By Kate Merrill, WBZ-TVBy Kate Merrill

BOSTON (CBS) – If it seems like everything is more expensive these days, it’s not your imagination. Rising commodities prices on cotton, coffee and other materials are forcing manufacturers to raise prices. But now, there is a new and easy way to find a sale on whatever you need.

For Emilie Goldenberg, that’s a TV and a long list of other household items. She recently moved to Cambridge from San Francisco and is working on furnishing a new apartment.

But like many of us, she’s on a budget and that means if it’s not on sale, she’s not buying it. “My friends know I’m really into bargain shopping,” she said.

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports

Emilie does not waste time sifting through sale circulars and direct mail ads or even searching online for sales. She uses, a website that does all of the legwork for you. “You can search by specific product or brand name or pretty much anything that you are specifically looking for and that will show you what stores the product is on sale at,” she said.

For example, if you are at home and you know you need bath towels, simply plug in your zip code and type in ‘bath towels’. will pull up a list of every store with a sale on bath towels. When we tried it and found great deals on towels at Target, Kohls and JCPenny.

Salelocator is also great for shoppers who are already out and searching for good deals. Just download the mobile App and Salelocator will use the GPS on your smart phone to point out all the stores in the area with sales.

We are not just talking about malls and big box stores. Salelocator also works on groceries, tires, even liquor.

CEO Mike Falkson says the site allows you to save money, time and gas. The savings, he explained, depends on what you are shopping for. “You may save a couple of pennies on Pepsi at the grocery store, but a couple of hundred dollars on consumer electronics.”

For Emilie, it’s an easy way to get the most from her budget. “It’s definitely saved me money,” she said. “$20 or $30 here and there… it all adds up.”

Comments (4)
  1. Ron says:

    Just tested it and it already failed. As a knitter, I looked up Yarn. It listed Jo Ann Fabrics w/ yarns at $2.79, but AC Moore is selling the same yarn this week for $2.49. I even shifted my location to Medford and looked for closest w/in 100 miles and it somehow stayed on Jo Ann, ignoring Somerville’s AC Moore.
    Takle Three…

    They still need to do a LOT of work to make this site useful. Try looking for sales on certain specific brands of sneakers and they can’t help you. A search for groceries got me a listing for vertical blinds @ Home Depot & jewelry @ JC Penney. I weep for this site’s regular users.

    In tiny print along the side, a little way down, there’s a section for retailers to apply to add their sales to the site. Oh, this is too funny.

  2. Jan says:

    This is what “I” found when I tried to go to the Website. Oops! This page appears broken. DNS Error – Server cannot be found.

  3. Eric says:

    Site was working when I tried. Found a great deal on the cutest green dino costume for my daughter at Party City!

    PS: What guy knits?

  4. Michele Gail says:

    While shopping with my son for jeans in our local mall, he tried on lots of jeans in A&F and nothing seemed to work. I used my SaleLocator iPhone app to search for jeans on sale and voila, we got a listing of several other stores within the mall and the local vicinity. We headed for one of the stores listed in the mall. My son found several pairs that fit well at great prices. We left the mall happy SaleLocator and jean shopping customers!!

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