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As you all know, I really love a deal – any deal really! That includes finding a discount while shopping online. Pre-kids I used to go into stores, but these days most of my shopping is done from the comfort of my home. Making sure to apply the best coupon code during the checkout process is also a top priority. While many online stores will list out various coupon codes, there are always hidden coupon codes to be had even when you do not think there is actually any sort of promotion at that online merchant.
For example, the other day I was purchasing a wedding gift card a friend at Bloomingdales. While there were no promo codes on the Bloomingdales site, there was no way I was going to leave that promo code box empty during the checkout process! Even though the gift was on sale, I was still going to try to double dip and get an even bigger discount.
The first thing I did was to check my email. Since I subscribe to Bloomingdale emails (and probably every other merchants email newsletter – it is a problem and totally overwhelmed my inbox!) I checked to see if I’ve been sent any promo codes that would apply. Unfortunately all were expired. If you do not currently receive their newsletters, you can always enter your email address and they’ll send you a coupon code to use for your next order. Or, you can always enter another email address you have to be sent another code to use.
I then did a quick Google search. All codes I found from RetailMeNot and a few other deal sites just listed sale promotions where the sale price is already baked into the price you’ll see online, so no specific coupon code that would help me get the wedding gift for even less. Although, while this search did not provide me with anything worthwhile I have been able to find some great coupon codes in the past.
I then headed over to Dealspotr which is a great one stop shop for all deals. The best thing about Dealspotr is that it includes many single use codes that are shared by active members. This gives other members the opportunity to use these coupon codes to save some money that would otherwise go expired. Someone might as well use it, right?! Ultimately, this is a crowd sourcing website for all deal lovers!
Their website describes them as: “The engine behind Dealspotr is our community. We’re a crowdsourcing platform, so like Wikipedia, Reddit, or Airbnb, anyone can post, edit, and curate the deals you see on our site. Our members are deal hunters, couponers, frugal lifestyle bloggers, and shoppers just like you. We all work together to make Dealspotr the best place to find deals, so we can help more people save more money.”
On Dealspotr, there were 31 active coupons for Bloomingdales! While some are promotions that you can find directly on the Bloomingdales site (and similar to those found on RetailMeNot), most of them are unique single use codes which were given by other members. These codes were most likely generated from people signing up to receive their emails (you get a 10% coupon code for doing so) and will not actually be using the code by the time it expires.
Finding a Coupon Code on Dealspotr
Follow these steps to find a coupon code on Dealspotr, it is extremely easy!
- First, you must create an account with Dealspotr. New members will receive an 5,000 points for joining and completing their new user checklist and posting their first valid deal. I’ll write more about the point system below.
- In the search field, type in the store you are looking for. All the coupon codes for that particular store will be listed.
- You can also narrow down your search to just show single use codes by selecting that option on the left-hand rail of the site.
- You can then copy the code directly from the Dealspotr site and let the person know who submitted the code whether or not you used it and how much money you saved.
Not only can you get save money while shopping online, you can also earn points on Dealspotr that you can cash out for some Amazon credits. So it is a double win. Throughout the process, you can earn points on submitting a deal, testing/verifying that a deal works, etc. If you are an active member, those points can definitely add up! Once you receive 10,000 points you can cash out for a $10 Amazon gift card. Just by signing up, completing your profile, and posting a deal you’ll automatically receive 5,000 points, so you are half way there!
Overall, you should never let that promo code go empty! There are a ton of ways to find coupon codes and save money on your online purchase! Just recently I even called a merchant directly to see if they had a free shipping code – and they actually gave me one with no strings attached! So make sure to always check your email, check the merchants Facebook and Twitter pages, sign up for a newsletter, complete a quick Google search, and check out Dealspotr. There’s a good chance the extra few minutes will save you money!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Although, all my opinions are my own and I really do use Dealspotr for my own deal hunting discounrs!