Online Coupons, Coupon Codes, and Discounts
Coupons have been around almost as long as stores themselves. You may be used to clipping the weekly coupons out of your Sunday paper, but what you may not realize is that you can get savings when shopping on the Internet by using online coupon codes or printing coupons to take to the store! With a bit of research, you're likely to find coupon codes, discounts, and cash back for the majority of online shopping e-tailers.
Types of Coupon Codes
Coupon Codes - A "code" consisting of letters, words, or numbers that you enter into a coupon code box (also known as a promotional code) during the checkout process.
Cash Back - A service that gives you back a percentage of your purchase amount at participating online e-tailers.
Rewards - A service that gives you rewards (often times gift cards) based on your purchases at participating online e-tailers.
Rebate - An offer from a manufacturer or retailer where they give you back a portion of the cost of the purchase, usually when you mail in proof of purchase.
Where to Get Coupon, Coupon Codes, & Discounts
There are several great resources online for getting coupons. First, and most obvious, would be your local Sunday newspaper. After that, there are a few great places online to get printable coupons.
Print Coupons now on FreeOnlineCoupons.com!
Some of our favorites include Coupons.com, SmartSource, and RedPlum. Both will require you to install a small applet to print coupons, but it's easy and safe. Pair these coupons with your local sales papers for even better deals! In addition, if there is something specific that you are looking for, check the company's website. Many companies offer coupons and discounts on their website that you can print out or receive via email when you sign up for a company newsletter.
What is Cash Back & How do I get it?
There are a number of incentive websites that offer you cashback -- a percentage of what you spend comes back to you -- or gift cards when you purchase through their websites. Here are some of the sites that I currently use:
MyPoints - Earn reward for shopping online and reading email ads from retailers.
eBates - Get cash back for shopping online at popular e-tailers!
BondRewards - Earn cash via savings bonds when you shop online through their website.
FreeRide - Earn cash or gift certificates by clicking advertising email messages or by shopping through their website.
Mr. Rebates - A newer cash back service (or at least new to us!) with some great deals. Get $5 deposited into your account just for joining!