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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Review: Shop.com

on 10.9.2008 at 8:58pm
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There is a relatively new site out called Shop.com and recently they asked that I review/post about their site.  The site is designed so that you can shop and compare prices for the same item at lots of different stores all in one place.  They have over 143 stores that they list inventory from all in one place.  You can shop departments including, Kids and Baby, Home and Housewares, Gardening, Electronics and more.

You can shop most of these stores straight from their website, you can even place items from different stores into their “one cart” and check out one time with items from multiple stores.  During checkout they allow you more savings with coupons using coupon codes available for the different stores to save on your order, and they keep a running list of codes for most sites (though it is not all the codes available for each site).

There are good things and bad things about a site like this.  First, I like being able to compare prices and they even have updated prices for things that are on clearance.  I also like the concept of being able to add multiple stores items to one cart.  I was however hoping that this feature would also reduce shipping expenses and it does not.  My hesitations are that while they do have 143 stores and some are big name stores, you are not necessarily comparing prices for an item at every possible retailer out there.  I rarely make a purchase online buy just going to one place seeing the price and buying it.  It also bugs me that most of the larger stores they have, like Kohls and Ann Taylor, you are not able to buy through shop.com instead it sends you to the main store page.  If you are going to through one site to get to another you might as well go through ebates to get to Kohls and get 2% back.

The site is nicely designed and easy to use.  You might even find a great deal on something without having to do much searching on the internet (probably their intent).  Something that I do like is that through the month of October they have a special page just for items, giveaways and info supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month that raises money for Breast Cancer Charities.