Website Offers Holiday Shoppers a Little Relief

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With Christmas fast approaching and an economic recession looming, online-coupon portal Shopping Bookmarks can help families save money on holiday shopping.

If anyone has seen the impact of the current downturn of the economy, it's Kim Rowley, when she goes to buy groceries for her four children and sees the inflated prices. As a single mom from rural Nebraska, Rowley has always been a frugal shopper - using coupons and rebates combined with store sales. But discounts on staple items like milk, bread and eggs are rare and prices keep rising.

Spending more on those necessities has some parents worried that a Merry Christmas for their kids may be difficult to afford. can help. Rowley created the online coupon website ten years ago to help others save time and money. What began as a hobby to share the hot deals she found with friends and family, has now grown to include shoppers across the country and around the world. lists thousands of free internet shopping coupon codes for hundreds of online stores. Coupon codes vary from a percentage off (i.e. 15% off any order) to a specific amount (i.e. $10 off purchase when you spend $50). Many online merchants are offering free shipping and deferred billing options that can be combined with coupon codes.

Rowley says she plans to stay home on the day after Thanksgiving (the busiest shopping day of the year) to shop online. Many retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy will offer the same discounts online as in the store. "I'll gladly pay Wal-Mart's 97¢ shipping cost to avoid the crowds, not have to wait in line, and get the same deals delivered to my door," Rowley said.

Not only does help save money by shopping online, but offers printable coupons for in-store purchases, too. Shoppers can find hundreds of manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons on to print at home. The website also has an extensive database of links to free stuff and online sweepstakes.

Visit to see Rowley's best money-saving finds listed under "Kim's Top Deals." Current deals include a 1GB SD Flash Card for only $4.85 including shipping d and cosmetics for only $1. Be sure to check out "Kim's Blog," which features her best shopping finds and weekly "Mailbox Monday" videos.


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