We’d like to thank everyone who entered our recent Halloween Savings Trick and Treat contest, which has now ended. We loved getting to read all of the savvy entries.
As part of the contest, we promised that the top 3 tip submitters would receive a $50 AMEX gift card, along with having their saving tricks featured in a blog post.
Well, the time has come to share the top tips with all of our audience. All of these savings tricks came from comments on the Clique Tips blog. Here are the 3 best:
- Alexandra J.’s Favorite Savings Trick: “My best trick for saving money whenever you shop online is to use social networking: “Like” your favorite retailers on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Many merchants post special coupons or announce sales first on their social network pages.”
- Erin B.’s Favorite Savings Trick: “I’ve always been a clipper, collector, and deal-finder, like my mom, but I can’t afford to hit every store in town like she did. So, at least when it comes to fresh produce (among other things like meat and canned veggies), I always check the Aldi’s ad. They always have the best prices and are only a FRACTION (seriously about 25–50%) of EVERYONE else’s LOWEST SALE prices! Then, instead of going a million places, I just go to the store that’s most convenient to me at the time, and make sure I bring the ad (almost everywhere price-matches now). When you can get avocados for 29 cents instead of $1.50, you know you’re doing well!”
- Sarah F.’s Favorite Savings Trick: “My money saving trick is that I buy discounted gift cards if they are available for the store or site I plan to make a purchase at. I also stack as much as I can! There are lots of great sites and apps for cash back, deals, and discounts. I have had positive experiences with FreeShipping.com, Ebates, Ibotta, and more! Whatever extra discount I can get, I go for it!”
We’ve provided a sweet treat to each of the online shoppers whose tricks are featured above. We love how creative these shoppers get when it comes to stretching their bucks.
And of course, don’t forget our favorite savings trick of all: utilizing your FreeShipping.com membership! When you sign up for a FreeShipping.com membership, you’ll enjoy 10% cash back, free shipping, free return shipping on every purchase, exclusive coupons and discounts, and a search tool that offers you instant price comparisons on any item sold through our cash-back network of over 1,000 top online retailers. Try FreeShipping.com now with our 7-Day free trial. Plus, for a limited time, get an extra $10 cash back on your first purchase using FreeShipping.com!
Thanks again to all who submitted their favorite ways to save. We wish you all a happy Halloween with plenty of treats!