The thought of paying full price for something is just so archaic and it also makes you feel like a sucker in the process. Coupons and discounts were made to bring you into the store not only to save money, but to also buy a ton of other crap in the process… and it works!
What’s even worse is when you pay full prices in stores that are known for having coupons all of the time. Bed Bath and Beyond is a perfect example. You can use as many 20% off coupons (per item) as you like when you checkout in their store. If you have 10 items and 10 coupons, you will save 20% on each… you can also use the coupons even after they expire. The bad news is that since so many people are using their coupons, their prices are likely inflated in the first place ( in addition to branding and advertising)… which means if you don’t have a coupon, you are really getting screwed.
Online shopping is much easier when it comes to finding online coupons. I used to run a bunch of free stuff and coupon sites in the past, so I know the sheer power and money that is made in this industry. So many people go to Google and search for coupons online before buying, and it would be stupid for them not to!
RetailMeNot is one of my favorite sites on the internet. You can find discounts and immediate coupons to use for almost anything you want to buy. They have one of the best platforms and updated sites for coupons anywhere, and they also don’t require you to sign up for their site to access their content.
Here’s just a recent example of how was I was able to instantly save money through their site, on a purchase I was going to make anyway!
I was watching NBA TV and saw a commercial for TommieCopper athletic clothing and I recently fractured my finger, so I wanted to see what they had for wrist and hand braces. I ended up spending around $100 on their site, but not before I quickly typed in “tommie copper coupons” into Google search and came across my favorite site right at the top of the search results.
Once I clicked over to RetailMeNot I took some time to look through their coupons for Tommie Copper that would save me the most money. Sometimes you will need to try different coupons codes until you find one that works.
The process took probably 2 minutes in total and I ended up saving an immediate $12.35 on my purchase!
This might not sound like a huge deal, but it can really add up over time. It’s one thing if you go into a local retail store and not have a coupon and there’s no physical way for you to get a discount on your purchase, but going to a site and buying something online without a coupon code is just nuts.
The next time you are shopping for something online, if you see an area on the check out form that has an area for “COUPONS / DISCOUNT CODES”, this is a clear sign that they have coupons and discounts available. Your next step if to search Google for “site name + coupons” and see what comes up. The site doesn’t always have to be RetailMeNot and you might have to sign up for the site’s mailing list, but there is a good chance that you could save 10% or more on your purchase with just a few minutes of searching.
The holiday season may be coming to a close, but we are all buying stuff online all the time. Be sure to use this process to instantly save money on your future purchases throughout the year.
My name is Zac Johnson and I have been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007. This is my personal blog and I welcome you to the site. In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website.
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