10 Great Sites for Finding Great Deals

There are a lot of things people do on the internet, but one thing we all seeming to excel at is shopping. Online shopping for the holidays, for example, has been growing steadily over the past few years. One of the benefits of shopping online is there’s more of a choice in retailer, which allows us to find a good deal on whatever it is we’re looking to buy.

To make your life a little easier when it comes to finding a good deal, I’ve compiled a list of a few sites that I frequent in order to save a few bucks. Take a look at these 10 great sites for finding great deals.

woot!

woot!

woot!

woot! is actually a set of websites that each offer one deal per day. On special days, they’ll have what’s called a “woot off,” where they offer one deal right after another as each item sells out. The woot off will usually last between 1 and 2 days.

There are 4 sites in the woot family: woot, shirt.woot, wine.woot, kids.woot.

Find Deals on: shirts, wine & wine accessories, children’s toys, and miscellaneous items
Accepts: All major credit cards, Paypal
Registration Required: Yes

deals.woot!

deals.woot!

deals.woot!

deals.woot! gets its own listing because it’s not like the other members of the woot! family. While the aforementioned sites sell items, deals.woot! is a user driven site that directs people to deals on other sites.

Users can vote up deals (or “woot! up” them), and the top 5 of the deal will be listed at the top. They are updated once a day, though the site is updated regularly throughout the day.

Find Deals on: Anything!
Accepts: N/A
Registration Required: No to view, Yes to post/vote

midnightbox

midnightbox

MidnightBox

MidnightBox is a website similar to woot!, but they up the ante by offering three deals per day. You can see the new deals everyday at — you guessed it — midnight.

This site also does something similar to a woot off, where they will add a new deals once one of the current ones sell out. The nice thing about MidnightBox is that you can also view previous deals and make those purchases, as long as they don’t sell out.

Find Deals on: Miscellaneous items
Accepts: All major credit cards, Paypal
Registration Required: No

tanga

tanga

Tanga.com

Not to be outdone by woot! and MidnightBox, Tanga.com offers six different deals — one per each category on their homepage. Choose from the following deals: Tanga, which is similar to a woot! item in that it can be anything, Magazine, which is usually a one year subscription to a magazine, Shirt, Accessories, which is jewelry, Miscellaneous, and Members Only, which is a deal available to those who register at Tanga.com.

The deals are good for 24 hours, and they have a counter that will tell you when the next update will be.

Find Deals on: Magazines, shirts, jewelry, miscellaneous items
Accepts: All major credit cards, Paypal
Registration Required: Only to view the Member’s Only deal

cigar monster

cigar monster

Cigar Monster

This one isn’t for everyone, but for those of us who like a good cigar from time to time, this site is perfect. They offer a new deal on cigars and accessories every hour, and have a mashup at 11pm EST where you have the opportunity to take advantage of any of the deals offered throughout the day.

The best part is they have free ground shipping, so not only do you save a bunch on the purchase, you don’t have to pay shipping either (though unfortunately, this is only available in the US).

Find Deals on: Cigars & cigar accessories
Accepts: All major credit cards, Paypal
Registration Required: Yes

Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3

Music Lovers — Amazon MP3 is the best source for purchasing digital music. It’s DRM free, gets added right to whatever media player you’re using, and is usually cheaper than iTunes. Plus, everyday they have a deal on an album, which you can usually grab for less than $5, and sometimes as little as 99 cents.

They also have 100 albums each month that the staff has picked out to sell for $5 (instead of the normal $6-10 for an MP3 album).

Find Deals on: Digital Music
Accepts: All major credit cards
Registration Required: Yes- you need an Amazon.com account

dealspl.us

dealspl.us

dealspl.us

This website is dedicated to bringing you the best deals from all across the Internet. From links to printable coupons, they’ve got something for everyone. Much like deals.woot!, this is a community driven site where users can “vote up” deals. They also have two especially nice sections: Freebies and a holiday specific section.

Find Deals on: Anything!
Accepts: N/A
Registration Required: No to view, Yes to vote

dealnews

dealnews

dealnews

dealnews is in the same vein as dealspl.us and deals.woot!, where they list great buys from online and from retailers, though they seem to be a bit more focused on consumer electronics, usually featuring a good deal on a laptop daily. Along with a holiday specific section they have a local section, so you can see if there are any great deals in your area.

Find Deals on: Anything!
Accepts: N/A
Registration Required: No

newegg.com

newegg.com

Newegg.com Deals

@newegghotdeals is a Twitter account that tweets the best of what Newegg.com, an online computer parts and consumer electronics store, has to offer. Following this account will alert of great deals on everything from RAM to HDTVs.

Find Deals on: Computer parts, consumer electronics
Accepts: All major credit cards
Registration Required: Yes

groupon

groupon

Groupon

This quickly growing coupon site has become very popular in recent months. The way Groupon works is you register for the site and select your location. You’ll then see deals Groupon has for businesses in your area. You buy coupons directly from Groupon and use them at the retailer.

Just this week I was able to grab a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card for $10. You can see all of the coupons you’ve purchased with your account, and you can print them out or download them right to your smartphone with Groupon’s mobile app.

Find Deals on: Anything!
Accepts: All major credit cards
Registration Required: Yes

Final Thoughts

You can save a lot of money by shopping online if you know where to look. While these are some of my favorites (and ones that have saved me a ton of money), there are still a lot more out there. What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments! And by the way, to make it easy to follow these sites and more, I’ve created a Twitter list for you: @jcasabona/deals.


  • toby

    try http://www.retailmenot.com you can find discounts of almost anything, its great. I got Delicious Library 2 for $10 instead of $40 and they have global stores as well.

  • Fernando

    AppSumo is another great site for apps deals: http://www.appsumo.com

  • http://www.casabona.org Joe Casabona

    Thanks guys! I’ve added both of them to @jcasabona/deals on Twitter.

  • Copper

    Along with a daily groupon e-mail check out livingsocial.com and crowdsavings.com

  • JDog

    SlickDeals and FatWallet should be the top 2 on this list.

  • http://www.rebatesense.com RebateSense.com

    SlickDeals.net should have been mentioned here; it’s a great site to find some awesome deals and also there is a huge user community behind to answer questions about the deals. It’s a no-brainer!

  • http://www.steepandcheap.com Bearman

    The backcountry.com owned http://steepandcheap.com should be on the list for us gear freaks.

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  • http://www.kidsspygeartoys.com/ Spy

    I like woot.com and are using it intensively, but others does not seems very useful for me. Groupon and similar sites are good for location based services, but for international customer like me is not an useful at all.

  • siva

    nice one

  • Pemba

    You can also try out http://www.ibotdis.com/ and http://www.couponmall247.com/ for some real good coupons and deals.

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