I am the type of person that likes to research an item before purchasing. Shopping online has really been great because I cannot only find the best bang for my buck, but I can also read what other people are saying about the particular item that I am looking for.
This week, our food chopper died on us. We were using it everyday to chop up the babies food. I didn’t even realize until now how much I really need a food chopper until now, not having one.
My husband and I went to Costco over the weekend and we saw that they had a food chopper there, but it was a larger sized one. The price wasn’t bad so my husband was trying to convince me that we should just buy it. But I tried to explain to him that I am not going to buy something just because the price is decent. I really needed to research it first and find one that totally fits my needs – size, color, quality, price, etc.
So, today, I sat down and did a Google search on “Mini Food Chopper” and came up with a whole list of options. I checked Amazon, Shopping.com, and then wound up on Yahoo and that led me to iKitchen.com which had exactly what I wanted – the Cuisine Art Mini Chopper and guess what? It was on sale for HALF PRICE!
Whenever I place any order online, I ALWAYS do a quick Google search for “coupon codes” under that specific company that I am ordering from. So for instance, this order from iKitchen, my search was “iKitchen.com Coupon Codes”. And from there a bunch of sites come up where you can look and see if there are any discount codes available to use.
One of my favorite sites that I often use for online coupon codes is Retail Me Not. They give you a list and actually give you a percentage of how successful the codes are. Today, I wound up finding a coupon code for 10% off my order. Here is an example of what you would find on the site:
Sometimes you will find codes for free shipping, percentages off, free gifts, etc. I never order anything without trying to find a discount code first. I have to say that 75% of the time that I do order online, I find a coupon code. And this is a huge help because as we all know, every little bit counts!
So, do any of you use coupon codes?