I really do love all things girl but shopping really isn’t one of them…..as in physically getting into the car and going to a packed mall or department store only to find that they didn’t have what I needed or that the sale price was just a ploy in efforts to get me to overlook the fact that the item was just WAY overpriced to begin with and a whole laundry list of reasons I’d just rather stay home.
I much prefer the armchair kind of shopping; no parking, no people, no mess.…..cyber-malls rule.
My one hesitation when it comes to on-line shopping is fear of paying more than I need to and that ugly shipping word.
I’m pretty particular and have a good idea of what I’m looking for, so after I’ve found what I’m looking for at my favorite online stores and do a bit of comparison shopping for the best price then I start looking for a discount code. There are several sites that keep updated codes but finding them for the sites I typically shop can get to be a little bit of a hassle…it drives me bonkers when I find a site that looks good from the homepage but then ends up being full of codes for places I don’t even shop at. I don’t get a lot of time to browse let alone search for discount codes, so I was glad to find MyDeals.com. They have a directory of over 100,000 retailers which equates to over 500,000 discounts….all in one place, among them are all of my favorites.
This morning for instance – I have been looking for summer clothes for Ms. Ma’am, she’s an in-between size (not to mention quite the diva) so I have a hard time finding exactly what she needs, which means she has to settle or I keep looking. Well in this case, it’s her birthday and I didn’t want her to have to settle, so I’ve been looking for a while. I finally found the perfect outfit! Before making the purchase I clicked by My Deals and was tickled to find that there were not only savings but that there were new items added to the online sale at shopbop.com, which is where I had found her new summer gear. By using My Deals I was able to save about 40% and got free 3-day shipping! I may possibly be more excited than the birthday contessa :0)
It’s not just about clothes either: iPhones, computer software, health, beauty, travel, sports, flowers, food, entertainment and I even saw an offer for boats!
It’s pretty unique in that you can search by item or retailer. So if you know what you want but have no clue where you want to buy it from, just put the item in the search bar and ta-da…you’ll get a list of carriers and any available deals. You can also refine your search by deals, stores, codes, and category.
While looking for discounts at My Deals, I’ve also found a few new places worthy of a shopping stop that I would not have otherwise known about. In fact hubby’s Father’s day gift will be coming from savings online at All Saints…another one of My Deals free shipping discoveries :0)
Since they keep the site up to date, you don’t have to worry about whether the code will work but they do give a user option to report one that doesn’t but to be honest I have yet to have to enter a code, I have just usually click the merchant link from the My Deals website and the discount was automatically applied. I love this kind of a feature because nothing will make me close a merchant’s browser quicker than getting through the checkout process and finding that my code doesn’t work. All that wasted time shopping and completing checkout info….grrr, it irritates me sooo much!
The best part is that My Deals is a free service and the sign up literally takes just a few seconds…though you don’t have to sign up, you can still take advantage of the site but then you’d miss out on best offers available for you every week.
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