Even though I’ve been a couponer for a long time, I still get a rush of excitement at the thought of saving money by using a discount. With the Back To School shopping season coming up soon, you better believe that I’m on the lookout for ways to save money on school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, and clothing. I’m watching for the sales to start and am already checking to see what items I have on hand so I won’t have to buy them again. Then, I’ll compile a detailed list of what I need to purchase so I’ll be ready for the sales when they start. I am going to be doing some online shopping this year too and will hopefully score some great deals for gift giving at Christmas. Here are some tactics I regularly use to save money with online coupon codes:
Search The Internet For Online Codes
My rule is to never place an online order without searching for an online code or promotional code first. I just do an internet search on the item I’m looking to purchase along with the words “coupon” or “promotional code”. Most times I can find a code to use which can save me a substantial amount. Sometimes the code will be for a percentage off; sometimes I can find a code for free shipping using sites like Coupon Codes USA.. My favorite types of deals are ones where I can use a promotional code for a discount and also use a code to score free shipping.
Sign up With Your Favorite Retailer
I’m a big fan of Gymboree so I’ve signed up for their rewards programs. I earn rewards for purchases made and I also get notified of sales so I can get a head start on them. (You have to act fast at Gymboree because the best deals sell out quickly). I also have the rewards card for Toys R Us which has been pretty beneficial. Even if your favorite retailer does not offer a rewards program, sign up for their free newsletter if they offer one and be sure to check out their Facebook page to find any free offers.
Bookmark Deal Sites
I have a few deal sites I regularly patronize to help me find the best deals and discounts. I’ve found these sites helpful during the holiday season (and especially for Black Friday sales) because it saves me so much time to have the deals compiled in one spot where I can compare the best deals easily. I like the fact that these sites usually allow feedback from users of the coupon codes so you can find out ahead of time if they are likely to work or not.
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