When most people think of coupon shopping, they think of hours spent poring over the local paper. Coupon clipping meant a giant organizational project with paper cuts and blisters to go along with your savings. RetailMeNot is changing all of that.
RetailMeNot scours the web to create a one-stop, searchable repository of online coupon codes, sales, special offers, and print coupons. If you’re planning a shopping excursion, just take your itinerary to retailmenot.com and search for the stores you’re planning to hit. You’ll be able to spot deals immediately. You can either print out the coupons or, if you’re technologically inclined, carry them around with you using RetailMeNot’s Smartphone app, available for iOS and Android.
The brick-and-mortar coupons, though, are only the tip of the iceberg. The site really shines when you’re looking for online deals. For example, one recent offer posted a 20% off your next order code for Pizza Hut. If you’re thinking about a pizza night for your family, you can find and use a coupon code on RetailMeNot to get a serious discount on dinner! The site has similar coupon codes available for major retailers from Clinique to Overstock, and Kate Spade to Best Buy. There are also discounts for services like PayPal and USPS. There’s a coupon code for just about anything you might need.
Some reviewers had negative experiences. For instance, some consumers complained about expired coupon codes and poor customer support. However, for the cost (free), the level of service gets a little easier to take. The typical coupon cautions apply here, too. The lower prices and high-pressure (limited time) offers can result in more impulse buys. Don’t buy something just because it’s cheap. Choose something you want, then find it at the lowest price you can.
The next time you’re about to check out at an online retailer, cruise over to RetailMeNot. Check for an online coupon code that might save you a little money. Paying retail price for goods you’re getting online can be a thing of the past and maybe you’ll find a deal for something else you can’t pass up!
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