COUPONS

Save Money Shopping With COUPONS
(In America In 2018)
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By Michael Wong | October 18, 2018.

Save Money Shopping With Coupons

What Is A Coupon?

A coupon (also known as a coupon code, promo code, promotional code, voucher code, etc.) is a promotional tool businesses use to drive sales.

It is a digital code or printable ticket that gives you a discount off the purchase price of a particular product or service, a discount off the entire shopping basket, discount or free shipping, or a bonus product or service.

Most, but not all, coupons have an expiration date. So it pays to use a coupon before it expires.

How Much Can I Save With Coupons?

Coupons generally offer savings of up to 20% or more, but can be as high as 80%. Printable coupon discounts are typically lower but can help reduce the cost of your weekly grocery shopping, which can add up to a lot of money over the course of a year.

What Are The Different Types of Coupons?

In the old days coupons came in paper format in newspapers, magazines and leaflet drops. You cut out the coupons and redeem them at your local supermarket checkout.

Nowadays, most coupons are a short code consisting of a word, a set of numbers, or a combination of both. For example, "20OFF" is a popular coupon, which gives a 20% discount.

How Do I Use A Coupon Code?

Online stores that accept coupons will typically have a section on the checkout page that asks whether you have a coupon code. You enter the coupon code and click the "apply" button. Assuming the coupon code hasn't expired, the discount or offer will be applied.

Where Can I Find Coupons?

There are countless websites, blogs, forums, browser extensions, and mobile apps offering coupons. Unfortunately, many of them are stuff with expired coupons which is a real waste of time trying a coupon only to find it has already expired.

So it is best to stick with the bigger companies because they have the resources to keep up to date with the latest coupons.

Instead of having to search for a coupon, you can install a browser extension which will automically find available coupons when it detects you are on a checkout page.

Top 11 Coupon Sites

Here are my top 11 places to get coupons. Visit each coupon site for more information:

Honey App screenshot

1. Honey App (http://c1ick.me/honeyapp):

  • Save money shopping online with the Honey app, a web browser extension, which automatically finds and applies the best coupon code at the checkout for thousands of online stores, such as Amazon, Expedia and Target.
  • How the Honey app works:
    1. Install the Honey browser extension to your Google Chrome, Firebox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera web browser.
    2. Shop like normal.
    3. The Honey app will automatically apply the best coupon code to your shopping cart.
  • Honey Gold Rewards program:
    • Available in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
    • When you shop at any of Honey's 4,000+ participating sites, you'll earn a percentage back in Honey Gold.
    • The reward you receive is a randomized amount and varies from site to site. Your reward percentage is the luck of the draw.
    • US members: Once you accumulate 1,000 Honey Gold, you can redeem them for a $10 gift card at these stores:
      • 1-800 Flowers
      • Amazon
      • Ebay
      • Groupon
      • Nordstrom
      • Sears
      • Sephora
      • Target
      • Walmart
    • Non-US members can redeem Honey Gold for egift cards at:
      • Amazon.ca
      • Amazon.co.uk
      • Mecca AU
      • Sephora CA
  • Honey Droplist:
    • watches your favorite items, notifying you by email when the price of an item drops below the amount you choose
    • is for US members only
    • is available at these stores:
      • Amazon
      • Best Buy
      • J.Crew
      • Kohl's
      • Loft
      • Overstock
      • QVC
      • Saks Fifth Avenue
      • Target
      • Walmart
  • Refer a friend:
    • Receive 500 Honey Gold.
    • You can refer up to 200 friends for a maximum of 100,000 Honey Gold (worth $1,000).
  • You may donate your Honey Gold to any of over 50 charities.
  • Honey app only works on computer desktops and laptops. It does not work on mobile devices.
  • Browser extension ratings:
    • Chrome: 4.8 (82,000+ reviews / 16.9 million+ users)
    • Firefox: 4.2 (400+ reviews / 250,000+ users)
    • Microsoft Edge: 3.9 (80+ ratings)
    • Safari: No rating
    • Opera: 4.0 (9 reviews / 56,000+ downloads)
  • Funding: $40.8 million+ (http://c1ick.us/honey-crb)
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2003) (http://c1ick.us/honey-lkd)
  • Countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia.
  • Free to join: Yes
Wikibuy screenshot

2. Wikibuy (http://c1ick.me/wikibuy):

  • Get the best shopping coupons at checkout automatically with the help of two million users.
  • Wikibuy automatically applies the best code at checkout.
  • Codes are updated in real-time based on which codes saved other Wikibuyers the most money.
  • Click the Wikibuy credit button at checkout and you get credit back on popular sites like Walmart and eBay.
  • Use your Wikibuy credit to buy gift cards or make future purchases with Wikibuy.
  • Scan any barcode or search for any product and Wikibuy tells you the prices available at top retailers.
  • Wikibuy monitors products you've viewed or purchased and lets you know when prices drop.
  • 2.5 million Wikibuyers with browser extension installed.
  • Browser extension rating:
    • Chrome: 4.8 (6,000+ reviews / 2.1 million+ users)
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 2.8 (10+ reviews / 5,000+ downloads)
    • iOS: 3.6 (40 ratings)
  • Employees: 11-50 (http://c1ick.us/wikibuy-lkd)
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
BeFrugal screenshot

3. BeFrugal (http://c1ick.me/befrugal):

  • Save money shopping with coupons and up to 40% cashback at 5,000 stores, such as Amazon, Target and Walmart.
  • Online and printable restaurant and grocery coupons for 40,000 stores.
  • Coupons guaranteed to work or BeFrugal will give you $5.
  • 125% cash back rate guarantee: If you find a higher rate on another site, BeFrugal will match it, and add an additional 25%.
  • $10 bonus when you earn $10 cash back.
  • Refer a friend:
    • You earn $10 when they earn $10 in cash back within 365 days of account creation.
    • They get $10 sign-up bonus.
  • US-based customer support and real-time live chat.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.1 (200+ reviews / 10,000+ downloads)
    • iOS: No rating
  • Chrome extension rating: 4.2 (300+ reviews / 245,000+ users)
  • Payment by PayPal, direct deposit to your bank account, check, or Amazon gift card (3% extra cash back).
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2009) (http://c1ick.us/befrugal-lkd)
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (http://c1ick.us/befrugal-bbb)
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
Extrabux screenshot

4. Extrabux (http://c1ick.me/extrabux):

  • Save money shopping with coupons and up to 30% cash back at over 5,000 stores, such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart.
  • $5 welcome bonus.
  • Refer a new member:
    • You earn $5 bonus.
    • You earn 5% of what your friend earns during their first year (it does not come out of your friend's earnings)
    • Your referral receives a $20 bonus, split into 4 "$5 Welcome Bonuses", paid when they earn $25, $50, $75 and $100 in cash back.
  • Payment by PayPal or check.
  • $14 million+ cash back paid out to members.
  • Chrome extension rating: 3.7 (4+ reviews / 7,800+ users)
  • Extrabux was acquired by Ebates in 2013. Ebates is part of Rakuten, Inc., a ‎¥1 trillion (~US$9 billion) publicly traded company on the Tokyo stock exchange (http://c1ick.us/rakuten-tyo).
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2006) (http://c1ick.us/extrabux-lkd)
  • Countries: USA, China, Korea, Russia.
  • Free to join: Yes
Coupons.com screenshot

5. Coupons.com (http://c1ick.me/couponscom):

  • Save money shopping with printable, online, and mobile coupons, loyalty coupons, and cash back offers for grocery stores, online stores, and offline retailers.
  • Save at Kmart, Kroger, Safeway, ShopRite, Walgreens, A&P, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, etc.
  • Sample coupons:
    • $2 off one Covergirl eye product.
    • $1 off one Arm & Hammer liquid laundry detergent.
    • $1 off one Johnson's product (wash, lotion, hair care, wipes, powder, oil).
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.1 (22,000+ reviews / 1 million+ downloads)
    • iOS: 4.7 (36,000+ ratings)
  • Coupons.com’s parent company, Quotient Technology Inc., is a $1.3 billion publicly traded company (http://c1ick.us/couponscom-nys).
  • Employees: 501+ (est. 1998) (http://c1ick.us/couponscom-lkd)
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (http://c1ick.us/couponscom-bbb)
RetailMeNot screenshot

6. RetailMeNot (http://c1ick.me/retailmenot):

  • Save money shopping with 500,000 mobile and online coupons for 50,000 retailers on RetailMeNot.
  • Limited printable and grocery coupons.
  • Save at Amazon, JCPenney, Walmart, etc.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.4 (200,000+ reviews / 10 million+ downloads)
    • iOS: 4.8 (25,000+ ratings)
  • RetailMeNot, Inc., was acquired by Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., for $630 million in May 2017.
  • Employees: 501+ (est. 2009) (http://c1ick.us/retailmenot-lkd)
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (http://c1ick.us/retailmenot-bbb)
Krazy Coupon Lady screenshot

7. Krazy Coupon Lady (http://c1ick.me/krazycouponlady):

  • Save money with Krazy Coupon Lady printable, mobile and online coupons for grocery stores, online and offline retailers.
  • Save at Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Costco, Dollar Tree, Whole Foods, etc.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.7 (9,500+ reviews / 1 million+ downloads)
    • iOS: 4.9 (24,000+ ratings)
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2009) (http://c1ick.us/krazycouponlady-lkd)
Slickdeals screenshot

8. Slickdeals (http://c1ick.me/slickdeals):

  • Save money shopping with online and mobile deals and coupons for Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc., with the Slickdeals crowdsourced website.
  • Limited printable and grocery coupons.
  • Deal editors curate the front page with the best offers based on your votes and feedback.
  • You may contribute deals and coupons to the community.
  • Participate in the active forum.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.5 (32,000+ reviews / 1 million+ downloads)
    • iOS: 4.8 (16,000+ ratings)
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1999) (http://c1ick.us/slickdeals-lkd)
  • BBB accredited rating: A (http://c1ick.us/slickdeals-bbb)
DealsPlus screenshot

9. DealsPlus (http://c1ick.me/dealsplus):

  • Save money shopping with online and mobile deals and coupons for 15,000 stores, with the DealsPlus crowdsourced website.
  • Money Makers Program:
    • Earn money posting or updating deals and coupons.
    • $6 per 1,000 views for each deal.
    • $3 per 1,000 views for each coupon.
    • Maximum earning of $20 per deal or coupon for up to a year.
    • Refer friends and earn 10% bonus of their earnings for a year.
    • Open to US and non US residents.
    • Minimum age: 16+
    • Earnings paid by PayPal (Minimum $25 since last payout)
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.3 (1,400+ reviews / 100,000+ downloads)
    • iOS: 4.4 (20+ ratings)
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2006) (http://c1ick.us/dealsplus-lkd)
Offers.com screenshot

10. Offers.com (http://c1ick.me/offerscom):

  • Save money shopping with 200,000 online and mobile deals, coupons and promo codes for 16,000 stores and brands in Offers.com.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.2 (200+ reviews / 100,000+ downloads)
    • iOS: No rating
  • Funding: $7 million (http://c1ick.us/offerscom-crb)
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2003) (http://c1ick.us/offerscom-lkd)
Goodshop screenshot

11. Goodshop (http://c1ick.me/goodshop):

  • Save money shopping with Goodshop's 25,000 coupons and promo codes for 3,000 stores.
  • Goodshop also donate 50% of the referral fee they receive from stores to 114,000 nonprofits and schools.
  • $12 million+ has been raised so far.
  • Goodshop’s Gumdrop browser extension ratings:
    • Chrome: 4.6 (20+ reviews / 13,500+ users)
    • Firefox: 4.2 (440+ reviews / 249,000+ users)
    • Safari: No rating
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.4 (65+ reviews / 5,000+ downloads)
    • iOS: No rating
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2005) (http://c1ick.us/goodshop-lkd)

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