Coupons at Checkout – The Easiest Way to Save Money and Time!

by on November 26, 2013 · 26 comments

Have you ever shopped online? If so, you’ve probably loaded up your virtual shopping cart with goodies, then arrived at the Checkout page ready to complete your purchase, only to be stopped dead in your tracks by the Coupon Code box.

Unless you’ve arrived at the website with a coupon code ready to use, the sight of that Coupon Code box can send you on a frantic search around the Internet in a desperate effort to save money on your purchase.

If the Coupon Code box could talk, it would taunt you like this:

“Hey, Sucker. You’re not really going to pay full retail price, are you?”

“Everybody else is getting a discount, you just haven’t found the coupon code yet.”

“Go ahead, check out without a coupon code. Make My Day!”

You waste time trying to hunt down coupon codes, abandoning your shopping cart as you become distracted by other temptations around the ‘Net!

Luckily for us, a developer recognized the Coupon Code box as an issue that he could fix. He invented a brilliant solution: Coupons at Checkout. I recently spoke with Marc Mezzacca, the founder of Coupons at Checkout about how this service works.

What Is Coupons at Checkout?

Coupons at Checkout is a browser extension that works in the background to find you coupon codes for online shopping, similar to how Invisible Hand finds better prices for you. When you visit a shopping website, Coupons at Checkout gets busy finding coupon codes. You can shop without worrying about hunting for coupons, Coupons at Checkout does the work for you.

“We try to be as unobtrusive as possible,” said Mezzacca. “We just want to make it as easy as possible for people to get their coupons when they’re checking out.”

When you’re done shopping, go to the checkout page. If a coupon is available, Coupons at Checkout will highlight the Coupon Code box with a red border, alerting you that coupons are available.

Click on the coupon code box and a drop-down menu will appear showing the available coupons.

After you use the coupon you can vote on whether it worked for your purchase.

Here’s quick video explaining how Coupons at Checkout works:

Mezzacca pointed out that coupons sometimes aren’t available for a site. “When there aren’t coupons available, we’re helping save users time. We’re about saving money and time.”

Seeking Out Coupons

If you want to discover deals before you start your shopping, you can go to the Coupons at Checkout website to see the thousands of stores they have listed and find out what coupons are available.

Find coupons from stores such as Amazon, Target, eBay, Sears, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Nike and more. You can see trending coupons and special coupons for the holidays and Black Friday.

You can also visit the Coupons at Checkout website to add coupons that you find on your own. “User submissions are a big part of our website,” said Mezzacca. The company is working on allowing people to add coupons directly through the browser extension.

In What Countries Does Coupons at Checkout Work?

Coupons at Checkout works at many sites all over the world. Check out Internet shopping sites in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Russia, Australia and many more countries!

How to Get Coupons at Checkout

Coupons at Checkout is an Internet browser extension so all you have to do is download it from the Coupons at Checkout website and it does the rest. Coupons at Checkout works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

You don’t need to sign up for an account or add a toolbar. Just download it and remember when you see a red border, click on the Coupon Code box for coupons.

Your Thoughts

Do you ever get frustrated by Coupon Code boxes? Have you ever abandoned your virtual shopping cart when you left the site to find a coupon? Would you like instant access to coupon codes without having to leave the checkout page? Let us know in the Comments section below!


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Himanshu November 26, 2013 at 8:41 am

Hello Carolyn,

Awesome article. I have checked these kinds of extensions for my chrome browser but did not find any trust worthy extension. Will this add-on works for India ?? I have not tried it yet… Sorry for asking this question.
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr November 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hi Himanshu, Great question! I didn’t know the answer so I contacted the founder of Coupons at Checkout, Marc Mezzacca who replied right away, “Officially we don’t support India at this time. But definitely something to add to the to do list!”

I’m hoping it comes to India soon, Himanshu. :-)
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Zainil November 27, 2013 at 3:04 am

Sad to here that there is no support in India.. But I hope this soon comes in India..

Till recent, most of my online shopping time was wasted in searching for coupons.. For every single thing that I wanted to purchase, I would 1st search for the coupons for the same, and most of the times I din’t find any valid coupon! :-( These days I have stopped checking for coupons, I feel that its a serious waste of time..

I hope Coupons at Checkout soon starts its service in India, so that I will be finding coupons with wasting time for searching them! :-)
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr November 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Hi Zainil, I agree with you. Searching for coupons can be very frustrating, that’s why I like that Coupons at Checkout makes it so easy. The first time I went shopping after I downloaded it, I was pleasantly surprised to see the coupon code box turn red when I arrived at the checkout page. Very cool!

I hope they come to India very soon, Zainil!
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Zainil November 28, 2013 at 12:46 am

:-) :-) Looks like Coupons at Checkout will have millions of download in the 1st week itself when it will start its services in India! :-)
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I can see why, Zainil. Yes, there really isn’t a reason not to download Coupons at Checkout once it comes to your country! :-bd
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Ashish November 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Well i don’t see coupon codes boxes as annoying things but it’s a great opportunity for buyers to get the products in discounted prices. I really loved to buy products which have discounts or coupon codes.


Carolyn Nicander Mohr November 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

Hi Ashish, Welcome to The Wonder of Tech! You’re right, coupon boxes are great…when you have a coupon code. When you don’t the box can be very frustrating. I hope that Coupons at Checkout provides you with plenty of ways to save.
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Susan Neal November 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

This is a fantastic share, Carolyn – I keep reading articles about coupons, but I usually give up after spending ages searching for them and finding the only available ones have expired. This looks like a great tool – I’m going to download it immediately!

Thank you :)
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

Hi Sue, I’m glad you’re so excited about Coupons at Checkout. That’s exactly how I felt about it when I found out about this tool. I hope it helps you save lots when you’re shopping online, Sue!
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November 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Oh Carolyn,

You’re a life saver girl, I love this extension.

I buy certain things online and I hate it when they offer a coupon and I’ll go searching for a code and I never seem to run across any. At least this way will definitely save me time so thank you for this share. It’s really going to help with the holidays coming up.

Leave it up to you to find what we need. Thank you Carolyn and have a great week. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hi Adrienne, Sorry, I must have missed your comment with the Thanksgiving rush!

Yes, Coupons at Checkout is incredibly handy. I’m so glad you’re downloading it. The first time I used it, I forgot I had it until I saw the coupon code box with a red border around it at checkout. So cool!

I hope you save a lot using Coupons at Checkout, Adrienne!
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Manickam Vijayabanu November 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

It’s really interesting and I believe you bring at right festive time. :)

Many time we hunt and run behind the code on net and finally get tried after it navigates couple of other rounds to reach final stage. Hmmm! Meanwhile you will decide to proceed on the actual price. There are enough example scenarios :)

I really like it and let me see how we can make use of it. Thanks for the tool tip and happy thanks giving.
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

Hi Vijay, I’m so glad you’re able to make good use of Coupons at Checkout. I hope you save a lot of money with your shopping!
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Eldrin November 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Wow! A very helpful post. This would help me in Christmas season. I usually buy gifts for my kids online, and I really want to save money with my purchase. We are currently on a crisis, so I would really help to save some money for the holiday seasons. Thanks very much!

Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Hi Eldrin, Welcome to The Wonder of Tech! I’m sorry you’re going through a crisis, especially at the holidays. I hope these tools do help you save money and find the best deals.
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Jeevan Jacob John November 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

I have done the searching and I have gotten lucky a few times (saved a lot of money…all thanks to people posting coupons online).

This seems like an awesome plugin (I have installed to try it. I am planning to purchase a camera on Cyber Monday. Perhaps I could try it then).

Thanks for the awesome share, Carolyn :) Appreciate it. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Carolyn Nicander Mohr November 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Hi Jeevan, Yes, with a big ticket item such as a camera and the big deals for Cyber Monday, you want to be sure that you are finding the best coupons. That would be a great time to have Coupons at Checkout do the work for you!
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Sherryl Perry December 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm

This is a great tip Carolyn. I usually open a new window to search for a coupon. I did not know that there was a browser extension that I could use. Thanks!
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hi Sherryl, Yes, I used to do the same thing too, unless I arrived at a site with a coupon code ready to go. But it’s easy to get distracted so having Coupons at Checkout is an easy way to grab those coupon codes without having to hunt for them.

Happy shopping Sherry!
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Ann December 9, 2013 at 12:15 am

Hi Carolyn,
I’m admittedly paranoid. When I went to install the extension, Safari warns me that it can spy on me (what it says is that it can view my private information on any website). What’s in it for the Coupons at Checkout folks? Do they have a privacy policy?

Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

Hi Ann, I hope Marc’s response to your comment addressed your concerns. If not, please feel free to leave another comment or send them an email.
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Marc December 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

Hi Ann,

Well in this digital age you can’t be too paranoid! But I can assure you we aren’t doing any “spying” — that’s the job of the NSA right? ;)

The warning you are seeing is the default warning given by Safari when an extension requires access to websites you’re visiting. To be able to correctly show you coupon codes for the site you’re shopping on, our extension needs to know a little bit of information, including which site you are visiting / shopping at — but we don’t ever see any personally identifiable information.

The warning from Safari is in place to warn and protect users, which is good, but sometimes is a bit confusing and could be a bit more explanatory. Installation on other browsers, such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox is a little more straightforward.

Again, at this time we don’t collect any user specific information (eg. we don’t request your name, email or anything!), but we do collect information in aggregate (such as how many people shopped at a certain website). For more information our privacy policy is located at

If you have more specific questions, Ann, you can reach us at or leave a comment here.

Hope this was helpful!

Marc Mezzacca

Carolyn Nicander Mohr December 9, 2013 at 11:10 am

Hi Marc, Welcome to The Wonder of Tech! Thanks so much for responding to Ann’s question about Coupons at Checkout. You’re certainly the best person to answer her question.

Excellent point that no registration is required. That’s one of the many features I like about Coupons at Checkout.
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Ann December 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Looks good, Mark,
That was the info I was looking for.
I do a lot of internet shopping so I think this extension will be really useful.
Just out of curiosity- sometimes I delete cookies because something else seems to not be working right. Will that interfere with your extension working, or does it just start over?

Marc December 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Hi Ann,

Many people clean up cookies out from time to time. Deleting cookies generally should not interfere with the usage of the Coupons at Checkout extension.

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