Your Guide to Using Online Coupons

Your Guide to Using Online Coupons

Lauren Diethelm

Lauren DiethelmFeb 12, 20182 min read

Everyone loves finding a deal when they shop, no matter what you’re buying. From big purchases to smaller daily necessities, you can be saving a lot of money by using online coupons. Here’s a guide on how to get the best bang for your buck in 2018:

Do a little research

Before clicking “purchase” on anything, snoop around online a little to see if you can find a discount code somewhere. (like!) Whether it’s from an affiliate site like ours or from the store itself, usually you can find promo codes online that will lower your overall price.

Sign up for the emails

We have a habit of closing that popup window without even looking at it, but take a closer look. Most sites offer pretty good deals if you sign up for their emails, like 15% off or free shipping on your first purchase. If you order online a lot, those savings add up! Plus, then you’ll keep getting more deals and coupon codes sent to you, so you get more savings than just that initial purchase.

Keep the leaflets

A lot of stores are running sales all the time, and they hand out leaflets and cards to tell you all about them. We tend to throw these away, much like the email signups, but don’t! A lot of those cards will have coupons that you can use online too, even if you don’t want to go back to the store. Make sure to read the fine print before you toss anything to see if you can use any of the deals they’re offering.

Become a member

A lot of membership rewards programs send their members exclusive coupons, both online and in person. Yes, you’ll get a lot of emails, but they’ll all have discount codes in them, and you never know when one might come in handy. Places like pharmacies and grocery stores sometimes offer a special, lower price for their members, so that right there has you off to a good start. Combine that with one of those coupons you’ve been holding on to, and you’ll be getting savings all over the place.

Remember: it’s a lifestyle

Doing the extra work before every single purchase could get tiring; it takes some time, and you have to be dedicated. But when you feel yourself flagging, remind yourself that all these coupons and promo codes are saving you some serious money, and that makes it worth it in the end.