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1 Simple Shopping Hack to Get Extra Discounts Online

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November 26, 2015 · 1.8k Views

Attention – you can finally stop scouring the web for ways to find discounts during your online shopping sprees. Savvy shopping genius Kyle James from Rather Be Shopping has uncovered the key to scoring awesome deals for your online shopping endeavors.

When shoppers fill their online shopping baskets and leave without actually purchasing the products, retailers lose money. When it comes to completing a transaction, any sale is better than no sale at all.

Luckily, James discovered that a lot of stores will actually offer even more discounts to customers in order for them to click the checkout button! Basically all you have to do is subscribe to newsletters of your favorite stores (just provide your email address), fill your online cart with items, and then wait for an email from the store with a nice discount to lure you back to complete the purchase.

Check out this list of retailers to win some of the best deals using this shopping hack. If you don’t believe us, see for yourself. It’s the easiest way to save an extra 10-20% off your order!

See also: How to Shop At Kohl’s For Free


1. Kate Spade – save 15% off

You can head to this designer’s website, fill your cart with goods like handbags, wallets, and shoes, and then resist finishing your order. Kate Spade will send you a 15% off coupon code to get you to complete your purchase!

2. Bed Bath and Beyond – save 20% off a single item

This retailer is well known for offering customers flexible coupon policies (you can often stack coupons or use expired ones). Another great find is shopping their huge selection and then leaving your cart unattended. The store will send you a discount code of 20% off a single item for your trouble.

3. Levi’s – save 25% off your entire purchase

Levi’s jeans can be a tad expensive, but you can find deep discounts when you register with them, fill your cart, and wait. Then voila! You’ll get 25% off your entire purchase when you return to finish your order!

4. Macy’s – save 15% off a purchase of $100 or more

Macy’s has everything you could possibly need – from home decor to clothing. So fill up your cart and wait for them to send you a coupon where you can save 15% off when you buy $100 or more.

5. Birchbox – save 20% off a purchase of $35 or more

Birchbox is a great subscription service that offers beauty boxes that arrive at your doorstep every month (filled with some of the hottest makeup, hair, and skincare products). You can purchase a subscription, and if you like some of the products in your box, you can reorder the items right from the site. Save on your next purchase by waiting to complete your order, and Birchbox will send you a coupon of 20% off to use when your order totals $35 or more!

See also: 5 Beauty Boxes That Are Worth It

6. Williams Sonoma – get free shipping on orders over $49

This retailer offers a fantastic selection of kitchen and cooking items, but they can be a little pricey on their own. Luckily, if you use this shopping hack, you’ll be able to earn some savings in the form of free shipping on your next order over $49.

7. Crocs – save 20% off

Crocs will definitely ensure you come back to complete your order of footwear with a discount code of 20% off your next order!

8. J. Jill – save $20 off a purchase of $80 or more

Feel the need for a shopping trip? You’ll feel better after you fill your shopping cart with clothes and accessories from J. Jill, then wait for the store to send you a $20 off coupon when you spend over $80 or more on the site.

9. Bass Pro Shops – save $20 off a purchase of $100 or more

Outdoors fanatics can always find something to buy at Bass Pro Shops. If you’re patient, you can fill up your shopping cart, and wait for them to send you a coupon of $20 off a purchase of $100 or more!

10. 10 Dollar Mall – save 10% off

This store specializes in inexpensive clothing for the entire family, but if you skip the final purchasing step, they’ll entice you back with a 10% off coupon for you to use on your next order!

11. Cafe Press – save 20% off

Cafe Press has tons of fun items that you can customize – making for awesome gifts for friends and family. The site is even more fun to shop if you abandon your cart because they’ll send over a 20% off coupon!

12. Dick’s Sporting Goods – save 10% off

In need of some sporting gear? Dick’s usually offers generally low prices as is, but you can take advantage of even more savings if you fill up your cart and wait for a 10% off promo code to come your way!

13. ProFlowers.com – save 10% off

Need to send flowers or a gift for a special occasion? ProFlowers.com offers tons of deals, but wait to complete your order, and you can snag an additional 10% off!

14. Shutterfly.com – save 20% off

This photo-sharing and printing service has many features to offer, but perhaps the best one is that you can nab an extra 20% off by using this shopping hack!


This trick doesn’t take much time, so try it at your favorite retailer’s website (even if it’s not on this list) to rack up some amazing savings. Or you can always check out DealsPlus for great savings every day!

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Bethaney Wallace is a full-time freelance writer and avid deal finder located in the Midwest. When she's not reading or writing, she can be found looking for a new project, including anything knitted or DIY, which she outlines in her humorous personal blog, Earl & Other Greys. (bethaneywallace.com)

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