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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Value of Shopping (Surfing) Around!

Since I started couponing, I've become more and more amazed at the variations in prices on the same products at different retailers.  The last few days have really made me reflect even more on the importance of taking the time to shop (or surf) around for the best deal.  I was at a major retailer yesterday and was looking in the toys section.  I noticed so many items that I have gotten for at least 50% less than the prices there!  This morning, I've been doing some shopping on Kohls.com to finish up our Sub for Santa family, and I'm blown away at price differences!  Here are a few examples:
 This Crayola Glow Explosion retails for $29.99.  (Yikes!!!)  Right now you can buy it at Kohls.com for $26.99 (plus any codes or discounts you have), or you can get it on Amazon for $7.99!  HUGE difference!
This Glow Station is regularly $34.99, and you can get it on Kohl's site for $31.99 or grab it on Amazon for $12.99!
**There are tons of other examples.  Now don't get me wrong!  I'm not trying to pick on Kohl's!  I love Kohl's and am about to place an online order right now (just not for toys)!  I'm just pointing out that at any given time, you can probably find a better deal on the item you want to buy if you just do a quick online search!
Several of my favorite places to check prices for toys:
So take an extra minute to price check before you pay way too much!