How to set up sale alerts from your favorite retailers

December 28, 2011
By Sheryl Blasnik

How to set up sale alertsNow that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone and the holiday season is drawing to a close retailers are scrambling to get in those last minute sales.  Items in many chain stores have been marked down as much as 70% so far. So we ask…  What is it that you are still lusting for that Santa did not deliver this year?  Is there something on your “I must have this or I will die” list but it is still way out of your budget?  Are you surfing the web like a crazy person bookmarking all your favorite items and waiting for the price to be less than your rent?


Let the internet do the work for you.  Simply set up sale alerts and wait until those Jimmy Choo’s or Hermes scarf reaches an affordable price point.  There are several online web sites that will keep a close watch on whatever you are lusting for in the world of e-commerce.  Think of it as room service for your inbox while you rest peacefully each night.

1.  Price Protectr – Save money with price alerts!  Use Price Protectr to track prices of things you’re thinking about buying, and save money even after you buy.  There are lots of stores out there that offer price protection policies — when the price drops on an item you’ve purchased, they’ll refund you the difference. But there’s a catch… it’s up to you to watch prices.  Price Protectr makes it simple to watch prices, keep track of your purchases, and get rebates off price drops.  To get started click here to watch a quick video.

2.  Shopping Notes – is shopping bookmark powered with price watch engine. It is one central place to save all your favorite products you find anywhere on the Internet, and our powerful price watch engine can alert you whenever your favorite products change prices. is for people who do any kinds of on-line shopping. It is like browser’s “Favorites” for shopping, but even more:  It’s free.

No need to install anything to start using the price watch feature. Just enter the product page URLs and your email address, and we will start watching their prices for you. You’ll be the first to know when your favorite products go on sale.  Two clicks and you can jot down any products from any merchants on the Internet.  Your Shopping Notes automatically come with images and prices, and in one click, it takes you right to the product pages.  You can access your Shopping Notes from home, office, or just anywhere you can access the Internet. You can sort or classify your Shopping Notes any way you like.

We are the first ever web site that combines shopping bookmark with price watch that works with any product URLs. If you are a shopper, not only helps you organize all your shopping information, but also brings you significant savings with our powerful price watch feature.

3. ShopStyle – ShopStyle is the online equivalent of browsing the aisles of the world’s most fabulous store.  As a search engine devoted to fashion, ShopStyle brings together the most fashionable stores and the best brands allowing users to cross-shop hundreds of thousands of apparel, home decorating and kids products — all in one place. Featuring products from the most popular designer brands and big name fashions, to the up and coming boutiques, ShopStyle lets users search the most stylish stores at once — by designer, brand, store, sale items, price point, and color.

ShopStyle also has one of the most vibrant fashion communities on the web. Users are empowered to be fashion editors or interior designers, expressing their unique style by creating stylebooks and looks that can be shared and shopped on ShopStyle, on blogs or emailed to friends. ShopStyle’s active groups provide inspiration on various topics and allow users of similar taste to shop, share and comment.


Worthy of mentioning are those “price adjustments“.  Most retailers offer a seven to fourteen day one time price adjustment if the price should drop within the first week to two weeks so put the web to work for you keeping an eye on your purchases.  A price adjustment only requires a receipt, no merchandise is required to receive a refund back in the original method of purchase.

Here’s hoping your wish list becomes a reality.  Let us know in the Comments section below if this was helpful to you.  Do you know of any other sites similar to these?

Sheryl Blasnik


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