I am pleased to share with you my first official sponsor: Chippmunk!
What is Chippmunk exactly?
In a nutshell, Chippmunk is an online savings engine. Their mission is to help people like you and I shop smarter and save both time and money. LOVE IT!
Chippmunk organizes all of the savings info from stores in one easy to find place so that you can quickly see which stores are offering the best deals based on your budget. (They use a fancy algorithm…it’s way over my head BUT it saves me money, which is right up my alley!)
It’s no secret that I am a big couponer. I search high and low to find a coupon code when shopping online and I have a wallet specifically dedicated to paper coupons. But sometimes it becomes so time consuming to hunt for savings– whether it be via the mail, email, websites, Facebook, blogs…and the list goes on! Add to that the frustration you get when you find a coupon but it isn’t valid or it’s expired or doesn’t apply to the items I’m buying. Arrrrgh!
Luckily, Chippmunk was created to solve these issues, and to make it easy for consumers to find the best deals when shopping online!
1) Start by creating a budget, then search across product categories or coupons by store.
For example, I need to replace my black heels with new ones so I selected the “shoes” category and set my budget to around $50.
2) Once you hit “search,” you get a list of stores that are within your budget that offer shoes.
My list included 20+ stores–some of which I was familiar with, but also some new ones that I had never considered which is always fun! Plus, it lists out all the current, valid coupon codes and sales going on– how is that for one stop shopping?!
3) From there, you discover the deals that save you the most and click through on the stores that you want to shop at.
I ended up going with Shoes.com, which offered $15 off your order AND free shipping! I just clicked on “Start shopping” and a browser with Shoes.com popped up along with a box telling me what coupon code to enter at checkout:
And that’s it! Pretty easy right?! Chippmunk has done all the work for you, bringing you all the best sales and coupons all in one spot!
Be sure to try out Chippmunk for yourself and let me know what you think! I’d also encourage you to check out the Chippmunk blog, which has everything from this weekend’s deals to contests to savings & style tips! I think Chippmunk will definitely be the starting point for whenever I shop online from now on!
Hint hint: Be sure to check back next week for a great giveaway from the folks at Chippmunk! Consider this your warning! :-)
PS- Don’t forget to enter to win one of TWO $25 gift cards to Runskin! Enter here.
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Oooh, this is awesome! I’ve seen Chippmunk around so often with the contests they’ve been hosting, but didn’t really know exactly what it was…it sounds like a great idea! I’m going to wait to check them out until August is over, since I’m not spending anything in August, so I’ll DEFINITELY flag this post until September!!! Haha!
I know- I felt that same way! Tons of blogger outreach in the form of contests but no one ever really described what it was so I’m glad this is helpful to you! :-)