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How to Get the Best Deals Everyday

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)

5:10 am Check email for Groupon's Deal of the Day and LivingSocial's 1-Day Deal.

8 am Log in to Hot Coupon World's Coupon Database for grocery deals. Also check eBay's Daily Deal.

8:30 am Expand your coupon trove at the Printable Coupons section of

9 am Add to your arsenal of paperless coupons by loading a batch onto your phone at

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10 am Swing over to for the daily Shell Shocker deal: typically discounts of 30 percent or more on tech gear.

Noon On Tuesdays, this is the optimum time to find the cheapest domestic fares at Kayak, Hotwire, and other bargain travel websites.

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, a sister site of that sells brand-name apparel at outlet-store prices.

5 pm Browse the Best Deals section of

5:30 pm Scope out the Clearance section of, which offers apparel and furnishings for as much as 90 percent off.

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6 pm Peruse the Gold Box section of for the Deal of the Day and the ever-changing Lightning Deal.

8 pm Hit the front page of to browse a broad mix of user-rated daily deals from around the web.

9 pm Look over the various offers and coupons at, 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

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.

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This excerpt is from the November, 29th 2010, Wired Magazine Article, by Matt Schwartz, Bargain Junkies Are Beating Retailers at Their Own Game

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