Buying Those Last-Minute Gifts with a Coupon Code.

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You have just a few gifts left to buy, but your Christmas shopping budget is almost depleted. You can’t leave your friends and family without a Christmas present, so your spouse suggests that you check coupon code websites to see if you can use any of the stores featured there. You check several sites and find several good possibilities on one particular website. Clicking on stores’ links, you find several interesting offers. Your spouse talks about using “coupon codes” to help buy those last few gifts without dipping into savings.

About Coupon Codes

You’re not quite sure what a coupon code is. Simply put, it’s a code that a retail websites use to help shoppers apply savings or discounts to their purchases. These coupon codes can be used to save on necessities for the home as well as gifts, clothing, gifts and even groceries.

You’ll be able to find coupon codes, also called promo codes and promotional codes to buy flowers, printer ink, parts for your car, computer software, phones and phone accessories, clothing, baby items, jewelry and electronics. Just about anything you need to buy could have a coupon code created for it.

Finding Holiday Savings with a Coupon Code

Now that you know this, it’s time to start browsing these coupon sites to find stores where you might be able to find those holiday gifts. After looking around for a little while, you’ve settled on a few stores, so you click on their links.

You’re looking for holiday savings with coupon codes. As you spot likely gifts, you and your spouse look for promo codes you could use for those gifts. He or she looks for codes, finds them, activates them and puts the item or items into your shopping cart. Once you found every gift remaining on your shopping list, then locate a promo code for each gift item and activate every promo code.

Using Those Promo Codes

This is the first time you’ve tried to use coupon codes during online shopping. To give you just a simple overview of how the process works, you study the store’s page to see what their current codes offer you. When you find something that matches what you want to buy, you activate that code, which takes you to a new webpage.

There, you’ll see the conditions you have to meet to use that code. If your purchase meets those conditions, you apply the code, which automatically gives the discount before you go to the shopping cart. Since you have several items to order and buy, you’ll repeat this process for each item.

Look at the Money You’ve Saved

Before you go to the online register, you click to see how much money you’ve saved by using promo codes. While you still had a few gifts left to buy, you were very close to tapping out your holiday spending budget. Looking at your accumulated discounts, you realize that the coupon codes actually helped you save quite a bit of money.

Now, instead of worrying because you went over-budget or had to use a credit card, you’re actually feeling pretty good. You’ve used coupons online, in essence, to help save money.

Several stores have stopped printing coupons, relying instead on online coupon codes. You can still go online and print out coupons that you can take to a brick-and-mortar store to redeem as you shop. More often than not, though, stores are turning to coupon codes as a “green” way of saving money for you while they do their part to protect the environment.

That last bit of holiday shopping doesn’t have to deplete your holiday budget. Instead, use coupon codes and save some money.

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58 thoughts on “Buying Those Last-Minute Gifts with a Coupon Code.

  • January 8, 2014 at 3:04 am
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    I always look for coupon codes. willing to save a few dollars for a minute or two of my time.

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  • January 7, 2014 at 11:19 pm
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    Thanks for all the great tips! Love coupons and promo codes!

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  • January 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm
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    Great tips! I always look for a coupon code before I purchase!

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  • January 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm
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    When shopping online I always look for coupons!

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  • January 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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    I always search for a code before a purchase.

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  • January 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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    I just started using coupon codes this past christmas and it saved me a bunch of money. I also use places where you get cashback for buying.

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  • January 7, 2014 at 10:39 am
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    I always try to find a code, and am usually very successful

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  • January 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    I use codes whenever I can find them.

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  • January 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm
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    They are great for online but still need coupons for in store shopping.

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  • January 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm
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    I always try to use coupon codes, it saves me some money!

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  • January 5, 2014 at 11:46 pm
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    i love using the coupon codes

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  • January 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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    I always check for a coupon code before I buy anything online.

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  • January 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    I’m a huge fan of combining coupon codes and sales, and using gift cards at just the right time. Great tips!

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  • January 5, 2014 at 6:04 am
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    I love coupon and promo codes! I make my boyfriend use them as well, he was a little hesitant at first but he is starting to enjoy the money we save in the long run!

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  • January 5, 2014 at 1:37 am
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    I love to save! I always make sure I am doing the best deal even if it means going to 5 different stores!

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  • January 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm
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    I always try and use some sort of coupon before I buy anything if I don’t I’ll come back

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  • January 4, 2014 at 9:29 pm
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    Thanks for sharing!

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  • January 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm
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    Coupon codes are a must in our household to be able to get more for less

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  • January 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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    I always look for coupon codes when I shop online. I look for other people too!

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  • January 4, 2014 at 11:10 am
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    I haven’t use coupon codes before, but now that I know the saving, I’ll use them the next time I shop online.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 9:55 am
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    I use promo codes regularly. Great tip for saving on gifts.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 6:56 am
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    lots of good info! Thanks for sharing:)

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  • January 4, 2014 at 2:29 am
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    I used the coupon codes often when I go shopping online.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 1:09 am
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    i always search for coupon codes before ordering anything

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  • January 4, 2014 at 12:40 am
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    Good coupons. Wish I had a printer.

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  • January 4, 2014 at 12:15 am
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    I always use a coupon code when buying online. I take my time trying to find the best deal for a particular retailer.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm
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    my husband usually is the one that looks for coupon codes

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  • January 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm
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    Always look for codes before checking out!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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    I love using coupon codes!! I try to find codes before I finalize my online purchases always.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm
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    Love those coupons!!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm
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    If there is any possible way I can use a coupon… that is what I do.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    I use coupon codes all the time. They are a great way to be able to get a better gift than you would normally be able to afford.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm
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    Coupon codes have provided me with substantial discounts for gifts and items I would have purchased anyway. 🙂

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  • January 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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    we are on a fixed income and we have to use coupons to save.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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    It’s always good to use coupon codes 🙂

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  • January 3, 2014 at 11:19 am
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    I really feel cheated out of money if I can’t find a coupon code for a website. Gotta have coupon codes!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 6:06 am
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    I love using coupon codes and look for them every time I order online

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  • January 3, 2014 at 5:33 am
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    I never shop without them

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  • January 3, 2014 at 3:35 am
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    Coupon codes are great if you can find them.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 3:26 am
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    I always use coupon codes!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 3:00 am
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    I like coupon codes cause I shop online!!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 2:16 am
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    I never shop without them

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  • January 3, 2014 at 1:59 am
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    I like saving !!Coupon codes online are the best!

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  • January 3, 2014 at 1:07 am
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    I try not to forget to use coupon codes while shopping. I like to save money.

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  • January 3, 2014 at 1:07 am
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    Thank you for sharing this info!!

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  • January 2, 2014 at 11:53 pm
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    I’m always looking for the best price,coupons etc & it kills me to buy at full price.

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  • January 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm
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    Coupon codes online are the best! I an find them for almost everything except Amazon!

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  • January 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm
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    I’m always buying online, but I really stink at finding coupon codes-free shipping codes. not really sure why! :/

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  • January 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm
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    I love coupons! Although they are not very commonly used in my country, I did manage to find some that were great deals 🙂 perfect for shopping! 🙂

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  • January 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm
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    I always use coupon codes!

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  • January 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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    I always search for a coupon code before I buy anything online! Using something like ebates is also a huge money saver too, and so simple to save!

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  • January 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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    I usually search for coupon codes before I shop, they usually work great.

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  • January 2, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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    I love coupon codes!!! I have saved everywhere from 25% to free shipping…

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  • January 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    I try not to forget to use coupon codes while shopping. I like to save money.

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  • January 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm
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    I love using coupon codes and look for them every time I order online. I have used for free shipping and percentages off product.

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  • January 2, 2014 at 12:49 pm
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    I never buy anything without looking for a coupon code! I also just recently installed the RetailMeNot app on my phone and it has already saved me over $100!! 😀 LOVE it! With a larger family you HAVE to find a way to save money!!

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  • January 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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    I search for and use coupon codes every time I shop online! Save any way you can!!!

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