Are you always looking for deals to help your money go further? It’s easy to haggle face to face but when it comes to the internet, unless you 1) find a sale or 2) know where to look, you generally tend to pay full price for stuff. This article is a list that will help you with the second point of knowing where to look. All websites included in this list provide regular deals, flash sales, news on deals and money saving ideas.
Dealnews is a deal finder site where, in their words, “every day is Black Friday.” Dealnews may seem like it has a tech focus but it does hold a lot of stock in other categories such as clothing, homeware, toys and garden products. It’s simple to use interface will ensure the products you could be interested in are easily found.
Whilst very similar in concept to the likes of Dealnews, DealPlus adds a decent social bookmarking feature. In essence, more popular products rise to the top so they are more easily found. This can make finding deals on less popular products harder to find but this just involves a bit more digging. Another nice feature of DealPlus is that is user driven. DealPlus’ users submit content/deals for other users to see. Using it’s social tagging algorithm, DealPlus then puts the most popular deals on the front page.
Doggyloot specialises in deals on supplies for your dog. From cots to toys, treats to clothing, Doggyloot is almost like a one stop shop for all your dog product needs. The site has a nice feature in which they highlight certain products of the month also have a buy in bulk section as well for extra deals.
Fab is another generalist site but features clothing, home design items, tech and art. The colourful site is easy to navigate and all the products tend to have a quirky (and sometimes pop culture influenced) edge to them. Best of all, it has a heavy focus on products from independent designers. Clicking on the designers name will bring up all the products that designer has contributed across all categories.
Not as pretty as Dealnews or DealPlus, FatWallet is still a popular deal finding site none the less. FatWallet is very well known for its active community of prudent spenders and offers a valuble resource for money saving tips both on and offline. Their Hot Deals Forum is particularly useful for up to the minute money saving options.
Gilt specialises in the luxury sector and sells almost everything that comes under that category. From fashion to home goods to fine foods, wine and travel, Gilt is a fantastic site if you are looking for brands. With up to 70% off top brands, Gilt is a great option for getting labels at a cheaper price.
Groupon is a generalist site that covers almost everything. It offers deals and coupons on products, experiences, fine dining, holidays, services and more. Their deals are generally good but sometimes they have items listed that do make you wonder ‘why?’
HauteLook provides fashion deals for women, men and children as well as a range of beauty products, toys and homeware. The site is Nordstrom’s attempt to enter the world of flash sale sites. The items all tend to have a ‘West Cost-casual’ aesthetic to them.
As the name suggests, Jetsetter is a travel site. Owned by Gilt Groupe, Jetsetter provides deals on hotel rooms, travel and holidays as well as advice from recognised travel writers and journalists. The travel advice is particularly useful if you are unsure where to go and want inspiration.
Want beautiful homeware and furnishings for your house? Joss & Main offer vintage wall art, traditional items, mid-century modern furniture and more. The site is carefully curated to ensure it retains its high level of quality. If you want to get some truly unique looking products to ensure your home looks one-of-a-kind, then you really should check Joss & Main out.
Much more food orientated, Lot18 offer deals on fine wines, gourmet foods and wine and top restaurant themed travel. They occasionally offer wine themed products such as glasses etc but in the majority, Lot18 is a retailer for wines. You can shop by collections or browse through their extensive range.
Almost like a cross between Joss & Main and Lot18, One Kings Lane will give savers deals on home décor, travel essentials, food and wine. One Kings Lane can help you give your home a unique look without breaking your budget. They break down their products into different styles, by room, by brand or by each individual item. Check out their blog for all your home design inspiration needs.
Competing with the likes of Gilt, Rue La La offers deals on fashion, footwear, homeware, travel, wine, food, services and more. Almost like an up-market Groupon, Rue La La tries to be all things to all people. The site has got great exclusive offers that really should be seen.
One of the premier travel flash sale sites, Secret Escapes offer flash sales on hotels and holidays. The site has deals that both include and exclude flights and transfers and some deals allow you to pay per room as opposed to per person. This tends to make it a bit cheaper when booking a city break in your country.
As their slogan said; “Never pay full price again.” Secret Sales offers deals of up to 75% off top brands across fashion, accessories and technology. Once you sign up, they send email notification to let you know when new items you may be interested in come on the market.
The comprehensive deal finder has an active user community dedicated to finding the best deals on the internet. It can be troublesome finding products are Slickdeals posts offers in a blog style format. Everything that is posted in uncategorised so it can be tricky but it does have a steady stream of content. Looking through their forums is a user tip for finding the best deals.
Featuring fashion and accessories for men, women and children, Shop It to Me has a few nifty features that will make your life easier. The trending section on the front page show you want other people are currently buying. Shop It to Me also has an option for you to input you favourite brands and designers as well as your clothing size. Every time those brands or something similar in your size comes in, you will get an email notification.
Top quality outdoor gear at up to 70% off the retail price. The Clymb offers branded goods for camping, cycling, running, winter sports, surfing, yoga, traveling and more. They also provide helpful tips & advice on different outdoorsy topics.
Similar to Secret Escapes, Voyage Privee offer luxury holidays and accommodation with up to 70% discount off the regular price. The site offers the option of including flights with certain holidays and an ever changing array of deals keeps Voyage Privee fresh. They have useful collection categories for those who are unsure of where to travel on a budget.
Certainly towards the lower end of the spectrum, Wocher offers coupons and deals in a similar vain to Groupon. The offers are on a wide variety of products and services and can be location specific.
Money saving sites
I know I wasn’t able to list all sale and deal websites. Do you have any other sites to help your money go further? Share them in the comments section below.