This week’s Savings Roundup comes from FreeShipping.org, the only resource you’ll ever need to avoid shipping costs from online purchases.
Spend Your Blockbuster Cards TODAY!
Blockbuster Video is giving consumers until April 6th to spend the remaining money left on their Blockbuster gift cards. You can spend the money at a local Blockbuster store, or shop on Blockbuster.com. Learn more in this article from the Augusta Chronicle blog, as well as this post on EclectEcon.net.
Getting The Most Money for Your Used Car
This one comes from our own Frugal Living Blog, and includes several tips that can mean the difference of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars in the sale price by doing your homework and getting all of your records together. Read the article to learn some other ways to get more cash when selling a used car.
Buy Gift Cards
It is worth continuing with the concept reported in The Seattle Times recently that “Gift cards are the new coupon”. Sites like Gift Card Granny allow you to buy gift cards for less than their value, which comes in very handy when shopping for items that you have to purchase anyway, such as groceries or gas. You can get even more savings if you regularly go out by purchasing discounted gift cards to restaurants, or for entertainment purposes like movies. Frugal mom and coupon blogging expert Ashley Grimaldo did exactly this for an entire month. Her savings? $206.29. You can read all about it here, and there is a good write-up on Bundle about How to Play the Gift Card Game as well.
Shipping Deals of the Week!
Last but not least, ShopSmart has it right when they proclaim: Free shipping is the new little black dress. Everyone has one and can’t live without it! We’ve been giving merchants more incentives to offer free shipping for years, and our hope is that the norm will be free shipping on all purchases with no minimum order–like what is being offered by L.L. Bean. However, for most stores you’ll still need to reach a certain order value, or have a coupon code to qualify. Here are some deals you can take advantage of this week: Nordstrom is offering free shipping on your entire order with any shoe purchase until April 14th with the coupon code SHOES. You can get your order shipped free from JCPenney if the value is $69 or more with the code SHIP69. While not “free” Kohls is offering .99 cent shipping on all purchases until April 10th.