Getting ready to do online shopping for the holiday season? Don’t miss out on discounts by finding coupon codes to apply before checking out your online shopping cart. A brief history of online coupon codes:
2003: Remember entering your email address to subscribe to deals and coupon codes? You would receive hundreds of emails that would go unread until you needed to buy clothing or get a rental car. Too many emails!
2010: Along came RetailMeNot, a website and then mobile app that provided a centralized site to find coupon codes to apply to online purchases, travel reservations, etc. You no longer needed to give your email address to get the discount codes for shopping online.
2014: There is a new and improved way to find coupon codes when shopping online. Coupons at Checkout have made a web browser extension that automatically finds coupon codes when you are shopping online and gives you a list to choose from without needing to search for them. Here’s how it works:
- Open a web browser on your computer. The following web browers are supported: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
- Go to this link or using Chrome as an example, go to your menu, select Settings, and then select Extensions from the left side. Scroll to the bottom and select Get More Extensions. Search for Coupons at Checkout and select the Free + button.
- When you are shopping online and are ready to checkout, the coupon code will be outlined in red and provide a list of codes. Select a code and remember to hit the apply button to confirm that the code is accepted and your total amount is reduced by the discount.
They also have an iPhone version that works in Safari.