How to Use an Online Coupon

Many online merchants offer an option for entering a coupon code during the checkout process. In the merchant's website the coupon field might be presented as a promo code, coupon code, offer code, discount code, special offer code etc.., but they all serve the same purpose which is to give you some form of a discount or free shipping. The following is a step by step process for finding and using online coupons.

1. In your favorite search engine, type in a store name or the name of the product you want to purchase followed by the word coupon or promo code. You can also go directly to our site Couponists.com and search for a coupon.

2. Click on a search result you find compelling and find a coupon code or a deal. Some discounts don't require you to enter a coupon code, so all you have to do is click through the offer link which will automatically re-direct you to the merchant's site and activate the deal.

3. After finding the coupon code or click through deal, find the product or service you would like to purchase in the merchant's site and put the item in your shopping cart.

4. While the item is in the shopping cart, you can usually find the field to enter a coupon code somewhere in the shopping cart page. Some merchants don't allow you to enter a code until you provide you credit card and shipping info. If the deal was just a click through deal not requiring a code, you should see the discount automatically applied in the shopping cart and you are done.