I think it’s safe to say that I
was am a bit of a shopoholic (is that like saying I’m sorta pregnant? hmmm), I’m getting better though, the economy and lack of a regular paying job has put a little crimp in my spending style as it probably has for you too! I still found myself placing multiple orders online this month though. March has been an extremely busy month for this family, six parties this month alone, two of which I am hosting! If I’m going to pull this off I’m going to need coupon codes, lots of them.
90% of the gifts, paper goods, party favors, flowers and food will be ordered online. It is the ONLY way I can manage my over scheduled life. People ask me all the time how I did I start a blog with everything else in my life and the first thing I tell people is I order as much as humanly possible online WITH coupon codes. Most sites now a days have some sort of code for a discount and/or free shipping. If the item is shipping from another state and they don’t have presence in my state (check your own state and local tax codes) most likely I am not paying sales tax either, sweet! For additional savings type the site your shopping into RetailMeNot.com and do a quick search you may discover coupon codes that are there FREE for the taking.
You should be able to find any current Special Offers listed at the top, click on those and it launches the site automatically. Scroll down further and you’ll find the “gold”… ACTIVE COUPONS! This is where the most reliable coupons for the site you searched will be located. I saved 30% OFF my ENTIRE order of business cards this week just by checking here first. The site also has Grocery and Printable Coupons as well.
Check back tomorrow for my Online Shopping Secret Weapon #2 – this one kills two birds with 1 stone and has effectively eliminated my monthly hauls to COSTCO (<— a shopoholics worst nightmare).
Happy Shopping (and Saving) and get ready to be BFFs with your UPS driver!