4 Important Coupon Tips for Smart Shoppers
Learn how to "coupon" and where to find them!
Now that we've gotten away the fact that coupons do help you save and that many smart shoppers use them, let's continue on by learning how to "coupon" and where to find them!
Choose and spend wisely.
Coupons are generally accepted as a boon to shopping; however, they should not be used as a convenient excuse to buy something you really do not need and spend more than you anticipated simply because it has a discount code attached to it. If you’re buying expensive stuff just because it’s “on sale,” you’re not really saving much money.
Search for store coupons on-site or through their official social media accounts.
While the easiest way to search for store coupon codes and vouchers is by using a search engine such as Google or any one of the dozens of fake couponing sites online; chances are high that you’ll find result upon result of expired, spammed—or worse—fake coupon listings meant as click-bait to generate third-party traffic or search engine rankings.
Your best bet for finding active coupons, deals, and other assorted promos is to visit the store’s webpage or app and rely on its site-wide advertising (easily found through banners, links, buttons, splash pages, etc) and by following its official social media accounts. Better still, sign up to the store’s email list to get automatic regular updates in your inbox.
However, we'd like to point out that unlike these other sites, UptoDateCoupons is not a fake couponing site. It has all the latest coupons and is updated with new ones every day. We have a team of dedicated "couponers" who are working behind the scenes to get you the best possible deals via easy-to-use coupons. Go ahead and give some of our coupons a try!
Combine Coupons with other store offers.
Get the best value from your store shopping experience by not only redeeming product coupons but also by combining them with assorted store-wide deals and offers such as “Free Shipping” promotions, holiday sales, clearances, “Flash Deals” and many more. Be sure to read the fine print and combine these offers whenever you can!
Store and Coupon Comparison Shopping.
Store hop online and compare regular prices as well as their attached coupon offers to get the best deals. For example, when choosing between two stores that sell the same product, one store may offer a bigger discount coupon on an item with a higher than average regular price while the other store may offer it cheaper but with a smaller discount. Comparing the two options along with other fee considerations (like shipping) will give you a better idea of true cost savings.