Save on Holiday Shopping With Online Discounts and Coupons

| December 6, 2012

Using coupons for Christmas shoppingCyber Monday is gone for the holiday shopping 2012 season, but you can still save money when Christmas shopping online. Learn how to find special online discounts, including through DexKnows listings.

Research offers through your credit card company

Credit card companies offer discounts to cardholders year-round, but the savings opportunities increase in number and amount of savings during the holidays. Visit your credit card company’s website to see which retailers it partners with and take advantage of online discounts that match items on your Christmas shopping list.

Visit coupon code websites

Coupon code providers such as Retail Me Not allow you to easily find online discounts. You simply search by the store or product. A recent visit to the coupon codes website brought back the following deals for online Christmas shopping:

  • 40 percent off one item plus free shipping at Land’s End — This was just one of many coupon codes found for clothing retailers. Online discounts at J. Jill, Ann Taylor Loft and Columbia also were available.
  • Free shipping on orders from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores — Still in need of Christmas decorations and holiday lights? Skip the store and have them delivered to your door instead. Coupon codes from the likes of Williams-Sonoma also were spotted.
  • 25 percent off one item from Godiva — Christmas shopping online through the famous chocolatier will satisfy that special someone on your list with a sweet tooth, as well as save you money.
  • 10 percent off sitewide at HasbroToyShop.com — Get the toys you need for less with this discount through the company’s website.

With special online discounts such as these, you simply enter the coupon code during checkout at the participating online retailer.

Visit merchant websites

If you know exactly the item you want, you also can visit the merchant’s website to see if any discounts are available. Many online retailers offer free shipping and gifts with purchases during the holidays. Teavana, for example, currently provides a free sample with all online orders, as well as free shipping.

Use DexKnows listings to find special discounts

Did you know that if you search for a store, whether online or brick-and-mortar, through DexKnows listings, you can request only results that include available AAA, student, military and senior citizen discounts? Individual retailers also offer coupons and deals. (Once you are in a category, you can select vendors and businesses that only offer coupons.) This can result in significant savings during the Christmas shopping 2012 season.

No matter what discount is offered or the method used to find it, always do the math before placing an order. Comparison shop for the best price and then add in the cost of shipping plus taxes. The seemingly lowest price might not be such a deal once you add everything in.

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Pamela Mitchell spent more than 15 years at daily newspapers such as the Hartford Courant and Houston Chronicle before becoming a full-time freelancer. She now writes about a variety of topics, from dining and entertainment to pets and travel.