Tuesday, November 16, 2010

guest post Liz Cutten, Ways to Save Big Money on Books

This guest post was written by Liz Cutten. She posts hot deals, as well as promo codes and more all at MyCCFinder.

If you’re a fan of purchasing books, I wanted to give you a few tips and tricks that I use, when I set out to purchase a book that I want to read. What you will find by following these simple steps is that you’re going to be able to save 99% of the time.

#1 Buy used: If you don’t mind buying someone else’s book, you can save a ton by doing this. What you will find out is that you can save 70% on the book alone. Use services like Amazon to find used books, but when you want to purchase one, make sure you’re buying from a legit seller that leaves a good description of the book.

#2 Use price comparison sites: I love sites like Google.com/products, as well as other ones such as PriceGrabber. What you can do is type in the book that you want, or if you have the ISBN, you can search for the book that way too. You will find that they will list a few merchants, and how much each one is charging. It’s a great way to find out who is offering the cheapest price.

#3 Search hot deals: Forums such as SlickDeals.net is a great way to find hot deals from various merchants, as well as items. If you have your eyes set on a particular book, see if you can find a coupon code or coupon for a merchant that is selling the book. There’s a great search function that you can use to find the best deal possible.

#4 Look for printable coupons: If you’re a part of the Borders, or Barnes and Noble membership program, you will want to keep your eyes peeled in your e-mail, as well as online. You will find that they send out coupons all the time. At least once a month, I always see a 30% or 40% off coupon that I can use. Most of the time, you will find that these coupons make the book cheaper than buying them used.

These four tips should help you save a few extra bucks, no matter what book that you’re looking to purchase. Test them out, and see how much you can save on your next purchase either online, or in store!

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