December 17 2008|01.00 AM UTC

David Tu

Top 12 Coupon & Discount Websites – Because Paying Full Price is So 1999

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I’m not sure about you, but I literally can’t remember the last time I paid full listed price for any products or services online.  Am I the world’s savviest shopper, able to find the latest and greatest deals by scrounging the web for hours, price matching every little purchase against an online retailer?

Oh, not at all my dear grasshopper.

Getting a quick discount or a cash rebate to your soon-to-be purchased Widget Extreme X can be done within minutes with these websites at your disposal:

1. Google.com

Google.com

When you need to search for coupons and discounts online, there is always the grand daddy search engine of them all.  Type in “Widget Extreme coupons” in Google and you’ll most likely find the latest coupons listed.  If the coupon search word didn’t do the trick, try “Widget Extreme discounts” or “Widget Extreme X promotion” for some better luck.

Looking for coupons or discounts that you can use offline? Try searching for “Widget Extreme printable coupons” or “Widget Extreme in-store coupons” and you might just find some quick and easy coupons that you can use at the brick and mortar.

For financial products, such as credit score, you can also search for “myfico promo code” within Google and the first few result should be exactly what you’re looking for.

Take my recent search of “Wazer Wifle discount” for example.  Within minutes I got myself free shipping, a 10% discount and was blasting away Enclave Soldiers with my new Wazer Wifle before they knew what hit them.

Super sweet.

2. FatWallet.com

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Fatwallet.com, the home and gathering place for some of the savviest consumer on the web.  FatWallet is a coupon and cash-back site, where you can look for the latest deals and coupons for some of the top online retailers.  You can earn cash-back if you click through Fatwallet before visiting an online retail store, getting anywhere from 1% to 15% cash-back, depending on the site (in short, Fatwallet shares the sale commission with you, the user!).  Beyond the coupons and deals, there’s the Fatwallet messaging board, where the latest hot deals are being discussed: from free razor blades (hey its free) to $100 account opening bonuses for financial accounts (now we’re talking).

3. RetailMeNot.com

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If searching through Fatwallet’s messaging board is too tiring for you, then head on over to RetailMeNot.com for some quick, fast, and easy coupon for your favorite stores.  Simply type in the name of the store, and RetailMeNot will search through 20,000 stores in its database and list you some of the latest coupons.  Some coupons and promotions are users submitted, so be sure to leave a feedback if the coupon code didn’t work for you.   An easy $20 discount off Shoes.com for that last minute heel for a wedding?  Awesome.

4.  Ebates.com

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Like FatWallet, Ebates.com is a cash back website which allows you to accumulate cash back as you shop through Ebate’s portal.  Some of their cash back percentage for certain stores may be higher than other cash back website, so if you want to maximize your saving, you should sign up for Ebates.  Besides cash back, Ebates is also a great source for some of the latest coupons, if all the previous two sites fails to find what you’re looking for.

5. Slickdeals.net

SlickDeals.net

Slickdeals.net is a great place to look for some of the most frequently updated and complete deals on the web, especially when it comes to electronics and gadgets.  If you’re looking for the latest computer or laptop deals, look no further.  The citizen of Slickdeals messaging board will post the latest deals they’ve found on the web, and you’ll often find in-depth discussion regarding on-going deals and savings.

6. CoolSavings.com

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CoolSavings.com is a colossal gathering of coupons for both online and offline establishments.  Registration is required before you can fully utilize the site, but the fairly quick free registration is well worth your time.  From latest free samples to printable coupons, you’ll find plenty of grocery store and supermarket coupons on CoolSavings.

7.  gWallet.com

gWallet.com

A new coupon website that’s already gaining traction, gWallet.com combines coupon database with some user friendly Web 2.0 experience.  Although the site may currently have less coupons and promotions listed than other discount websites, gWallet makes navigating and searching for discounts a breeze.  You can also setup to receive notification when there’s especially hot deals for your favorite category or websites.

8.  DealCatcher.com

DealCatcher.com

DealCatcher.com comes loaded with coupons for both online and printable offline coupons.  Of course, what’s a discount website without a thriving, active messaging board?  With 47,700 registered users and counting, you’ll quickly find other savvy savers on the web.  Another great feature of DealCatcher is its easy-to-browse link directory of Sunday Ads for some of the largest retailer in the nation.

9. CouponMom.com

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CouponMom.com is the de facto directory for printable grocery coupons.  Membership is free and will give you access to a large loot of grocery and restaurant coupons.  You can save even more time by filtering out coupons that doesn’t apply to your region and use the grocery deals by state section.

10. CurrentCodes.com

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CurrentCodes.com may look too Web 1.0 for your taste, but it is still a great source for some of the latest, updated coupon codes for online retail store.  If you see a coupon code on CurrentCodes, you’re most likely looking at a valid and working discount.  Browse for codes by looking for the merchant from the drop-box or search for the stores alphabetically.  Yes, we’re looking forward to the day they add a search functionality to the site too!

11.  MyCoupons.com

MyCoupons.com

If you want another large directory for coupon and discount goodness to add to your list of sites to bookmark,  MyCoupons.com is just what you’re looking for.   Like many of the other coupon sites, you can browse and search for the coupons and discounts from a mind boggling amount of online retail stores.  The best part of MyCoupons is that you’ll often see some MyCoupons Exclusive coupons, giving you a few percentage more in savings when compared to other coupon sites.

12.  Roosster.com

Roosster.com

Roosster.com is an aggregator of deals and savings websites.  At Roosster, you’ll find some of the latest and hottest deals on the web. Want to keep yourself updated on the latest deal? Subscribe to Roosster’s RSS feed and you’ll get the latest deal from all across the web sent directly to your feed reader.

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Rich December 22, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Sweet, thanks for all of the links! I actually just bookmarked slickdeals about 5 minutes ago after seeing it on wisebread, but it looks like I have a few more options now!

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sammiekat February 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Another good site that should be added to the list is Dealio.com. They are my favorite because they have only current coupons- no expired or questionable ones like RetailMeNot and I can also compare prices on specific products. Their blog is great too- I like their shopping guides like the current Valentine’s Day one….

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Karen Canterson February 10, 2009 at 11:07 am

I really like a shopping sale alerts side called saleawaywithme.com, focusing just on sales from brand name retailers. my daughter showed it to me last month and I have been addicted!

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wei March 16, 2009 at 7:47 am

Thank you for all the links. I was looking for some lighting fixtures and found a couple coupons which saved a good amount. I brought it at saviolight.com and found the coupons in coolsavings.com

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followme March 19, 2009 at 3:53 am

It’s a good selection but again there are many other sites like currentcodes.com or allfreecoupons.com. Many coupons listed just don’t work (like those on retailmenot.com, nothing actually works, most codes aren’t even real) but sometimes they relay good deals which is helpful these days :)

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Taj January 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

To Print New Latest Retail Stores Printable Coupons And Restaurant Coupons…

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korting log December 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

What people don’t know is that they can very easily save additional funds even on their everyday expenses if they just know how you can do it.

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Stuart March 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

There’s a lot of new players on the market now, would be good to see an update to this list to see which ones are most relevant in 2011.

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Derek Zhuang March 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Great! Another one to add is http://www.dailydeals4you.com, it concentrates on the Antivirus coupon codes. you can get Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, avast, Trend Micro, Panda etc coupon codes.

If you are interested in a particular software, you can sign up for the email notification for that particular product, so you don’t need to check the web site regularly.

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James April 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I’m currently building a very clean and reliable coupon site called Fetchly. It is at http://www.fetchly.com/

The final vision of the site is to provide a clean interface (unlike the competitors) with reliable codes that are constantly human verified. We want to be the good guys in the coupon space, providing a user friendly site in a sea of affiliate sites that have bad user experiences. Let us know what you think.

We are by no means comprehensive yet, but we are working hard to get there.

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Canadian Coupons June 26, 2011 at 7:09 am

Canadian couponers are all heading to SaveaLoonie.com for their canadian coupons needs! Come stop by http://www.savealoonie.com to get amazing freebies, canadian coupons, printable coupons and much more!

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Scott Robinson August 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

we use cheapfinger.com. They post Daily deals and they look through Clearance pages and post the favorites.

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Jimi September 29, 2011 at 3:52 am

Great post.. Thanks for sharing. I would like to sharing one more coupon offering site which I found a few day ago it is located here http://www.CouponRefund.com

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Canada Coupons October 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thanks for sharing this article! I would like to add Free Samples Canada to the list : http://www.freesamples-canada.com/. They have over 58,000 Facebook fans and post great deals on a daily basis!

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rayan May 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

dealpocket..com also offers you coupons/rebates, a comprehensive database of products, and product reviews. There’s also RSS feeds, so you can keep a close watch in your reader on the latest tech deals. You can even set up customized alerts and access their deals from your wireless device. According to the site they update their content 24/7, even on the weekends and holidays, making it an invaluable resource for tech shopping.

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