You can save money every time you shop online by using coupons. Coupons help you avoid paying full price for anything. Using coupons and shopping by discount provide a way for everyone at every income level to live better by saving money on needed purchases.
Today, you don’t even need to clip coupons from the newspaper or magazines. Most stores provide shopping codes that represent the discount offered. You can find these discount codes in numerous places online and save big. Some offer free shipping, others buy one-get one free (bogo) or a percentage off of your order.
1. Start on the retailer’s website
Since a good sale or deal helps them move more merchandise, they often advertise their code on the front page. Don’t bookmark a deep link to your favorite store section because it won’t feature the code. Copy or write down the code because the retailer won’t automatically offer it when you checkout. You will need to enter it into the box, usually titled promo code during checkout. If you like to shop Bath and Body Works, JC Penney, J. Crew, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears and/or Victoria’s Secret, you’ve seen these before. Some retailers let you use multiple codes at one time. Common discounts include 15 to 20 percent off, but hunting around can turn up discounts of up to 40 or 50 percent.
2. Begin the hunt on promo code and deals sites
Many allow users to add codes they received from the retailer. Many retailers send repeat customers codes to entice them to shop again. The sites also partner with stores to offer customers an alternate place to find discounts.
3. Social media
Follow your favorite retailers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and smaller, specialized social sites like Scor. Retailers promote daily specials and one day sales plus short-term codes there. On Twitter and Facebook, you can create a list of accounts you follow by topic. Make a list of the retailers you follow to check each day. This gives you one quick spot to check rather you having to look at each account or scroll through your feed.
4. Skip the hunt and have an app do it for you
Download and install the Coupons At Checkout browser add-on to automatically have it find coupon codes for you for every retailer you visit. It can even add them to your cart for you meaning instant savings.
5. Email and newsletters from the store can offer a huge source of big savings
You often get a promo code of your own for signing up for their newsletter. This provides a great source of exclusive codes only opens to customers. Check your email at least once per day to ensure you don’t miss any 24 coupons.
Couponing used to take hours and mean hand cramps from clipping paper with scissors. It now simply means installing an app or subscribing to a newsletter. You can save big money every day on most purchases with minimal effort. Look for a coupon before each purchase and watch what a turn around your budget makes.