200+ Tools for Surviving the Economic Crisis

By Sean P. Aune
|  Thursday, Jan 7, 2010  |  Updated 5:31 PM CDT
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200+ Tools for Surviving the Economic Crisis

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With Wall Street’s recent decline and the economy in such an uncertain place, many people are fearful of losing their jobs and lifelong investments. There are countless simple online services and tools dedicated to helping you take control of these elements. We’ve put together a list of over 200 to help you do everything from manage your personal and professional finances to find a job in your given field, get discounts at local and online stores, and much more.

Whether you live here in the United States or abroad, we hope these will help. Which online services are you relying on to help you weather this storm?

Budgeting

Business Accounting

GoBootstrap.com - Helps you fill out forms, remember to pay estimated taxes, get the most deductions possible, generate graphs to see how your business is doing and more.

LessAccounting.com - Attempts to be a more streamlined, less labor intensive accounting system for small businesses in an attempt to free up more of your time.

Peachtree.com - Peachtree brings their popular accounting software online, giving you features such as check writing, invoicing, sales and all of the other bells and whistles you would expect.

Quickbooks.Intuit.com - The well known Intuit program also has an online version that can allow multiple people to log in and view finances, perfect for businesses with multiple partners in different locations.

TheBudket.com - You can use this system for financial planning, cash flow analysis, collaborative accounting and more.

Personal Accounting

Billster.net - Allows you to keep track of your accounting as well as send reminders to people who owe you money. The service works with over 40 different currencies.

Buxfer.com - Does a bit of everything in that it aggregates your different accounts from banks and credit cards, lets you budget and also lets you do shared accounting with other people. The service allows login via Open ID, Facebook, Google and more.

ClearCheckbook.com - This personal accounting system leaves you very little room to say you didn’t have time to update by giving you an iPhone interface and SMS updating, as well as via instant messenger services such as AIM, GTalk and more.

ElectricCheckBook.com - Besides the normal personal accounting tools, Electric CheckBook also allows you to invite others to join in for collaborative accounting, which makes it perfect for new couples who are just opening their first checking account.

Foonance.com - Do your accounting, but instead of seeing where all of your money is going in a boring graph or chart, you give it tags and can see it represented in a tag cloud.

IndyBudget.com - Offers free accounts that will show you upcoming activity, recurring payments, budgeting and more. Also has a reasonably priced pro account you can upgrade to at any time that gives you even more features.

Mint.com - A completely free financial management tool that offers nice perks like integration with numerous banks, retrieves new transactions daily and even puts them into categories for you automatically, sets budgets that will warn you when you’re close to going over and much more.

Money2Manage.com -Gives you all of the basic accounting tools you will need such as categories, report generation and money tracking, as well as access via the phone.

MyBillQ.com - Allows you to keep your personal accounting organized while also letting you set up shared expenses you may have with roommates, friends or family.

Quicken.Intuit.com - Probably the best known name in personal online accounting software. They offer an online version that you can access from any Web browser so that you can keep your accounts up to date no matter where you happen to be.

Rudder.com - Delivers your information to you via email so that you don’t even have to visit their site to see how you’re doing.

Zefty.com - An accounting system for parents to help teach their kids about the value of money and how to manage it.

Personal Budgeting

Budget.10try.com -The Plan2spend app allows you to keep track of all your expenditures while giving you a glimpse as to what your future balance will be so that you can avoid overdrafts.

BudgetEdge.com - BudgetEdge doesn’t only help you keep track of your current expenses and assets, but it also helps you predict how much you will have left at the end of the next payment cycle so long as you enter all of your information faithfully.

ExpenseView.com - Enter your expenses to get a better grip on what is eating up the majority of your budget.

Gastus.com - While not a full accounting app like the majority of the others, it does let you track your expenses to see where your money is going and also offers an iPhone interface for updating on the go.

Mvelopes.com - Helps you see exactly where your money is going and tries to find money you are losing in “hidden” fees and expenditures.

Shared Accounting

Billhighway.com - A shared accounting system designed with non-profit groups and Greek organizations in mind.

Billshare.org - Allows you to easily share expenses with others by creating receipts for one another and having them delivered via RSS.

Expensure.com - A unique accounting system that helps roommates pool their expenses and then divide them while keeping track of who owes money to bill collectors or other roommates.

Money.Tra.in - An accounting system specifically for people living together that need to split bills. Has an old school ASCII feel to its graphics.

Spendji.com - System for keeping track of projects and plans for friends, groups and organizations.

SpicyDigits.com - A group accounting system that allows any member to enter a new expense and then an automatic email is sent to each member informing them of their share. Allows you to invite new members as needed.

Jobs

Job Interviews

InterviewUp - Is a mixture of a job board along with a community of people who share their interview experiences from different fields so that you can get a feel for what types of questions you may get when you go in, and what sort of answers work best.

About.com - With About.com’s ever growing catalog of articles on just about every subject, it’s not surprising they have a section dedicated to job interviews. They have suggested answers for numerous questions, tips on sending thank you letters, tips for your resume and more.

AceTheInterview - AceTheInterview is totally dedicated to about every aspect of the job hunt you can think of. Their interview section has important notes on things such as do’s & don’ts, the touchy area of salary negotiations, an interview checklist and more.

CareerBuilder - The popular mainstream job hunting site offers numerous tips on all aspects of the application and interview process, tips on marketing yourself, how to promote your hidden job skills and more.

CareerLab - Offers advice on what to do if you don’t get a job offer after multiple interviews, a cheat sheet to keep notes on your interview as well as what you wore so you don’t repeat an outfit, sample cover letters and more.

HotJobs - Yahoo’s job search site offers numerous tips on how to prepare, how to present yourself, follow up on the interview, even how to handle an interview over a meal, and more.

InterviewBest - Helps you come up with concise interview presentations that present your strong points and how you would benefit a company.

Monster - The well known job search site also offers quizzes you can use to see how ready you are for various aspects of your job hunt as well as a random job interview question generator.

QuintCareers - Is a site dedicated to preparing you for your job hunt with over 3,500 pages of free career advice. They have a large section dedicated to what to expect from the interview process and how best to prepare for it.

Jobs in Sports: Recruitment

AthletesAdvance.com - A site to help high school athletes get recruited by setting up a profile with all of their vital stats including weight performance and academics in one location.

AThruZSports.com - A service for promoting high school athletes to college recruiters. Can help with things such as promotion, tutoring and even job placement upon graduation.

beRecruited.com - Helps connect high school athletes with potential college and university coaches that may need them for their teams.

MyBestPlay.com - A site for athletes, trainers, agents and coaches to network and find each other. Based in Spain, with a heavy emphasis on that country, but still applicable to other parts of the world.

ScoutUSA.com - Assists in helping high school athletes find schools that are willing to recruit them, as well as possible scholarships.

Sports-Recruiting.com - Assists athletes who want to be recruited outside of their own countries. The service also helps athletes get settled in their new locations.

Jobs in Sports: Finding the Position for You

JobsInSports.com - A subscription-based service that works with groups such as the NFL, Orange Bowl and more.

SportsCareerFinder.com - For people already in the industry, or looking to break into it, SportsCareerFinder offers advice and provides job listings.

SportsDiversityRecruiting.com - Specializes in helping minorities and people with disabilities find jobs in the sports field suited to them.

SportsJobsUSA.com - Has job listings in virtually every part of the sports industry such as sales, management, administration and more.

SRSportsJobs.com - SRSportsJobs focuses on jobs that start in the neighborhood of $30,000 and are well above the entry level jobs that you can find on some other jobs boards.

TeamWorkOnline.com - A software vendor that supplies teams and stadiums with software to power their job boards. The convenient thing about their site is they provide quick access to all of the clients they work with such as major league teams and sporting organizations.

TheCorporatePlaybook.com - A site that helps college athletes make the transition from school to the corporate world. The jobs range from everyday jobs to those in the sports field.

WomenSportsJobs.com - Focuses on finding women jobs related to sports with teams, in broadcasting, coaching and more.

WorkInSports.com - The aptly named WorkInSports.com helps users find jobs with their favorite sports teams, from internships to higher level positions.

Startup Jobs: General Job Site Listings

AOL.CareerBuilder.com - The nice thing about the AOL.CareerBuilder.com site is that you have the salary range listed on the summary page as opposed to having to go into each listing.

Jobster.com - While they have a startups section, finding Microsoft intermixed in their thousands of listings makes you think it’s more a general technology area.

Monster.com - One of the longest running online job sites has numerous job listings for startups that you can search by company, date, job title or relevance.

Yahoo Hot Jobs - Yahoo’s job listings includes numerous listings for jobs at startups, most of them seem to be centered on the technical side.

Startup Jobs: Startup Specific Sites

AsiaWired.com - Looking for startups in Asia? This may be the solution for you.

CoNotes.com - Focusing on nothing but jobs at startups, CoNotes has been around since 2007.

Dice.com - Browse jobs by city or pull up the category that applies to your skill set.

ejob.com - ejob focuses on staffing needs in and around Silicon Valley.

GoBigNetwork.com - A one-stop-shop for startups to form business plans, find funding and locate employees that can fulfill their needs.

HotStartupJobs.com - Aggregates startup listings from a multitude of sites. You can read a lengthier write up of HotStartupJobs by our own Paul Glazowski here on Mashable.

Jobs.Mashable.com - Our very own marketplace features categories for listing jobs and looking for them also.

NeoHire.com - Lets you look up jobs by category, add them to your basket as you find ones that interest you and then apply to all of the ones you’ve saved.

nPost.com - Besides offering numerous job listings at startups, they have 225+ interviews with people from some of the companies explaining what they are about and what they are looking for in an employee.

StartupAgents.com - Both startups and potential employees can set up profiles to try to find the perfect match for each other. The service is completely free to potential employees, but will cost employers to contact potential hires.

StartupJobs.biz - A small jobs board with unique listings that you can search by type of job or occupation.

Startuply.com - Covers various industries related to Web 2.0 and startups, lets you also browse by job type.

StartupZone.com - Allows you to search jobs by occupation, location or even what stage of funding they are in.

VentureLoop.com - Provides internship listings for students at certain schools and has job listings you can search by country or occupation.

Real Estate

Agent Tools

AgentBoost.com - You post a listing for a property you plan to sell and agents have five days to bid for your listing.

AgentScoreboard.com - Read about agents in your local area and the experiences other property owners have had with them.

Homethinking.com - A site allowing people to rate realtors. It gives you an average of how much they get for homes and the most common types of properties they sell.

IncredibleAgents.com - Look up real estate agents all over the United States and either leave a review about them or research one you are looking into.

RealtyBaron.com - Enter information about your property and allow the agents to bid for your listing by lowering their sales commission.

Appraisal Tools

Eppraisal.com - Eppraisal pulls public records for 120 million homes and combines it with other data to find an approximate value for your home.

HomePredict.com - Track how the market in your area is performing and try to predict where it is going so you can set the value of your house when you attempt to sell it.

HouseValues.com - You’ll receive a valuation from experts in your area based on the data you enter about your home.

For Sale By Owner Tools

Banzza.com - Offers listing abilities for professionals as well as owners trying to sell their own homes in Canada.

BidSell.com - This site will let you list your own property for free and also provides you with a free Web page to build about your listing.

ChoiceA.com - List your property for free and have it syndicated to multiple sites. Also provides you with documents and advice needed for selling your home.

eBay Real Estate Listings - Since you can sell just about anything on eBay, why not go ahead and sell your house, or any other piece of property you happen to own.

FindMyRoof.com - Free listings for properties you have for rent or sale, giving you full management over your listings.

Fizber.com - Fizber offers free listings for home owners and lets you submit your classified ad to 80 listings sites.

ForSaleByOwner.com - Does charge listing fees between $89 and $899, but offers legal forms and phone support for owners listing their homes for sale.

Fuzzbo.com - Assisting those in the United Kingdom wishing to sell their home without an agent, saving themselves the agent fees.

GlobalHouseMarket.com - Sellers from all over the world can list their homes for sale, but primarily directed to buyers in the UK as all prices are listed in Pounds.

HomeMaxima.com - You can list properties for free, have your agents list, or post the property you want to sell and let agents bid for your business.

HouseSpin.com - Create a free listing for your house and then advertise it wherever you choose.

Pycasa.com - A Google maps mashup that helps you search for homes that are for sale by owner, and gives you an idea of the area they are located in.

Webdigs.com - Webdigs charges a flat fee of $3000 on homes sold through their service, which can save a seller thousands of dollars over going through the usual agents.

Zillow.com - Find the value of your home as well as list it for sale through their site.

Transportation

Mass Transit: Bus & Train Services

BusMonster.com - A Google Maps mashup that will help you determine which bus stops are near a given intersection in Seattle, WA.

Google Transit - Google Transit is a part of Google Maps, which lets you plan step-by-step routes around numerous major cities such as Austin, Dallas, Miami, San Diego and several international cities. Will also allow you to view stations and schedules.

HopStop.com - Gives you subway and bus routes for Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and a few assorted outlying areas. Allows users to submit their own ideas for sightseeing trips in a city.

MBTA.com - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority website provides you with schedules, fare charts and maps for trains, subways, buses and boats.

MTA.info - The New York City Transit site has printable schedules and info for all of their mass transit systems.

OnNYTurf.com - A Google Maps mashup of the subway lines in New York City and New Jersey. The service can help you figure out routes and show you stations throughout the city along with what lines run through them. It is available in multiple languages.

SpotBus.com - Helps you figure out the best bus routes in Seattle, WA. Enter your start point and ending destination and the site will calculate your best route using Metro, Pierce-, Sound-, and Community-Transit lines.

TransitChicago.com - Bus and train schedules, integrated Google Trip Planner, and general information about the Chicago transit systems.

Mass Transit: Information About Public Transportation

ELTIS.org - The European Local Transport Information Service provides you with news on public transportation throughout Europe.

MassTransitMag.com - Keep up on all the latest happenings with mass transit around the United States.

Metro-Magazine.com - A trade publication for the mass transit industry with blogs, resources for people in the mass transit industry, the latest news and more.

UITP.org - The International Association of Public Transit website not only features information for people inside the industry, but serves as a public outreach tool to explain to people the benefits of taking public transit.

Carpooling

General

Avego.com - Avego is a service accessible via the iPhone or an average cell phone that allows you to get rides at a moment’s notice. The service uses GPS to allow drivers and riders to find each other. Via the GPS function you get exact directions indicating where to pick up and drop people off, and also get a running tally of how much the ride costs. After the ride is over, both the driver and passenger can rate one another.

CarpoolConnect.com - Offers up international carpooling opportunities for people mainly in the USA, Canada and Europe.

CarpoolWorld.com - CarpoolWorld has been around since 2000, and continues to provide matching services for those looking for drivers and passengers. Also offers the ability to set up carpool groups for your company, club, sports team or just about anything else you can think of.

DivideTheRide.com - A carpooling site designed to get your children around to their activities. One person starts it, they invite people they trust, and then a calendar is created. Reminders are sent via email and text message.

eRideShare.com - Assists you in finding rides for daily carpooling, cross-country travel, running errands, or even to special events & club meetings.

GishiGo.com - A ride sharing system that charges $.99 for creating a post as either a driver or passenger, and allows you to post reviews of the experience after it’s over.

GoLoco.org - A social network style carpooling site that makes sure everyone pays their share of the expenses. Each mile of a proposed trip is calculated at $.50, then split between the number of people and then GoLoco receives a 10% share of the transaction.

GooseNetworks.com - A service focusing on corporate websites to allow your employees to find people they can share rides with, providing them with public transit schedules, and more.

iCarpool.com - Assists you with finding carpooling partners for work, long distance trips, events and more. Works for members in Australia, Canada, Europe and the USA.

NuRide.com - NuRide offers sponsored carpooling. Set up your ride, confirm that it actually occurred, and you can earn points towards rewards such as gift cards, discounts and more. All members must belong to a company or organization so as to remove some of the anonymity.

PickupPal.com - Sign up for carpooling for work, long trips, to events and more. Focuses heavily on reducing your carbon footprint on the Earth.

Pooln.com - A carpooling site with a social networking structure. Give it a try by entering the zip code where you live and the one for your office to see if there are any members who match up with your needs.

RideAmigos.com - Use the RideAmigo’s RideMatcher system to enter your trip or commute, and find people with a matching schedule that you can share a ride with. The service also shows the environmental impact reduction of the people sharing a ride. Also offers a corporate version, which restricts results to people within your company.

RidePro - A white label solution for companies and cities looking to set up their own carpooling site.

RoadSharing.com - Enter the route for your proposed road trip and find people to share the ride with and split the costs. Has lots of international members, and it’s easy to spot who has the vehicle and who is looking for one.

TrafficBulldog.org - Billed as a commuter advocacy site, TrafficBulldog offers up news and suggestions on reducing traffic congestion via carpooling, and more.

Zimride.com - Zimride offers carpooling for just about any distance you can think of in the USA. They have a Facebook application and have already built an app to be released to work with Android.

Region Specific

511.org - The San Francisco based 511.org site provides a ride share area where you can find other commuters to pool with in the Bay area. Carpoolers get free bridge tolls during peak hours, and if you start a Vanpool, you can receive up to $900 in gas cards.

Car-Pooling.com - Offers carpool matching for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Carpool.ca - Canadians get their own carpooling site with Carpool.ca. Find rides, read up on carpooling etiquette, and other general tips.

CarpoolMatchNW.org - A carpool site focusing on Oregon and SW Washington.

Carshare.com - Carshare is a directory of carpooling services for the UK that you can look up by region or by just looking for ones that serve the entire country.

Liftshare.org - Focuses mainly on carpooling in the UK, but also offers up the chance to find walking and biking buddies.

MyRideSmart.com - Carpool matching service specific to the Atlana, GA area of the United States.

RideArrangers - In operation since 1975, RideArrangers is a program in Denver, CO focused on matching up people for carpools.

RideFinders.org - RideFinders is specific to the St. Louis area and provides an interesting incentive in the form of up to six free taxi rides a year. These can be used in case you have unforeseen circumstances that keep you from meeting up with your ride.

TheCarpool.com.au - Set up carpooling for work, school and trips for people all across Australia.

Car & Fuel Maintenance

Auto Repair

DriverSide.com - DriverSide can help you find a car and maintain it once it’s yours. The site provides news about recalls, when to get your car serviced, helps you find out how much parts cost, and they will even help you sell it. Covers pretty much the entire life cycle of an automobile.

GarageSeek.com - Finding a reliable and honest auto repair garage can be tough, but GarageSeek attempts to provide you with reviews of garages throughout all of North America.

Ownersite.com - Ownersite is a subscription plan service that helps you keep track of your car’s maintenance, costs and reminders of when you next need service.

RepairPal.com - RepairPal assists you with getting estimates for repairs, finding well reviewed shops and keeping track of your car’s maintenance.

ServiceBeacon.com - Keep track of your car’s maintenance schedule, receive email reminders and schedule appointments with your dealer online.

TheAutoLog.com - Set up a profile for your car, track its maintenance history and display it for others to see.

TheCarTracker.com - Track your car’s maintenance, as well as modifications and costs that you have incurred.

YourGarageOnline.com - Keep track of your car’s information, repair history and easily see when you need to go in for your next check up.

Gas Mileage

Fuelly.com - Fuelly allows you to enter data on your vehicle before you start tracking it, then you can compare how you are doing with other owners of the same model. You can also enter data from their iPhone site, participate in forums, see how much you have spent over time and more.

MPGTune.com - Track your MPG, your annual fuel cost, see the top mileage of other users with the same car and more.

MyMilemarker.com - Enter anytime you gas up via their website, phone or Twitter, and My Mile marker will give you reports on your gas mileage.

iPhone Apps

AccuFuel - Tracks your fuel usage over a number of years and allows you to switch to other units of measurement besides gallons if the need arises.

FuelGauge - Customizable fuel consumption iPhone app that allows you to set volume measurement, currency, enter historical data and more.

Car Care - An iPhone application that allows you to track fuel economy and reminds you of regular maintenance requirements.

GasHog - An iPhone and iPod Touch application for keeping track of your gas mileage that supports multiple vehicles and exporting data amongst other features.

Gasmate - An app just for tracking your gas mileage over time.

iPhoneMiles.com - An iPhone site that allows you to keep track of your miles easily instead of on slips of paper.

Miles.Dynadel.com - iPhone optimized site to keep track of the fuel efficiency of your car.

Find Cheap Gas Prices

FuelMeUp.com - 82,000 gas stations around the United States, and their prices are updated three times a day to reflect the latest information.

AltFuelPrices.com - It isn’t just standard gas that’s getting the price location treatment. This site will help you find E85, electric charging stations, hydrogen fuel and more, all of this along with their current prices.

FuelWatch.wa.gov.au - An unusual site in that it is run by the government of Western Australia and by law, gas stations must inform them by 2:00 PM each day what the next day’s prices will be so that consumers can plan accordingly. Lucky Aussies.

GasBuddy.com - Covering the United States and Canada, you can enter through the main site, or use one of the state specific domain names such as MissouriGasPrices.com. When you go to the state specific pages you can see where the cheapest gas is for the state immediately.

GasNearU.com - GasNearU gives you a modern look… until you pull up the prices. Enter the zip code you want to know about and it will pull up the prices in a very basic HTML table, but it is missing the station names. You can’t always count on address numbers being visible on a building, so while this site does give you the info you want, it may not be all that helpful in reality.

GasPriceWatch.com - A Google Maps mashup that shows you stations for a given area, color codes the prices by age, and even lets you set up your page with your favorite stations.

GasTicker.com - A tracking site just for Canada, look prices up by province, or join their email list to have information delivered to you.

Motor Trend - Motor Trend magazine allows you to look up the gas prices by zip code, or click on the state you want, then county and then finally on the town or city of your choice.

MotorMouth.com.au - Gas prices in Australia that you can search by area or sign up for gas price email alerts.

MSN Autos - MSN offers integration with their mapping service to give you maps you can zoom in and out on to locate the stations as well as numbering the map so you can quickly reference where each one is.

PetrolPrices.com - Fuel prices from nearly 10,000 stations all around the United Kingdom.

Shopping

Coupons

Brick & Mortar Shopping

CoolSavings.com - Tons of printable coupons divided up by style of shopping with listings of free samples you can get.

CouponMom.com - Has coupons you can print, helps you find coupons, gives you strategies on how to use them to make them most effective, and a whole lot more.

Coupons.com - Who needs to wait for the Sunday newspaper circular when you have Coupons.com? Go to the site, find your desired coupon, and print it out to take to the store.

CouponSurfer.com - Mixes up printable coupons for brick & mortar stores with ones for online sites. The heavier emphasis does seem to be on groceries and food.

OnlineCoupons.com - This one works a bit differently than some other sites in that you pay an annual subscription fee and also pay for them to mail you physical coupons for the grocery store. Coupons for restaurants may be printed for free at any time after you join.

Valpak.com - Enter your zip code and get results for coupons in your area as well as some online vendors.

Online Shopping

BensBargains.net - For eight years Ben’s Bargains has been updated daily with new coupon codes for all sorts of online deals. The site mainly focuses on electronics.

CouponCabin.com - Focuses on everyday coupons, but also has coupons that have a clear expiration date.

CouponChief.com - Collects various coupons for numerous online merchants into one handy site which is searchable by store name or product category.

CouponWinner.com - Thousands of coupons for hundreds of different online merchants from free shipping to free products and hefty discounts.

Dealighted.com - Aggregates deals from numerous shopping forums around the Web and puts them into one centralized source for you.

DeaLoco.com - Besides providing you with normal coupon listings, they also assign a “Grief Factor” to each to tell you how much hassle it will be to use it.

DealsOfAmerica.com - Attempts to bring you deals only from the most reliable of sources by focusing on the largest online retailers and traditional brick & mortar chains.

FatWallet.com - Featuring thousands of deals for online stores along with forums for users to discuss the current deals and ones they have found on their own.

FreeShipping.org - As the domain name suggests, this site is completely dedicated to finding you free shipping deals for all of your online shopping needs.

GottaDeal.com - Well known for their annual early release of Black Friday advertisements, GottaDeal is working all year long to bring you the best in online and offline deals.

MyCoupons.com - Has over 4,000 stores you can look up by name. Also has message boards for sharing more codes, rates how well codes have worked, and a whole lot more.

RetailMeNot.com - One of the more clearly labeled coupon sites with clear labeling of what the coupon does, what the code is and when it expires.

Slickdeals.net - Lists new coupons by the date issued and then lets you sort them down by when they expire, vendor, and other methods. Also has active forums for more discussion.

Social Coupon Sites

Dealigg.com - Besides being able to vote up the standard coupons, you also get a nice selection of free sample offers you can vote on.

DealsGlobe.com - You can give deals the thumbs up or down as well as search the coupons by numerous methods, even down to admin and user submitted.

DiscountPatrol.com - Users submit deals they find online and then others vote them up if they consider them a truly great deal.

Mallicious.com - The editors of Mallicious post new deals each day and then the users vote them up or down Digg style. Users are also encouraged to post deals that they find.

RedFlagDeals.com - A site for Canadian deals that allows users to vote up the best ones to the top.

Travel

Cheap Air Travel

Domestic

CheapAir.com - Searches for all regular and sale fares at the same time and allows you to filter the results on the fly via Ajax so there are no reloading delays.

Momondo.com - Offers search for nearly 500 airlines in nine languages.

Vayama.com - Uses an interactive map to help you choose your airports. Also generates 3D seat maps for your plane to help you choose your seat.

CheapFlights.com - Also operates CheapFlights.co.uk. In the US they assist you with finding cheap tickets via JetBlue, American Airlines, Orbitz and Priceline, amongst others.

CheapTickets.com - Offers up flights, car rentals, cruises and even train tickets.

Expedia.com - Besides being able to search all the major airlines, you can also book hotels, cruises and more.

Hotwire.com - Sells unsold inventory from major companies and offers them at a large discount by not showing you the name until after you book.

LessNo.com - Specializes in flights in the USA, the UK and Indochina.

Orbedia.com - A metasearch that allows you to check Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, CheapTickets and more in one shot.

Orbitz.com - Books all forms of travel from airline flights to trains & cruises.

Priceline.com - Name your own price for airfare, hotels and car rentals, and then see what they return to you to meet your bid.

Trabber.com - Searches 30 websites for the cheapest tickets for users in the USA, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the UK.

Travelocity.com - Probably as famous for their spokes-Gnome as their booking, they do go the extra mile giving you phone numbers to speak to an actual human if you need to.

Wego.com - Focuses heavily on international flights by searching numerous foreign carriers as well as domestics.

Yahoo Travel - Search all the major airlines with only low booking fees.

Non-USA

Airline-Network.co.uk - A UK-based search that focuses on long haul flights to overseas destinations.

Cleartrip.com - Flight and hotel booking inside of India.

DoHop.com - Part-owned by CheapFlights.co.uk, gives you the ability to search over 660 airlines worldwide.

FlightChecker from MoneySavingExpert.com - Focuses on budget airlines, offers charts to show you which part of the month is the cheapest time to fly.

Ixigo.com - Cheap airline search limited to flights inside of India.

Jetcost.co.uk - Jetcost searches multiple ticket sites such as Expedia, British Airways and more to help you find the cheapest prices.

Kayak.co.uk - Searches over 140 airlines and travel agencies and gives you the tools to book directly through them.

Liligo.com - Offers localized search of hundreds of airlines for Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary and the UK.

Skyscanner.net - Leans towards broader searches for those with flexible travel dates. Also offers suggestions for those who just want to go somewhere, but can’t think of any place themselves.

Miscellaneous

AirlineQuality.com - A site for rating airlines, their seats, airports and their premium lounges. Also offers chat rooms for people to discuss everything related to the airlines.

Farecast.Live.com - Microsoft powered service to search multiple sellers and predict for you if you should buy your ticket now or hold off for a possible price drop.

FlightArrivals.com - Check on flight arrivals, departures and reschedulings in the USA and Canada.

FlightAware.com - Track all of the flights in the United States in real-time. You can also narrow it down by carrier and see exactly where a flight is at any time.

FlightStats.com - Check the status of airports in regions all over the world, flights, rate the airports and discuss on the forums.

FlightView.com - Get real time updates on flights and the status of airports.

FlyMyCase.com - A shipping company specializing in picking up and delivering your luggage to and from just about anywhere in the world.

SeatGuru.com - Detailed plans for different models of planes that gives you ideas of what each seat is like in advance so you can choose the best one for you.

Cheap Travel Accommodations

Hotels

CheapTickets.com - Best known for cheap airfare, Cheaptickets also offers deals on hotel rooms and vacation packages.

ConcertHotels.com - Find hotels near concert venues in the United Kingdom, USA and Spain. Look them up by venue or by specific event.

Expedia.com - A full service booking site that lets you book hotels as well as flights, rental cars, vacation packages and more.

Hotels.com - Search for hotels, condos, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals and more.

HotelClub.net - Part of the Orbitz system, HotelClub offers last minute deals, group bookings, worldwide listings as well as over 1.4 million customer reviews.

HotelsCombined.com - Search over 30 hotel reservation sites in 12 languages from one convenient interface.

HotelPriceFinder.com - Lets you search over 30 hotel booking sites and then click through to book directly with the one that has the price you want.

HotelTip.com - Focuses on international bookings by searching multiple hotel sites from around the world.

Hotwire.com - Sells unsold inventory from name brand hotels at highly discounted rates, but areas you may stay in are very generalized.

Kayak.com - Search over 140 travel sites in one go to locate the best deal for your hotel stay.

LateRooms.com - Focused on England and Europe, LateRooms offers deals and sale prices on hotels, inns, pub rooms and more.

Orbitz.com - Orbitz offers a price assurance against finding a lower rate after booking.

Priceline.com - If you have some flexibility to your travel plans, Priceline may be the way to go as they will look for the best price possible with no booking fees.

SideStep.com - Lets you search multiple major sites such as Hotwire, Expedia and more with one convenient search.

Superbreak.com - Focuses on hotels in Europe with short trips, weekend getaways, but can book hotels for any length of time also.

Travelocity.com - Numerous sales and discounts for multi-booking flight/hotel, hotel/car, etc.

Travel.Yahoo.com - Yahoo travel searches multiple hotel chains and gives you package deals on also booking a rental car or flight.

TravelPost.com - This site focuses mostly on user reviews of hotels, but also offers search for hotels to book.

TVTrip.com - Features videos, rates and deals of over 33,000 hotels around the world.

Others

CouchSurfing.com - Sign up for a profile and start looking for couches you can crash on for free in over 200 countries, and 42,000+ cities.

Hihostels.com - Find youth hostels all over the world with online booking and a new iPhone interface.

Hiusa.org - A directory of youth hostels in the United States

HospitalityClub.org - Find people all over the world willing to let other members stay the night, or maybe just get a guided tour through their town.

HostelTrail.com - Locate hostels specifically in South America.

HostelWorld.com - Book online to stay at any of 17,000 hostels located in 168 countries around the world. Also features customer reviews and ratings.

Vacation Rentals

ClearStay.com - ClearStay focuses on vacation rentals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Allows you to search not only by location, but also what dates you are looking at.

Domegos.com - Search worldwide listings by location, dates and number of occupants to find a rental to fit your needs.

VacationHomeRentals.com - Listings for vacation rental properties all over the world with ratings and reviews by customers.

VacationRentals.com - Directory of vacation rentals all over the world with quicklinks to the most popular destinations.

WeGoRound.com - Search engine for nearly a quarter million vacation rentals all over the world.

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