Websites offering coupon codes and online promotions are nothing new . In fact, they're so ubiquitous, there’s practically no excuse for paying full price plus shipping when you’re shopping online (seriously, this April I ordered a bookcase, shoes, and a new TV—and found deals on all of them!). Still, when I heard about CheapTweet—a new Twitter-based search engine that scans for the best steals, coupons and sales that people are tweeting about—I was intrigued and had to check it out.
Here’s what I found: Like other coupon sites, CheapTweet lists deals from major retailers like Overstock and Amazon, but it also connects me to discounts being offered by small-scale vendors—like individual Artfire sellers. Love. This afternoon I found tweets alerting me to a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal at this delightful Etsy kid’s craft shop and that Buy.com has the Graco imonitor Digital Color Video Baby Monitor for only $140 (it’s listed at $200 on Target.com). The verdict: I’m definitely adding it to my list of go-to sites for finding deals.