Helpful Links for Online Shoppers

October 19, 2001

Updated 5/06
Because online shopping is one of the major ways that you can earn rewards, here you’ll find some links that will help you maximize your savings when shopping online.
Coupon Sites
These are sites that offer coupons for online merchants. There are quite a few coupon sites out there. You will find some redundancy among sites but check out more than one to be sure you’ve got the best available coupons before you buy.
Deal Boards (Forums)
These sites feature messages posted by other avid deal-hunters. If you’re looking for good bargains, you should definitely check these out!
Comparison Shopping Engines (ShopBots)
These websites scan many merchants’ sites to tell you the lowest price for the specific item you’re shopping for.
Who Rewards for Shopping at…?
These websites offer listings, by store name, of the rewards programs that will pay you to shop there, and how much the reward is.
Is This Merchant Reputable?
These websites contain reviews or certifications of merchant websites. Check out a site before you buy from them!
Find a Rebate
Find out what rebates are available before you buy.
Free Shipping
These stores offer free shipping on all purchases, with no minimum purchase amount required.
>100% Price Matching
These merchants offer >100% price matching. In other words, if you buy from them and find the identical item elsewhere (subject to the store’s conditions), they will not only give you the lower price but also a percentage of the difference.
Other Miscellaneous Useful Sites
This is a grab bag of unique and useful websites that didn’t fit into the above categories.
Coupon Sites – There are quite a few but these are some favorites:
Deal Boards (Forums) – Some coupon sites have them, some don’t. These links will take you directly to the forum sections.
BigBigSavings Forums
DealHunting Forums
DealofDay Forums
DealTaker Forums
FatWallet Forums
FishingforDeals Forums
Funtasia Forums
GottaDeal Forums
MyCoupons Shopping Boards
TechBargains Forums
Comparison Shopping Engines (ShopBots)
Who Rewards for Shopping At…?
Is This Merchant Reputable?
BBBOnline – Database of merchants who are members of their local BBB, pledge to meet ethical business standards, and agree to use a dispute resolution program
BizRate – Customers rate merchants on different aspects of their sale transaction, but note — merchant participation is voluntary; sites with poor ratings can just withdraw from the service. Also note that you will seldom see a site with lower than a 7 rating — look for sites in the 9s
Epinions All merchants are included here and users write reviews both by submitting form answers and write-in comments Customers review hardware resellers in their own words and rank them on various criteria.

Find a Rebate
Amazon Software Rebates
Amazon Tools and Hardware Rebates
BestBuy Rebates Rebates
Staples Rebates
Free Shipping – May require a code, a minimum purchase, or a click-through
Our List’s List
DailyeDeals’ List
DealNews’ List
TheGeekNextDoor’s List
>100% Price Matching – 110%
BestBuy – 110% in-store only – 150% given as store credit
No Brainer Blinds – 110%
Ordway Sign Supply – 110%
Pro Sound and Stage Lighting – 110%
RugsUSA – 110% – 110%
SportsAuthority – 110%
Zappos – 110%
Other Miscellaneous Useful Sites – Offers iformation on great deals at – Listing of credit cards that offer rebates on purchases
BiddingForTravel Forum – Offers info on bidding, coupons for Priceline
Dealideal Coupon decoder – register here first
DealzConnection – huge list of links to forums, coupon sites, shopbots
DVDTalk Forum – Getting the most out of Columbia House DVD Club – Database of Amazon products highly discounted and in-stock
Jerry Smith, Beads – Awesome Beading Site!! Great prices and friendly staff!
TravelZoo – Very good travel offers but short-term, grab ‘em fast!
Updated 5/06

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