A Guide to Money-Saving Websites

By Katie O'Shea, October 23, 2015

There are lots of great resources on the web offering you ways to save money.

To help you find the websites that could help you save, we've made a list based on what you might be looking to do. Check out the list by clicking the links below, or just start scrolling to see them all.

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Camel Camel Camel


What it does:

This site allows you to keep track of the changes in price on Amazon items. Check out historic prices for the item you're interested in, then estimate the best time to buy.

In order to use CamelCamelCamel to your advantage, it helps to start planning your purchases in advance. That way, you'll be able to buy at the optimal time, rather than waiting until you need the item, when you may have to pay more. That's one reason why, if you're planning to do some shopping on Amazon for the upcoming holiday season, you should consider checking out CamelCamelCamel now, as mentioned in this article.



What it does:

When you're at the store, and you're wondering whether to buy an item there or elsewhere, consider using ShopLocal to see if any other stores near you (or online stores) are offering a better deal. You can also check out the weekly ads and coupons for local stores on their site.



What it does:

To see whether you could be saving on your utilities, check out WhiteFence. With WhiteFence, you can compare local prices for different utilities, including television, internet, electricity, natural gas, and more.

Find online discounts



What it does:

Slickdeals lists a wide variety of online shopping deals, gathered from various retailers. Search for deals on specific items, or browse by item category or store name.



What it does:

Before you make your purchases online, it's a good idea to look online for discounts you can use. RetailMeNot offers an extensive collection of coupon codes for a wide variety of online purchases, printable coupons, and listings for product deals.

Get cash back on purchases



What it does:

Ebates offers their members cashback for their purchases at over 1,800 stores. Membership is free. Members receive cash back payments every 3 months.

To use Ebates, all you have to do is start your shopping at the Ebates site and click their links to different stores. That way, Ebates can keep track of the cashback you're earning.

Fat Wallet


What it does:

One of the major advantages of FatWallet is that it offers a cashback program, giving its members money back for their online purchases from certain stores. Depending on which store you buy from, the percentage of cashback varies. The site also lists coupons and deals for shoppers to take advantage of.

Keep track of rewards points



What it does:

With so many stores offering memberships and loyalty programs, it can be difficult to keep track of all the benefits available to you. Larky helps you keep track of your points and discounts so you don't have to. It even reminds you when you are near stores, or shopping at certain stores online, where you have points available for use.

Award Wallet


What it does:

With Award Wallet, you can keep track of the points you have on your various accounts. That includes points from airlines, hotels, credit cards, cruises, and more.

Once you register, you can add your reward programs, see them all in one place, and get notifications when your points are close to expiring.

Find free stuff

Free Cycle


What it does:

Get what you need without taking out your wallet. FreeCycle is a place where people can find local listings for free stuff or make listings requesting specific items. All you have to do is sign up (which is also free).



What it does:

Craigslist offers extensive listings of items and services that are free or for sale in any given area. The site also lists jobs, housing opportunities, and more.

Travel for less



What it does:

GasBuddy is a great resource when you're looking to refuel your car. Find the cheapest gas prices near you and help others by reporting the gas prices you see so that other users can find deals too. Reporting gas prices to the site helps you earn points, which can be put towards contest entries on the site.

Booking Buddy


What it does:

BookingBuddy collects deals from the various travel deals sites so that you can book your travel plans for less. Plus, there are no booking fees with BookingBuddy.

Buy or sell tech devices



What it does:

Looking to buy a smartphone for less? Or sell your smartphone for cash? Gazelle could be the answer.

To sell your smartphone, you just have to answer some questions about it online, then send the phone to Gazelle for inspection. Once they've inspected it, they send you the money.

Gazelle's "30-point quality inspection" helps give buyers more assurance when buying a pre-owned device. Plus, they've got a 30-day return policy if you're not happy with it.



What it does:

When you're looking to buy new tech items, consider checking out TechBargains. The site lists a collection of deals currently available on the Internet for computers, phones, and more.

Buy or sell discounted gift cards



What it does:

Raise is a marketplace for people to buy gift cards or sell unused gift cards.

Buying gift cards at a discount can be a good way to save money on your purchases. If you're looking to buy, you can search Raise.com for gift cards of a specific brand, category, or value.

If you're looking to sell, you can choose your own selling price. When someone buys your card, Raise will deliver them to a buyer electronically or offer you a prepaid shipping label to send it to the buyer. Once a buyer receives the card you sold, you receive your payment.

Gift Card Granny


What it does:

Gift Card Granny gathers gift card listings from various different online sellers. If you're looking to buy, you can browse by merchant, category, or seller.

If you're looking to sell a gift card, Gift Card Granny connects you with gift card brokers who may buy your unused card. According to the site, sellers usually receive payment within 3 to 7 business days.

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