Sunday, April 1, 2007

Promo Codes for Last-Minute Discounts

I love to shop online. And, I love how easy it is to dig up instant savings on the web.

Last week I quickly responded to a Banana Republic e-mail blast alerting me to the start of their spring sale. I chose a white 3/4 length sleeve blouse, two spring sweaters and proceeded to the checkout page. A quick Google search of "banana republic coupon code" turned up a 15% off discount code that was valid until May 5th! Just like that, I saved about $15. (other keywords to search for are "promo code," "discount code," "free shipping")

Most online retailers provide similar special offers. You may have to spend a certain amount to qualify, and sometimes you need to use that stores credit card, but it never hurts to do a quick search and sift through the results. Some of the best sites for up-to-date codes are: CouponCabin.com, CouponMountain.com and DealCatcher.com.
  • Gap.com typically offers free shipping on orders over $50 if you are paying with your Gap card.
  • Overstock.com offers 10% off for new customers.
  • Target.com offers 10% off anytime, for no particular reason.
  • Buy.com rotates discount codes through various departments. You can save on audio/visual equipment one week, and home networking equipment the next.
I never search for these codes unless I'm absolutely ready to buy something anyway. A 10% off coupon for won't save you money if you are buying something just because you found a coupon.



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