Updated 23 May, 2013, 1:46 pm IST
5 Coupons and deals sites to save money online
| by Priyanka Tilve
E-commerce seems to be finally picking pace in India. The convenience of shopping at your own comfort, multiple online shopping sites, easy payment options, discounts, amongst other things has helped people shed their inhibitions about shopping online. And coming to the rescue of those ruing the fact that they cannot bargain online are the numerous coupon sites. While coupons are quite popular in the west, the trend is making headway here as well.
This sites feature coupons from popular online as well as offline retailers and is just one of the ways for the merchant to lure in more customers. And it’s a win-win situation for the customers, as to begin with, they don’t have to pay anything for these coupons but end up getting some extra discount. Several coupon sites have mushroomed over the year; while most of them offer the same coupons from the same merchant, what sets them apart are the additional features – some of them specialise in a particular category, some have a review and rating system in place, while others also feature deals, cashback and more. Last time around we took a look at some such coupon sites, here are a few more.
You will get cashback offers at CashKaro
One of the latest sites to join the bandwagon is CashKaro. But apart from coupons, CashKaro also offers cashback. You will have to set up an account on the site to avail the cashback benefits. It features over 150 e-commerce sites like SnapDeal, Yatra, Flipkart, Myntra, Yebhi, Tradus, Pepperfry, Mydala, and more. You can browse according to website categories or browse the hot offers where you will find the top cashback offers, top voucher code, sale, freebies etc. Whenever you click an offer, you will see both the cashback as well as the vouchers available. You need to have a login id to avail the cashback. On the offer page, click on the "Click here to get cashback"; this will ensure that your purchase is tracked and the link will take you to the merchant site. Once your transaction on the merchant site is complete, you will get an email notification about your pending cashback. It usually will take around four to twelve weeks for the cashback to be confirmed, as it will be only processed after the merchant has made the payment to the site. Once you have Rs 250 in your account, you can opt for payout option via bank transfer or cheque. However, before opting for the cashback offer, do read the terms and conditions. You can get up to 45 percent in cashback. Besides this, the site also has some weekly prize draw that you can be a part of and stand a chance to earn a thousand rupees.
VoucherCodes offers exclusive vouchers
At VoucherCodes you will find coupons from over 200 retailers, including the leading online retailers like Flipkart, HomeShop18,Myntra, EBay, FirstCry, Yatra, 99Lables, to name a few. Finding a coupon on the site is really easy because of the neat categorisation like shopping, entertainment, games, gifts, travel, education etc. Clicking on one of them will bring you all the sites from that category. Alternatively, you can look for coupons for a particular site using the search option. VoucherCodes also has something called Top 15, which contains vouchers that are exclusively offered to them by merchant sites. Currently, it includes vouchers from sites like Myntra, Yatra, FirstCry, Jabong, HomeShop18, amongst others. Clicking on the vouchers, you will find all the required details, for instance, when was the voucher updated; it also provides the terms and conditions of using them. Most importantly, it also specifies the offer details wherever applicable. It also has rating and comment section. Additionally, VoucherCode also has a section called Banks, where you will find discounts, cashback offers etc. that banks have to offer to their customers. The site also has a Daily Deals section, but there aren’t many deals listed there. VoucherCodes also has deals from few offline retailers.
PriceBurp offers coupons as well as deals
At PriceBurp you will find all the latest coupons and deals offered by online merchants. It has coupons and deals from all the major brands. The site is categorised into new offers, ending soon, and top offers. Additionally, you can also look for a particular brand via the search option after selecting the related category. On the home site you will find the popular merchants and you can click on them to check the coupons and deals being offered by them. At the bottom you will also find the new promotional codes and deals. Additionally, it has a category called Top 50 codes, which are the most popular and in demand offers and deals on the site. On the code page you will find a brief description, the date of expiry, the success rate and the review option. PriceBurp also features a blog that contains reviews of products as well as detailed explanation of the new deals and codes offered by merchants.
CouponzGuru includes detailed description about the code
Another good coupon site is CouponzGuru. It offers coupons from all the leading online retails sites like Flipkart, Myntra, Yebhi, Snapdeal, MakeMyTrip, Jabong, PepperFry, to name a few. It features two categories – shopping coupons and travel coupons, which makes it easy to find coupons. Additionally, the best coupons offers and deals are highlighted in the form of banner ads. What we like about CouponzGuru is the fact that it includes a detailed description about the coupon, which tells you what are the terms and conditions of using the coupons, the products it is valid on etc. Apart from this, it also clearly mentions the validity date and also features rating. The site also features a deal section that is segregated as daily deal and gadget deals. These are, however, in the form of a forum. Here you will find the information of the latest deals you can avail and in some cases, even the coupons, if available. While it doesn’t seem to feature as many merchants as some of the other coupon sites, the list is quite substantial.
CouponcodesNoffers brings you codes and deals offered on credit/debit cards
CouponcodesNoffers is another option you can explore. It provides coupons from all the leading online merchants like Flipkart, HomeShop18, Jabong, Myntra, Yebhi, Pepperfry, Yatra, ShoppersStop, to name a few. On the homepage you will find all the latest coupons and offers. Further, it has categories like electronics, travel, kids and sale. Unlike other sites, one interesting category is credit cards. Here you will find all the coupons and offers available on credit and debit cards. Like a few other sites, even here you will find description of the coupons, which includes the validity and other details, say, what products the coupons are valid on. It also features a rating and comment system. Additionally, if you find a great coupon or offer, then you have the share option that provides option of Facebook, Twitter, email etc. Also, another good thing about the site is that the coupons and deals are sorted as active and unreliable, the latter being the ones that have expired.
Have you tried any of these coupon sites? Do let us know your experience in the comments section below.
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Disclaimer: We haven’t tried coupons from any of the sites mentioned herein and so cannot comment on their relevance. However, considering the fact that you do not have to pay to avail these coupons, there is no risk in giving them a try.
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