Over the course of the past month, I’ve been examining different companies that can help you look smart, eat smart and spend smart with the goal of also helping you save time. It’s my belief that we’ve just hit the tip of the ice berg with the companies, features and products that can help you achieve one or several of these goals. As new discoveries occur, I’ll be adding these companies to my partners page for easy shopping access. On a more granular level, I’ll be scouring the web for some of the best deals on high quality products to help you look smart, eat smart while you spend smart. Hopefully my research will help you save time so you don’t have to spend your down time searching for products. If you have anything specific you’re thinking about purchasing or are on the look out for, feel free to drop me a line on our contact page or leave a comment and I’ll add it to my list of daily product searches. For the purpose of today, I’ll be showcasing what I believe are some of the best companies to buy specific products from and why they’re better than the competition.
Best Cell Phone Plan
The days of paying $100 a month for your cell phone plan are over. I recently wrote about how I spend on $10/month on my cell phone plan with a full breakdown of all of the Republic Wireless plans. There are a few distinct quirks about leveraging Republic Wireless that’s different from one of the large-carrier companies. However, if you’re looking to save hundreds of dollars a year off your cell phone bill it’s definitely worth a look.
Best Razor Company
The rise of companies like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s has tried to position the market in such a way that you need someone, every month, to mail your razors to your door. The convenience is undeniable, but I don’t want to pay an extra convenience charge for something I’m quite capable of doing myself. I recently wrote about how Dorco, is actually the manufacture of Dollar Shave Club’s razors. So by going to the source yourself, you’re getting the same quality razors for a fraction of the cost. If you need razors then Dorco is an absolute no brainer.
Best Running Store
If you’re a runner or athlete like me you’re going to need running shoes and workout clothes to help you achieve your physical goals. I recently wrote about how to fuel your running passion and the nationwide company I use to supply me with everything I need. If you need a running expert, they have great in-store customer service. If you just want to order you gear and go then Road Runner Sports is where you want to go.
Best Home Improvement & Home Repair Store
There’s several choices you can make when choosing which company to use as your home improvement or home repair store, but I try to leverage in-store pickup as much as I possibly can. When you have a weekend project you’re working on you don’t want to spend hours in the store searching for what you need. That’s why I use Home Depot as much as I can so that I don’t have to waste time when I’m in the store two or three times a week searching for supplies.
Best Supplements & Vitamins Resource
Supplement and Vitamin sites can really be a dime a dozen. It ultimately depends on what brands and products you’re searching for and how the price compares to other sites. The Pureformulas Promise that I recently wrote about showcases that they want to be the best and are willing to do everything they can to make you satisfied. I highly recommend trying out Pureformulas for your next supplement or vitamin order and see if any of their other lines of products entice you too.
Best Household Goods Site
With over seven million goods to choose from it’s hard to not find something you like or may like in the future. I’ve found the more Pinterest centric a site is the more likely I am to plan future purchases with them. That’s why when I’m searching for household goods for my bathroom, kitchen or living room I utilize Wayfair. The ease of their site and great customer service is why they’re my go to site for any household items I need.
Best Deals Site
Finally, if you can’t find a great deal on any specific product you’re looking for, including the ones listed above, you should always check a deal site to check and see if you can save more. While most of the deals pertain specifically to local businesses, most items are 50-90% off, including merchandise, than they’re typically sold to the public. Make sure you check out Groupon as your last effort to save as much money as you can on your next purchase, you never know what they might be running a special on.
What sites do you enjoy shopping from that you believe can help you look smart, eat smart and spend smart with a emphasis on helping you save time while you shop? I look forward to featuring specific deals and products in the upcoming posts and be sure to check out the partners page for new companies and sites to check out.
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