Let’s face it, we’ve all been there, you’re about to checkout from an online store and you just can’t find a coupon anywhere. Well, before you pay full-price, did you know there are dozens of popular stores that’ll send you an instant coupon via email just for registering your email address? And if you already have an email address registered with the retailer, consider setting up a new “shopping only” email address…the perks are awesome if you know how to manage it correctly. Here are the stores that I discovered, many of which hand out coupons better than what you’ll find on coupon websites. (I’ll keep adding new ones as I find them)
Sign-up for email notifications from the folks at A.C. Moore and get a crafty coupon immediately sent to you for 55% off any 1 regular priced item. Not too shabby, ehh.
The good folks at Adidas will happily throw you a 15% off coupon code that you can use either online or in-store. By the way, did you know that it’s a myth that Adidas stands for “All Day I Dream About Sports”.
Aeropostale might be going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but they’ll still give you a coupon for 20% off your next order when you sign up for Aero emails. If you can’t find a coupon anywhere else, you might as well sign up and save an easy 20%.
In case you’re not familiar, Aldo sells really nice shoes, boots, sandals, handbags, and accessories. But if you sign-up for emails notifications they’ll immediately send a 15% coupon to your inbox which can be used online and in-store.
Sign up for emails from Alibris Books and they’ll hook you up with an immediate coupon for $5 off your $50+ online purchase. Not a huge discount but better than a kick in the ass.
Once you spend the 15 seconds required to sign up for Ann Taylor email updates, you’ll get an instant coupon sent to your inbox that’ll get you $25 off your $75+ full-priced purchase. An easy $25 for very little effort.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Get added to the Bed Bath & Beyond email list and they’ll shoot you over a 20% off any single item coupon. It should be noted that they’ll only let you use the coupon in-store.
Birch Lane will send you a 10% off coupon when you give them your email address. While the coupon can only be used on full-priced items, it’s still a worthwhile endeavor.
If you like the clothing at Charlotte Russe, and you like to save money, sign up for their email notifications and they’ll give you a coupon good for 20% off your ENTIRE purchase. You don’t have to use it right away either as it lasts for 30 days.
Score a $10 off $40+ coupon (also known as 25% off) at Children’s Place when you get added to their email list. The cool part is that the coupons will keep coming to your inbox too.
Cost Plus World Market
Give Cost Plus World Market your email address and zip code and they’ll give you a 15% off coupon. Not a bad trade, especially if your making a large furniture or home decor purchase.
They’re so right, the fun does start when you have a 20% Crocs coupon in your inbox. Just sign up for Crocs emails to get in on the action. You can use the coupon both online and in-store.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods will send you an instant 10% off coupon (online only) when you sign-up. I bet Sports Authority never did that.
Famous Footwear will infamously send you a $5 off $25 or more coupon when you register for email alerts. And no, it’s not infamous, I just thought it was kinda catchy.
When you register for H&M emails, they’ll send you a 20% off any 1 item coupon + free shipping on your entire order (use coupon code 1616). The free shipping bonus is nothing to sneeze at as they typically require you to spend $40 or more to qualify for free delivery.
Sign up for emails at Hobby Lobby and they’ll send you a welcome email with a coupon good for 40% off any 1 regular-priced item. They kinda hide the coupon in the email for some reason so you’ll have to look for it closely.
Joann rarely has coupons good for for 20% off your ENTIRE order. But if you sign up for their emails they’ll happily send you one that you can use either in-store or online.
Way down their at the bottom of the Kate Spade “thank you” email is a 15% off coupon that can be used in-store and online. You’d think they would make the coupon a little more prominent.
Get yourself on the Lands’ End email list and they’ll shoot you over a coupon for 40% off any 1 item. The free shipping on $50+ is no biggie as they always offer that.
Levi coupons can often be hard to come by, so if you’re about to make a purchase and you can’t find one, just sign-up for their email alerts and they’ll send you a 20% off coupon along with free shipping.
If you have a Macy’s purchase in your near-future, and you’re planning on spending over $100, be sure to sign-up for their emails and they’ll hook you up with a 15% off coupon with free shipping.
If you can’t find a Maurices coupon, just get added to their email list and they’ll shoot you over a 15% off coupon good for regular-priced items only. You can use the coupon either online or in-store. Cool beans.
Somewhere in all that boiler plate is a coupon code good for 10% off all full-priced items at Moosejaw. How’d I get the coupon in my inbox? I just spent 10 seconds signing up for their email alerts. And yes, I agree, lawyers are a bunch of meanies.
New York & Co.
The fashion company New York & Co. will send you a pretty sweet coupon for $25 off $75 or more when you sign up for their email alerts. The coupon came to my inbox right away so it’s an easy way to score a killer coupon, then just unsubscribe if you want.
The web team at Old Navy immediately sent me a 30% off coupon code to be used on my next online purchase. It took me 10 seconds to sign-up which is a pretty good return on my time.
The skincare company Origins rewards those who sign-up for their email list with a smooth little 15% off coupon code. Not a bad discount for a company that rarely offers coupons.
Pottery Barn is another company that rarely has coupons, well, unless you sign-up for their email list. If you spend the 20 seconds required to sign-up, you’ll get a 15% off promotion code instantly sent to your inbox.
When you sign up for REI emails they’ll shoot you over a 15% off coupon to use both online or in-store. As far as the REI disclaimers go, they really aren’t that bad.
My favorite flip-flops that I ever owned were from Sanuk. Total dessert for my feet, but at full price. I wished I’d have waited and signed for their email club and scored a 10% off coupon.
While the folks at Shutterfly won’t send you a percent off coupon when you sign-up, they’ll send you an email that’ll get ya a free magnet, 50 4×6 prints, and a set of free address labels. Pretty cool.
Sign up for emails with Sole Society.com and you’ll be instantly rewarded with a 15% off coupon on your $80+ purchase. No flies on that deal.
When buying lingerie from Soma.com, be sure to not pay full-price, especially on your first purchase. When you sign up to be on their email list, they’ll zap you a 20% off coupon to be used either online or in-store.
Join the Starbucks email list and get hooked up with a 10% coupon to be used online. Use it to buy your Starbucks coffee, mugs, K-cups, and such. Starbucks rarely has a flat percentage-off coupon so the 10% off code is a definite win for shoppers. Don’t forget to also hack the Starbucks menu and save even more.
If you have a Tommy purchase in your near future, be sure to get on their email list and they’ll reward you with a 20% off coupon. You can use it either on their regular website or in their online outlet. Also, you’ll have exactly one month to use the coupon before it expires.
I’m a big fan of the “untucked” look, have been since I was a kid. So when I discovered UntuckIt, a company that specializes in making shirts designed to be untucked, I knew I found my sweet spot. Then throw in a 20% coupon for signing up for their email club and I’m officially sold.
Be sure to snag your 10% off coupon for registering your email with Wayfair. Not a huge discount, but better than nothing, which is typically what they have when it comes to coupons.
The good folks at Williams-Sonoma rarely have coupons. So when I signed up for emails and got a 15% off coupon (on $49 or more order) I was pleasantly surprised. Be sure to save it for a significant purchase and maximize your savings in the process.
Ask the Reader: What store surprised you with a better than average coupon when you signed up with them?
By Kyle James
Photo Credit: Terry Johnson