Hello my moneysaving friends! Welcome to another edition of Coupon Corner at ElvisDuran.com!
The holidays are fast approaching! Don't be nervous! You don't even need to leave your house to get all of your shopping done. I buy all the gifts I need online…and I save a ton! Every retailer is fighting for your business this time of year, and they are constantly coming out with deals better than the next guy to get you to buy from them. From huge sales to coupon codes and free shipping, most retailers have something going on this time of year. My holiday shopping is just about finished, and I never even went to a store. Black Friday scares me! Most of the stores you'd stand in mile-long lines for, also have their Black Friday deals on-line…keep an eye out. Also, check out BlackFriday.com for a heads up. Lots of websites are currently doing free shipping promotions. This is really important when purchasing a lot of items, as shipping fees can add up fast. If a site doesn't have free shipping, go somewhere else. Some of the biggies that have free shipping right now are Target.com, ToysRus.com and BestBuy.com (some may have minimum purchase requirements). Click on this link to find other sites that currently have free shipping and discounts: UPROMISE . Last minute shopper? Don't worry! Check out FreeShippingDay.com. On December 16th, over 2,000 major websites will offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Go there now and sign up to receive an e-mail reminder. Lots of stores also let you save the shipping costs by shopping with "Site to Store" at sites like Walmart and K-Mart...where you get great deals on-line, pay for it, then just pick it up at the store. Don't forget about coupon codes when you shop online. There's always a promo or coupon code box at check out. Don't have a code? Look for one before you check out. It could save you lots of cash. Simply type the name of the website and "coupon code" in your favorite search engine and with any luck, you're on your way to savings! Another great place to find codes is at RetailMeNot.com. I have saved hundreds of dollars over the years with codes I've found on their site. Also, never underestimate your local supermarket or drug stores like CVS for gifts and stocking stuffers. Check out their seasonal aisles for lots great deals. I know this is all way too much to soak in…but one more thing…layaway is back at many major retailers. Toys R Us, Kmart, Sears and Wal-Mart are all currently offering layaway for those larger items that you can't quite afford right now. You can make payments on them and pick them up before the holidays. See store for complete details. OK…that's all I got! Here's wishing you lots of savings and great times with friends and family this holiday season! Send me your stories of savings...e-mail me anytime at ScottyB@ElvisDuran.com