Looking for a good deal today?

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If you’re like me, you may look at buying something for a while before you take the plunge. For me, I need to know that I’m getting the best deal possible.

One of the places that I check on a daily basis is the deal-a-day website Woot.com. Originally, when I had started shopping their site, they only offered up one item each day in a few different categories. Now, they offer up deals in several different categories.

Their strategy is pretty simple. Put a new item up at a deeply discounted price each day. The item is up for 24 hours and may sell out before the time is up. Oh, and shipping is always $5 no matter how big the item.

We’ve bought several different things out there including a laptop, television, and memory foam mattress. We’ve been pretty happy with what we’ve bought so far and their customer service is great.

The one thing about Woot (and other deal-a-day web sites) is that you don’t get a wide selection each day, but you do get a good deal. It’s helpful to keep an eye on the site so you get an idea of the types of items that show up in the rotation. Then when you’re ready to buy something, you’ll know whether they’ll eventually offer it up for sale.

There is one exception to the “deal-a-day” and that’s when they run a Woot-off. This is when they’re clearing their shelves of all the items that haven’t sold when they were originally up for sale. Items will go on sale until they’re sold out in a Woot-off. After that the next item goes up. These types of sales can sometimes run for days with different items up for only minutes at a time.

Of course, every item may not be a deal, so it’s best to do your research. Do some checking around the internet to see if you could get the same thing at almost the same price somewhere else. If you can, then it may not be worth buying it from Woot. Don’t forget that thinking you’re getting a deal can sometimes cause you to make a purchase without fulling researching it to make sure that it’s what you want.

Where do you shop to get a deal? Is there anything that you’re looking for that you want help finding a deal on? Let me know in the comments below.

Saving Money with the Click of a Button Is So Sweet

Honey

How many times has this happened to you? You’ve spent hours filling your virtual shopping cart with a ton of items (hopefully ones you need) and you’re ready to check out. That’s when the promo code box appears. You think, if the box is there, then there has to be a promo code out there somewhere that will save me some money. But where do you start searching? You can start doing web searches and maybe get lucky.

But what if you could just click a button and several promo codes are tried for you automatically without you having to do a web search. Wouldn’t that be amazing?!?!?! You’re in luck if you’re a Chrome browser user. Simply go to http://joinhoney.com/ and install the Honey Chrome extension into your browser. Then when you check out on one of their supported sites the “Honey” button will appear near the promo code box. That’s when you click it and watch the savings roll in.

Or do they? I’ve had Honey installed for quite some time and I usually only shop on Amazon.com. I’ve clicked the button each and every time I checkout and I have yet to save anything. However, it also hasn’t cost me anything to try. To be fair, they do point out that most promo codes are for specific items, which I probably haven’t purchased.

Potential Savings: I wish I had some sort of guess as to what you could save. My only suggestion this time is download it and try it. It doesn’t cost a thing. Please leave some comments if it finds some savings for you.

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