To me, one of the most frustrating things is paying for something online and then finding out later I could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere. This sometimes happens when a new online sale pops up or a coupon or voucher code gets released.
But, through these frustrations – I've learned a few things about finding the best online deals before I hit the purchase button. And, I'd like to share those with you.
Enewsletters– Be sure and sign-up for your favorite online retailer's e-newsletter. In it, they will oftentimes have coupons and codes that you'll want to click on directly – which will take you to their offer page.
Coupon books – I'm sure you've heard of the Entertainment coupon books that you can get every year? They now have a section devoted to online coupons offered by various retailers. Use the codes offered there to save money. (I usually get one of these books a month or so into the new year, as they are typically discounted from their suggested retail price).
Coupon sites – There are a lot of em out there now. I typically visit sites like Coupon Cabin, RetailMeNot and Coupon Chief for coupon codes that I can for online deals.
Here, I'm at Coupon Chief. All you need to do is click on the code and it will be copied to your pasteboard. Hit CTRL-V to paste it in the promo box when checking out.
Google search – I also will do a quick search at Google before checking out. You never know what might pop-up and if there is another coupon I have missed or a better deal.
Use those Apps! – Have a smart phone with a RedLaser or another price-matching app? This is also a must – to be sure you are getting the best deal out there. Type in the name of the product you are looking for and it'll do a quick price match for you – online stores as well as brick-mortar retailers.
Use this box to put in your coupon or voucher code* to be sure you are getting the best deal.
Do you have other ways to be sure you are getting the best online deal?