I need to take a post to highlight this useful site.
Before you purchase anything online, take a second to visit RetailMeNot.com.
This site offers coupon codes and discounts for just about anything. Do a search for the product you are interested in and for the company you are buying from. If there are any coupons available, the site will list the coupon code, the discount amount and the success rate.
Success rate is pretty useful. Once people try the code, they have the option to indicate if it worked for them or not. Coupons with high success appear at the top, with less successful or unreliable coupons below, marked as such.
I’ve used this site for 2 purchases online – my MacBook Speck Hard Shell case and for Shari’s Berries, a company that decorates chocolate covered strawberries the size of oranges. Multiple coupon codes worked on the laptop case, and the Berries coupon took off more than the cost of shipping.
In addition to offering discounts on products, this site also has coupons for services. Jon purchased another web hosting solution yesterday, and received a monthly discount.
So, thanks, RetailMeNot, for offering this service!
If you buy online, check the site out and save some money. Barring that, always Google “the product you want to buy + coupon code” when you purchase online. You may not find anything, but the Internet is pretty amazing due to the sheer number of contributors and a 30 second search is probably adequate to find any readily available, current coupons.
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