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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Guest Post: How to Find Coupons for Christmas Shopping

This guest post was written by Liz Cutten from My CC Finder.  You can find online coupons and so much more on her blog at MyCCFinder

How to Find Coupons for Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping season is not only a stressful time when it comes to shopping, it's a fun time as well.  What you're going to find is that many people out there are on a tight budget, including yourself.  While you shouldn't ignore shopping, because you can't afford it,  I wanted to give you some tips on how you can find killer coupons / deals.

Tip #1:  Check the company's main site
The first thing that I would recommend is that you check out the store's website.  You will want to do this before you shop in store.  Sign up for their email list, as well as follow them on Twitter and Facebook.   When you do this, you're going to be able to get coupons just for joining many of the lists.  Not only that, you will get offers, as well as coupon alerts in the future as well!

Tip #2:  Search for deals / coupons
When you have a store set in mind, what you can do is search online before you set out and shop.  What you're going to want to do is search on Google via their “most recent results” search.  The reason you will want to do this is because you will find coupons that are fresh, rather than those that are expired, or older.

Tip #3: Buy them online
If you don't mind waiting, you will find that you can get a load of coupons online via sites such as eBay.  Sure, it sounds like a silly concept, but let me tell you that it works.  If you don't mind waiting a week or so to get them, you can get some great deals such as discounted gift cards, and more.

Tip #4:  Look for cash back
Most of the time, I would recommend that you shop online. Not only can you look for coupon codes that are generally online only, you can look for cash back offers as well.  Sites such as Ebates allow you to get cash back when you shop through their link.  All you have to do is find the store that you want to shop with, and you can get a certain percentage back.  This is a great way to get an additional 1%+ back.

Tip #5:  In the mail
The last tip that I will give you is to check your mailbox, as well as your newspaper.  These are great ways to find great coupons.  The next time you get coupons in the mail; don't throw them out, as you may find some that you can use.

These are all great ways to save.  As long as you do a little research before you set out, you're going to find that you can find a coupon most of the time.  Not only can you do this for Christmas shopping, but shopping throughout the entire year.


  1. Shopping through cash back websites is a great option for saving money when shopping online. Being a thrifty online buyer, I always use cash back websites like ShopAtHome, AAfter Search and Ebates, and MrRebates.

  2. Discount coupons can be your best bet during shopping online. Thanks for great tips. Good to find out such detailed information and i would certainly save some bucks using discount coupons as well.