The Internet has undeniable changed many things about our lives. We can find people we havn’t seen in years. Information is available right at our fingertips. Even the post office is going to eliminate one day of delivery because so many people just use email or automatic bill pay.
But arguably one of the coolest things about the Internet that has changed my life and yours is the way we shop. Not only are the things I’m looking to buy generally cheaper, you can also find all kinds of online discount promotional codes and deals that help sweeten the deal.
My Best Online Discount Experience:
Although I’ve saved money by buying stuff on Amazon and other online retailers for years, my greatest triumph comes from the time I was planning our family vacation in 2010. We decided that for the first time ever we were going to travel out of the country to an all-inclusive resort.
I got on each of the big travel websites (Expedia, Travelocity, Book It, etc) and started doing my research. Being that we were going out of the country, I relied heavily on the user reviews and opinions. We ended up finding this one resort that just seemed to have everything: Dreams in Cancun Mexico (shown on the right).
The first couple of times I priced out the vacation, it was something north of $5,000 for both flight and hotel. Ouch! Although some people might thing that’s a deal, it was kind of a lot for us.
Well as it turns out, I went back about a week later and priced it out again. Not only was Expedia now offering some special promotional discounts, but I was also finding out that certain dates resulted in significantly less cost.
Finally after watching the prices go up and down like the stock market, I found one combination of online discount plus Expedia bonus that resulted in the trip only costing $3,000! Not bad for a little bit of homework!
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