Here are some tips for finding great online deals and discounts.
Search the Internet for Coupons
If you’re looking for coupons and don’t know where to start, a quick search can sometimes do the trick. Certain sites aggregate coupons, so you can quickly find deals for online retailers. Sometimes bloggers and influencers post referral codes, too.
Sign Up for Promotional Emails
Want to know about sales as soon as they start? Have your eye on something, but you're waiting for a discount? Get on a retailer's mailing list to find out about sales and coupons. Sometimes, you'll get a discount just for signing up.
Watch Out for Seasonal Discounts and Sales
Prices change throughout the year – end-of-season sales and shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday can come with steep discounts.
Use a Browser Extension for Online Shopping
Browser extensions like Citi ShopSM automatically search for available offers and coupons at over 5,000 online merchants.
Once enrolled, the Citi Shop browser extension will alert you to offers automatically. You can activate offers and complete your purchases to receive automatic statement credits on your enrolled Citi card.
Many credit cards have bonus categories, like groceries or gas, and sometimes offer additional points at certain retailers. It’s worth looking into your card’s current offers and bonus categories before you make a purchase – an item might be the same price at different retailers, but you may get more points for the same purchase if you use a card with an applicable bonus category.
Many online retailers offer discounts for customer referrals. You can send a friend an introductory discount. Or a friend can send you one – it works both ways!
When someone you’ve referred makes a purchase, you’ll usually get a reward or discount, too.
Write a Review
Some online retailers offer incentives for writing a review. They may offer a discount or enter you into a drawing to win a gift card.
Leave Products in Your Cart
Sometimes, when you leave a product in your cart, a store will send you an email with a discount as a purchase incentive.
If you find something you like, it's worth doing a quick online search. You might be able to find something similar for less. Or another retailer may have a lower price.
Ask About Price Matching
Some larger retailers offer price matching. That means they’ll match a lower price on a competitor’s site.
Get a Price Adjustment
Have you ever bought something that went on sale a few days later? Many stores offer price adjustments if products are discounted within a certain timeframe. Check their policy or contact customer service.
Disclosure: This article is for educational purposes. It is not intended to provide legal, investment, or financial advice and is not a substitute for professional advice. It does not indicate the availability of any Citi product or service. For advice about your specific circumstances, you should consult a qualified professional.