I’ve always questioned the usefulness of Twitter. Sure, it’s fun to follow what your favorite celebrity is eating, or reading live tweets of sporting events, but this excellent article from Lifehacker pointed out that you can also use the site to search for deals and discounts.

Here’s how it works. Just go to Twitter and search for:

  1. #(Product Name) #Deal or #Coupon: i.e. “#bicycle #deal #coupon”
  2. #(Store Name)Deals: i.e. #ReiDeals. This will be more successful with larger retailers.
  3. #(Store Name)Coupon: i.e. #ReiCoupon. Again, probably not as popular among smaller retailers.

Check out the original article for more great money saving tips.