Getting the best deal everyday is just as much about timing as knowing where to look online. Here's what your daily routine might look like if you got serious about tracking down bargains.
(All times Pacific)
8:30 am Expand your coupon trove at the Printable Coupons section of RetailMeNot.com.
9 am Add to your arsenal of paperless coupons by loading a batch onto your phone at Cellfire.com.
10 am Swing over to Newegg.com for the daily Shell Shocker deal: typically discounts of 30 percent or more on tech gear.
2 pm Visit the Freebies section at Buxr for a compendium of links to free trial products like detergent, over-the-counter medicine, and magazine subscriptions.
3 pm Check out 6pm.com, a sister site of Zappos.com that sells brand-name apparel at outlet-store prices.
5 pm Browse the Best Deals section of FatWallet.com.
5:30 pm Scope out the Clearance section of SmartBargains.com, which offers apparel and furnishings for as much as 90 percent off.
6 pm Peruse the Gold Box section of Amazon.com for the Deal of the Day and the ever-changing Lightning Deal.
8 pm Hit the front page of Spoofee.com to browse a broad mix of user-rated daily deals from around the web.
9 pm Look over the various offers and coupons at Dealspl.us, where user votes determine which deals appear on the front page.
10 pm A new Today's Woot–a deeply discounted deal-of-the-day–goes live at Woot.com.
11 pm Scan the Editors' Choice tab at Dealnews, a curated bargain-hunting site.
Midnight Check the Hot Deals subforum at SlickDeals for new deals on Xbox, PlayStation, and other gaming systems.
This excerpt is from the November, 29th 2010, Wired Magazine Article, by Matt Schwartz, Bargain Junkies Are Beating Retailers at Their Own Game