10 twitter accounts to follow for great deals


For those of you searching for discounts online, Twitter offers an almost endless cavalcade of fresh coupons and offers. By simply scrolling through Twitter feeds, you can find information about store sales, coupon codes and many other valuable tools for saving money.

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Click through the slideshow to see 10 of the best Twitter accounts to follow for great discounts:

[Read: 37 Personal Finance Accounts to Follow on Twitter.]

There are so many great Twitter accounts tweeting out discounts and sales that it can quickly become overwhelming. Here are a few simple strategies to find the best tweets with deals:

1. Don't be afraid to use the search tool to dig through coupons. For example, if you're looking for discounts on mystery books, you may want to search Twitter for "@AmazonDeals mystery" or "@BookDealDaily mystery." If you want a coupon for detergent, try searching "@SmartSourceCpns detergent" or "@RedPlumEditor detergent." These will provide you with the results you're looking for.

2. Don't bother looking unless you have a real need. If there's nothing you're interested in buying at the moment, these accounts will just convince you to spend money anyway. That's unnecessary and not the best personal finance move. Instead, save this list for when you're ready to buy something. Then check these accounts for the latest deals on those products.

3. Be a savvy shopper. A piece of junk that you don't really want doesn't suddenly become something amazing just because it's on sale. Focus on items you would actually want without the coupon, and let the coupons and sales simply reduce the price you have to pay on the items you would actually use.

[See: 10 Strategies From Super Saver Shoppers.]

Twitter is a great tool for finding discounts, but, as with any tool, using it wisely makes all the difference.

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