gen 40GB, 30GB, 15GB, 10GB, 20GB iPod Classic 160GB, 80GB, 120GB iPod 4th Gen 20GB (Color Display), 30GB (Color Display), 60GB (Color ...

$19.00  $1.79
Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush

Broken capillaries. Scars. Blemishes. Conceal and conquer any imperfection with this soft brush, which gives you fuller, more concentrated coverage. That's because the firm, ...

$20.00  $4.00
Sex In The City Love for Women, Eau De Parfum Spray 3.3 Ounces

Eau de Parfum

$55.00  $7.24
Apple iPhone 4 Semi-Hard Polymer Crystal Case - Smokey (Fits AT&T iPhone 4 only)

Protect your new Apple iPhone 4 with this visually intriguing and undeniably stylish Apple iPhone 4 Semi-Hard Polymer Crystal Case. This semi-hard polymer case is extremely ...

$24.99  $0.01
Xbox 360 Head Set Communicator

Microsoft Xbox 360 Headset 882224035323 Headsets & Earsets

$19.99  $4.08

Finding the Good Stuff

There is an easier way

So, anyway, I got pretty good at digging around, finding great deals.  I love to use Amazon because they are a big, reputable company that I feel I can trust.  When I've ordered items from there, they have always managed to make it to my mailbox in the time frame that was promised.  I can't say that about every online site I've used.

I'm now getting pretty good at digging up outrageous discounts, but I'm also getting good at finding the highest rated items that have discounts (see below).  I'm happy to share some of that information with you here, and I'll also be sharing more of the best deals I find on my blog at  I will be updating this post, as well as my own blog, on a regular basis.  I'll do the digging, you get the deals!  I hope that will keep both sites fresh and exciting so that you will visit often!

Finding the Highest Rated Popular Items

Sometimes it isn't just about the best price!

Another thing I like to do now is check out what items have received the most good reviews from the most people AND are being offered at discounted prices.  Most people will only take the time to go back online and post a review if they are either really happy with a product, or really disappointed in it.  Obviously, I'm only interested in the things that get great reviews from a bunch of people.  Reading the online reviews can save anyone a ton of time and trouble.  When I'm spending more than ten or twenty dollars on something, I want to know that I'm not getting junk.  That's why I like to dig up deals like these when I'm shopping for birthdays or holidays  Below you will find some examples of very highly rated items that are also hot sellers (with discounts being offered).

Discount Deals On Popular Items

Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Canon 2805B002 Speedlite 430Ex Ii Flash

$299.00  $275.00
KitchenAid KSM75WH Classic Plus Tilt-Head 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White

The tilt-head feature and generous 4-1/2-quart capacity make the KitchenAid Stand Mixer the ultimate in user-friendly design. Features 10 speeds and KitchenAid's unique ...

Only $299.99
NEW LifeSmart LS1500-4 1500 Watt Infrared Quartz Heater

The Lifesmart Dynamic Amish Inspired Infrared Heater is a portable Heat Source that is revolutionary in design to offer you safe, healthy and therapeutic heat for up to 1000 ...

Only $369.95
Hoover Commercial Shoulder Backpack Vacuum Cleaner

* 1.25" Attachments (FITALL RESIDENTIAL) * 2 Year Commerical Warranty * Lightweight, only 9.2 Pounds! * 50' Power Cord * Powerful 120 CFM Motor

$649.99  $250.00
Electrolux Ergospace Green Canister Vacuum, EL 4101A

Compact canister built from 50% recycled materials. Powerful, quiet motor is perfect for cleaning bare floors.

Only $399.99
White 7-8mm AAA Cultured Pearl Strand Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver Princess Necklace 18", ...

Be classical always with this stunning pearl set! This collection of pearl jewelry is classic in style and is simply pure elegance. The set includes a 18" Natural White 7-8mm ...

Only $474.99

Shopping Online to Save

As you can see, you can really save a lot of money on some great stuff if you have some patience.  For me, spending the time doing the digging is worth the effort.  I hope this post has helped you and inspired you to save money while you shop online.  Please be sure to visit my blog for more information.  You can find it at My Cheap Home Life.  Until then, my quest for the best deal of the day, week, and month continues!

Updated: 12/04/2011, Myniche
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