Whether you're a newbie deal hunter or a savvy saver, you may have some questions.
Whether you're a newbie deal hunter or a savvy saver, you may have some questions.
If you’ve found your way to our website, you’re probably looking for a way to save some dollars on your everyday purchases.
And with our coupons, we can definitely help. We bring together the best coupons available online, and give you tips and tricks on how to shop with some of America’s top brands and chain stores, so that you get a great deal every time you buy.
Whether it’s your first time trying to shop with a coupon, or you’re already a savvy shopper who wants to just know a bit more, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to help you navigate the world of coupon shopping.
If you’re completely new to the world of shopping with coupons, they are essentially discounts that help you save money on the things you buy.
Traditionally they would always be printed, sometimes in the weekly newspapers, and you could cut them out and take them to the store to save on your groceries. But as the world’ moved online, so too have coupons, and most are now codes you apply to your cart when you’re shopping on a website.
You get coupons for all different stores, sometimes offering free shipping, other times a dollar or percentage saving. Always check for coupons before you buy online, otherwise, you’ll potentially spend more than you need to.
Absolutely! The word ‘couponing’ might make you think of a mom cutting out endless stacks of coupons just to save a few cents every week, but these days it’s much faster, much more convenient and even better value to hunt around for coupons online before you make any purchase.
Sometimes you might only get free shipping, but if that saves you a few dollars every time you shop, you’ll soon see those savings mounting up in your bank account.
Coupons vary all the time, so it depends on the promotions that a store is running. Sometimes you may get coupons that give you half off a selected product, such as a popular type of pizza or tub of ice cream. Other times you may find coupons that save dollars off your entire grocery bill or offer a percentage discount on your cart.
Make sure you look out for coupons for your favourite grocery store, whether that’s Walmart, Target or any other chain store. Keep hold of the best ones and you can make big savings on your weekly groceries.
Yes – we have coupons that work with Amazon, as well as many other major retailers.
In fact, wherever you do your shopping we probably have a coupon that can help save you money. Whether you’re shopping for great deals on Prime Day and want a little extra boost, or you just need something delivered fast, our coupons can help save you money on a wide range of Amazon products.
Always make sure to read the fine print for your coupon. Some coupons will only apply to products fulfilled by Amazon, rather than any third-party sellers they host on their platform.
As you can see, we have a fantastic range of coupons available for all kinds of stores in America. You might be wondering why so many coupons exist, and what the benefit is to a business to keep offering their goods at lower prices.
Basically, stores are looking to win you over. If you’re torn between a Dominos and a Pizza Hut pizza, they may tempt you with coupons in order to make sure you choose their brand. And then, they will hope that you continue to order from them, rather than go back to their rival.
Coupons make business sense because they’re an affordable way to find customers, and over time they make back their cost with customers who return to the same store again and again.
If you have a printed coupon, you might spot in the fine print the cash value of the coupon. This is usually a tiny amount, often as low as 1/100th of a cent. This is printed purely to tackle older laws that were originally created when trading stamps were first popularised in the 1890s. As they grew more popular, laws were enacted to protect a minimum value for the stamps, and those same laws still apply in some states. Coupons are therefore printed with a minimum value just to ensure they’re valid and legal in every state.
And yes, you can cash in your coupons legally, so if you happen to have one hundred coupons for the same store lying around your home that you don’t intend to use, you could cash them in for a cent – but you’d have to mail them in to do so…
Coupons come in many forms. The classic printed coupon still exists, and you can find these in newspapers, or in marketing you receive through the mail, and sometimes you can print them yourself. Just take them with you to the store, hand them to the clerk serving you and they’ll apply the coupon to the total cost of your shopping.
Most coupons these days are online, and take the form of a code. This will be a string of letters and numbers that you’ll enter on the website where you’re shopping, usually in the cart. Coupons may be a memorable phrase, to encourage sharing them, or they could be a string of random characters designed to only be used once.
Some coupons may also take the form of an affiliate link – where you automatically save money if you’ve clicked on a special link to take you to the store.
For the vast majority of stores, coupons will always be accepted on the expiration date. The expiration date is normally the last day that the coupon is valid. However, you should always read the terms and conditions of the coupon as a store may vary this policy, and may declare the coupon expired as soon as that date is reached.
Some stores may accept coupons that have expired, so it’s worth speaking to the clerk to ask them, or trying to use the coupon in the cart. Often online codes need to be manually disabled, and so it a coupon has only just expired it may still work if you try it.
If your coupon has expired, just use our website to find an alternative that you can use.
Yes – you can use most coupons online. Modern coupons will involve a code that you enter when you’re shopping on a website. Just wait until you’re ready to buy, and in the cart you should see a field asking for any coupon codes you have. Enter them here and the discount will be applied to the total price of your cart.
Not all coupons can be used online – some printed coupons may say they are only to be used in-store, and they may not feature a code. Always check to see if there’s an online code available on our website, before you venture out to the store, to save yourself the journey.
It will always depend on the store where you’re shopping, but some coupons can be stacked, which means using more than one coupon on the same purchase. The most commonly-stackable coupons are those which apply to selected products – for example, if you have coupons for half-off ice cream and half-off a pizza at Walmart, you can probably use both at the same time.
Other coupons might not be stackable. They’ll usually have a statement in the fine print that reads ‘maximum of one coupon per purchase’. So, if you have a coupon for $20 off, and a coupon for 10% off, it’s worth doing the math to see which is the better option if you can only use one at a time.
Well, we would obviously say SaveYou.com! But we aren’t just saying that because it’s ours. We do our best to compile the biggest range of coupons across the widest selection of international stores and brands for you to use when you shop.
We cover everything from major online retailers like Amazon and eBay, to those times when you just want a cheaper dinner from Dominos or Marco’s. Not only that, but we provide a ton of information on each store that we list, so you can get all your questions answered in one place. We’re always striving to make sure that we are the best site for coupons but if you’ve got any feedback we’d love to hear it. (Get in touch here if you do)
We can only speak for ourselves, but SaveYou.com is absolutely safe to use. We don’t require you to sign up in order to browse the coupons and so you aren’t sharing any data with us, and you don’t shop directly with us, so there are no concerns over safe payments.
We simply collate the best coupons from across America’s top stores and present them here for you to use. There’s nothing unsafe on our website, just a huge range of fantastic offers for you to enjoy.
It’s easy to get coupons on your phone. Firstly, just browse our website – we’ve made it easy to navigate on a phone screen so you’ll have no trouble finding the best coupons to use.
Other ways you can get coupons on your phone include signing up to a store’s marketing emails, which can be sent straight to your phone’s email inbox and often include codes, or downloading the app for the store you wish to shop with. Apps often come with exclusive codes for shoppers and so you might be able to grab a bargain from the palm of your hand.
The easiest way to get free coupons is to check our website. Often, stores will release coupons to customers or via their marketing channels. We can then compile these in one handy place so that you don’t have to spend your time searching.
However, if you have a favorite store, then you should also make sure you’re signed up to their marketing channels, either email or messaging. Download the app to your phone too, if you have one. Codes are often released directly to customers first, and some stores will offer regional promotions, so you’ll get the best deals sent straight to you.
If you specifically want printable coupons to take into store with you, then the same logic applies – make sure you sign up to every marketing channel available, especially if the store offers postal marketing. Postal marketing materials often included printed coupons, but otherwise, check emails for your store to see whether they’ve sent coupons you can print at home.
Don’t worry if you can’t print your coupons – most stores can accept them if you can show them on your smartphone.
Simply bring up the coupon on the screen and show it to the clerk. Some coupons will have a code that just needs to be read. Others will have a barcode or QR code that must be scanned, but these can be read on your phone screen by the scanners, so the clerk may just take your phone to scan in.
If you are still struggling, then look for alternative coupons that you can just use online – save yourself the hassle of a trip to the store and buy your goods with an online coupon code.