Shop till You Drop
It's that time of year again. Children, teenagers, and young adults will be returning to classes in schools, colleges, and universities very shortly. If shopping for supplies or shopping in general, costs can be expensive.
One day while I was shopping in a major department store, another shopper informed me of a web site that could save Canadian shoppers significant amounts of money. SmartCanucks has a coupon database arranged by category, type, and company. The site also provides a list of 'All Time' popular coupons and 'This Week' popular coupons. In addition, there is information on deals, freebies, contests, and much more.
CanadianFreeStuff.com is very similar. It provides links to Canadian contests, coupons, deals, freebies & samples, and giveaways. There are also forums on freebies, coupons, and contests.
Another useful site for shoppers in the Greater Toronto area is ShoestringShopping. It has categories on warehouse sales, clearances, coupons & flyers, weekly columns from the Toronto Star and more.
If you are interested in additional shopping tips on how to save money, check out the following titles at the Toronto Public Library:
Doble, Rick and Tom Philbin. Cheaper : Insiders' Tips for Saving on Everything. 1st Ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.
Finney, Kathryn. How to be a Budget Fashionista : The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less. New York : Ballantine Books, 2006.
Gershman, Suzy. Suzy Gershman's Where to Buy the Best of Everything : The Outspoken Guide for World Travelers and Online Shoppers. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2008.
Korzen, Annie. Bargain Junkie : Living the Good Life on the Cheap. Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., 2009.
Lewellyn, Daisy. Never Pay Retail Again : Shop Smart, Spend Less, and Look Your Best Ever. New York : Gallery Books, 2010.
Paige, Andy. Style on a Shoestring. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2009.