ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2012

ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2012 is a comprehensive listing of shoppingbot and online shopping/coupon resources and sites on the Internet. This is the 16th annual listing of this directory that has been produced and published by Internet Expert and Guru Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. since 1996 . The below list of sources is taken from his Subject Tracer(TM) Information Blog titled ShoppingBots and is constantly updated with Subject Tracer(TM) bots at the following URL:

These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet to find the latest shoppingbot resources and sites.

Selected ShoppingBots and Comparison Bots:


AAA Price Search

Abebooks: New Books, Used Books, Rare Books, Out-of-Print Books

AddALL Book Search and Price Comparison

All Book Stores – TextBook Search – Personalized Recommendations – Shopping Your Way Comparison Shopping Bot

Best Book Buys – Textbook and Book Search

Best Price Comparison Shopping Online Service

BibliOZ – The Book Search Wizard

BidFind – LeapLightly – Textbook Centric Price Comparison Site

BizRate Shopping Search – Compare Book and Textbook Prices

BookFinder – The Open Marketplace for Books Online


BooksPrice – Multiple Book Price Comparison

Bot Research

BotSpot(R) – ShoppingBots


Bountii – Search Low Prices

BoxedUp – Universal Social Wish List, Gift List and Shopping List

Buyer’s Index – A Search Engine for Savvy Shoppers

Calibex – Price Comparison Shopping – Comparison Shopping Sites

Camera Deal Search – Compare Prices on New and Used College Textbooks – Compare Book Price and Buy

ChangingThePresent – Changing the World One Gift At a Time


Ciao Shopping Intelligence – Price Comparisons and Product Reviews

CNET Shopper

CompareEverywhere – Shop Smarter Using Your Cell Phone – The UK’s Price Comparison Engine

Comparison Shop – All the Best Comparison Shopping Sites in One

Comparison Shopping Australia

Craftsu – Buy and Sell Crafts

Deal Alerter – Pick Your Product, Name Your Price

Dealio – Finding the Best Deal and Comparison Shopper

Decide – Online Shopping Product Analysis, Alerts, Predictions and More – Shop for Textbooks

DiscountSearch – European Shopping Search Engine – Compare New and Used Prices

DogPile(R) – Search and Find Cheap Flights and Airline Tickets

Farecast – Bing Airfare Prediction and Purchase


FetchBooks – New and Used Books

Froogle(TM) U.K. Beta

Froogle(TM) Shopping List

Google Product(TM) Search

GrubHub – Restaurant Food Delivery Search Engine

hidentify – Most Advanced Yet Simple Way to Find Consumer Electronics

High Definition Camcorder Price Comparison – UK

High Definition LCD TV Price Comparison – UK

Ink Deal Search

Invisible Hand – Automatically Gets You the Lowest Price On Shopping and Flights – Search for Books and Compare Prices – Travel Prices and Availability

Kelkoo ShoppingBot

Like Visual Search – Find Things By Appearance With Likeness Technology

Live Search Bing Cashback

LocalAdLink – Geo-Targeted Search

Macintosh Deal Search

Measy – Helps You Find the Perfect Gadget

Magazine Cost – Compare Prices of Discount Magazine Subscriptions

Mobissimo – Travel Search Engine

Money Super Market – The Price Comparison Site – UK Based

mShopper(R) – Mobile Shopping Bot

MySimon – ShoppingBot

NowInStock – Product Availability Tracker and In Stock Notification

NexTag – Compare Prices at Online Stores

NinjaTickets – Ticket Search Engine

Octopart – Search Engine for Electronic Parts

Open Directory – Price Comparisons

Open Source Technology Group (OSTG) Price Grabber


Pikimal – Best Buying Decisions

PleaseDressMe – The T-Shirt and Tee Search Engine

Pongr – Mobile Price Checking for Lowest Price While Shopping

Price – Compare the Best Prices On the Web

PriceAdvance – Price Comparison While You Are Shopping

PriceAmbush – Price Drop Alerts

Price Comparison Shopping Portal – ShoppingBots

Price Grabber – Comparison Shopping Beyond Compare


Pricenoia – Get the Best Prices on Books, the International Way – Unbiased Price Comparison Shopping Online

Price Spider – Searching For Low Prices

PriceStretcher – Find and Compare Price – UK Based – Price Comparison Shopping – UK Based

Pricetack – The Falling Price Marketplace

Price Watch(R) – Street Price SearchBot – Comprehensive Product Search Engine

ptoogle – A Twitter Search Engine Powered by Tweets To Research Prices

RAM Memory Deal Search

Ranardo – Search – Find – Buy – German ShoppingBot – Canadian Shopping


SaleLocator – What’s Onsale Now In Local Stores

SaveBenjis(TM) Price Comparison Application for iPhone(TM)

ShopLocal(TM) – Weekly Ad, Sales, Deals, Discounts, Bargains and Specials

ShopMania – Price Comparisons in UK and Reviews

ShopMania – Price Comparisons in US and Reviews

Shopnics – Visuallly Compare Electronic Products – Visual Comparison


ShoppingNotes – Shopping Bookmark Powered With Price Watch Engine

Shopping Search Engines

ShopSavvy(TM) – Shopping Assistant

ShopSort – Comparison Search Engine Shop 11,000,000+ Products From 50,000+ Merchants

ShopStyle – Fashion and Designer Shoes, Jewelry, Dresses and Clothes


Shopzilla – Millions of Products From Thousands of Stores

SideStep – The Traveler’s ShoppingBot

Slifter – Mobile Local Product Search for Retail Shopping – Real Time Price Bot – Compare Prices and Products

SmarterDeals – Price Comparison Search Engine

Smarter SMS – Compare Prices Online – Your full-time Shopping Assistant

SnapTell – Image Recognition Based Mobile Shopping from Your Cell Phone

Sort Price ShoppingBot

SpendFish – Find Amazon Deals

SpiderPic – Price-comparison Search Engine for Stock Photography

StreetPrices(R) – Textbook Price Comparisons

StyleFeeder – Find, Share and Keep Track of Shopping

Swoogle – Semantic Bot

Taffly – Search and Compare Thousands of Products

Text4Price – Price Comparisons by SMS

Text Books Now – Buy Textbooks, Sell TextBooks, Used Textbooks

TheFind – Search Over 320 Million Products

The Opinion Site – ShoppingBots

ThomasNet(R) – Find Companies and Product Information – Smart Online Shopping

Travelaxe – Hotel Rate Comparison ShoppingBot

Trollydolly – Price Comparisons and Online Shopping UK Based

Uatuh – Let Someone Else Find It For You

Vendio Stores Search

viaLibri – Rare Books Resources and Search for Bibliophiles, Librarians and Collectors

Vimo – Comparison Shopping for Healthcare

We Compare Books – Book Price Comparison Engine for Student Books

Windows Marketplace Comparison Shopping


Woya – Side By Side Comparison, Matching Deals and Price Analysis

Yahoo – Shopping Agents

Selected Shopping Online Resources Including Coupons and Discounts Codes: – Online Shopping Deals, Bargains, Discounts, Rebates, and Coupons – Online Coupons and Codes, Online Discount Coupons and Codes – Free Coupon Codes, Coupons and Online Shopping Deals

AbleShoppers – Discount Coupon Codes and Promo Codes

AgentB Shopping Buzz – Discover Deals, Coupons, Coupon Codes, and Freebies – Online Coupons, Online Discount Codes and Online Discount Bargains

Alice – Your Personal Shopper and Organizer

Allconnect – Compare, Purchase and Connect All Your Home Services At One Time

All Online Coupons

BargainJack – Deals for Guys On Electronics, Computers, Tools and More

Bargain Share

BargainSpy – Bargains and Discounts – UK Based

Bazaarvoice – Online Customer Ratings and Reviews

Bens Bargains

BestCovery – Discover the Best of Everything


Black Friday

Black Friday Ads 2011 – Official Site for All of the 2009 Black Friday Ads – 2011 Thanksgiving Day Black Friday Ads – Black Friday Ads


Boddit – Find Deals From Popular Bargain Hunting Websites

Brand Central Station Coupons and Deals – The Internet Super Store

BuyersEdge – The Edge on the Widest Range of Consumer Electronics

Buzzillions – 4.2 Million+ Product Reviews

BzzAgent – Word of Mouth Marketing and Media Network (WOM)

CarZen – Personal Car Consultant

Changing the Present – Changing the World One Gift at a Time – Free Online Coupons, Dell, Overstock, Amazon!

CityPockets – Your Personal Deal Organize

Compare UK Supermarket Prices – UK Financial Comparison Shopping Sites

Consumer World – Shopping Resources

Copious Coupons – Online Coupon Codes and Discount Codes


Coupon Album

CouponCabin – Save with Free Coupon Codes & Discounts

Coupon Cactus – Free Online Code and Discount Codes

Coupon Chief

Coupon Code

Coupon Commando – The Web’s Best Deals and Online Coupons

Coupon Cow Girl(TM) – Most Wanted Brands at Outlawed Prices(TM)

Coupon Craze – Coupons and Discount Codes

Coupon Drawer – Coupon Codes, Online Coupons, and Free Store Coupons

Coupon Heaven – Online Coupons, Coupon Codes and Online Shopping Discounts

Coupon Mom – Grocery Coupons, Coupons, Free Samples, Online Coupons, Restaurant Coupons

Coupon Mountain

Coupon Saver – Coupons, Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes

Coupon Seven – Online Coupons

Coupons2Grab – Free Coupons, Online and Discount Coupon Codes – Free Coupons, Print and Save

CouponsHourly – Free Coupons Updated Hourly

Coupon Shack – Online Coupons and Promotional Codes for Discount Online Shopping – Online Coupons and Discount Codes

Coupon Space – Free Coupons and Great Shopping Deals

CouponSurfer – Free Online and Printable Coupons

CouponTrade – Buy and Sell Coupons

Coupon Winner – Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes

CoupResoup – Free Marketplace to Buy and Sell Local Deals

CrowdStorm – Social Shopping 2.0

Current Codes – Find Promotional Codes, Discount Codes, Coupon Codes, and more for Your Favorite Online Stores

Cyber Monday – Online Shopping Deals and Coupons

DailyDeals – Online Coupons and Discounts

DaddyODeals – Free Coupons, Hot Deals and Online Bargains – Find Latest Coupons and Deals From Your Favorite Stores – Resource of Analyzed Hotel Deals and Discounts

DealCoupon – Web Coupons from A – Z

DealDump – All Good Deals – All the Time

Dealery – Daily Deals Aggregator from Selected Cities

DealExtrene – Cool Gadgets at the Right Price

DealHack – Free Online Coupons, Coupon Codes, Rebates and Shopping Deals

Dealighted – People Powered Deal Search

Dealigg – Social Bargain Hunting

Dealio – Top Coupons and Deals In the Last 30 Days

Deal Item – Deals and Coupons for Electronics and Tech

Deal Mine – What’s Your Deal? Compare Prices, Discounts, Memberships and Rewards

DealNews – News On Deals

DealRadar – Daily Deals and Local Offers

Deal Rocker – Deals and Coupons At One Place

DealTaker – Online Coupons and Deals

DealWorker – Online Coupons and Codes, Promotion Codes, Price Drops and Free Shipping


Deals2save.Net – Discover the Best Prices On the Internet – Discount Coupons, Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes

Deals of America

DealsPlus – Hot Deals, Coupons, Compare Prices, Shopping, Reviews

DealTime(R) – Discount Codes and Online Coupons

eBates – Rebates, Cash Back, Doscount Coupons, Online Coupons


eComparison – Comparisons, Cashbacks and Voucher Codes

eCouponCodes – Coupon Codes and Coupons – Coupons and Deals


Etsy – Your Place To Buy and Sell All Things Handmade

FabulousSavings – Free Online Coupons, Printable Coupons, Promo Codes, Discounts and Store Coupons

FatWallet – Online Coupons and Cash Back

FindSavings – Online Coupons and Coupon Codes

FlamingoWorld Online Coupons and Discount Shopping

Forever Fashion Designer Discount Online Boutique

Free After Rebate – The Best Things In Life Are Free

Free Coupons – Free Coupon Codes and Printable Coupons for Top Brands – Free Shipping Coupons & Coupon Codes


Frugal Internet Links

Giddi – Product Rating Engine

Glimpse – Women’s Hottest Fashion and Style Shopping – Online Coupons, Coupon Codes and Discount Bargains

GoodGuide – Ratings of Natural Products, Green Products and Health Products

Goodrec – Find and Make Recommendations

Google(TM) Catalogs – Search and Browse Mail Order Catalogs Online

GoToDaily – Coupons, Coupon Codes, Promotional Code and Discounts – Hot Deals, Coupons and More

Groupon – Save 50% to 90%

HookPrice – Get Hooked on Low Prices – 2011 Black Friday Sales and Online Ads

IceTab – Coupon Codes and Deals – UK Superstore

IMshopping – Human Assisted Shopping, Questions and Answers


Inventables – Material and Technology Marketplace

JellyFish – Bing Shopping

Kaboodle – Social Shopping Community

KeyCode – Coupons, Coupon Codes, Online Coupons, Discounts and Online Deals – Your Local Marketplace – Buy & Sell Local – No Shipping Hassles

Lifesta – The Marketplace to Buy and Sell Daily Deals

Mighty Goods

Money Saver Coupons Online

MSN eShop

My Bargain Buddy

MyCoupons – Coupons and Coupon Codes for Discounts Everywhere

My Grocery Deals – Your FREE On-Line Source… for Huge In-Store Savings

MyJaco RSS Coupon Site

MyReviewNow – Read, But, Enjoy

MySavings – Online Savings Community

NetMarket – Online Shopping With Discount Pricing – Bargain Electronics Superstore

Offer of the Day

Online Coupon Codes and Promotional Codes

Online Coupons

Online Local Coupons

Online Shopping Links

Online Shopping Directory

Open Directory – Shopping

OSOYOU – UK’s First Social Fashion Shopping – Beauty and Celebrity Style – Your Online Outlet(TM)

Passwird – Deals and Bargains

PicClick – Visual Shopping – Find Everything 100X Faster

Pikaba Social Shopping Online MerchantNetwork and Community Marketplace

Pinching Your Pennies Forums – Screaming Grocery Deals by State

Price Cuts – Reduced Price Products and Voucher Codes UK Based

PriceDash – Latest Discount Codes for UK Shops

Price Grabber

PriceHub – Actual Sales Prices for New and Used Cars

Price!pinx – Price Drop Alerts Made Easy

Price Protectr – Track Prices and Get Your Money Back

Price Scan

ProBargain Hunter – News, Tips and Resources for Online Bargain Hunters

Product Reviews and Reports by Consumer Search

ProductWiki – Unbiased Product Reviews

Promotional Codes – Promotional Codes from our favorite Online Stores

ptoogle – A Twitter Search Engine Powered by Tweets To Research Prices

Quidco – Web’s Cashback Cooperative

Rather Be Shopping – Free Online Coupons and Links

RedPlum – Coupons, Deals and Tips – Your Shopping Companion

Reevoo – Real Reviews from Real Customers

RetailMeNot – Coupon Codes for Online Stores

Review Centre – Read Consumer Reviews and Price Comparisons on Thousands of Products and Services

Review Finder

Review Gist – They Read the Reviews So You Do Not Have To

RewardsDB – Online Shopping Rewards

Rollback – Coupons for Online Stores

RSS Feeds Dedicated to Shopping Bargains

Safe Shopping – What’s on Sale at the Retail Stores this Week? – We Compare and You Save – Free Online Coupons, Discount Codes and Deals – Free Online Voucher Deals, Voucher Code Discounts, Promo Codes Savings

Savy Circle – Wish List and Price Drop Notification

Shopaneer – Thousands of Coupon Codes, Discounts and Coupons

Shop It To Me – Free Personal Shopper for Clothes and Accessories


Shoppers Resource – Promotion Codes, Discount Codes, Online Coupons

Shopping Bargains – Online Coupon Code and Discounts for 500+ Online Stores


SlickDeals Drugstore/Grocery Deals Forums

Smart Bargains

SplashShopper – Ultimate Smart List Manager You Can Take With You

Spoofee – Best Deals, Freebies and Coupons Every Day

StoreCrowd – Coupon and Deal Sharing for the Masses

Stylehive – Connecting Stylish People, Hot Trends and Products

Super Pages

SusieSays – Shop, Compare Pices, Read Reviews, Find Free Coupons and Free Shipping Offers


TechDeals – Tech Deal and Bargain Guide Updated Daily

The Bargainist – Deals, Sales and Coupons

The Budget Fashionista

The DealMap – Your City, On Sale

The Deal Today

TheFind – Coupons

ThisNext – Shopcasting Network – More Coupons … Less Crap

ValPak – Coupons and Savings In Your Neighborhood

Valuepia – Price Comparison Network

What It Costs – Everything Costs Something


Wishpot – Wishlist, Registry and Price Alerts and Fundraising Tool

Wists – Social Shopping Scrapbook and Wishlist – Product Reviews From People Like You

Woot – One Day, One Deal

xpBargains – Best Source of Best Tech Deals

Yahoo Shopping

Yahoo Virtual Malls

ZingSale – Alerts for Sales, Deals, Discounts and Bargains

Group Buying and Collective Bargaining Resources:


Store Mob – Shopping In a Group

Notes and Suggestions for Virtual Shopping

Whether your gift list is ready or you’re wondering how long you can wait to start your holiday shopping, the Federal Trade Commission has online tips to help you get the best deals. The bottom line: Some extra research can really pay off:

Set a Budget. Create a gift list and check it twice to help you stay on track and not overspend.

Decide What Matters. Especially if you’re buying gadgets, know what your “must-have” features are vs. those that are just nice to have.

Use Search Engines. Type a company or product name into your search engine with terms like “review,” “complaint” or “scam” to find out more about it.

Read Reviews Online. Reviews from other people, experts, and columnists can give you an idea of how a product performs. But don’t put all of your trust in one review.

Consider Reputation. A brand’s reputation for quality and good customer service can really pay off.

Check Comparison Shopping Sites. They connect to many retailers selling the same product, sometimes at significantly different prices. Keep shipping costs in mind.

Consider Coupons. Some companies offer discounts via e-mail, and some websites collect and list codes for free shipping and other discounts. Search for the store with terms like “discount,” “coupon” or “free shipping.”

Read Return Policies. Not all stores have the same rules. Some charge fees for return shipping or restocking things like electronics.

Decide How to Pay. When you shop online, credit cards can offer extra protections.

Look for a Secure Checkout. Does the website start with https (the “s” stands for secure) when you’re checking out?

Learn more about researching products online at

For hassle-free online shopping, keep records like e-mails and online receipts in case there’s a problem. Also, make sure you know who you’re dealing with and protect your personal and financial information, since anyone can set up shop online under almost any name. Learn more about safe shopping online at Now go shop with your Bot until You Drop!!

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