If you’re a dedicated deal hunter, then you’re probably pretty familiar with using coupons and searching the flyers of your local stores, a tried-and-true way of stretching the buck. But what if you want to buy something online? The deals and coupons are still out there, so it’s a matter of hunting them down and finding the best ones.
When you’re looking for everyday stuff like household items, a few good places to look are Amazon and Sears, which are two of the biggest online superstores in Canada. One of the smaller ones I really love is Well.ca where you can get pharmacy-type items, including groceries. All of these merchants offer coupons and promotions regularly, which we feature on our site, as well as free shipping (sometimes with a minimum purchase required).
You might be surprised at how often you can find a coupon for what you’re looking to buy online. For example, you can get great deals on electronics at Dell and Newegg, both of which offer coupons. Find coupons by doing a search in Google, visiting the Twitter and Facebook pages of the store you’re looking at, or of course by visiting our website where we bring all of the deals together in one place.
If you’re willing to go the extra mile, take some time to get to know who sells what online, and who offers the best deals. I’m certain you’ll be surprised at what is out there. More and more popular retailers are setting up online outlet stores and offering great discounts and free shipping.
Another fun way to save on “real life” stuff online is checking out the ever-more-popular Groupon-style sites. You can find coupons for local businesses, restaurants and attractions, and sometimes the deals are pretty awesome.
Stretching your dollar online can actually be pretty fun. Happy hunting!
About the author: Wes Walls is the founder of CouponPromoCode.ca, a new website that makes it easy and fun for Canadians to find online coupons, promotions, freebies and other great deals.