Avoid the crowds and save money online
We've tested and picked Web sites we think are easy to use and will help you save money this holiday season. Take a look:
-- Find the lowest price. Dealio (http:/
-- Shop with cyber-coupons. RetailMeNot (http:/
At Coupon Sherpa (http:/
-- Hot deals! Online deal sites post loads of discounted items. Our favorite is still Dealnews (http:/
DealTaker.com lists some deals on its home page, but you'll find hundreds more listed in its forums. If you like the community atmosphere, you also can find lots of deals posted in the forums on MyBargainBuddy.com.
For electronics and tech gadgets, we like DealsOfAmerica.com, which updates hourly.
-- Save on shipping. FreeShipping.org offers free-shipping coupons for more than 1,800 stores, including Amazon.com, Target and eBay. And last-minute shoppers won't want to miss Free Shipping Day Dec. 17.
And to make sure you're getting the best bargain, look for the best price from a merchant with free shipping and a coupon to lower the cost further -- the trifecta of bargain shopping.
-- Kiplinger's Personal Finance