Whether you’re buying a necessity like food or purchasing a new laptop, saving money is a priority during these trying times.
Sitting at home waiting to clip coupons out of circulars or waiting for a special code from retailers is no longer the best way to get a good deal on your purchases.
That is because the Internet is churning out numerous deals for the financial savvy and/or frugal shopper who is looking for ways to save.
You may not want to full-time clip, like Coupon Mom, but there are still some ways to put change back in your pocket.
Here's MainStreet's guide to a few money-saving Web sites, to get you started:
Coupon Winner - This “shop like a champion” Web site has more than 12,000 coupons from more than 4,000 retailers. Discount codes from Dell (Stock Quote: DELL) to 1-800-Flowers (Stock Quote: FLWS) are just a few options for shoppers this holiday season.
Deals2buy - Deals collects URLs from merchants with weekly deals. The circulars are linked to keep shoppers abreast of deals at various stores including Wal-Mart (Stock Quote: WMT) and Macy’s. In addition, the recently entered coupons section provides a link to coupon codes for discounts onhotel rooms and computer cases.
Coupons.com - Printable coupons to save on shopping are right at your finger tips. This Web site allows shoppers to enter zip codes so that local deals can be sent their way.
RetailMeNot - This site allows deal searchers to get social (it even has a Facebook fan page). Some 20,000 retailers, including Amazon (Stock quote: AMZN) and American Eagle (Stock quote: AEO), have discount codes listed on this coupon aggregator.
SmartSource - Coupons for Cheerios and a turkey are located on this grocery coupon site that allows you to sort your searches by categories such as household products, pet care items, beverages and more.
CouponCabin.com - Sort by store or category to find coupons on this Web site that has more than 6000 active coupons and deal offerings.
MommySavers - This moms-living-well-for-less site compiles a list of savings on all things maternal such as baby portraits and samples for toddlers.