Worth Its Weight: Free Shipping

Since I live across the country from my family, I buy most of my gifts online.  Usually there’s no sales tax (which can save you almost 10% if you live in California), and it saves me a trip to the post office.  Unfortunately, my sales tax savings are always trumped by the high cost of shipping, so I was psyched when I found freeshipping.org today.  It’s a lot like my other favorite coupon site, retailmenot, only it specializes in free shipping codes.

I love the Internet.

Worth Its Weight: RetailMeNot

My photography instructor pointed my classmates and I to retailmenot.com so we could find good deals on online book publishing, at sites like blurb.com, lulu.com and mypublisher.com.  But there are coupon codes for thousands of online stores at this website, along with the posted success rates of shoppers who tried to use them.  It’s like signing up for every major company’s promotional e-mails, only without all of the inbox-clogging spam.  Sweet!