Double up on promotion codes

By Betsy Wiesendanger on March 13, 2009 11:00:21 am

Let me just say this right now: I love promotion codes. I use them whenever possible to nab big discounts when I shop online. They’re easy to find: Check sites such as RetailMeNot and CouponCabin. Or, type the name of the Web site you’re buying from, plus the words “promotion code,” into Google.

But did you know you can use more than one code at a time?

I didn’t, until Borders practically begged me to. I was buying two books on their site when I saw this message on the checkout page: “You may apply more than one promotion code to your order.” Who knew? I already had a code for 25 percent off one book. A quick search on RetailMeNot got me another code for 20 percent off the other book. Net savings: $13.50. Not bad!

Combining codes also worked at Victoria’s Secret. I used one code for $15 off my $100 purchase and another for 20 percent off select dresses. I managed to shave $30 off my total, although the $15.99 shipping ate up a big chunk of that.

Not every site lets you double up. Coldwater Creek, for example, allows only one code per order. And some codes specify that they can’t be combined with other offers. Still, it’s definitely worth trying.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to do some more shopping with all that money I saved …

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Betsy Wiesendanger

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Luke Knowles

03:32:42 PM on Fri Mar 13 2009 is another website that allows you to double up on your coupons.


02:00:44 PM on Sat Mar 14 2009 offers great 30% and 40% off w/ free shipping coupons, but their system is smart enough to recognize which one code is a better deal and only allows you to enter one. Unfortunately, I had store credit with them because of a return, and you enter your store credit as a coupon code. So I wasn't able to get my extra 30% off. Oh well, still a great product.

Buyer beware, sometimes websites will completely delete the coupon from your cart if try to enter more than one. So if you try to double up and it doesn't work, remember to make sure your original coupon is still there!


05:45:07 PM on Sun Mar 29 2009

Victoria's Secret lets you use more than one promotion code at a time. Certain codes can't be used with others, so you might have to try with different combos. I used a free shipping code and a save 40 percent off of one item.

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