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.
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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