There’s something very rewarding about saving money or getting a great deal on a product or service that you were going to buy anyway. If you’re looking to cut back on living expenses these types of easy wins can really add up… if you know where to find them.
Thankfully, there are a lot of websites that make it easy to save money in your everyday life. Some of the sites will allow you to earn cash back or rewards on purchases that you would be making anyway. Others can help you to find amazing discounts, lightly used products, swapping opportunities, or any number of other ways to save money.
I’ve spent a lot of time researching and compiling the best websites to help you save money. On this page I’m listing 100 awesome websites. Browse through the list and I’m sure you’ll find at least a few that you can start using today.
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Of course, the key is to only use these sites for things that you would be buying or spending money on anyway. If you wind up buying a bunch of stuff because it’s on sale you won’t be any better off than you are now.
I’m not including coupon sites in this list because I’ll be publishing a separate list dedicated to sites for coupons.
If you have other sites that you’d like to recommend please feel free to leave a comment at the end of the post. I’ll be updating the article in the future so your suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
The Best Websites for Saving Money
Create a free Ebates account and you can earn up to 40% cash back on your purchases at a huge variety of more than 2,000 different stores and websites. You can shop at your favorite stores and earn cash back that gets paid out by check or PayPal. And if you sign up through this link you’ll get a $10 bonus just for signing up (you do need to make a $25 purchase within 90 days in order to get the bonus).
You can create a free account with TopCashback and earn cash back for purchases at thousands of retailers. The amount of cash back that you earn will vary from one retailer or offer to another, but some of them are pretty significant. You can browse top offers by category or search for a specific store or website.
BeFrugal is another rewards / cash back site similar to Ebates. You can earn up to 40% cash back at more than 5,000 stores. And if you sign up through this link you’ll get $10 for free when you earn $10 in rewards.
Giving Assistant is similar to the other cash back sites mentioned, but with a twist. With Giving Assistant you can earn cash back, but you also have the option to donate part, or all, of the cash back that you earn. You can select from a number of different non-profit organizations. If you sign up through this link you’ll get a $5 bonus just for signing up.
UPromise offers a simple way to save for college. Become a member and earn cash back for things like shopping online, book travel plans, and eating at restaurants. Deposit your earnings into a 529 plan or GoalSaver account.
Amazon.com is obviously well known for great prices and convenient shopping. One of the best ways to save is to use their Subscribe and Save program for consumable products that you buy on a regular basis. My wife starting buying diapers through Subscribe and Save and it is the best deal deal on diapers that we found anywhere.
At Restaurant.com you can get gift cards to restaurants for a fraction of the face value. For example, you might pay $10 for a gift card worth $25. You can search restaurants by city or zip code, and there is usually a pretty good selection available, although the deals do change from time-to-time. Sometimes they run promos that drive the prices even lower. I’ve used Restaurant.com many times. I’ve used it for restaurants in my local area as well as to buy gift cards before traveling to a certain town or city.
iDine offers a rewards program. You can create a free account and link it to your debit card or credit card. Whenever you eat at a restaurant participating in their program you’ll earn 5% or 10% cash back.
At KidsMealDeals.com you can quickly find restaurants that offer free or discounted meals for kids. You can search by a particular day of the week (since many restaurants have specials and promos on specific days) or any day.
Groupon is one of the largest sites offering deals and discounts on all kinds of products, services, and entertainment. You can search to find deals in your local area.
LivingSocial is another major deal site, very similar to Groupon. You can find discounts on a wide variety of offers by local area.
Woot offers daily deals on a wide variety of products. Unlike Groopon and LivingSocial, Woot focuses only on products and does not include deals on services and entertainment.
Zulily is a daily deals site that offers discounts on a ton of different products, mostly clothing and home goods.
Slickdeals is a deal sharing site where users can submit deals. Other users can vote on the deals they like, and editors curate deals for the front page. You can find deals on a wide variety of products, entertainment, and travel.
Tanga is another deal site with new deals being added every day.
TechBargains lists great deals available at various websites for computers, TVs, and other electronics. They also feature some other types of products as well, but there is a heavy focus on technology.
Savings.com lists deals and coupons for products and services in a lot of different categories. You can also search for local deals.
PriceJump is a really useful website (from Savings.com) that helps you to see if Amazon has the lowest price on product. Many of us are in the habit of buying from Amazon, but it’s not unusual to be able to find a better price somewhere else.
An easy way to find great deals and discounts on Amazon is to simply go to the Amazon Warehouse Deals page.
Rent a Car from Your Neighbor
With peer-to-peer car sharing sites you can rent cars from people in your local area. You even have the option for hourly rentals when you just need a car for a short time. Want to get rid of the expense of your car but not sure what you’ll do in those situations when you need a car? These sites may be the answer.
AutoSlash helps you to find the best car rental rates from major chains.
If you work for a large company or university you may be able to benefit from the ride sharing site Zimride. If your company or university has a Zimride network (you can search the site to see if there is an existing network) you can find ride sharing partners.
GasBuddy helps you to find the lowest gas prices in your area (or wherever you are traveling). There is a GasBuddy app that you can download to conveniently use on your mobile phone. They also have a program Pay with Gas Buddy that allows you to pay through GasBuddy and earn cash back. Currently that program is offering $0.30 per gallon cash back in the first 60 days, and $0.15 per gallon after that.
TrueCar helps you to find a great price on a new or used car in your area.
TravelPony is not as well known as some other travel booking websites, but from my experience you can find better deals at TravelPony. Next time you need a hotel room be sure to check TravelPony and you may find a great price.
At Roomer you can get great deals on hotel rooms. People who have reservations that they cannot use can list them on Roomer and you can save a lot of money as a result. Of course, if you’re traveling to a major city you’ll have a better selection than in smaller cities and towns.
29. Travel Zoo
Travel Zoo is one of my favorite sites for finding travel deals. You can search or browse deals by category or destination, or you can sign up for their newsletter and get the best deals by email.
Kayak allows you to search hundreds of travel sites at once to find the best prices.
Houses, Condos, and Rooms
One great way to save money when traveling is to rent from owners, rather than to stay at a hotel or resort. There are several different websites that allow owners to rent out their property. I won’t go into the details of each because the basic premise is the same with all of them. You can find budget options or luxury island homes, whatever you are looking for. If you have kids keeping the whole family in a single hotel room is often not very practical or even possible. Renting suites and larger units can get pretty expensive, so these types of sites can be great for finding apartments, condos, or even full houses that give you more space but still at an affordable price.
Travel and family vacations can be very costly. Want to save some money on your own travel? Of course you do! With HomeExchange you can list your house or apartment, browse other listings, and exchange. Please note that to use the site you’ll need to pay for a membership (currently $150 for 12 months), so it will be ideal for people or families that travel at least a few times per year.
Want an even cheaper way to travel? At Couchsurfing you can find opportunities to stay with local people where you will be traveling. Although it is great for saving money, it’s also very much about the authentic experience of meeting and staying with locals.
GoSwap allows you to swap homes permanently. It may help you to save some of the typical costs associated with buying or selling.
Yapta tracks pricing on your airline tickets and hotel rooms and notifies you if the price drops.
At Blinq you can buy high-quality returned items. The retailer may not be able to resell the product because of damage to packaging or some other reason. You can find big savings but the selection is constantly changing based on what Blinq has in stock.
AwardWallet keeps track of your rewards programs, like frequent flier miles and hotel rewards. By using AwardWallet it’s easier to stay on top of these programs and make sure that you are using the benefits that you earn.
Buy Discounted Gift Cards
An easy way to save money is to buy gift cards for less than the face value. There are several different sites offering discounted gift cards and I’m not going to include a separate description for each one because they mostly operate the same way (although Raise is my favorite because of the good selection and a one-year guarantee). At most of these sites you can also sell gift cards that you aren’t going to use.
PINCHme provides users with free samples in exchange for opinions on those products. It works like this – you create your account, choose samples that you want to receive, they send you the samples for free, then after you’ve tried the samples you’ll need to complete a short survey to share your opinions. It’s a greta way to try new products and to get free samples for things that you might buy anyway.
At Rehash you can swap clothes for free. List the clothes you’re willing to get rid of and exchange them to get clothes from other members.
Schoola offers discounts on clothing, mostly name brands, for kids, juniors, and women. The most noteworthy aspect of Schoola is that 40% of proceeds are used to benefit kids.
thredUP sells secondhand clothes at great prices (up to 90% off), including name brands. They have a great selection for men, women, and kids. If you sign up with this link you’ll get $10 towards your first purchase.
50. The RealReal
The RealReal is an authenticated consignment website for luxury fashion items. If you have expensive taste in clothes, watches, and jewelry but you don’t want to break the budget, The RealReal offers a way to get what you want at reasonable prices.
At Poshmark you can buy (or sell) clothing for men, women, or kids. As a buyer you can get your purchases in 2 days.
At Tradesy you can buy (or sell) women’s clothing and accessories. This is another site for finding good deals on high-end fashion.
53. Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway allows women to rent clothing and accessories rather than buying. There are a few different options, including some plans with a monthly fee that allow you to constantly rent and return so you’ll always have items that are new to you.
The “Dupe List” from Temptalia allows you to find makeup that is similar to another. You can use this to find cheaper alternatives to name brands.
55. Shop It To Me
With Shop It To Me you’ll select clothing brands that you like, enter your sizes, and it will email you with sales on products from your favorite brands in your size.
SwapRight allows users to swap or barter services. You can create listing of what you’re looking for and what you have to offer. Of course, you can also browse the listings created by other users in your local area.
At Simbi you can exchange services with other users. You can either do a direct service for service exchange, or you can pay or sell with credits. If you earn credits from other users for your services you can then use those credits to buy services as well.
Swap is the largest online consignment and thrift shop. You can buy secondhand clothes for men, women, kids, and babies. There is a good selection available, and free shipping on orders over $10.
VarageSale is a site for buying or selling just about anything. You can find other users in your local area who have items that they are selling, and you can also post your own items to sell if you’d like.
letgo is another good site for finding great deals on used items in your local area. You can also sell your own stuff here as well.
At BookScouter you can buy (or sell) used textbooks. Text books can be a huge expense for college students, so saving money with used textbooks is a great idea.
Freecycle is a great website for getting and giving free stuff. There are more than 9,000,000 members around the world and communities on the site where you can find people in your local area who are looking to get rid of something, or people who need something. You can post either an offer or a want.
63. Fat Lama
At Fat Lama you can borrow/rent things from other users. If it’s something you’re only going to need once or not sure if you’re ready to buy it, renting can be a great option. You can also use the site to loan out your things.
64. Local Tools
Local Tools is a platform that powers local tool lending libraries. You can use their site to see if there is a tool lending library in your area, and if so, you might be able to save some money by not needing to buy a tool.
At Gazelle you can buy certified pre-owned phones and tablets (you can also sell them your old devices). If you sign up through this link you’ll get $10 off your first purchase of $25 or more.
At Decluttr you can find great deals on refurbished phones, tablets, and other technology. You can also sell your own items to Decluttr.
At Glyde you can buy used games, phones, and tablets (or sell yours).
You can find used books at PaperBackSwap. You’ll list books that you’re willing to get rid of. When someone orders it you’ll pay the shipping to send the book and then you’ll be able to pick one from someone else.
69. Swap a DVD
Swap a DVD is the same as PaperBackSwap, except for DVDs instead of books.
Tophatter is an auction site where you can find some great deals. What makes this site unique is that the auctions are 90 seconds long, so you’ll need to make a quick decision!
FatFingers helps you to find listings on Ebay that have spelling mistakes. Because of the spelling mistakes the listing may not be getting many views, and you can often buy items with less competition and fewer bids from others.
Honey is a free browser extension that helps you to find great deals. It will automatically look for coupon codes for products that you’re viewing, and you can even earn cash back for your purchases. If you’re shopping on Amazon it will find the best deal of all the sellers offering the product.
Wikibuy is another browser extension that helps you to find the best sales and coupon codes for products that you’re looking at.
Glasses and Contact Lenses
Glasses and contact lenses can get really expensive, but there are some discount options available. The sites listed here all offer glasses and/or contacts at lower prices.
You can create a free account at SparkPeople to get a calorie counter and fitness plan. If you’re hesitant to cancel a gym membership a free resource like SparkPeople might be able to help you stay in shape without the expense of a gym membership.
Savings on Perscription Drugs
There are a number of websites that exist to help you find the best prices on prescriptions from pharmacies in your local area. Some of them also have mobile apps.
NPSN offers a free discount card that will save you money at many pharmacies throughout the U.S.
At Gioldstar you can find discounts on event tickets.
StubHub is a popular marketplace where you can buy tickets to games, concerts, and other events from the secondary market. Of course, you can sell your tickets as well.
87. Vivid Seats
Vivid Seats is very similar to StubHub. It may not be as popular as StubHub, but I’ve found cheaper tickets many times at Vivid Seats.
Allconnect helps you to find the best prices in your area for internet, cable TV, and phone. Just enter your address and check the prices to make sure you’re not overpaying.
Insure.com helps you to find the best rates for a variety of different types of insurance policies.
CoverHound will help you to find the best rates for car, motorcycle, homeowner’s, renters, and business insurance policies.
Quotacy will help you to find the best rates on term life insurance. You can read my review of Quotacy to see how I was able to easily find a great deal.
At FreePrintable.com you can download and print things like invitations, cards, calendars, coloring pages, activities, crafts, and more.
SuperCook is a pretty interesting site that can help you to save money on groceries. You enter ingredients and it will find recipes for you. So if you have food in your house that you’d rather use than get rid of, you can find recipes that will allow you to use it.
EveryDollar is a free app (for desktop, iOS, or Android) that helps you to create a budget and track your spending.
Mint is similar to EveryDollar. You can create a budget, track your bills, and you can even get alerts about upcoming bills.
96. Personal Capital
Personal Capital is an awesome, and free, web app that helps you to manage your money and investments. With insight provided by Personal Capital you can save and earn more from your investments. Sign up (for free) through this link and get a $20 Amazon gift card.
Mvelopes is a budgeting app that takes the traditional envelope approach and applies it with modern technology and convenience. This is not a free app. The cheapest plan starts at $
98. Clarity Money
Clarity Money can help you to identify and cancel memberships and recurring payments that you don’t need.
Undebt.it has a debt snowball calculator that will generate a payment plan that you can follow to get out of debt. You can use the debt snowball (start with the smallest debt) or avalanche (start with the highest interest debt) approach, or create your own custom approach. It is free with an optional upgrade to a premium membership.
100. Choose Energy
If you live in a de-regulated area you can probably save money by switching your electricity or gas supplier. Just enter your zip code at Choose Energy and you’ll see available rates.