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Online coupons, apps help shoppers save money

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Online shopping has become a staple for consumers looking for a good deal.  

At times, getting the ultimate deal could be bit of a challenge, especially at the check-out stage of the purchase when a prompt suddenly appears asking the customer if they have a discount code.  

Consumers, who are unfamiliar with the perk, are left asking what are those codes and how can they be found.

With the advancement of technology, shopping online continues to get easier and ultimately more cost efficient.  

"You know when you can get a deal it's always great," said bargain shopper Adam Winstead.

And in a matter of minutes, with the help of a trusty computer or smartphone, you could be saving big bucks.  All you have to do is let your fingers do the walking.  

"It's pretty much why I go online so you don't have to pay full price," said Scott Markley, who also is a bargain hunter.  

There are an endless supply of Web sites dedicated to helping consumers save money at many popular online stores and shopping sites.  

Almost all of the sites strive to make the shopping experience convenient and user friendly without breaking the bank.  

Web sites such as dealhunting.com, shopperresource.com and quicktoclick.com are one-stop shops for bargain hunters.  

Many of these shop comparison Web sites, compile the top promotional discounts and free online coupon codes for all sorts of merchandise ranging from apparel, jewelry, to even electronics and it's all on one site.  

For instance, on shoppersresource.com, Sears has a coupon worth $5 off a $50 or more purchase just by using the promotion code "sears5off50".  

With the click of a mouse, the consumer can view even more promotional codes and discounts for Sears such as 15% off their next $40 or more shoe purchase, or $50 off a $300 or more appliance order.  

"It is a great advantage to have," said Kesha Jonson, who considers herself a savvy shopper.  

"It's always great to take advantage of discounts, those promotional codes really play into that," said Winstead.                    .

And before you check-out, why not save even more money by using a discount code from some of your favorite retailers.  

Websites like discountcode.com and currentcodes.com can knock down the price even further anywhere from 15% to 40% on your next online purchase, making it an absolute steal.  

"So in addition to not paying full price, I'll often get that double discount kind of like double dipping," said Markley.

Consumers can still get those same deals on their smartphones using mobile apps such as RetailMeNot Coupons, Coupons.com, and Slickdeal which are free.  

Many of these shop comparison websites and mobile apps are updated frequently to ensure consumers get the best bang for their buck.

Other popular Web sites for saving money include bargainboardwalk.com, online-coupon-code.com, fatwallet.com, DealCatcher.com, Reatilmenot.com and NaughtyCodes.com.

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