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Can Coupons Truly Help You Save Money?

 
Online coupons are the digital coupons , which can be used to avail discounts while shopping online and these are the new gateway to discounts
There are lots of ways in which you can save money, couponing being one of them. Using online coupons while shopping is the latest fad in India and can help you save on almost everything. Be it grocery, apparel, utilities, bill payments, or any other luxury items, you can buy your choice of products on a discounted price, thereby saving money on everyday needs and shopping. If you aren't yet conversant with coupons, here’s to how it helps you save money.
 
How are coupons useful?
 
Coupons are nothing but gateway to discounts. You must have seen the physical coupons provided by shops on a certain amount of sales and used them too. Online coupons are the same, which can be used to avail discounts while shopping online. And getting all these deals has become easier with the couponing sites, where you can review all kinds of coupons at one place. The coupon sites cover almost all merchants who sell their stuff online such as the Flipkart offers, Myntra deals, Voonik coupons, Snapdeal discount codes, Paytm cashabck offers and even more.
 
To save money through coupons, you need to know how to make the most of these.
 
1.Research before you shop - Start searching for coupons and offers online even before you start shopping. Aggregate the deals and then start looking for whatever you have been thinking of buying. There are so many couponing sites that you would be spoilt for choice. 
 
2.Bookmark the site - So that you need not research on coupons every time you plan to shop, it is wise to bookmark the site(s). This way you can simply copy the coupon code and use it during checkout. Even better would be to add extensions for the site(s). This way you can get updates and buzz on the latest deals and offers.
 
3.Keep the expiry date in mind - Coupons offered stay valid only for a certain period. You need to be aware of the date by which the offer will expire so that you can use it prior to the closing date. Some coupons stay valid for a few months, some for a month and few others can be valid for a short period of 2-3 days and even hours, depending on the occasion. For example, if the coupon is geared towards the end of the season sale, it will stay valid for a month or more than that. And if it is for Friendship Day or Raksha Bandhan, it may expire in 2 to 3 days. So, remember to use your coupons within the stipulated time.
 
4.Know the terms of use - There is no dearth of online coupons, but the relevancy is completely user dependent. While some deals may be valid only for the first time users, some others may be usable for SBI card holders only or for other banks. There also are coupons, which will be valid only on a certain cart value. Therefore, it is extremely important to have a complete understanding of the terms of use with respect to the coupon you are going to use.
 
5.Check cashback deals - Coupons are not only about direct discounts. You can also earn cashbacks on bookings, payments, recharges, shopping and more. For example, if you are going to book a flight ticket, a cashback deal can prove to be beneficial. It can help you earn back even as much as 50% of the amount you will be paying initially for the flight ticket!
 
6.Use plastic money - Saving through coupons can be easier if you use plastic money instead of cash. The coupon sites offer great deals for all of those who use debit or credit cards, which can be in the form of either discounts of cashbacks. If you ever find that there’s no relevant deal for you, check if there are any offers on credit/debit card holders of certain banks.
 
According to reports, more than 70% of Indian consumers look for offers prior to shopping. It is a known fact that you cannot get all these discounts int he brick and mortar stores. So, use all these discounts and coupons available online and be a wise shopper.
 
Author Bio: A voracious reader and a passionate writer. Although main forte is food, fashion and travel, love researching and writing on any topic that would help readers. Associated with Voonik Coupons and is a regular contributor of online write-ups.
 
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