Friday, August 04, 2017

How to Shop Online with Manufacturer’s Coupons

I hope my husband doesn't read this, but I shop online all the time. For me, it's a moment where I can relax and have fun. As a mom, I don't have to worry about bringing the kids with me to different stores. 

Plus, I can shop any time of day, in my PJs with hot tea or a glass of wine. If I'm waiting to pick up my kids, I can shop from my phone. 

What I love even more is saving as much money as I can through coupons. There is nothing like having the ability to use all the coupons you collect, including manufacturer's coupons.
Continue reading to learn more.

Shop Safely

Of course, shopping online does come with its share of security concerns. While I prefer to shop from home than to go to a physical store late at night, it would be horrific if a hacker got a hold of my credit card. 

This is why it is critical to take safety precautions when you use online discount codes. For starters, you want to ensure you are shopping with a verified online retailer.
Don't send your money to just anyone. There are many fly-by-night operations just waiting in the wings to steal your financial information.
You also need a good password manager to ensure no one can hack your account. In addition, be wary of shopping while using a public Wi-Fi connection since they aren't private.

What Are Manufacturer's Coupons?

Manufacturer coupons are deals given directly from the manufacturer of the product. Many retailers like manufacturer's coupons because they manufacturer quickly reimburses them. 

They can also be combined with other coupons for additional savings. The limitations are based on specified restrictions and the expiration date.

Shopping Online with Manufacturer's Coupons

In the past, you could only use manufacturer's coupons in a physical store. Since online shopping is increasingly popular, manufacturers have also become more innovative with how they offer deals and coupons. 

I usually visit the site of a manufacturer to see what types of coupons they are offering. You don't have to print or clip a thing. All you do is copy the coupon code. 

I also get on the manufacturer's email list for future deals. Furthermore, there are several websites and apps that focus specifically on searchable manufacturer's coupons to redeem when you shop online.
Yet, if you still have printed coupons, there are some online retailers that will accept them if you mail them. I always inquire about a site's coupon policy before shopping. 

With kids, shopping without coupons is not an option for me.

In Conclusion

As a mother of three children, anything that makes my life easier works for me. Whether it is back to school, for birthdays, summertime or the holidays--online shopping is the most convenient. 

I'm not waiting in insane traffic or crazy lines just to get what I need and want. Plus, I haven't had to shop on Black Friday in years. Since I have to shop for my family, it really is the best way. 

And, with my coupons, the deals are even better.

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