There are many ways to find coupons nowadays. Regardless of the level of technology you use in your everyday life, companies make sure there’s a way for them to get their coupons to you. For those who do not subscribe to this whole technology thing, coupons are available to them via the mail. Nearly everyone receives ValPak coupons every once in a while. Those little blue envelopes are chock full of great deals. Most of them must be redeemed in store.
Along those same lines, coupons come jammed in magazines and newspapers. Remember the Sunday newspaper with the ten tons of inserts? Okay, maybe not ten tons, but there are a lot of inserts (remember to recycle). Many of those inserts are coupons for everything from discounts on personal care items at Walgreens to two boxes of cereal for one at your local grocery store. Again, the majority of the coupons found in magazines and newspapers are for in-store promotions.
For those who use a medium amount of technology, coupons and coupon codes also come to us via the mediums of television and radio. My favorite radio station out here in LA often has their morning show dj hocking everything from legal help to flowers for Valentine’s Day. A lot of the time, he’s just doing an advertisement with no monetary value to the listener, but other times, you’ll hear him say something like, "Type the word ‘VANDALS’ into the referral code box during checkout to receive 10% off your order." This is for a purchase that you’ll make online. Another type of code you’ll hear about on the radio can be typed into a referral code box on a website, and from there, you’ll be able to print a coupon that you can take into a store for a discount.
Hearing and seeing coupon codes on TV isn’t that common. Instead you’ll hear someone on a commercial say, "Mention this ad when you come into the store, and you’ll receive a special discount." I’ve also heard people say, "Mention this ad, and we’ll pay your sales tax!" You just need to pay attention to commercials regarding something you’ve been looking to buy, and who knows? You may be able to score a sweet deal simply by mentioning an ad. However, on occasion there are commercials where they instruct you to enter a coupon code on their web site if you decide to buy that way instead.
Retail stores often issue their own coupons for purchases made in-store or online. Macy’s, for example, has been known to publish fliers that they pass out in the store and that they mail to previous customers that entitles the user to a discount regardless of if your purchase is made at one of their stores or at their website. As mentioned above, you can find coupons for retailers like Walgreens or Bed Bath & Beyond in newspapers, or sometimes they are mailed out on their own.
Or way to do it is to simply Google search for something like "Old Navy Coupons" or "1800Flowers Coupon Codes." Searches like these will turn up a huge number of sites with alleged coupons or promo codes. A lot of times, the coupon codes you find on sites by doing a Google search are expired or they’re not valid for one reason or another. You will need to go through these links, one at a time, to find a good code or offer.
In addition to search engines, you can find deals on individual merchant sites. For example, Macy’s.com often has coupon codes displayed on the main pages for their different departments. Also, merchants like Sephora, Orbitz, and Dell send email newsletters with coupon codes and promotional codes in the text of the email that can be used to make purchases on their sites.
Coupon codes can also be found on individuals’ blogs and in online forums. Again, these deals may not always be current or valid, so you’ll need to sift through them all to find what you’re looking for.
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