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Here is the setup or you can call it a scenario. You are shopping for something whether it is a birthday present, holiday gift, house-warming present, baby shower gift or just something for yourself. After spending sometime in the mall or browsing online you are now locked in on one or two gifts. Several of the local stores and online stores are pretty competitive with their pricing so there isn’t much variation. No you want to go to store “A” to buy this wonderful gift but you just cant help but wonder if there are any coupons or special promotions going on with this store. You don’t want to end up buying something only to find out later that you could have saved 5-25% if you had just used a coupon or a coupon code.
If this above scenario sounds familiar you are not alone. I don’t know if they have a term for this but I will give it a go. How about we call it DAS (Discount Anxiety Syndrome) or CHD (Coupon Hysteria Disorder)? Sometimes I get so wrapped up in finding a discount I end up not purchasing the item or I feel remorse and guilt afterward, always wondering if there was a better coupon out there.
Well rest assured readers I’m here to offer a solution to this problem that plagues so many shoppers. No it is not a pill you can take or some breathing techniques to practice. It is a website that I came across called Nerd Wallet. The motto from their website is “we do the homework for you.” I sure like the sounds of that. The website offers coupons, discount codes and offers from many major retailers, airlines and more. The site was recently profiled in the NYTimes. The site is real easy to navigate and they allow you to search for stores as well. They also have a special section for blackFriday sales and coupons and you can check out their Shop Discoversection if you shop with your Discover Card. This looks like a very promising website. I look forward to using it in the future to ease my shopping anxiety.
Irina is the owner and editor at I love my kids Blog. Mom of 2. She enjoys writing about parenting tips, DIY projects and feature lots of toys and products for family and kids of various ages.