Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The best places for online shopping deals (for kids and adults, too)
OK, I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that, like me, you love a bargain. (Unless you are Paris Hilton, in which case, wow! Paris Hilton reads my blog!) So I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
This post is partly inspired by a wonderful writer I've connected with, Kim Richardson, who has found all sorts of treasures over at—didn't even know it existed online!—Goodwill.com. Kim has a book coming out in April, The Unbreakable Child. I haven't yet read it, but it sounds intense and brave and bold and I am sure it is full of the spirit that infuses her blog.
BTW, the white-gold-and-diamond mouse above usually goes for $23,250, but I found it online for $16,051.99. Just look at the deals you can snag during a recession!
KidSurplus: Name-brand clothes, toys, baby stuff, you name it, at excellent prices.
Half: I've found new and used books at major discounts.
Smart Bargains: A somewhat smaller version of Overstock.com, it also stocks basically everything from clothes to jewelry to electoronics, but I think you can find even sweeter deals here.
My favorite sites for finding online discount codes are RetailMeNot, Wow-Coupons and CurrentCodes.
Now, to offset the materialism radiating from your screen, here are some of my favorite do-gooder sites:
New Eyes for The Needy: Donate old eyeglasses to people who could use them.
Cell Phones for Soldiers: Donate your old phone and it's turned into a prepaid phone card for a soldier.
The Breast Cancer Site: Click once a day to give a free mammogram to a woman, paid for by sponsors.
Now, spread the love and share your favorite site for deals and doing good.