Ok, I am doing this post because the holiday season is upon us, and it reminded me of a useful tip (I use, and was taught a few years back) that can help web surfers save big bucks. Plus, we can all use a little reminder now and again. There may also be some readers out there that are new to this blog, and the information provided.
When I was renewing some domains this morning, during the checkout process I was asked if I had a "coupon code", but I didn't for this specific registrar. So I did a simple Google search (for this example I will use Go Daddy) - Go Daddy Promo Code, and was flooded with a ton of results of "Promo Codes" that I could sift through, and find the best deal, apply the code, and of course save a ton of money. Some of the promo, or coupon codes (as they are called) I found were significant savings, even up to 75% off. Think about it, if you are paying $100 bucks to register a domain name for 9 years, and you save 75% because of a code you found from a Google search, then that is a savings of $75 bucks! I am sure during this holiday season you can find another use for that $75, right?
The thing thats cool about this method is you can find promo, and coupon codes for almost anything you shop for online, just by doing this simple Google search. It does not even have to be the holiday season to use this method, because I do this year round on almost everything I buy online. You can use it for goods, services and almost anything you pay for online.
Heres how I would suggest doing it - If you are purchasing something online, and they give you an opportunity to put in a coupon code, rather then just skipping it because you do not have one - search for it on Google! Once you get the list of results, keep them open because you may have to refer to the list several times. When you are back in the shopping cart area (or checkout area) you may have to apply several different codes you find, because some may be old, expired or no longer in use. This really does work though, and I have fond a coupon code for every single website that I have purchased from this holiday season!
This is also a good reminder for you Internet business owners selling products online that promo and coupon codes do work. Even if people are using this tip against your business, you are still making money. If I normally make a profit of $100 on a product, but I can sell more to the deal seekers because of a 50% off coupon, and only make $50 on that product, I would still rather make $50, then nothing with these kind of "deal seeking shoppers". You will end up selling more, and making more in the long run. At least thats what I have found!