There are a lot of different ways that you can get your hands on coupons and discounts! Here are the best ones:
1.) Special deal sites
There are several sites that offer discounts and coupons that you can just as easily print and use online. One of the more popular ones is Groupon which carries travel, restaurants, experiences, beauty, local businesses and more special offers.
Other options worth exploring are Finder, Buckscoop, Scoopon, Spreets, I love Coupons, PayLesser, CupONation, Coupns, Cudo and OzBargain which all boast of travel, restaurant, clothing and beauty type deals.
Lastly, Bubbler Deals is a website that is geared at mums with special discounts they no doubt would enjoy.
2.) Sign up bonuses
There are sign up advantages and perks from companies along with freebies for those celebrating their birthdays. These bonuses range from a $10 gift card to a free meal or even an incredible $100 off.
When shopping, make sure to check if they have a rewards program, loyalty club or newsletter with perks that you can enjoy.
3.) Discount tips
Here’s a useful tip: place what you want to purchase in the cart of the store you are shopping at online. Then, check out only as far as placing in and saving your email, then depart without making the purchase. A lot of retail stores would automatically send you a discount through your e-mail within 24 to 48 hours to get you to push through with the sale.
A lot of stores have coupons on the back or bottom of receipts. You may also check out ShopADocket to find deals nearby. Pizza, dry cleaning, carpet cleaning and accommodation appear to be the most common options found on receipts.
Take a look at your local paper for ads and in their classified section or if you live in VIC, NSW or QLD, you can also check out SmartSaver for amazing local deals and coupons.
Bloggers and social media influencers have access to amazing discounts, coupon codes and special offers when they do reviews on items and services. So go ahead and follow your favourite ones to see what benefits you can also enjoy.
7.) Points or VIP clubs
The frequent flyer and supermarket reward programs are first to come to mind. There are a lot of ways to amass points with your favourite stores, redeem freebies and access loyalty discounts.
8.) Entertainment book
The Entertainment Book is a fundraising book that is used by schools, sports teams and charities to raise funds while also offering value to those who purchase it. The book costs $65 and you can choose to have either a physical book or use it as an app on your phone. It has concessions to restaurants, cafes, local attractions and activities.
9.) Online surveys
Survey sites deliver discounts and bonuses during times such as Pure Profile, SwagBucks and WDYT.
10.) Staff discounts
If you or a family member or a friend works at a store, check to see if they have a staff discount. These can range from a 5% discount through to 50% off and staff only sales.