by Alex Levine
Many times people don’t like using coupons because they feel like they’re being coerced into buying something that they wouldn’t have otherwise purchased. Other times, it’s too much of a hassle to clip coupons, keep them organized, and have them on you for when you have a chance to swing by the store. Thanks to Google, you can actually get substantial discounts on purchases you are already making online.
Every time you are about to make a purchase on a website, no matter what the website may be, hop on Google before pressing the “submit order” button. There are a multitude of sites that are dedicated to giving you online coupons that are substantial (and have not expired). My favorite of these sites is Retail Me Not; they always have many coupons and let users vote on whether the coupon worked for them when they tried to use them. This ensures that you’re not wasting time copying and pasting tons of coupons, hoping the discount will be applied to your purchase. Also, I found this site to be one of the most comprehensive resources for coupons; they do a great job of finding all the coupons out there and putting them in one place.
However, there are brands that actively prevent sites like Retail Me Not and Coupon Cabin from publishing discounts, so if you Google for more than a few minutes to no avail, you can bet there are likely no discounts to be found.
If you’re really wanting to sharpen your savings skills, there are many bloggers (like Ahorros con Cupones or Cuponeando) who can help you do that. However, now you know a simple trick to save money with very, very little effort on things you’re already going to buy: Google.
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