Saving Money with Online Coupon Codes


What are coupon codes?

You will encounter two main categories of online promotions when you shop. One of them is a “coupon code” otherwise known as a “promotion code” and the other is a “link only” promotion. One of these options may be offered by online retailers as promotions.

How do I use a coupon or product “connected”?

This does not contain the exact coupon code and should be activated via a special link. You get a discount after you click this link (which will take you to an online store) and you will get a discount as you check.

How do I use a “coupon code” coupon?

It may vary from one vendor to another. There are many different places where a coupon code can be entered. In some cases a coupon code can be placed in the shopping cart itself.

Sometimes a coupon should be placed on the order review page just before leaving. Look at the “submit” coupon area for the first time when shopping from any website.

What if I can’t find a place to put the code?

See the FAQ page (frequently asked questions). This is usually found on the “customer service” page. In case you can’t find it on the site itself, call and ask the seller how the coupon codes on their website should be used.

How do I know if the “coupon code” is working?

The seller usually has a page where the billing fee is displayed, the discounted price after submitting your discount code and any applicable shipping fees. All of this information is probably displayed on the order page before you submit a credit clearance. If you do not see a discount when you enter a coupon code on the review page do not place an order.

How do I know if the “connected promotion” is working?

Often a linked promotion takes you directly to the product itself which is promoted at a special price or on a page that advertises your discount. If this is not the case then refer to the order page before accepting the transaction as a purchase.

Why does the coupon not work?

Often marketers leave an expiration date which allows them to monitor the promotion and terminate it in the event that it receives more responses than planned. Online retailers are changing or stopping any promotions at any time they want so it is almost impossible to know 100% of what most retailers are doing by promoting. In the event that your coupon does not work, it is best to search for one on the same site or at any other online coupon site.

Can I use unmarked coupons in my local stores?

Virtual shops (brick and mortar stores) are not obliged to honor online deals unless the promotion clearly states that it will. However, some stores will treat you as respectful to you even if you print what is offered and take it to the store. This may depend on the type of deal with the vendor involved but it does not hurt at all to ask!

Can I increase coupon deals by using more than one at a time?

It is often specified in the coupon code itself that one promotion may be used for each transaction or for each purchase. However, you can get even more savings by looking at a discount for an item purchased with a coupon code. These discounts are widely available on electronic devices, computers, software and home improvement items.

This sounds great! But how do I find the best deals on the Internet?

A great way to find out about the latest deals is by using coupon site forums. By visiting these sites you will be able to find more information posted on the boards. Remember though it is important to take immediate action as well.