Slickdeals is all about helping everyone find the lowest prices at their favorite stores. It’s fueled by a community of over 11 million people sharing the best deals, hacks, tips and tricks on everything from Apple watches and laptops to coffee makers and running shoes.
Your path to uncovering all those treasures starts with simply registering for a free account — then you’ll be on your way to benefiting from even more features to help maximize your savings.
Between their Deal Alerts, up-to-the-minute coupon codes, breaking deal news, free giveaways, and in-the-know community, you’ll never be out of the loop. Here are 10 lesser-known — but very effective — ways to get the most out of Slickdeals.
1. Discover More Deals with Category Pages
If you’re looking for more specific deals and insights, go past the homepage and dig into the category pages — for example, Video Games, 4K TVs, Computers, or Cameras. You can find shortcuts for popular categories at the top of the site, just below the main navigation bar.
These sections feature discounted products that may not make it to the homepage for a variety of reasons — the product may just be too niche for a general audience (but they could be a perfect match to what you’re looking for!). You will notice the homepage section called Frontpage – this contains all the deals with the highest number of votes.
The category pages are a great place to find hidden bargains and catch them before they potentially appear on the homepage of Slickdeals, where the chances of selling out are much higher.
2. Save Money On-the-Go with our Mobile App
Don’t limit your money-saving efforts to just when you’re behind a computer. The Slickdeals mobile app offers an easy-to-use experience so you can deal hunt wherever your adventures take you.
The mobile app offers all of Slickdeals’s best features, like quick access to Featured, Frontpage (that’s their best homepage deals), and Popular deals, along with one-press shortcuts to coupons, forums, and deal alerts.
P.S. — This year they will be bringing the Black Friday experience into the Slickdeals app. It used to be a separate app, but this November you can get your ad scans and Black Friday deals and alerts all in the same place!
3. Follow Your Favorite Users
Just as foodies follow their favorite cooking show hosts for the latest recipes, you can follow your favorite Slickdeals users for the best deals.
As a registered Slickdeals user, you can click on any username to visit an individual’s profile page and catch a glimpse of his/her stats, reputation, deals posted, and so on.
Once you start identifying valuable deals from your favorite stores and categories, you’ll likely notice a few users who routinely post the best finds. Go ahead and follow them!
It’s similar to setting up a Deal Alert in that you’ll get a notification whenever they post a new deal, leave a comment, etc. If, for example, you love Kohl’s, daisybeetle is a popular user who routinely posts insider info on Kohl’s deals.
4. Get Instant Notifications with Deal Alerts
Being glued to a screen, constantly hitting the refresh button is a pretty old-school way to go about finding deals. Why not let an automated system do it for you?
Setting a Deal Alert — based on keywords, stores, brands, and more — is an easy way to have exactly the deals you want come directly to you via e-mail or push notification on the Slickdeals mobile app. Just head to the Deal Alerts page in the Deals section and you’ll be taken through the easy process to set up an alert.
Deal Alerts are especially handy for things that are popular but expire quickly — think price mistakes (which can expire within a matter of minutes!), limited-quantity deals, limited-time offers, and the like. You can create an unlimited number of deal alerts with various requirements (for example, must have two or more votes, popular, etc) and turn them off whenever you like, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
5. Research Price History with the Search Bar
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new tablet or a pack of diapers, do yourself a favor and look up historical price points on Slickdeals by doing a quick search. When you’re logged in to Slickdeals, you can use the search bar to surface every related deal that’s ever been posted on the site and you can sort by price. You can see a product’s all-time low price or get a feel for recent discount trends/timing.
This is especially helpful around big promotional events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday when list prices get inflated to create the feeling of a “great deal.” Oftentimes these products are cheaper outside of seasonal events.
In other words, make sure your deal is really a deal by comparing it with past prices found on Slickdeals.
6. Leverage the Community
The site’s discussion forums and comment sections are gold mines. Slickdealers are a vocal, responsive bunch, and most than eager to connect on all things deal-related.
One post about Amazon Prime members snagging discounted print books, for example, features a comment the Slickdeals community rated as helpful. Here, user An4hony listed a handful of already-marked-down books that could be bought using the promo code, which, in turn, resulted in even steeper savings.
The takeaway here is that a lot of users have some pretty solid hacks; a little interaction can go a long way. When one of the Slickdeal editors was searching for flight deals to Australia last year, he found an amazing suggestion via a comment that saved him an additional $100 per ticket on an already discounted ticket.
7. Make an Informed Purchasing Decision with Product Reviews
Slickdeals’s hands-on product reviews are no joke. Their staff deliberately review products that the community is genuinely interested in, so you can rest easy knowing that they don’t get any monetary compensation from brands.
They are all about providing honest, transparent reviews so they can join the community conversation and help Slickdealers make the most informed purchasing decisions — they are Slickdeals users too, so they understand how the community places value on products.
Showing a real-world experience is the driving force behind each product review, not spewing specs and generic product information you can find on a manufacturer’s website.
8. Snag the Latest (and Best) Coupon Codes
Ever go to a coupon site, only to run into expired codes? Fear not: the Slickdeals’ team of dedicated coupon editors goes through each and every code to make sure it’s currently active.
And as added value, they also show you which products become good deals when you apply a particular coupon.
For example, the Amazon coupon page lists current coupon codes right alongside some popular deals that have been identified by our community. And Slickdeals the only website with this feature.
9. See Deals Posted in Real-time
Serious deal hunters will appreciate the Slickdeals Live View Feed, which shows a comprehensive snapshot of all the latest deal threads, user comments, and ratings in real-time, as they happen.
Get first dibs on everything posted in the Hot Deals forum and see what the community is buzzing about, potentially before even the Slickdeals staff sees it!
10. Giveaways and Early Access on Social Media
For more Black Friday deals head over to Slickdeals.net’s Black Friday section where the community and staff have gathered all the best offers and discounts in one easy place. It’s a one-stop shop for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday wish list.
Savvy shoppers who want to stretch their dollars should definitely bookmark Slickdeals.net. With over 300 new deals posted every day you’re sure to save on everything from your next TV to your favorite laundry detergent.