Despite what you’ve heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the very best bargains are actually available between December 27th and January 2nd. So after the last gift has been opened on Xmas, follow these 4 simple rules and score what you really wanted online (oh, hello, Marc Jacobs bag you’ve been eying all year):
1. Sign Up For Price Alert Sites.
PriceGrabber.com: Set price alerts and get notified when prices drop. Quickly find the lowest prices just by scanning items in stores, read product reviews, and get random gift ideas.
Shopstyle.com: This super-helpful site, which we shop 365 days a year, is always perfect for holiday shopping and bargain hunting. Set sale alerts and find out when your favorite products get discounted.
Pricepinx.com: Another great site to use for monitoring prices, setting price drop alerting and saving big.
2. Sign Up For Sample Sale Sites:
In addition to our Sample Sale Calendar, a one-stop resource for daily sales from Rue La La, Gilt Groupe and many more, other sites feature helpful sample sale info too:
MyNines.com: This free membership site gives you access to 70 sample sale sites and all the designer names you live for (from Louboutin to Louis Vuitton).
Salescast iPhone Ap: All of your favorite private sale sites (HauteLook, Ideeli, Billion Dollar Babes, etc.) in the palm of your hand. Genius.
2. Buy Discounted Gift Cards:
PlasticJungle.com: Buy gift cards for less than they’re worth, and sell unwanted gift cards that have been kicking around your wallet. The perfect online market place for gift cards.
CardWoo.com: Another great card site, shop Card Woo for major gift cards, like Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Macy’s, and more.
MonsterGiftCard.com: Buy and sell gift cards to a wide variety of stores – from jewelry to grocery stores, book stores to sunglasses.
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