Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saving with Coupon Codes


You've probably figured out by now that my favorite site for coupon codes is RetailMeNot.com. I like it for several reasons. The first is that it doesn't make you join anything. I don't receive endless emails from them about products that don't interest me. Too often, when I search other coupon sites, there are no coupon codes, just links to the retail sites, which means I have to start over again. Ugh. Who has the time? At RetailMeNot, you can type in the name of a company and go to a list of coupon codes for that company. Very efficient.

On the main page, if you scroll down, you'll see widgets and extensions on the left. I admit, it was with some trepidation that I added the Firefox extension. After all, isn't this just more intrusion on my computer? However, my computer hasn't blown up and my malware checker hasn't thrown the RetailMeNot extension out or highlighted it, so maybe it's not hostile after all. And I have to say, I love it. Sometimes, especially after a long day, when I'm a little bleary and I have to order something, I forget to check for coupon codes. But now, when I log onto a retail site, a little bar pops up across the top of the screen, telling me when there are coupon codes available for that site. It's a very nice, unobtrusive reminder that I might be able to save on shipping or knock a few dollars off the price. Plus, it includes a link so I can easily check out the codes.

Five cupcakes to RetailMeNot for a job well done.

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