Using coupon codes can help you save a lot of money when shopping online. Before you make your purchase, here’s how you can use coupon codes to maximize your savings.
1. Ensure you’ve used the coupon code before making the payment:
Online shopping websites require you to use the coupon code before you make your payment. If you’ve forgotten to apply the coupon code to your total bill before you submit the payment, you will likely not be able to get a discount.
2. Check if you can apply multiple codes:
Many online retailers actually allow shoppers to use more than one coupon code. For instance, you may be able to use a coupon code for 25% off on the total bill value and a coupon for free shipping. Some retailers even allow customers to use up to four coupons on the same purchase. Imagine how much you could save by doing this! If you aren’t sure, check the terms and conditions mentioned by the retailer.
3. Buy more to increase your savings:
Most retailers offer better discounts when you spend more. While this does not mean you should buy things that you don’t require, it’s a good idea to shop in bulk to get better discounts. For example, retailers sometimes may offer a $10 discount for a $50 purchase and a discount of $30 for a $100 purchase (meaning you could save $10 extra by buying items worth $100). Similarly, some retailers may offer you coupon codes for a 10% or 15% discount on your total bill, provided you spend a certain minimum amount. In this case, make sure you meet the minimum amount to get your discount code.
4. Compare codes:
Some retailers will only allow you to use one coupon code at a time, but will have multiple coupons available. If you can only use a single coupon, you’ll need to compare all the available coupons and find one that will help you save the most amount of money. When doing this, pay attention to the specifics - while a 10% discount may seem good, check if there’s a coupon code you can use for free shipping if the shipping cost is higher than the percentage discount.
5. Share your coupon code:
If you find a good coupon code, consider sharing it with your family and friends. Not only will this help them get a discount but it may also encourage them to share coupon codes they’ve found with you.
Want to save even more? Shop during a huge sale, apply one (or multiple coupon codes) on your total bill, and pay for the remaining with a gift card!