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Save Money and Time Shopping on the Internet

Time and Money...Money and Time - two things we never seem to have enough of.  All of us want to find ways to save time and money without feeling as though we are making sacrifices. 

We all have the same amount of hours in a day but it just doesn't seem to last.  To top it off, the older we get, the faster the time goes.  Remember when we were kids, it seemed like the summer went on forever. But now, the summers fly by entirely too fast.  It doesn't matter what your situation in life is.  Whether you are working a full time job, staying home to take care of your kids, taking classes, or a combination of all of them - time is a valuable commodity.

I am going to share with you some very simple steps you can take to help you save money and time on items that you regularly buy.  This may include toys for your children, clothing for your family or gifts for friends and relatives or things for yourself and your household.

1.  Use online coupons.  There are many different websites which offer coupons, discounts and sales on various items.  Frugal Mom has a coupon section that is kept up-to-date with online savings with various merchants.  Or you can go to your favorite search engine and do a search for coupons from your favorite merchant.  It only takes a minute to look and can save you money off of your total purchase.

Special Note:  If you are looking to save money on groceries, there is wonderful new service that we have started to use and we are saving over 40%, on average, on the groceries we are able to buy from an online grocery store. We can't buy everything on line, but we estimate we save about 25% overall on our grocery bill. To see a real comparison of prices, and the savings we received, visit our buying groceries online comparison on HarvestGroceryOnline.com.

And by the way, we had the groceries delivered to our house free by FedEx.  That's right, free home delivery of groceries and at wholesale price. It just doesn't get much better than that!

2.  Shop eBay!  Most of us love shopping yard sales, and that is what eBay is to many - a giant online garage sale. You can find just about any item you can think of and many times at a substantial savings. And you shop without spending an entire Saturday morning driving from yard sale to yard sale.  Try it - see if you can find something you need on eBay using this search box!

3.  Shop discount websites.  For example did you know  you can save 40-80% off retail at Overstock.com!  I have purchased many things from Overstock and they have high quality products at a great savings!

4.  Online communities such as Freecycle offer ways for you to both give and get things free from others in your local area.  Freecycle is a non-profit organization with groups in many geographical locations.  You simply join the email group in your area and view the messages posted to the Yahoo group.  Membership is free.

5.  Take the time to comparison shop.  Recently I wanted to buy a Little Tikes Workshop Set for my toddler.  By typing the search term into Google, I was able to find different sites that carried the toy that I want to buy.  As it turned out, the item is too expensive for me to buy right now so I turned to eBay!  eBay had a couple of the workshops up for sale and they were at a considerable savings.  I must prefer using my computer to shop than traveling to different stores to compare prices. 

6.  Because the World Wide Web is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we can shop anytime we want.  We don't need to rush out to the store to make it before closing, nor do we have to worry about security issues with going out late at night.  We can sit in our pajamas with a cup of tea and shop while everyone else in the house is fast asleep.