Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shop till you drop

A new breed of shoppers arm themselves with coupon codes and rebates, then find a way to a layer deal upon deal in a tactic called triple dipping. Heres how it works. Go online and find the cheapest price on the item your looking for (use shopping bot or comparison search engine like froogle.com or mybargainbuddy.com). Register all sites like fatwallets.com and ebates.com...It's a free membership.When you go to one of these sites first and click through to your qualifying purchase, you can earn cash back typically 2 to 8 percent. Then search for a coupon code that will effectively drop the price even further. If you find more than one offer (for example, a code for $20 off plus another for free shipping), try inputting both offers at checkout. And now for the cherry on top of your triple dip. Pay with a credit card that gives you cash back, miles or some other reward.