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43 Nifty Websites That Can Save You Money!

List of 50 websites that can save you money and time!

With the holiday season in full gear, saving money online is on the minds of every consumer. With millions of websites available today, it’s important to identify the ones that are out there to help save money versus the ones that are out there to hurt. Compiled below are fifty top-notch, high-quality sites that can help you save your hard-earned cash money. Feel free to add a comment with a site you feel belongs on the list.

  • – The largest auction website known to man, eBay is an excellent way to save money. Why let the manufacturer set the price when the people that actually use the item can do it. By far, I have saved more money on eBay than any other site in my lifetime. Automatic savings are guaranteed.
  • – Just like eBay, Craigslist is a fantastic place to find a great discount including merchandise at a discounted price. In addition to tangible goods, you can also find employment opportunities, real estate, and a lost and found section!
  • – If you’re in the market for an apartment, or saving for one, or are a landlord looking to rent one out, then it’s important to know what other apartments around you are going for. As a renter, you never want to overpay, and as a landlord, you never want to undersell and you’ll extra cash to spare.
  • – Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m a big time bargain grocery shopper and having printable grocery coupons is a big cash saver. Every day, hundreds of new coupons are available for print and are accepted by your local grocer. Saving money has never been easier.
  • Rakuten – An all inclusive money saving heaven, Rakuten is a retailer that can save you money in a variety of ways. What sets them apart from a lot of other saving sites are their forums in which thousands of people converse daily to help each other find the best deals available.
  • – Travel comparison sites are a dime-a-dozen these days but CheapTickets has always stood out for me. They were one of the first sites available that compared the different ticket prices between airlines and they have expanded to show cost comparisons for Rental Cars, Hotels, Event Tickets and everything combined.
  • – Mint has emerged into the one stop shop to manage your personal finances. Being able to view your bank accounts and credit card accounts while managing your monthly payments is an automatic money saver.
  • – Even with all of the comparison websites available today, it’s still really difficult to shop and compare auto insurance. 01Insurance displays a wide variety of auto insurance lenders after filling out a very short form.
  • – This environment-friendly site offers visitors a calculator that can show you ways to improve energy efficiency in your home and save hundreds on your utility bills.
  • – Why spend money on books when you can swap the ones you’ve already read? allows all registered users to exchange books they have for books they want. The only cost is when you mail out your own books, not when you receive the ones you want. Also, check out and
  • – Sometimes, fixing something is a lot easier than it looks. Here you’ll find a group of professionals that can guide you through the steps of fixing things on your own. Hiring a repairman can be pricey, especially if it’s a dishonest repairman.
  • – From coupons to deals to merchandise, this site posts daily offers for free stuff! No gimmicks.
  • – A coupon and discount site designated specifically to help consumers find better bargains on all kinds of electronics. From 40% off codes to free shipping, I know I have saved thousands from this site alone.
  • – There are plenty of people in the world that hate going to hospitals, even when they’re sick but I would encourage anyone to visit this site when they’re off their game. WebMD offers help in diagnosing almost every ailment in the medical profession today as well as resources to help you live a healthier life.
  • – If you’re like me and hate to be charged a hefty fee for shipping, then this site is right up your alley. With thousands of merchants involved in the community, not spending a penny for shipping has never been easier.
  • – The be all end all of price comparison sites, compares retailers’ best offers for millions and millions of products. Before spending anything, make sure to visit this site to locate the best deal.
  • – There are plenty of recipe sites on the web today but none of them like this. SuperCook allows a user to input all of the things they have in the kitchen, then searches thousands of recipes to find which ones involve the ingredients you selected. No groceries needed. So if you’re like me, someone who lacks direction and has plenty of proteins in the freezer, this site is definitely for you.
  • – One of the things I hated most about college was spending $125 for a textbook, only to sell it back to the bookstore for $20 at the end of the year. The beauty of Chegg is that students can rent books for a fraction of the buy price and return them at the end of the semester, with the shipping already paid for.
  • – Originally, I knew Amazon for its media sales (books, movies, DVDs, that sort of thing) however they have developed into one of the largest online marketplaces. With frequent free shipping and extremely discounted offers, Amazon continues to be one of my favorite places to shop. It’s easy to use with your credit card.
  •– Only suckers pay full price for gift cards. At CardCash you can buy gift cards to thousands of retailers for a significant discount and if you received a gift card and want cash, you use this site (or eBay) to unload it. They also offer cash rebates. Check the site for cashback offers.
  • – Gas prices are no joke. In addition to showing you an updated and detailed map of where to find the cheapest gas stations near you, GasBuddy has weekly prize giveaways for gas cards … sometimes for as much as $250.00
  • – If you are ever planning to have children and would like to start saving a little extra for their college fund, UPromise is an excellent way to get started. Many of the everyday merchants you shop at are enrolled in the UPromise program and in some instances, you can earn 10% cashback on the purchases you make.
  • – Somewhat unknown but very useful, CrossLoop provides you free help in fixing your computer problems. They utilize a remote code that allows a professional technician to take control of your computer and fix it right up. If by chance you’re excellent with computers, you can join the staff at CrossLoop and get paid to help others.
  • – If you’re undecided on where you want to go on a vacation or have a strict budget, then TravelZoo is the discount travel aggregator place for you. Their one of the largest vacation comparison sites and offer an everyday newsletter that provides the cheapest travel packages available.
  • – Using this once, I knew I’ve saved hundreds in dining out meals so far. Always having promotions where $25 gift certificates are $1, is a great choice to save money and still live the life of luxury. Just don’t be embarrassed as you whip out the coupon when the check comes! They also offer a promo code every so often.
  • – Sticking with the high life, this site provides reviews on plays, shows, movies, concerts, and other events going on in your area. In addition, they are constantly offering half price entertainment tickets for shows in every major US city.
  • – Before deciding on a lawsuit you might want to check this site out. Save money by spending money on quality lawyers. It’s loaded with free resources, including lawyers that will answer many of the questions you have.
  • – Shopping has never been easier. The depth of the website is lacking however they publish one deal, coupon, or gift card per day which is waaaaay below retail value. Generally, once they publish their deal of the day, it sells out quickly so make sure you get there early!
  • – Cancel the cable subscription right now because you can watch most of your favorite shows at Hulu for free. If the alien commercials during last year’s Superbowl didn’t get you, I hope this does.
  • – Like Crackle provides users free T.V and movies. While the depth of titles is not as great as Hulu, Crackle fills in a lot of the Hulu cracks. (Combine the two and you will never leave your house again).
  • – This site provides detailed directions on thousands of ways to touch up photos, design layouts, and other things to help the graphically challenged.
  • – I just tried this and I actually found unclaimed property belonging to be grandparents! Apparently, they have $310.00 owed from an unclaimed investment company. Huh.
  • SittingAround– Save cash and find a good sitter. An invaluable resource to a mother and father is having a trustworthy sitter on Friday and Saturday night. This site can help you find babysitters in your area, specifically ones with an impeccable reputation.
  • – If you travel with your laptop then you know that sometimes finding a WiFi connection can be an adventure. This site will allow you to plan ahead of time so don’t look like a fool holding your computer above your head, looking for a weak signal.
  • – Find a job. Reach your financial goals. I’ve been lucky enough to find two jobs using the free service offered by Careerbuilder. While may be the choice for come, the number of jobs uploaded daily at careerbuilder is staggering and reason enough to check them out.
  • – Ok, so this one might not actually save you any money but it certainly will save you a ton of aggravation. SeatGuru shows you all available seats for a flight you have selected as well as where the TVs and power ports are located on an aircraft. Pretty nifty.
  • – If you’re looking for a cheaper credit card-friendly vacation, this site can give it to you, with one catch. Before you book, you don’t know the name of your hotel! Sure they provide you with all of the details you would want to know about it, except the name. Consider this site to be the social experiment of modern travel comparison.
  • – An all-in-one weather site, Intellicast not only provides you the daily forecast but also uses statistical analysis to predict if you will be delayed at an airport, stuck in traffic, or have your boat capsized by unruly winds!
  • – If you’ve ever had a crazy idea, chances are you’re not alone. This site can provide you details on how to do those crazy things as well as pretty normal things from people that have already done them.
  • – Eating healthier should be on everyone’s mind as not only will it save you thousands in future medical bills but it will help you live longer. This site allows you to enter all of the food you ate or plan to eat when dining out, so you know just how “healthy” it is.
  • – Sometimes, people learn how to do things better if they can watch someone else do it first, then try on their own. HowCast does just that, as it provides thousands of “How To” videos to help consumers do everything from “Make Eggnog” to “Celebrate the Holidays with an Interfaith Marriage”
  • – I dare you right now to turn on CNN and write down all of the investing definitions you’ve never heard of before. Once you have that 80-page list, you can go to Investopedia and let them explain everything to you.
  • – One more of those time saver sites, GetHuman provides tens of thousands of phone numbers for large corporations that allow you to skip the robot phase and talk directly to a customer service representative. Before pressing 87 digits on your telephone keypad, check out this site.

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