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Bargain Hunting

Most of us are happy to save a few bucks whenever we shop, but for others, bargain hunting is a sport requiring great skill and constant vigilance. Online shopping online has opened up a new world for the obsessive deal hunter and the ordinary shopper alike. There's a huge assortment of Web sites devoted to helping you find the lowest prices and best offers from online retailers. In this guide you'll find our favorites.

Comparison Shopping

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Coupon codes and rebates

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Rewards Programs

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Online Discount Stores

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One-Day Deals and Limited Times Sales

Some deals are just so hot that they sell out before the end of the day. As a result, many ... read more »

Free Samples

Similar to the free food samples at your local supermarket, many companies give away free samples and merchandise to promote their products and services. Although fledgling businesses often give away samples to develop a customer base, even major product manufacturers offer freebies to test the market. As a result, there's a wealth of free stuff available to consumers.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • You often have to provide an e-mail address when you request free samples. To avoid getting unwanted solicitations in your regular e-mail inbox, create a free online e-mail address from a site like GMail or Hotmail that you use only to sign up for promotions and memberships.
  • Watch out for companies that offer "free trials." If you don't cancel before the trial ends, you could end up paying for a service you no longer want.

Dulcinea's Picks

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