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Need to travel, get a gift or buy something for yourself? You can certainly do all of that online. But first, no matter what you’re buying, always check for a coupon code.
Here are a bunch of great online coupons to help you get started. Hurry, some expire before Valentine’s Day!
Did you ever buy something at Amazon.com and find yourself just shy of the $25 needed for Free Super Saver Shipping? If you’re like me, you’ll just need to find an item for $2.99 to hit that minimum. But I can never find anything that low, so I usually end up spending a lot more than the $25 dollar minimum. Sound familiar?
Well, your extra-spending days are over because I have a solution for you!
There are a number of websites out there dedicated to helping you with this exact problem. All you need to do is type in the amount you need to reach the $25 minimum and like magic, they will list items for you! Even if you only need something for less than a dollar!
Here’s an example:
I look in my shopping cart and Amazon says that I need to spend $1.90 to qualify for Free Super Saver Shipping. I could go buy that really cute pair of shoes for only $39.99, but I’d only be doing that to get the Free Shipping. So instead…
…I will go to:
I type in $1.90 and come up with….
Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy $1.90
Browne Foodservice 11022103T 8-Ounce Squeeze Bottle Top, Clear $1.93
The 7 Golden Rules of Milton Hershey (Laws of Leadership) $1.95
Robots Prize Pack Stickers (Cards) $1.99
Pretty neat, right?
Now just be aware that sometimes the links don’t work. Or sometimes the item costs less than you actually need. (Or lots more!) I’ve also noticed that the lower the price, the stranger the items. For example, when I typed in $0.01, it came up with: GF Piping Systems PVC Pipe Fitting $0.20!
Just keep trying and you’ll either get an item you actually need or a funny filler item to make that $25 minimum!
Good Luck and Have Fun!
Buying online has its advantages. You can skip the traffic, long lines, cranky sales people, and those pesky shoppers who browse the sales rack alongside you like it’s a competitive sport. At home, you can take a more relaxed approach, save on gas, and even compare prices at multiple stores. Plus, there’s that whole shopping in your underwear thing (come on, we can’t be the only ones). The biggest drawback, though, is having to return an item you purchased online.
Sending an item back can not only cause extra hassle, but it could cost extra money. Many stores leave the shipping expense for a return up to the customer, and some even charge an additional restocking fee. That’s even if they allow for returns in the first place. It can be a true nightmare.
To these stores, we say nay! We scoured the online shopping landscape and rounded up 30 different stores that offer absolutely free returns. From Amazon.com to Zara.com, these stores won’t charge you a penny for returning an item to them. Plus, most of them even offer free shipping when you place your order!
And for online stores that allow for order returns to their bricks and mortar locations, check out the list at the end of this post! Continue reading
Few movies have touched pop culture (and culture in general) like the collective Star Wars films. They have inspired generations and continue to do so. Whether your fan is a young Padawan or a seasoned and experienced Jedi, there are plenty of Star Wars holiday gifts to make them happy — most of which are much closer than a galaxy far, far away.
May the Force be with you, and also your shopping.
Family Guy Star Wars Trilogy
Darth Vader may be the baddest of the baddies, but Stewie is no slouch. Watch your favorites from Family Guy portray your favorites from Star Wars, now with more innuendo! (Bonus: Similar Star Wars fun can be found with Robot Chicken.)
Composer John Williams conducts the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops in the music of Star Wars — some of the most iconic music in cinematic history.
Han Solo Blaster Replica
Shoot first with this replica of Han Solo’s blaster. Every smuggler and scoundrel on your shopping list will want one.
Boba Fett Hoodie
Next to the Fall Guy, Boba Fett is the coolest bounty hunter ever. This hoodie is pretty cool, too. Warning: Be prepared for shouts of “Boba Fett? Where?” every time you wear this.
There are a few Star Wars character helmets in stores these days, but General Grievous is hard to find — and he’s even harder to fight. Your Dark Side fan will be thrilled to find this gift under the tree. *Cybernetic implants not included.
R2D2 Nut Cracker
There isn’t much that R2D2 can’t do, and that includes cracking nuts. Who needs a wooden soldier when you can have a spitfire little droid? Also, nuts. Other characters are available.
There are a lot of places to eat throughout the galaxies, and having your own chopsticks comes in handy (or not-handy, as the case may be). Be careful not to burn through your table!
Why watch your favorite Star Wars characters when you can be your favorite Star Wars characters? This popular role playing game will allow you to do just that. Costumes not included.
Adidas, meet Hoth. Hoth, meet Adidas. Is there anything cooler (colder?) than At-At shoes? We think not. (Although these Boba Fett shoes are pretty sweet, too).
Jaba’s Palace Bookends
There was a lot going on in Jaba’s Palace, but books weren’t one of them. Don’t fret, the books aren’t included in this set of awesome bookends either, but the details are!
So, are you a Jedi or a Sith? Tell us in the comments below!
As part of JoeShopping’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, we’re counting down the top 10 gifts in the most popular gift guide cateories all season long! Check back often to find out if we’ve counted down the top 10 gifts in YOUR favorite category.
Almost every site offers some kind of free shipping, whether it’s a regular
option or a special deal with minimum purchase. But sometimes when these
deals seem to be too good to be true, they are. Here are few helpful tips to
make sure “free shipping” doesn’t cost you; it’s mainly common sense, but it’s
still worth remembering, especially when you’re neck-deep in frantic holiday
Make sure it applies to your item
Many stores offer great online discounts, and many stores offer free shipping.
Unfortunately, the two are sometimes mutually exclusive. Many big ticket items,
like TVs and DVD players, may be on a special sale, but many times those sales
make them ineligible for free shipping. Always double-check your final total to
see if you’re getting one or both.
Make sure you’re not paying extra
We’ve all done it — we have $40 worth of items in our cart, then we see
those “free shipping” deals with purchase of $50 or whatever, and we can all
usually find a $12 item to put us over the edge. But make sure what you’re
buying is really worth the deal. Buying $40 worth of stuff may cost $7 in shipping,
but isn’t that better than buying an extra $12 item you neither need nor can use
just to get the “free” shipping? Answer: Yes, to the tune of $5, specifically.
Make sure it’ll still come on time
Many online stores offer free shipping, but it’s often free ground shipping —
meaning it often takes 7-10 business days to arrive. That’s no problem if the item
you want is in stock and you’re buying early enough, but too many people have
bought too-popular items too late, and watched them get delivered on December
26th. Just pay attention to your items’ in-stock status, as well as the calendar!
Shipping deals you oughtta know about
From now until December 20th, Wal-Mart is offering free shipping on everything
they sell, with no minimum. As above, make sure your items will still arrive by
your due date. If you need things more quickly, some online stores allow you to
get unlimited free two-day shipping for a yearly membership fee — for example,
Amazon offers their Prime membership for $79. It sounds like a lot, but if you
order from Amazon once a month — if you normally spend $7 for shipping per
order — it pays for itself, and you get all your items in only two days!