How To Shop SmartBargains delivers prices you’ll love and brand names you lust over. At first glance it looks like your typical Target-like discount site. Search around and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find BCBG, Anne Klein, Rock & Republic and Nicole Miller, to name a fashionable few.
While there are certainly bargains to be found here, the deals are only as smart as the shopper. To that end, some tips for getting the best deals on the site.

Check out the Updates. SmartBargains is constantly being updated with new events and promotions, featured on the website home page. The moment of this writing, for example, you can save up to 75% on dresses (must finish writing, must not shop … )

Like SmartBargains on Facebook. Like many retailers now, SmartBargains puts their social media presence front and center – click the like button on the home page and be privy to “exclusive offers”. Hey, if you’re like us your spending 7.4 hours of every day on Facebook anyway, so why not?

Join the SMART Shoppers Club. Join the SmartBargains SMART Shoppers Club to take advantage of all the deals and steals this site has to offer. For $9.95 a year, you get first dibs on New Arrivals and New Markdowns, gain admission to Members-Only product exclusives and customer service, and get lower price on standard shipping- only $2.95 per order (regularly $9.95).

Keep Check on Clearance Items. Though the entire site is devoted to discounts, click on the Clearance link for even more deals. There’s a wide range of products, with the option to browse by category. Plus: you save up to 70% off.

Find them First and Fast with New Arrivals. Check out the New Arrivals button located to the right of the search bar. It will lead you to pages of just-added items, and since there are frequently limited quantities on the site, you’ll have the best chance of actually snagging that sweet deal.

Sign up for The Bargain Alert! Newsletter. Subscribe to the SmartBargains newsletter to get a coupon for 10% off (for first time subscribers). Scroll to the bottom of the site and enter your email address to sign up.

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

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