Top 7 Tips for Father's Day Shopping Online Along with Plenty of Discounts and Coupon Codes

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Father's Day Shopping OnlineDad...we love him and want to make his Father's Day extra special!  Of course, if you're pinching your pennies so tight that little Lincoln is screaming, I highly recommend you read the following money-saving tips for Father's Day shopping online!

1. Check for Promotional Codes: Always check for a coupon or promotional code online before checking out. Finding a discount code Web site through your favorite search engine only takes a few seconds and could save your family anything from free shipping to 50 percent off or more.

2. Compare Prices: If you know the exact product you want to purchase, it pays to visit several online retailers to compare prices. Some Web sites can help shoppers find the best price by providing a list of online stores in a particular category.

3. Pay with Credit Card: Security of  credit card information is a top concern when shopping online. In general, it is far safer to use a credit card than a debit card.  Most debit cards do not offer the same level of protection as a credit card does when making an online purchase.

4. Review Carefully: Always take time to review the final checkout screen. Be sure to confirm that your order reflects the correct items, quantities and pricing before you click “submit.”

5. Protect Your Privacy: One of the most important steps of online shopping is how to find Web sites that are safe and secure. It is important to keep your personal information out of the hands of identity theft predators. Be sure to read the site’s privacy policy on information sharing, and don’t unintentionally opt-in to having your information shared with third parties.

6. Sideline Sales Tax: Some merchants are required to collect sales taxes in your state, while others may not.  It can save you money to check several online retailers if the merchant you are about to purchase from wants to charge sales tax.

7. Beware of Shipping & Handling Fees: Pay close attention to shipping charges. Some retailers make up for their “low” prices by padding the shipping fees, so be sure you are getting the lowest possible overall price.

 

Here are some of the Father's Day deals taken from CurrentCodes.com:

Target- Receive free shipping on $50 + on Select Father's Day orders

Hershey's Store- Receive 10% off with code HERSHEYSDAD (expires 5/31/2011)

Executive Essentials- Receive 10% off with code DAD10

Irv's Luggage- Save  15% + Free shipping on $99 with code DAD15

Music Space- Receive $5 off orders over $30 for Father's Day with code DAD5 (expires 6/19/2011)

BakeMeAWish.com- Save 15% on a Cake for Dad with code Father15 (expires 6/21/2011)

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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