Special Discount links and coupon codes are the two major ways online coupons are redeemed. Special links are provided by retailers and compiled at sites just like www.couponwinner.com. These are simply links that bring you to a retailer’s website. If your purchases apply to the discount, it will automatically be assessed at checkout. You do not need to type in any codes or promotions. You will see the discount on your itemized bill and be able to verify you successfully used the coupon. Coupon codes are also provided by retailers and compiled on sites such as www.couponwinner.com. You still don’t have a physical coupon, but now you do have a short series of numbers and/or letters. When you proceed to checkout, enter this code into the promotional code or discount box. The discount will then be assessed, and your total bill will lower. Always verify you actually received the discount before your card is charged for the final bill.
When shopping at the store, find the exact item that the coupon discounts. If the product does not match the specifications on the coupon, you will not receive your discount. Depending on the type of coupon, it might discount an entire brand or just one specific product, so be careful to read the coupon exactly. Once you find the discounted product, bring it to the cashier counter as if you were checking out normally. Before the transaction is complete, hand the cashier the coupon. He/she will scan the coupon, and the discount will be taken off your total bill. He/she will then discard the coupon or mark it as used. Using a paper coupon requires you remember to bring the physical coupon and involves the time and energy of going to the store.
Redeeming an online coupon is very similar to redeeming a paper coupon. While shopping on a website, find the exact item the coupon discounts. If the product does not match the specifications on the coupon, you will not receive your discount. An online coupon might discount an entire brand, one specific product, or anything found on that website. Just be careful to read your coupon carefully so you know what kind of a discount to expect. Once you find the discounted item, double click on the image. It should take you to a page that gives you all the specific details about that product. If you want to buy it, click “add to cart.” When you’re done shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” After you type in all your information, there should be a section for discount promotion codes. Type the code into this space. Your total bill should lower. At this time, your code has been processed, and you’re ready to click “checkout.” The remaining amount of your bill will be charged to your credit or debit card.
A printable coupon can be considered somewhat of a hybrid between a paper coupon and an online coupon. Several different websites provide access to printable coupons free of charge. A quick search for “printable coupons” on any major search engine will bring you to such sites. Once you’ve found the printable coupon you want to use, double click on it. It will bring you to a page with an image of that coupon. Make sure the computer you’re using is connected to a printer. On your toolbar, hit “file” and then “print.” The coupon will print, and you now have what is essentially a paper coupon. (For more information on how to redeem paper coupons, please see the “How to redeem a paper coupon”.) One final note, always make sure you have enough ink when printing out the coupon. If the scanner at the retail store can’t read the barcode, they might not accept it.
There are two ways to redeem free shipping coupon when shopping online.
The first way is similar to an online coupon. After you’re done shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” If you have a promotional code that entitles you to free shipping, type the code into the promotional code/discount section. It should register, and you will see your total bill lower. Click “checkout,” and you’re done. The second way is through a website promotion or discount. Some websites advertise that if you spend a minimum amount of money at their site, you will receive free shipping. When you’re finished shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” If you’ve spent that minimum amount, you do not need to enter any codes or perform any additional tasks. The website will automatically assess the discount. You can verify you’ve received the discount by looking at the itemized list of your bill. If the discount has registered, shipping should read $0.00. Simple click “checkout,” and you’re done.
Online gift certificates are redeemed almost exactly like online coupons. As with any promotion, coupon, or discount, always remember to read your gift certificate carefully. Make sure the items you’re intending to purchase are covered by the gift certificate. When you’re finished shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” There should be a place to enter promotional codes or discounts. Enter your gift certificate number here. If everything is covered by the gift certificate, the amount of the gift certificate will be deducted from your total bill. (You can always verify everything is correct by viewing the itemized list of your bill.) If your gift certificate is worth more than the amount you’re spending at that checkout, your bill will say $0.00. The items will ship, but you will not be charged anything. Depending on the type of gift certificate, your remaining balance may or may not be available for later purchases. Almost every gift certificate balance is available later, but read the fine print on your specific gift certificate to confirm.
Rebates are available for both online and retail store purchases. The thing to remember about rebates is that the discount is not taken at the time of checkout. You will pay the full price upfront and receive your discount at a later date. If you want to redeem your rebate, purchase the desired item. This item will only qualify for a rebate if it is advertised as having a rebate available. Do not assume your item comes with a rebate. After you’ve purchased the item, you will usually have to fill out some rebate-related paperwork. This paperwork will come with the item. Each rebate is different, but some require receipts or other forms of proof you made the initial purchase. Mail this paperwork to the specified location. Once it has been received, verified, and processed, you will receive a check in the mail. This process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. Again, the crucial thing to remember about rebates is you are still required to pay the full price upfront.
There are two ways to redeem a percentage off your total purchase. The first way is if you have a coupon that entitles you to some percentage off your total purchase. In that case, it’s used exactly like any online coupon. As with all other online coupons, read your coupon carefully to make sure the items you’re purchasing qualify for the discount. When you’re done shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” There should be a space for promotional codes or discounts. Enter your coupon code here. If the discount registers, you should see your total bill go down by the percentage specified in the coupon. The second way is if the website itself is running a promotional deal. In that case, make sure the items you’re purchasing apply to the promotion. When you’re done shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” You will not need to type in any promotional codes or perform any additional tasks. The discount should be assessed automatically. Check your itemized bill to verify you received the deal.
There are two ways to redeem cash off your total purchase. The first way is if you have a coupon that entitles you to some amount of cash off your total purchase. In that case, it’s used exactly like any online coupon. As with all other online coupons, read your coupon carefully to make sure the items you’re purchasing qualify for the discount. When you’re done shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” There should be a space for promotional codes or discounts. Enter your coupon code here. If the discount registers, you should see your total bill go down by the amount specified in the coupon. The second way is if the website itself is running a promotional deal. In that case, make sure the items you’re purchasing apply to the promotion. When you’re done shopping, click “proceed to checkout.” You will not need to type in any promotional codes or perform any additional tasks. The discount should be assessed automatically. Check your itemized bill to verify you received the deal.
Reward points come from a variety of places. Many credit cards, for example, come with a reward system. The basic idea is that for every dollar you spend with that card, you get so many points. And when you amass enough points, they are redeemable for benefits. These benefits can range from cash to airplane miles that eventually translate into free tickets. Every credit card is different. Check with your bank for specific details. There are also several reward programs available online. They work in much the same way. For every dollar you spend online at participating retailers, you receive points, which then become gift certificates or other rewards. Whatever system you’re using, find the homepage for that program. You should find your account information with your total number of available points. You should also find a list of available rewards. Again, there is great variety within these programs, so check with your specific reward system for details.