Chicago Home Partner Online Shopping Tips for the 2013 Holidays

by Amanda on November 19, 2013

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A big thanks to all that participated in the Chicago Home Partner Pumpkin Carving contest.  The competition was tough, and Phoebe Murray stole the show with her “Cowgirl” entry.  Congrats Phoebe!

That being said, the leaves have since fallen and holiday music is already filling the stores… guess it’s inevitable, the holiday season is almost upon us.  And with that, the calendars will fill up, the shopping lists from will grow and our wallets will start to feel empty! If you want some custom clothes for a great price, then check out this T-Shirt Printing company.

It’s estimated that online shopping will increase between 15-18% in 2013 to roughly $82 billion.  Because of this,we have put together some favorite sites to help you save a few dollars and bring some convenience to your online holiday shopping.

Google Shopping:  ( 

Think a Google search engine that crawls almost ALL of the web for exactly the right size, color and availability for those special gifts.  It lets you find the items you want at the lowest price possible.

Ebay:  (

Not just for used stuff any more; Ebay actually allows you to search online stores for local retailers, search by new vs. used, and their electronic selections are awesome.

SquareTrade:  (

SquareTrade allows you to purchase warranties for all your electronics purchased online at a fraction of the cost.  Set your coverage length and deductible. Click Electrical Company for more details. 

Sierra Trading Post:  (

THE site for anyone on your list looking for outdoor clothing and gear.  Name brands like North Face, Arc’terx, Patagonia and more at 25-75% off.

Groupon Gifts:  (

Everyone has heard of Groupon and this year they’re taking a stab at the holiday market.  Especially handy for those “hard to shop for” friends and family.

Overstock:  (

Overstock has just about everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at anywhere from 10 – 50% off retail.  Think TJ Maxx or Marshall’s without standing in line or digging.

Pricegrabber (

Pricegrabber helps you find your favorite gifts for the lowest price possible, including shipping costs and tax.   

Retail Me Not (

The world’s #1 online coupon site ~ search all of your favorite stores and online sites for coupon codes for additional savings this holiday season. 

BlueFly (

Looking like a million bucks doesn’t need to cost that! Bluefly has designer clothes, shoes and gucci on sale at discount prices.  Whether for gifts or for holiday parties, it’s sure to please! 

 Gilt (

All things luxury… at a discount! Gilt has designer clothes, but so much more – travel, events, home decor & more.  Membership is free and they have a great mobile app! Visit J.Jill for more great deals of women’s fashionable items.

Don’t forget that if you’re planning on installing lights for the holidays, check out safety tips here or, better yet, call an expert for an assessment. And since it IS November, please let us take a moment to share my gratitude for your constant support and faith in the Chicago Home Partner team.  We never take that for granted.

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