Tips for Holiday Couponing
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 7:00 am
People look forward to celebrating the holidays with loved ones. Nobody looks forward to how high their credit card bill will be after the festivities end. One way to keep the cost of decorations, gifts, and other holiday related expenses down is by using these tips for holiday couponing.
4 Tips for Successful Holiday Couponing
Sign Up for Email
Visit your favorite retailer’s websites and sign up to receive their email. Doing so will give you access to money saving offers that are not available to people who don’t get that store’s email. You might get a first time subscriber discount just for signing up.
Email from stores can contain special coupons that cannot be found anywhere else. Or, you might get a coupon code to use when you shop on the retailer’s website. Sometimes, stores give the customers who are on their email lists access to fresh sales before the general public can shop them.
Look for Daily Deals
Retailers are hoping to make a ton of money during the holidays. As such, they are all in competition with each other for the attention of shoppers. To find the Daily Deals, you need to visit a retailer’s website. Stores tend to make it really obvious that they have Daily Deals to offer.
Daily Deals are another good reason to sign up for a retailer’s email. That email could contain information about Daily Deals that are coming up. That knowledge could help you beat the rush on a Daily Deal for a product you simply must have. Shoppers who didn’t get the email generally do not get advance notice about upcoming Daily Deals.
In addition to Daily Deals, retailers may be offering special coupons (or coupon codes) on their websites. These coupons usually don’t stick around for long. Be sure to take a look at your favorite retailer’s website more than once a day.
Browse Social Media
Take the time to check out the social media pages of the brands that you want to shop from during the holidays. Doing so is a good way to discover upcoming sales that might not have been widely advertised. You might also find coupon codes posted on a brand’s Facebook or Twitter account. Every so often, a brand will offer a printable coupon on their social media pages.
Use More than One Coupon Code
Many shoppers use one coupon code and assume that is the best deal they are going to get. Not necessarily! Some retailers will let consumers use more than one coupon code. Don’t forget to use coupon codes that save you money on shipping! If you enter a coupon code, and the website gives you another box to enter a second one, it cannot hurt to give it a try!