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Old 10-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saving money while shopping online

Looking for deals always works but I've broken down and put two apps onto my browser.

Ebates - ebates.com

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Honey - joinhoney.com

So ebates works like a coupon and will popup when you can save money. Easy, done.

Honey is actually very cool. It will automatically see if there is a discount code available for you upon checkout.

I got thinking about this as I just used it buying some seeds to grow from Burpee.

So I'm checking out and honey pops up and says I can save 20% and that the code worked only an hour ago.

BAM!

Saved almost $10.00 I wasn't planning on saving. Ebates said I might be 1% to 5% cash back also. Sweet!

Then I used my credit card that gives me 2% cash back.

Well damn!

So this morning was a success so far and I was going to buy the stuff anyways.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a word of caution for the discount/coupon sites. Many of the sites are phishing sites as well. Get an old laptop to do all the coupon sites and discount sites you want. We use an old laptop for those. this way it is easy to maintain and if something hits it, we can just restore the original image and start again. And, don't use your debit card, pick a CC for this and monitor it. We use on CC and it gets hit a couple of times a year with charges we didn't put on it.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a word of caution for the discount/coupon sites. Many of the sites are phishing sites as well. Get an old laptop to do all the coupon sites and discount sites you want. We use an old laptop for those. this way it is easy to maintain and if something hits it, we can just restore the original image and start again. And, don't use your debit card, pick a CC for this and monitor it. We use on CC and it gets hit a couple of times a year with charges we didn't put on it.
cheaper / easier option, at least on Windows 10, is to use an Ubuntu HyperV VM for stuff like this.

If a VM gets compromised, you can just blow it away. And you don't need another machine.
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Like anything... a couple years ago these were good, but then they got popular and the cost benefit is no longer there. I haven't used these in a year now as the benefit stopped being there.

It's similar to today's black friday sales you see all week or month long. Overpriced stuff for sale to bring it down to normal price. You're not saving anything, just spending money on stuff you didn't need.
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you may use these discount coupons on shopping like i use these dresslily coupons which gives me heavy money savings
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Spam for sure, and already reported. Hopefully a red overlord will be along shortly

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