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9 Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Online Coupon Codes

10, May 2022
9 Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Online Coupon Codes

As more people shop online, there is an increase in the number of discount codes (such as SAVE20, 25OFF, and FREESHIP) enticing them to buy. The annoyance: you add items to your cart, prepare to check out, enter the code, and — right — no savings.

According to Walt Roloson, co-founder of Wikibuy (owned by Capital One), a popular online shopping browser extension that finds and applies coupon codes during checkout, coupon/promo codes work only about a third of the time. Among the most common reasons a code does not work is: it has expired, there are exclusions, it is non-transferable, and, my personal favourite, it simply does not.

Before making any online purchase, everyone looks for a coupon code. Even if you’ve been burned before by bad code, you should give it another shot.

Reasons Why Online Sellers Provide Coupon Codes

Online discount coupons and codes are essentially nothing more than a marketing ploy. Discount coupons and codes are provided by online retailers in order to entice you to purchase something from them. It’s only natural that when you go to the online store to redeem that coupon code, you’ll end up purchasing more items.

Second, when online sellers want to reduce their stock of something, they may offer coupon codes. This could be due to the fact that these products are about to expire or that a particular fashion has gone out of style. The only way to respectfully offer these products to customers is to offer a discount code, which attracts a large number of buyers. As a result, they get rid of excess inventory and avoid losses.

In some cases, discount codes are distributed in order to increase customer loyalty. Because if you keep getting discount codes for one online retailer, it’s obvious that you’ll become loyal to them and buy a lot of things that aren’t necessarily cheaper.

Nowadays, online retailers have a plethora of schemes at their disposal in order to score big with customers. Below are some tricks for getting the most out of online coupon codes.

ESCAPE THE DYNAMIC PRICING TRAP

Dynamic pricing is a strategy used by online retailers to offer different prices to different customers based on demand, market factors, and the browsing and spending habits of each user. This technique has advanced to the point where websites can track your internet browsing and gain intimate knowledge of your online behaviour. Retailers use this data to determine your price point, which means that when you go to buy something, you may see a higher price than someone with different spending habits who uses a different computer.

To avoid being charged a higher price, clear your browser’s cookies and log out of your account. You can also try using your browser’s version of a “private” or “incognito” window to prevent cookies from being saved while searching.

KEEP THE ITEMS IN YOUR SHOPPING CART

Log in to your account, add the items you want to your cart, and then leave it alone. Retailers want to close the sale, so they’ll find ways to entice you to return. Within a few days, you may receive an email containing a coupon or an offer for a lower price. You must have an account with the retailer’s website and be logged in when you leave your cart, according to research. It won’t work for every website, but they tested this “coupon trick” and discovered the best 8 online stores that offer coupon codes days later to entice you to make a purchase. This list includes Ounass, H&M, American Eagle, Sivvi, Mumzworld, Namshi, Adidas, Bath & Body Works, and other retailers.

SEARCH FOR COUPONS

If the abandoned-cart technique isn’t yielding any coupon codes, try popular coupon sites like halacodesme.com

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT

Retailers can be followed on Twitter. Make a Facebook friend request for them. Why? Because they frequently offer exclusive coupons or early access to major sales to their social media followers.

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL ALERTS 

Coupons are frequently sent to folks on a company’s email list. Some of these deals are only good for one-time usage. You can get many unique promo codes if you sign up with multiple email addresses. In addition, many companies, such as H&M or Namshi, will give you a discount voucher just for signing up for their mailing list.

Sign up not only with your favourite stores but also with their competitors. You can then compare prices and request price matching.

Set up a filter that sends all promotional emails to a different folder to keep your inbox organised. One advantage is that you can compare deals between retailers because you have all of your coupons in one location, and two, you can easily notice sale trends over time since you have all of your coupons in one place.

COMPARE IN-STORE PRICES WITH ONLINE PRICES

Prices in stores and online aren’t always the same. Now that we’re all armed with smartphones, it’s simple to compare the price of goods in your hand to the price of the same product online. And, if you’re shopping online, getting the store price can sometimes be as simple as calling your local merchant.

USE MULTIPLE COUPON CODES STRATEGICALLY

If an online merchant allows you to use multiple discount codes at checkout, make sure to enter them in the correct order to save the most money. 

CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE – THEY CAN SOMETIMES EXTEND EXPIRED COUPONS

When you receive a promo code in your email, you may not need to make a purchase. But then, after the discount has gone, you realise you need that pricey device and the coupon code would have saved you a lot of money. Don’t be concerned! Companies want you to buy their products, and if you phone their customer care number, they might just honour that promo code. This is something I’ve tried several times. It’s not a sure thing, but this method has worked roughly one out of every three times.

CHECK TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET PRICE-DROP REFUNDS

Let’s say you buy something and then see the price has fallen a few days later. If you contact a store within a specific number of days, they may give you a refund for the price difference. 

Make the most of your offers, coupons, and discounts with Halacodes

Offers and discounts are not appropriate for all online businesses. You can most effectively use offers to meet your objectives, build customer loyalty, and increase revenues if you start with a clear goal in mind, a firm understanding of the brand, and a willingness to experiment.

Tell us about the offers that have worked best for your online store in terms of increasing sales and customer loyalty.