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Leslie Walker

CyberMonday Deal Finders

By November 25, 2012

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Finding the best sales online can be challenging any time, but it's particularly tough on CyberMonday when a super-glut of deals appears as retailers slash prices to woo the holiday shopping hordes.

For finding some of the best deals, here are four types of tools you can use:

Deals search engines -- Quite a few search engines specialize in deals. One new one worth a look is Deali.sh, a search engine that aggregates deals of the day and flash sales from all the major daily deal sites on the Web and presents them in one easy-to-use, browsable, grid layout.

Deal news sites and communities -- A bunch of services specialize in finding and highlighting items currently on sale. Examples are DealNews.com, a well established deals aggregator, and Deal Sauce, a just-launched shopping community that adds a social networking layer by allowing shoppers to follow one another as they share deals online.

Twitter hashtags -- Today the hot hashtag for deals is #CyberMonday, but that will change throughout the holiday season. Lots of individual retailers are tweeting special offers and codes, and some Twitter users specialize in tracking them. One effective deal re-tweeter you can follow is Sarah Roe, or @MoneySavinQueen on Twitter.

Price comparison sites -- It's always a good idea to check prices using a comparison shopping service such as Nextag, Pricegrabber or Google Shopping.

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