Flash (or sample) sale websites offer big bargains on everything from clothes to housewares. With discounts of up to 80 percent, these sites are the perfect places to do your holiday shopping.
Housewares and home decor make fabulous gifts. Many of the sites we’ve already mentioned, such as ideeli and Gilt Groupe, offer gifts for the home. Additionally, don’t forget about Woot, which sells one item at a time until it sells out. Woot features everything from electronics to home goods to toys.
Also try My Habit — Amazon’s foray into flash sales. If you have an Amazon.com account, you can sign in with your same user name and password. My Habit sells clothing for men, women and children, as well as items for your home.
When you register for flash sale websites, but sure to sign up for their email alerts, too, to keep on top of the sales. For the best selection, shop immediately when the sale begins; quantities are often very limited. Also, use your referral link to refer friends to the sites. Most of these websites offer a $5 to $10 referral bonus credit for every person you refer who makes a purchase.