The operation of discount codes
A promo code (or as it is sometimes called, coupon or discount code) is a special number or code that shoppers can enter at the final checkout of an online shop in order to receive a discount.
A voucher is a token you receive from a store in order to obtain a free product or discount. If the voucher is distributed online or by email, normally you must print it out before using it in a store. The word ‘coupon’ is also sometimes used to describe paper discount tokens.
At Flipit we collect all current discounts and coupon codes from a huge variety of what we regard as the best online stores. You can find a coupon code on our website by following these guidelines:
- Step 1. Go to the list of stores
- Step 2. Click on a specific shop that you are interested in.
- Step 3. Have a look at the coupon codes available for this shop.
- Step 4. Click the code you desire.
- Step 5. Once you click the code, the tab will ‘Flip’ to reveal the promo code in a pop-up window and will also redirect you to your chosen store in another tab.
- Step 6. Copy this code into the appropriate box when reaching the shop check-out. This should be before you complete your transaction
- Step 7. Enjoy your discount!
The life span of a promo code will vary depending on the demands and wishes of the shop. Some codes, such as those offered to new customers, may run indefinitely. Others may last only a few days – or a few hours! Flipit editors apply expiry dates when adding codes to the site, so any expired coupons will disappear as soon as they become obsolete.
Online shops use coupon codes in order to differentiate themselves from other shops and to put themselves ahead of competition. It is also a way for shops to give back to the customer: to reward first-time buyers, for instance, or to offer incentives for customers making a larger purchase. What the store gets in return is happy, returning shoppers, and a better understanding of consumer behavior.
Coupon codes can offer different kinds of savings. For example, you might find a code that offers 10% off your entire order or one that will give a discount on a particular product (e.g. 15% off Rayban sunglasses). Other discounts may include a fixed amount of SGD deducted from your total purchase price, free shipping, or even a free gift with your order. The list goes on!
Flipit.com is a deals aggregator website that aims to keep you up-to-date with special deals and coupon codes, but it does not sell products directly. If you experience any issues with a product, you should always contact the shop directly. We have no contact with stores and are unable to solve any issues you might have with a purchase. However, we want to ensure that our customers are satisfied with all transactions they make through Flipit. If you have any issues that you think should be brought to our attention, please get in touch with our editors.
The Flipit team works hard to ensure all coupon codes are correct, but occasionally there can be problems with codes. Consider the following:
- Read the terms and conditions carefully. It might be that the code is not valid with your particular chosen item or you have not met the minimum spending requirement.
- Make sure you’ve entered the code correctly: coupon codes are case sensitive, and don’t allow any spaces between words.
- Some codes are exclusive to new customers. Are you already an existing customer? If not, you can sign up here!
Flipit.com is a website dedicated to helping users save as much as possible when shopping online. We collect coupon codes and discounts in co-operation with well-known and reliable merchants and affiliate networks. We also frequently add new articles to our online magazine, Flipit Plus, which features a variety of saving guides specifically catered to your country.
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