Whether a coupon has an expiration date or not depends on the type of coupon. If you are using a paper coupon, it will say right on the coupon itself when it expires. If you’ve thoroughly looked over the coupon, and you don’t see an expiration date, it is safe to assume it does not have one. If you’ve determined the coupon is without an expiration date, you can redeem it anytime. Even years later (assuming the product is still available that your coupon applies to) the store won’t be able to refuse the coupon. If you are using an online coupon, check the information on the site where you found the promotional code. If you can’t find any information there, try entering the coupon code at checkout. If you receive an error message that the code is no longer valid, it has expired. If you receive no such message, and it deducts the discount from your total bill, the coupon has obviously not expired. You can always check if your online code is valid before you make the final purchase. This way, if the code is expired, you can still decide not to make the purchase.
For the vast majority of online and paper coupons, there is not one specific person that must use the coupon. Unless explicitly stated otherwise on the coupon itself or in the information about the coupon, assume anybody can redeem the coupon. For that reason, make sure you keep the coupons you intend to use in a secure place. If you lose them, and somebody else finds them, he/she will be able to redeem them. This even applies to discounts such as gift certificates. Unless your name is printed on the card itself, anybody can redeem the balance on the card. This also means if you want to give unwanted discounts or gift certificates to others, the recipient won’t have any problems redeeming them.
Yes! The fine print might seem unnecessary, lengthy, or as if it was written by lawyers for lawyers, but that information can actually answer a lot of your questions. It will usually tell you where you can redeem the coupon, if it expires, and any other stipulation that might restrict the use of the discount. It’s well worth your time to read it over at least once, because it will likely save you time and energy in the long run. After all, if you go into a store or try to purchase something online assuming your coupon works, only to find it doesn’t, all that effort was essentially wasted.
This depends entirely on the type of coupon you’re using. If you’re using a paper coupon, the cashier will scan the coupon to register the discount, and then either take the coupon or mark it as used. However, if you find the same coupon in two different places (say, for example, you have two copies of the same newspaper), both those coupons are valid. If you’re using an online coupon, the discount is good for that purchase. If you want to come back at a later date and enter the same promotional code with a different purchase, that’s okay so long as the discount code is part of an ongoing promotion. However, this is not the case for gift certificates. After entering the gift certificate’s promotional code, it is only good for the balance on the card. If you try to use the same gift certificate code twice, you will receive an error message at the time of checkout informing you the balance on the card is $0.00 or the code has already been redeemed.
Both types of coupons have their benefits. CouponWinner.com only promotes online coupons, because online shopping saves you the time, energy, and hassle of actually going to a physical retailer. For that reason, you’ll notice there are no printable coupons to be found on CouponWinner.com. However, paper coupons are great if you’re already going to the store. Take the grocery store as an example. It always seems like you have to duck out to the grocery store for one thing or another. As a smart shopper, paper coupons should be a part of that routine. And the same goes for online shopping. There are so many deals to be had, you should always check for discounts before you make your online purchase.
Combining offers depends entirely on the specific coupon or discount you’re using. Some coupons allow it, while others simply don’t. Read the fine print and information on your coupon to find out how combined discounts work with your coupon. Unfortunately, it is far more common for coupons not to allow multiple deals in one purchase. But never assume that is the case. That’s a surefire way to cheat yourself out of some great savings. If you’ve read all the information and are still unsure about combined discounts, contact the phone number or email address on the coupon. If no phone number or email address was provided to direct questions, go to the merchant’s website and consult the help section or send an email with your query.
This depends entirely on the type of coupon you’re using. If you lose your paper coupon, you’re out of luck unless you happen to find the same coupon somewhere else. If you lose your printable coupon, simply go back to the website where you printed out the original coupon. Print it again, and you’re done. If you’re trying to use an online coupon, you can’t really lose the coupon since it’s not a physical piece of paper. You can, however, forget or misplace the promotional code. If this happens, simply return to the website where you found the code in the first place and simply write it down again.
This depends on the type of coupon you’re using. If you’re using a paper coupon, the cash value of the coupon can be found on the coupon itself, usually somewhere in the fine print. The majority of the time, the coupon is worth nothing or 1/20 of a cent. But always verify with your specific coupon, or you might be missing out on an opportunity for cash. If you’re using a printable coupon, the same applies. It will not usually have a cash value, but always check to verify. If you’re using an online coupon, they do not have any cash value. While the paper and printable coupons could conceivably be exchanged for cash, online coupons could not, because they only consist of an electronic promotional code.
This depends on the type of coupon you’re using. If you purchased the item with a paper or printable coupon, you would have relinquished the coupon at the time of purchase. The only way you can use that coupon again is if you find or print out another one. If you purchased the item with an online coupon, you can always go back and re-enter the promotional code. If the discount is part of an ongoing promotion, the discount will be assessed every time. If it was part of a limited time discount, you will receive an error message that the code is no longer valid.
If you still have specific questions about your coupon or discount, read all the information on the coupon or discount carefully. If your question is not addressed, look for a phone number or email address to which you can direct your questions. If both of these are missing from the discount, simply go the merchant’s website. Start out in the help section, and see if you can answer your question there. If your question is still not answered, contact a representative of the company. A response will usually take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. If it’s been more than three business days, feel free to send a kind follow-up email to make sure your question is being processed.