SOURCE: RetailMeNot

November 12, 2007 20:00 ET

RetailMeNot's Six Tips for Saving Online This Holiday Season

Top Retail Coupon Website Offers Advice on How to Hit the Snooze Button on Black Friday and Still Find Great Holiday Discounts

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - RetailMeNot, the web's leading consumer destination for online coupons, discounts and promotional codes for merchandise, travel and services, today announced a list of six useful online holiday shopping tips to help consumers avoid the hassle of Black Friday crowds and still save big this holiday season by shopping in the comfort of their home.

Tip 1. Never Shop Without a Coupon. Be sure to pay close attention before submitting your online order. Most retail websites prompt the customer to enter coupon or promotional codes before the final purchase which means that there is most likely a discount on the product available. Visit RetailMeNot.com for easy access to over 50,000 online discounts.

Tip 2. Consolidate Online Purchases. Many retailers offer a large discount or free shipping when customers spend a set dollar amount. Try and narrow your online shopping down to a couple of websites that offer a variety of gift options for all ages.

Tip 3. Procrastinate. Forget the phrase "the early bird gets the worm" and start thinking of those stores that "save the best for last." Many retailers offer a big online discount just a few days before Christmas in order to clear off their shelves before the chaos of gift returning begins. Just be sure to check the retailer's holiday delivery deadline date to be sure your gift arrives in time.

Tip 4. Always Comparison Shop. While comparison shopping through a mall may seem like drain on your time, the Internet makes it a snap and can ensure that you are getting the best bang for your buck. Before making your online purchase, be sure to visit a few competitors' websites and check out the deals they are offering this holiday season. Visit websites that will do the price comparing for you on items like digital cameras and flat screen TVs.

Tip 5. Save Money by Shipping Direct. With strict airline regulations, travelers do not want to be stuck with expensive overweight fees at the airport. If you are traveling this holiday season, have the gifts shipped directly to you destination after you make your online purchase. Many retailers offer free shipping, allowing customers to can save on cost as well as heavy lifting. Ask your holiday host to keep the gifts in a safe location once they have arrived.

Tip 6. Find the Item in the Store, Make the Purchase Online. As much as holiday shopping can be a hassle, it can also be part of a holiday tradition. If you love to get in the spirit by visiting your favorite retailers during the holidays but want to save with online discounts, make this year's holiday mall visit a "browse only" occasion. Find the gifts you would like to buy and then make the purchase online. Big retailers often offer discounts and promotional codes to online shoppers only.

About RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot is the web's leading consumer destination for online coupons, discounts and promotional codes for merchandise, travel and services. RetailMeNot is an online community that posts, uses, recommends and ranks over 50,000 online discounts and promotions at more than 9,000 retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, Banana Republic, Macy's, J.Crew, Target and Victoria's Secret. RetailMeNot's mission is to help consumers save money and enjoy a hassle-free discount shopping experience online. RetailMeNot, a division of Stateless Systems, is located in Melbourne, Australia.

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