You would run into two main families of online promotions when shopping. One of them is the “coupon code” otherwise known as the “promotional code” and another is a “link only” promotion. Either of these options may be offered by online merchants as promotions.
How do i redeem a “linked” token or product?
These do not contain a true bonus coupon and have to be activated through the special link. You get the discount after clicking this link (which will take you to the online store) and will obtain the discount as you check out just approve.
How do i redeem a “coupon code” token?
It may differ from one merchant to another. There are a number of different places where the bonus coupon may be entered. Often the bonus coupon could be entered in the cart itself.
At other times the token has to be entered on the order review page just prior to checkout. Keep a lookout in the token “submit” area the first time you get from any website.
What if I don’t see any place to put the code?
Check the FAQ (frequently asked questions) page of the website. Enter into your esophagus found on the “customer service” page. In case you are unable to locate it in the site itself, call and enquire the merchant how the online codes on their website should be used.
How do i know if a “coupon code” is working?
The merchant will most likely have a page where the amount you are charged is indicated, the amount being discounted after submitting your discount code and any shipping fees that applies. All these details maybe showed on an order page before you submit approval of the charges. If you do not see the discount upon entering the bonus coupon on the review page then do not place the order.
How do i know if a “linked promotion” is working?
Usually a linked promotion takes you on to the product itself which is being promoted either at a special price or the page that is advertising your discount. If this is not the case look for it on the order page before accepting the transaction as a purchase.
Why doesn’t the token work?
Normally the merchants take out an conclusion date so that them to monitor the promotion and cease it in the event it receives more replies than planned for. Online merchants alter or will cease any promotion at any time they want to and therefore it is almost impossible to know 100% of what so many merchants are actually doing with promotions. In the event your token doesn’t work, it is best to search for another one on the same site or on any of the many other token sites online.
Can i use inline discount coupons in my local stores?
Physical stores (brick and mortar stores) are not need to honor online deals unless the promotion flatly specifies that they can. However, some stores will honor it anyway as a showing courtesy to you even if you print out the offer and take it to the store. This may depend on the kind of deal and the merchant concerned but it never damages to ask!
Can i double up on token deals by using more than one at time?
Just about times it is specified on the bonus coupon itself that only one promotion may be used per transaction or per purchased item. However, you may get additional savings by looking for a rebate on item purchased with a bonus coupon. These rebates are available a plenty on gadgets, computers, software and home improvement items.
This sounds great! But how do i find out about the really good online deals?
A great way to find out about the latest deals is through the community forums of token sites. By visiting these sites you will be able to get a great deal of information posted on the boards. Remember though it is necessary to behave fast too.