Follow these tips to save money on holiday purchases. By the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2013 Step 1 Go to FreeShipping.org and search for items you want among the 4,000-plus merchants who offer free shipping and discounts through the site. SEE ALSO: 10 Online Shopping Traps to Avoid Step 2 Use a price-comparison site, such as Amazon.com or PriceGrabber.com, to see whether another retailer offers a similar item at a lower price. You may come out ahead even if you have to pay for shipping. Sponsored Content Step 3 If you’re still shopping on December 18, go to FreeShippingDay.com, which lists retailers that offer free shipping with no minimum order and guaranteed delivery in the contiguous U.S. by Christmas Eve, along with other discounts. More than 1,000 merchants are expected to participate. Look for the feature called “staff favorites” to see which merchants offer the best discounts in addition to free shipping. Shopping on your smart phone? A mobile version of the site will also be available. The payoff You’ll save time and money on holiday purchases.