Friday, December 5, 2008

Is Shopping Making Your Season Sour?

So, you have everything bought, wrapped and mailed, right? Nooo? Well, let me tell you about someplace I just learned about, thanks to Mom Central - SHOP.COM.

SHOP.COM is a comparison shopping site specifically designed for women that allows you to shop from over 2,000 merchants all in one place. Purchases can be conveniently made using one universal "shopping cart" to buy everything at one time or by clicking over to participating merchants' sites.

Now we all know that every Mom is a busy Mom and SHOP.COM gives busy Moms an opportunity to ease the stress of holiday shopping with tools to help us figure out what to buy, find recommendations, and pinpoint which stores really have the best price. With a combined total of over 20 million products, we can stop running from store to store to find the best deal or the perfect gift for the impossible-to-shop-for relative. Additionally, SHOP.COM provides expert advice, shopping tips, and articles, while giving easy ways to save money via price comparison tools, coupons, and rebates.

Thanks to Mom Central, I was introduced to Shop.Com. This site will be the answer to so many shoppers prayers, especially those that don't like to deal with the crowds of the holidays.

Here is how they describe themselves:
SHOP.COM is a new kind of shopping comparison site that offers the most comprehensive shopping experience on the web.

Search for the products you love from the best stores on the web and see them side by side. Decide which price, shipping method, and delivery schedule options work best for you.

But we don't stop there. Unlike other shopping comparison sites, we offer you a variety of tools and expert advice to help you make informed buying decisions and to find the best product to suit your needs.

You don't have to take our word for it. Share your opinions through tools like product reviews and My Shop, a place to keep track of your favorites.

And when you're ready to buy, we give you options. You can use your secure SHOP.COM account to make purchases across over 800 OneCart® Trusted Merchant Stores, all backed by SHOP.COM's 100% satisfaction guarantee, or you can make your purchase directly from the web sites of one of hundreds of our Partner Stores.

At you can find everything from a hard to find Nintendo Wii set to that exquisite pair of Stuart Weisman Patent Leather Pumps and from that adorable little Asian Marie Osmond doll, to exactly-what-he-asked-for iPod Nano.

Since I am a huge bargain shopper I was mesmerized by their Sale section and how could you not just love their Christmas Shop! It includes areas such as Toys for Kids, Gifts for Her, Bestselling Gifts, Gifts for Him, Electronics, Gifts for Teens and my personal favorite ~ 50 Gifts Under $50.00, and let's face it, who doesn't need to save money this year?

The best part of is that their stores span everywhere from the biggest chains, like Best Buy, to unique smaller retailers you’ve never heard of. Need a Nintendo Wii a few days before Christmas? is a good place to check without spending all night scouring the web.Here is a short list of just SOME of the retailers involved:

eToys,, Fossil, Lucky Brand Jeans,, Lamps Plus, CHEFS Catalog,, Brookstone, Frontgate, Harry and David,, Smith & Hawken, Hammacher Schlemmer, CompUSA, Sur La Table, Sharper Image, Sierra Trading Post, and One Hanes Place.

So if you are not into fighting the crowd or just can't find that perfect gift, drop in at I can almost guarantee you will find exactly what you are looking for - I sure have!


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