For every coupon my mom would clip she would pause and smile , she would then turn to me and whisper " shop like mommy and save all the time " (LOL)
Today mind you , its still a great way to save and im sure more than half of us still clip coupons from catalogs whenever we can .
but with the Internet things are changing , every year more and more people are shopping online , and as the retailing business grows online , prices are dropping dramatically because of the competition .
Smart shoppers are noticing that shopping online is not only convenient but can save you lots of money .
So how do smart shoppers shop ?
Most smart shoppers use online coupons called coupon codes , these are numeric digits that are entered on a merchants site at checkout to receive a discount .
They also keep a list of their favorite stores and wait patiently for their promotional offers or blowout sales in order to save that extra 10 to sometimes 75% off regular prices and in addition they use coupon codes for extra savings ..
Now the tricky part is finding these coupon codes , many online merchants do not advertise discount coupon codes on their site, I don't think they want all their customers using coupon codes for discounts .
Here are four ways to find coupon codes .
1) One way to find a stores coupon online is by emailing the the merchant , most of them will take forever to email you back but some of them will , ( its worth a try )
2) you can find lots of printable coupons and coupon codes by hanging around shopping forums whereas you can trade coupons and deals .
3) download or order that particular stores catalog online if they have , most of them are free and many times you'll find coupon codes and promotional offers .
4) there are also some sites online that spend their days looking for coupons and they post them for free , if you find a site that has free discount coupons " BOOKMARK THEM " and try to find more sites that provide the same service .
Everytime you shop online always make sure theres no coupon codes lingering online for that particular store you want to shop .