Thursday, November 16, 2006

Stop Paying Retail

If you’re like me (you’ll need a therapist) you buy a lot of stuff online. Especially with the holidays coming up. So with that in mind, ya know how when you are filling out an order form it often asks you to “Enter Coupon Code Here”? And you think to yourself “hmmm wish I had that coupon code.” Well, people who DO have that code are totally into sharing it. Which is why the creators of BugMeNot.com bring you... RetailMeNot.com. So when you get to that “Coupon Code” box go ahead and open up a new window and check RetailMeNot.com to see if you have a discount waiting for you.

For those of you not getting the full picture... companies will sometimes add a code to their advertising in order to gauge its effectiveness. When I watch the DiggNation podcast “brought to you by GoDaddy.com” the end of the GoDaddy ad says "DiggNation viewers enter “blahblah” for a discount." I don’t have to tell you the actual code because now you know how to get it. Of course now advertisers will have no idea who saw their ad and who went to RetailMeNot.com, but so what we have been ruining their statistics via FatWallet.com for years anyway.

UPDATE: Also handy is the brand spanking new Bargainist.com. It is a little bogged down from a recent Digg barrage, but it looks like it may have some sweet action.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome post thanks- that's gonna save a few biscuits around christmas time.

Carol said...

Found one more decent coupon codes website – CouponAlbum. It’s now in my favorites. Smart shoppers should try it out.