Have you ever gotten to your shopping cart checkout page when making an online purchase and noticed the box to enter a coupon code? Have you ever wondered how and why people have coupon codes, and then wished you had one as well? Often these codes come from actual coupons that people have gotten via an e-mail list or an in-store promotion. Often times, however, you can find these coupon codes online for free, and all it will cost you is a few minutes to search for them.
Lately the website www.retailmenot.com has been running ads on TV. This is great, I think that everyone should consult this site before making any online purchase. For those of you who don’t know, retailmenot.com is a website that posts coupon codes for various websites, many of which are user submitted. Some of them work and some of them don’t, but fortunately they’re displayed in order of which ones worked for the most people.
I highly recommend checking out retailmenot.com. Here is a little tutorial on the site. Let’s say you want to make a purchase from Target. You would go to www.retailmenot.com and search for Target. A list of coupons is displayed. Some of the things they advertise are just ongoing deals that Target has, as you can see here:
Here you see that the first coupon for $5 off $50 on baby items has only had a 58% success rate. If it were me, I’d still give it a shot. Worst case scenario is that it wouldn’t work and you’re right back to where you started. The second coupon has had a 100% success rate, so you will probably have better luck with that one. Simply click on the “Get Deal” link and it will take you right to Target’s website.
Other coupons will have you copy and paste a promo code when you’re ready to checkout.
Here, clicking on the link to the right of the deal will reveal the coupon code that you will need to paste into the “coupon” box at checkout. This particular deal is for 5% off an HDTV (that can save you big money depending on how much you’re spending). It only has a 67% success rate, but again, it may be worth trying.
That’s really all there is to it. It’s not too tough, and all it will cost you is a few minutes to go and check out the website. It is possible that you won’t find anything you’re looking for, but more than likely you will find an applicable coupon which could mean extra dollars in your pocket at the end of the day.