10 Free Sites to Help You Save Money During the Holidays

The following is a guest post from Bailey Harris, who writes about home owners insurance and other finance related topics for

A new poll from Consumer Reports found that 42 percent of shoppers consider it "critical" to find the best prices on holiday gifts this year. If you are among them, you should know that there are lots of sites online that can help you find the deals you are looking for. Here are 10 free sites to explore this holiday season.

Google Product Search - This Google search engine is designed to help shoppers find and buy items on the Internet. Google works with all kinds of sellers, including large stores and individual sellers on auction sites like eBay and Amazon.

PriceGrabber - PriceGrabber is a comparison site for people who shop online. When you type a product into PriceGrabber's search engine, it shows you detailed product information and reviews, side-by-side product comparisons, and a list of the best prices on the Internet. The site also offers coupon codes and rebate information.

Price Protectr - Price Protectr is a unique site that helps you keep track of the prices of the things you want to buy and the things you have already bought. The site supports more than 160 popular stores, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Dell, and

Black Friday 2010 - There are a lot of different Black Friday sites online, but this is one of the better ones. In addition to posting Black Friday sales ads and online deals, the site also offers discussion forums, buying guides, store hours for Black Friday sales, and a site search engine.

RetailMeNot - This site offers coupon codes and discount information for more than 65,000 online stores. You can also find printable grocery and restaurant coupons.

CouponCabin - CouponCabin typically features more than 100,000 active coupons and deals on any given day. Most of the coupons are meant to be used online, but the site also offers printable coupons and coupons that can be received via email.

eDeals - eDeals is an all-in-one online shopping site. It shows you deals for more than 8,000 Internet retailers. You can also find coupon and free shipping codes. - provides free shipping codes for nearly 4,000 online stores. You can also subscribe to their newsletter to receive shipping coupon alerts via email. - This site makes it easy to plan ahead and save money on your holiday food and food gifts. It shows you the grocery deals for your area as well as coupons that could be used to maximize your sale savings.

Family Crafts - Making your own gifts is a great way to save money during the holidays. This site offers craft ideas for the whole family, links to craft blogs, and a discussion forum for gift-makers.

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