So, as many others have done in recent times, I have switched more and more of my shopping online. You can do online shopping from the comfort of your armchair, without having to fight traffic or trying to find parking somewhere within the same city as the shop you are trying to visit. You can take your time browsing through the merchandise online without having to jostle with other shoppers in crowded stores. And when it comes to checking out what you bought, you can do it without having to wait in line.
But the main problem with online shopping is that you have to take shipping times into account when you figure out how close you can cut it and still get away with it. If you are going to pick something up at the mall, you can shop the night before Christmas and still have time to get everything under the tree. If you buy online, you have to figure out what each store's policies are about shipping times, and make sure you place your order so that you can get your stuff before Christmas day.
Previously, you had to go to each store's website, and read through their shipping policies and what not to figure out when it was OK to place an order and when it was too late to get it by Christmas. Recently, I have come across a website that provides a valuable service by compiling information about Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2011 from various stores into one convenient place. Stores are arranged in alphabetical order, and the BestOnlineCoupons.com site lists the deadlines associated with each store for different shipping methods.
As the name of the site suggests, these shipping deadlines are just icing on the real cake, which is coupons that you can use at these stores to lower your Christmas shopping bill too. The coupons are probably one of the best reasons to keep this site on your list of bookmarks. Consult it before you buy anything online anywhere. Shop around to find the best prices. Then find out what coupons are available, and recalculate the price of what you want taking into account the coupons that each store makes available. That way, you know you are getting what you want at the lowest price possible.
Let us say, you have shopped around and found out that Best Buy has the lowest prices on a gadget you have had in mind for a while. Now, just go to the Best Buy Coupons section of the site, and find the best coupon that is applicable to your gadget from among the numerous coupons and deals on that page. Then, just click on the appropriate coupon, and you will be transported directly to the appropriate page on the Best Buy website that shows you the details of the coupon, and allows you to complete your shopping by placing your order and taking advantage of the deal you wanted.
Online coupons are valuable as more and more people shift their shopping online to avoid crowds and have a bigger choice of merchandise at lower prices. Combine that with timely information about how long you have before you really need to nail down your shopping list and place your orders, and it becomes doubly valuable. BestOnlineCoupons.com is an online shopper's dream come true.