Back in the day you would rely on newspaper ads and word of mouth to find some of the best deals around. You would then go to a store, take the ad’s word for it, and hope that you really did get a decent deal.
Fortunately with the rise of the internet, you can do some serious bargain hunting right from your living room. In a much more effective manner, too! Anything from airfares to local businesses can be looked up and compared on a variety of sites.
Some of the most popular deal sites are those pertaining to air travel. Websites like Orbitz, Kayak, Priceline, and StudentUniverse all help you find great deals on airfares and decent prices. Best of all, they let you do side by side comparisons of multiple airlines so you know you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
Quick Tip: According to several frugal travel bloggers the best days for flying and/or purchasing airline tickets at great rates are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Yes, you can even compare new and used cars online. This cuts out the middle man of the annoying car dealership salesman that more often than not is trying to rip you off. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, don’t hesitate to look up all you can about a car including its mileage, its history, its performance, and of course its price. You can use websites like Carpoint to make side by side comparisons and see which car is best for you.
StarDeals – The Australian Groupon
Group discount shopping has spread across the internet like wildfire. It may have taken Groupon a while to finally make it to Australia, but lo and behold it has arrived! StarDeals by Groupon offers the same great services because it’s run by Groupon, just under a different alias.
If you haven’t signed up for this yet, give it some thought. You never know what kind of deals you’ll receive in your inbox!
What, did you honestly think your bank wouldn’t try to take money from you? Not so long ago, Australian banks were met with a giant class action lawsuit –the biggest in corporate history– for charging billions of dollars in ridiculous fees. Fortunately, there are comparison sites you can use to make sure you are getting the best interest, the best credit cards, and the best services without burning a hole in your wallet.
Online Comparison Shopping
You could try an all inclusive website that helps compare prices on just about anything, like GetPrice. This huge independent database scavenges thousands of retailers to get you the best products at the best prices without needing to leave your living room!
Thanks to the internet we don’t have to rely on clipping coupons and ads to get the best deals on just about anything. Just sit back, log on, and start saving!
Thanks very much to lifeinsuranceaustralia.com for this great post!