Today we explore a few great Web sites that offer great products at a great price.
After the birth of her first child, Julie Hughes was amazed at how fast her daughter grew out of her clothes, leaving her with lots of gently used items – and some with the tags still on. Realizing she was not alone, she created consignmentcrossroads.com. Consignment Crossroads offers an easy online resource to buy and sell gently used items. The site is not limited to kids' clothes, offering mens and women's clothing, pet items and even household items. Unlike other online sites, Consignment Crossroads only has the Buy Now option – no bidding or waiting. There is an easy step-by-step process that explains how to upload a picture of the item and even a link to the U.S. Post Office to advise on shipping costs. You can set up a Pay Pal account to make getting the money quick and easy.
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Earn digital dollars called Swag Bucks to buy merchandise from the site. Earn more Swag Bucks by inviting your friends to the site.
CouponShack.com finds and compares discounts on all types of services and products. The coupons and codes are easy to find – you can search by store, brand, category or product. Consumers can personalize with custom alerts and coupon codes, preferred stores and an online Coupon Wallet to keep and manage their deals. Use their forums to look at information and reviews on products and services.
I visit this site daily to learn more about couponing and saving. Started in June 2008 by Jenny Martin, a mom of toddler twins, the blog originally was meant to share deals with her friends. She would make lists as a hobby in the evenings and nap times and post them for anyone to use. Slowly it grew and in January of 2009, after the birth of her last child, it took off, with folks from around the southeast using her lists.
Two great grocery store Web sites …
Lowesfoods.com: Lowes Foods has introduced a partnership with InstaSave. With InstaSave, Lowes customers can download coupons to their loyalty card to redeem at the store. No clipping – just saving.
Foodlion.com: Recently Food Lion has added several new features to its Web site. By selecting coupons on the home page, shoppers can download and print coupons and even view the latest store promotions. Choose “In Store” departments and visit the Baby Steps or Pets area to download additional savings.