Dec 062012Shellie’s Favorite 5 Deals (12/6)

Welcome to Saving with Shellie! If you are visiting the site for the first time after seeing me on Fox 7, here’s the round up of my favorite five deal sites going on right now. This time of year the deals go fast so you have to keep an eye on things. Here are some of my favorite places to hunt for deals every day.

:: Amazon Lightning Deals – Everyday Amazon features great deals in their Lightning Deals section. This is a great place to find discounts on TVs, toys, jewelry, and more. You have to be quick. If you see an upcoming deal you want be ready to add it to your cart the second it goes live. And if you miss it, be sure to add yourself to the waiting list. I’ve had great luck getting items that way too.

:: Zulily – This is a Flash Sale site for children’s toys and clothes. They have popular, high-end brands as well as boutique brands on deep discount. Stride Rite, Melissa & Doug, KidKraft, Bugaboo. Thomas & Friends and more. They even have things for moms too. While the brands featured typically last a few days, the selection goes quickly so it’s best to shop as soon as the site flips at 8am CT. Today you’ll find deals on See Kai Run footwear, Spanx, Disney Princess Collection and more. Most items will ship in time for Christmas. This is indicated by a snowflake. However, make sure you love it as most items are not eligible for returns.

:: Groupon Goods – Groupon doesn’t just offer vouchers for discount fitness classes and restaurants. You can also buy good from Groupon too. They feature some hot deals on popular holiday items and the best ones tend to sell out within hours. They have featured items like Xbox 360, iRobot Roomba, Skechers shoes,  jewelry and more. Most items ship free and returns are free too.

:: Gilt – If you love designer items, this is a great site for finding them for less. Like Zulily, Gilt is a Flash Sale site that offers new boutique sales every day. While the brands featured typically last a few days, the selection goes very, very quickly so it’s best to shop at when the site flips at 10am. The great thing about Gilt is that they have a variety of sections: Women, Men, Baby & Kids, Home and more. And it isn’t all Kate Spade and Dolce & Gabbana, they feature many mid-range brands too. And if you fall in love with Gilt, you may want to check out RueLaLa. Same idea. Different site.

:: Woot– This site features discounts on popular items. They always have one deal in a eight different categories. The deals go live at midnight and are only available for 24 hours or while supplies last. Shipping is a flat $5 no matter how many items you buy across all the categories. The kid section is always a great place to check for great deals. They have featured everything from bandaids and diapers to activity tables and craft kits. The home section often has discount Dyson vacuum cleaners . If you like Woot, you may want to also check out 1SaleADay. Similar concept but their $5 shipping is per item.

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