2/8/06 - CBS 8 San Diego
Click Your Way To Super Savings Online
The internet is creating a new breed of super shopper - bargain hunters who know how to find the biggest markdowns and the deepest discounts. They're saving in big ways, but there are ways you can get in on the action too.
When it comes to finding bargains online, Karen Hoxmeier knows her stuff.
"These are name brand magazines. You see them at the checkout counter for $3 an issue, but you can buy a subscription online for $5 and get a whole year," she explained. "These are Anne Klein sunglasses. They're normally $60, and I got them for $20." The mother of three from Temecula runs a website called mybargainbuddy.com, which lists the hottest deals at hundreds of online stores.
"They're just like regular stores where they have to clearance products at the end of the year or the seasons and it's so much easier to find them online because all you have to do is click around a little bit," explained Hoxmeier.
She says one of the best ways to save is to use online coupon codes whenever you can. You can find codes on Karen's site... there's no question the internet can uncover some big bargains, such as the deal Hoxmeier got on an authentic Fendi handbag. "It would normally be $300 and I got it for $100," said added. It's proof that it pays to surf, before you shop. MyBargainBuddy.com will also help you find free and discounted shipping offers.