Do you make the most of your shopping?

@minx267 (10990)
Hartford, Connecticut
October 18, 2009 4:29am CST
Do you make sure to get the most from your shopping? by this I mean do you use the popular sites that pay you some money back when you shop online? I found a site that does this and is great - I never shop with out checking there first. I also have referrals and they earn me some cash whenever they shop. Recently My roommate joined under me and we discovered we can get more back If I shop under his name and then that way he earns and I earn. :) Which is very fortunate as he has lost his job and every little bit of income helps. So how do you make the most of your shopping dollars? Coupons, Deals? Check my page for the BigCrumbs banner if you want to save money shopping yourself. Hundreds of sites including eBay. Earn for Referrals 6 levels deep!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 09
Hi there Minx No I have never tried these Sites as I just do not trust them The only one I shop online with is Ebay It is good to see you again where have you been hiding lol
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
19 Oct 09
lol. I have been hiding on Facebook.. lol How have you been? If you shop on eBay you should go thru BigCrumbs first because you will recieve cash back like having a small coupon for each purchase. :) I really wish I had heard about it before I purchased my car off eBay. could have saved a fortune.. Hope all is well with you my Yuwie friend! I actually stopped by Yuwie a couple of times this month.. I hadn't been there for a while. Are you still there a lot?
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 09
Does it do the UK as well then if it does I shall certainly consider it No I don't go to yuwie that much anymore it is certainly going down I have my own Site or should I say Gissi has lol and it is by invite only so that no one can come on and upset anyone It is just a little Fun Site, I then do my own Graphics Layouts design and make Cards and belong to a couple of other Sites It is just so good to see you again I hope I will see you again soon, dear Friend Big Hugs to you
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 09
It allows UK so tell me what type of Membership do I go for Saver or earner
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I'm not familiar with BigCrumbs, so I am going to have to check that out. As far as making my dollar stretch further, I've been doing that for quite some time. I try to buy everything that I need either on sale or in bulk as it makes the dollar go further. I scan all of the online coupon sources for coupons on things that are already on my shopping list. I don't add to my shopping list on account of coupons, but I will certainly print a coupon for something that I need. I am always looking for a sale on the other things that I need too, in addition to food. It is very rare for me to pay full price for anything.
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Oct 09
That is awesome.. I wish I could be more committed.. I tried using online coupons at Walmart and they told me they wouldn't accept them. I think that sucks.. Do you ever run into that problem with coupons that you printed?
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I've actually never had a problem with using the online coupons except one time. I went to Kroger that week and I had a coupon for 50 cents off of 10 packs of Kool-Aid and Kroger always doubles coupons up to a dollar. They were on sale that week for 9 cents per pack. At first she told me that they couldn't accept the coupon but finally figured out how to make it work. I've also used the coupons at WalMart and not had a problem either.
@celticeagle (111378)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Oct 09
Interesting information on savings on that site. I will have to check it out. I can save alot in the winter on groceries making soups and casseroles. In the summer I can't save as much because I go to the vegetable stand alot and buy alot of fruit and vegetables that are abit spendy. On shopping for clothes and books I do alot of it online and just make sure i get enough to make it worth my while and get free shipping. Then I also save on gas by using the card they supply at our local grocery. If you spend a certain amount you get so much off on your gas. I use alot of coupons when we want fast food that come in the weekly mail curcular.
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Oct 09
I do the same..well all except for the vegetable.. lol- i am not a big veggie eater.. but we get the same benefits on our gas through our grocery store.. and only go out to eat with the coupons. Denny's gives a lot of coupons if you sign up with them. Theyeven offer specials on facebook periodically.. But I do love that BigCrumbs gives you cash back on stuff you normally wouldn't be able to save on. like electronis. which I usually get on Tigerdirect- because they are already cheaper than everywhere else. And on book- they have Barnes and Noble and Booksamillion as well as others that you can at including eBay - I get alot of my reading material on eBay.. Thanks for your response and happy shopping!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
20 Oct 09
I always make the most out of my shopping. I try to shop at Amazon.com alot of times too because they have great deals and free shipping also. I try to make it a one stop shop also.
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
20 Oct 09
I love Amazon too. it's always my 2nd stop after eBay when looking for cheap stuff. :) thanks for responding!
@vivianchen (2649)
• China
19 Oct 09
Well, as i am from China, i don't think the website or the place you mentioned above will suit me, that's why i did not look at your profile. But i think that is a very good idea that you can share this with people who arounds you, because in the bad economic today, saving the money is just like earning the moeny. Thanks for sharing!
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
19 Oct 09
Yes, I agree. And I am sorry that you can not share in this site as well. I do feel that any way we can save money now is worth the little bit of extra time it takes.
19 Oct 09
Yes, I make the most of my shopping. Quite frankly, I won't buy something unless I really really need it. I'm not a kinda person who buys everything because gets interested at the very first sight. I would probably think before deciding which one to buy, or in other words, which one that I should spend my money on. I barely even use coupons, or even deals. I would be very grateful if there are any, but I just simply pay the 100% amount, and use it very carefully. =)
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
19 Oct 09
Thanks for your response.. I don't buy much either. but somehow am still always broke.. lol but I always shop around for a deal when I do break down and buy something. That is why I love BigCrumbs because if it's books, pet supplies or even electronics- I get money back. :)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I am very shopping wise I was asked once to teach a class on how I get so much free. But I did not take that offer for personal reasons but I was always getting stuff for nothing and saving lots when I did it more then I currently am doing it. I would get a minimum of 10.00 free all the time. I take coupons and then look for a sale on at one of the local stores and then go buy there even buying in quanity. An example of this is Vo5 shampoo on sale for 69 cents have coupons go buy 10 and if they double coupons then some comes off your other merchandise which helps even more. Usually it is a 50 cent coupon or a dollar which normally they do not double but once in while they have a special where they do. Also buying in bigger amounts help you save for the next sale. Now days sale are fewer and farther apart so stocking up is better then back then. Try some of these tips and save even more.
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
19 Oct 09
Thank you.. I know some who shop this why.. I unfortunately don't have the money or the space to store stuff that I would buy in advance. But that is a great way to save. And you're right I see less sales now that are worthwhile.
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I very rarely do any of my shopping on-line, but I do go on-line to print coupons at times. At one time, I printed and clipped coupoons on a regular basis. I prefer to do my shopping in a store rather than on-line because I like to actually see what I am buying, physically, before I buy it.
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Oct 09
I do that with some products - but some thing like my electronics I actually price elsewhere and maybe go look and I find that i can get it online cheaper, and if I go through BigCrumbs I can actually get cash back too. And I love buying from TigerDirect for that kind of stuff - because it arrives at my house like 2 days after I order it. I haven't had too much luck with the online coupons- except for the ones I get from Denny's etc when I eat out. Others (stores) tend to tell me they won't accept on line -home printed coupons.
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Hi Minx, I make the most of my shopping dollars by shoppping outlet malls and discount stores. Sometimes you can find good deals on mayjor name brands. I also use coupons if I have them. Another way I've found is to take advantage of the clearence racks. I dont always find what I'm looking for but, when I do I save huge.
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Oct 09
I agree. I shop at discount or job lot stores and even check those discount racks at grocery stores and places like Walmart..We found stuff just yesterday that was marked down. And I too use coupons as often as I can..even when we go out to eat. I make sure it's to a place that I have a coupon. :)
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
18 Oct 09
[u][/u]Good morning, minx....(sorry I haven't looked at your profile) but I live in Canada, and very, very seldom are these programs made available to us! I belong to two American sites, and they always have wonderful offers, even including huge savings coupons for Walmart...and many brand names...BUT, ALAS NOT redeemable here! A lot of the redeemable coupons in Magazines, etc., also say "good in continental USA only." So one has to be much more creative in their frugality here! Happy Sunday.....and Cheers!
@minx267 (10990)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Oct 09
Hi Pergammano, BigCrumbs is one of those sites that is available to Canadian residents. Also the Uk Australia and Ireland. So if anyone lives in any of those places they can sign up and save Whenever they shop online or by referring others who love to shop online and save money. I love this site because I don't go out of my way to shop online but the few sites that I regularly shop at like eBay, TigerDirect for all my electronic needs and even Tracfone for my cell service are all listed on here so I can save. Even Walmart.com is on here. Plus I have referred a few of my friends and Now when they shop I earn a little commission too. They (stores)offer many deals and "online Coupons" to BigCrumb Shoppers. so it may be that you are looking for something and can get a deal on it. .for stuff you never would have thought of. For Instance I need a new refrigerator and went through BigCrumbs first and got cash back on it and it was delivered right to my house by my local Sears dealer. they even had Homedepot too - so I did some comparison shopping first. check it out if may be something that interest or benefits you.. Thanks for Commenting! Have a great weekend!
• India
18 Oct 09
for some reason many people think every thing is different when they start an online shopping sites as a business. this wrong.the internet is just an addition sales channe-albeit a very powerful one.so accepting money from customers via shopping cart is not all that different from accepting money from a customer on the telephone.in fact it can be much easier and safer,if you know what to do .good ecommerce software such as shop factory makes it easy to accept payments in many ways in yours online stores