Shopping online has become one of the most popular and powerful ways to purchase new items. Because of this, consumers were also looking for “value” or discounts – just like sales in offline stores. Thankfully you can now use an online coupon in order to get a bigger discount on items you purchase online. The coupons are created by the advertisers or companies that want to offer an online coupon to a consumer and since it’s all done online there is absolutely no coupon cutting — what a relief! Here are some of the major benefits and advantages of an online coupon.[no_toc]
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Ibotta is an app that lets you redeem items that you want to buy at the store without clipping any coupons. Almost any store is on Ibotta, including Walmart, Target, grocery stores, Best Buy, Groupon, and more. I got $12 cash back just from buying a Groupon, which is already super cheap as it is.
Retailers oftentimes give out an online coupon simply because they want to increase sales. But, thankfully for you that also means you, can save some major money when it comes to purchasing products online. Some coupons may offer a certain percentage off of an item while others might offer free shipping, bonus products and much more. Take advantage while you can because some coupons do have an expiration date just like paper coupons.
Unlike a lot of offline stores that offer rebates (where you have to buy the product first) an online coupon allows you to save money right then and right there. NO waiting required!
Some websites that offer online coupons have a direct link from their website to the website in question that is offering the coupon. For example, this page, here coupons for Zenni Optical are listed but you don't have to copy the code simply click the link and the coupon is copied and ready to use. This means you are saving a lot of time because you don’t have to enter the code manually it’s simply inserted in the discount or promo code spot for you automatically. This also means if the code is somewhat long, you won’t have to take the time to type it out and possibly get one of the letters or numbers wrong. It’s a fantastic time saver.
Some of the offline stores you go to may only let you use a specific coupon for one or two items. But, with online coupons that offer a discount on multiple items, you get to use the coupon on several different items if you so choose. Sometimes a coupon may say something like “$25 off flowers”, obviously you can only use it for flowers, but if you want you can buy multiple bouquets. Very ingenious indeed.
In a lot of cases if you are a comparison shopper like most people you might start to notice a trend: Online shopping is almost always cheaper than offline. Never mind the gas money and all that. The actual products are somewhat cheaper online than offline. Using an online coupon on top of an already lower priced item is going to save you a lot of money in the short run!