About Us

Welcome to Rather-Be-Shopping.com!

My name is Kyle and I am a father to 3 kids (20, 17, and 14 years old), and with my wife’s help, we keep this website updated daily with the best shopping hacks , frugal living tips, and online coupon codes that we can find to all your favorite stores.

But over the years the site has grown to include much more than just ways to save while shopping.

For example, we breakdown a bunch of secret menus at your favorite restaurants. After all, ordering off the “regular menu” gets kinda boring so it’s time to spice up your next meal at places like McDonald’s, Chipotle, Starbucks, In-N-Out Burger, and Dutch Bros Coffee.

Kyle James Hard at Work

We even talk about cool job opportunities like the clever ways to make money from home, great jobs for teen, and online jobs that pay well.

Lastly, don’t forget about our Return Policy section of the site that breaks down the return policy at over 45 stores including Costco, Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy.

Not only do we tell you exactly how their policy works, but we give you some insider tips and hacks to make your next return a breeze and even save you time and money.

This site was started in December 2000, and after a HUGE learning curve, we have the website that you see today.

Rather-Be-Shopping.com has been mentioned on FOX News, The Today Show, Woman’s World, Reader’s Digest, and The New York Times to name a few.

Kyle James on FOX29 in Philadelphia

I’d love to hear from you with any feedback as to how we can better serve you.

Also, let me know your money saving success stories involving any of the articles or savings hacks that you may have stumbled across on my website.

I really love to hear from my visitors and your emails often make my day.

Happy Shopping and Happy Saving!


  • What is Rather-Be-Shopping.com? – Rather-Be-Shopping.com is a shopping blog that not only posts great coupons, but also shopping tricks and hacks that you won’t find anywhere else. Insider tips that’ll help you save at all your favorite stores like Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy to name a few.
  • Who is this “Kyle” Character? – Well, that’s me. My name is Kyle James and I am the brains and brawn behind Rather-Be-Shopping.com. To learn more about me be sure to check out My Blog where I write about creative ways to save money as well as the adventures of working from home and raising three kids!
  • Do I Have to Pay to Use Rather-Be-Shopping.com? – No. Our site is completely free to use.
  • How Long Has Rather-Be-Shopping.com Been Around? – Since 2000. With over 20 years experience, we have become a trusted industry leader who knows how to find all the best shopping hacks and deals so you can save money when shopping online and in-store.
  • Thank you for stopping by. Please stick around and click around the site and check out what we have to offer.

More Useful Links

Rather-Be-Shopping.com Media KitA bunch of cool goodies for members of the media.

California Dad Says He’s Cracked the Code to Smart Shopping @ ABC News.com

The Best Days to Shop for Toys, Clothing, TVs, Laptops, and Other Christmas Gifts @ Time Magazine

10 Questions with Kyle of Rather Be Shopping @ Search Engine Journal.com

Publisher Interview: Kyle James of Rather-Be-Shopping @ MediaVine

7 Random Things About Me From our Blog.


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