Over the past eight months I’ve searched over 2,000 popular retailer’s Facebook pages looking for coupons and was very disappointed with the results. Despite the wildly popular advice of using social media to save money, the majority of online retailers simply don’t share coupons via Facebook anymore. Instead, most simply use their feeds to share pictures of new arrivals and styles which they’re selling at full-price.
But alas, all hope is not lost, as I did find close to 30 online retailers who proudly share coupon codes regularly on their Facebook page.
Many of which were exclusive coupons that couldn’t be found on popular coupon websites.
If you’re a loyal shopper with any of these retailers, you should always check their Facebook page before clicking the “Buy Now” button.
Below are my findings, in alphabetical order, along with some commentary on just good the coupons are in comparison to what they typically offer.
The 6PM Facebook page is an excellent source for saving money when buying shoes and apparel online.
They often share exclusive coupon codes like the above example for 10% off your entire order for the first 30,000 uses or until the end of the day.
6PM.com does not share many coupons with coupon websites which makes their Facebook page an excellent “Like” in order to save.
A truly great coupon offer on Facebook is defined when the coupon is better than what you can find on most coupon sites on the Internet.
This is absolutely the case with this 50% off All Posters.com coupon code they posted a while back on their Facebook page.
We get new All Posters coupon codes on a weekly basis for things like free shipping on $14.99+ or up 30% off your entire order but rarely do we get something in the 50% off range.
The social media team at American Apparel have consistently used their Facebook page as a way to share coupon codes with their loyal followers.
Whenever I’m looking for a coupon for these guys to add to Rather-Be-Shopping, I start my search on their wall and usually find a code. In the case above, the currently have a 25% off coupon code that is good site-wide. Facebook is the only place I could find this code.
American Eagle Outfitters
Over the pass couple years, American Eagle has gotten increasingly stingier with their coupon codes. Instead, they’ll often offer site wide sales with no code required to get the discount.
But when they aren’t offering a decent sale, be sure to head directly to the AEO Facebook page to find a coupon code to save some money. From past experience, they typically share a couple per week that can definitely help you save some money.
Ann Taylor LOFT
I really like it when a retailer makes the coupons on their Facebook page stand out. This is exactly what Ann Taylor LOFT does with their FB page.
Bold and upfront is where you’ll find their discounts like this 30% off everything plus free shipping coupon. If you’re shopping regularly at AT LOFT, and not checking their Facebook page first, there is a great chance you’re over-paying.
If you ever shop online at Banana Republic.com, or walk into one of their brick & mortar stores to pick up a new pair of chinos, and don’t follow them on Facebook, you’re clearly not a great bargain hunter.
They keep their FB page updated with some great coupons like this 40% off code they were promoting on Oscars weekend.
The cool thing about the offer was that it was available for online AND in-store shopping which is fairly rare as coupons are typically only available for one or the other.
Almost 7 million people can’t be wrong. That’s the number of consumers following Best Buy on Facebook in the hopes of staying in the know when it comes to coupons and deals from the consumer electronics giant.
While Best Buy does have the rare percentage off coupon on your entire purchase, the majority of the coupons on their Facebook page are for specific items like this one for $100 a Hewlett-Packard laptop.
You often have to weed out a bunch of crap on their page but it’ll be worth the effort as they do have some pretty good money saving offers like the current $10 Rewards Certificates when you pre-order and purchase select gaming titles.
Bebe is a clothing retailer who can be a bit stingy with coupons so I was pleasantly surprised to find a coupon posted on their wall.
Before I found this coupon, it was back in January that I added a new Bebe code to Rather-Be-Shopping. From now on I’ll be checking their Facebook page more often as it appears they post new coupons on a weekly basis.
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Big 5 Sporting Goods is a discount seller and one of my personal favorites when buying sporting goods for my kids who play youth soccer, baseball, and basketball. I always shop with a Big 5 coupon and I always find them on their Facebook page.
Today is no exception as they have a printable coupon good for 20% off any 1 regular priced item or 10% off a sale or clearance item.
I’m not sure what is more crazy, Cheap Tickets.com only having 40,567 Facebook likes, or the amazingly cool fact that they promote their coupons right in their cover photo.
Upon visiting their FB page you don’t have to wade through anything to find their best coupon code as it’s right there at the top. Love it. This week the coupon is for 19% off your hotel booking with code AUGUST.
I was impressed with the coupons found on The Children’s Place corner of the world on Facebook. They keep their FB page updated with some pretty great offers, some of which are completely unique to their followers.
The next time your kid outgrows some threads, which will be next week, hit up their Facebook page for an online coupon code.
Cost Plus World Market
Anytime a retailer posts a significant coupon (20% or more) on their Facebook page, that can be used online or in-store, it’s totally worth “liking” them. Cost Plus World Market did exactly that with a coupon good for 10% off $50+, 15% off $75+, 20% off $100+, or 25% off your $150+ order.
If you’re buying furniture from them (which I highly recommend by the way), the 25% off $150 or more is the only way to go.
Whenever shopping for new luggage, backpacks, and handbags, check the eBags Facebook page for a coupon code.
They update it often with codes in the 15% to 25% off range, along with free shipping. eBags can be hit-or-miss when it comes to offering coupons to the general public and they rarely send them directly to me so I was stoked to find one on Facebook.
I love the Famous Footwear coupon presence on Facebook for a couple reasons. The first is the obvious regular posting of coupons that can be used online and in-store.
The second, and more significant in my opinion, is that they actually have an employee responding personally to questions.
For example, they recently had a coupon expire that was posted on their Facebook page, a lady then asked when a new one was coming out and a FF rep actually responded to her and dropped the info on how she can sign-up for coupon text alerts and get an instant coupon for doing so.
While Forever 21 might not always have traditional coupon codes on their Facebook page, they have some really cool exclusive content that can help you save money.
For example, in the above screen capture they an exclusive 15% discount for teachers and students. If you shop regularly at Forever 21, you’ll want to get in the habit of stopping by their Facebook page first.
Hanna Andersson is notoriously stingy with their coupons. As in like, they hardly EVER have any. So I was stoked when I discovered that the regularly add coupons to their Facebook page.
If you’re a Hanna-fanatic I suggest you give throw a “Like” their way, it’ll undoubtedly help you save some cash.
Harry & David
Harry & David coupons can be a bit elusive. I should know as I’ve been scouring the web for them since 2002.
I always start my search on their Facebook page as every couple weeks they’ll release a new coupon for free shipping or up to 20% off your online purchase.
While the JCPenney page on Facebook has way too many ladies modeling autumn dresses, it does have some great in-store and online coupons posted if you dig a little bit.
For example, last week they had a JCPenney coupon good for a flat 15% off your entire purchase. It appears they update their page with a new coupon offer every Thursday to prep for weekend shoppers.
With close to 11 million “Likes”, the Kohl’s Facebook page is obviously a popular destination. With exclusive content like the above coupon for $10 off your $30+ order at Kohl’s it’s no surprise.
While not an earth shattering coupon, they do a nice job of consistently sprinkling new codes into their FB content.
With over a million Facebook followers, Lands’ End has been able to grow their FB page be offering useful money-saving coupons and content on a regular basis.
In addition to the 20% off all towels and bedding coupon, I have seen coupons good for 25% off your entire order with free shipping on $50 or more. Another cool benefit of following Lands’ End on Facebook is you’ll be the first to know when a coupon is extended.
Because Michaels is a retailer that freely allows coupons on smartphones, you can leverage their Facebook page into direct savings at the checkout register when in-store.
Just pull them up on your Facebook app and click on their most recent coupon. The displayed coupon can then be scanned directly from your smartphone.
Typical offers include 40% off any 1 item and a coupon good for 25% off your entire purchase.
For those not shopping regularly for men’s apparel, Paul Fredrick is probably still a secret. Their Facebook page consistently has better coupon codes than the majority of coupon websites which is pretty cool.
For example, the above 20% off coupon + free shipping easily beat the likes of RetailMeNot and Coupons.com who had a coupon for 20% off with a minimum purchase required of $200.
As you probably guessed, Perfumania sells perfume and cologne at discount prices. They have an active presence on Facebook and post new coupons fairly often.
The above example of 25% off with free shipping was a better coupon than you could find on any coupon website on August 18th which is notable. Be sure to “Like” their page to be kept in-the-know of similar coupons in the future.
Pet Food Direct
Pet lovers rejoice as the folks at Pet Food Direct are constantly adding coupon codes to their Facebook page. Most coupons only last 24 hours or less but can save you significant money on pet food, supplies, and pet beds.
Unfortunately, Petco and Petsmart rarely, if ever, post coupons on Facebook so Pet Food Direct could be your next best option.
Rite Aid has been trying recently to grow their online store and they’re using their Facebook page to increase awareness.
In particular, they have been throwing up some great online coupons for 20% off $50 or more, along with the occasional coupon good for 25% off your entire purchase.
And before you ask, “No, the coupon codes can’t be used on prescription drugs”…I already tried.
The cool thing about the coupons that Sears shares on their Facebook page is they are often “Flash Sale” coupons and are very time-sensitive.
This means most coupon websites simply aren’t able to collect and post them before they expire making the Sears Facebook page a must-check before you finalize your purchase on their website.
The cool thing about the Shoebuy.com presence on Facebook is that they post coupons on it that are better than what they give me to put up on Rather-Be-Shopping.com. That is always a great sign of a Facebook page worth checking out.
For example, they recently emailed me a 10% off coupon to post and on the same day threw up a 20% off coupon code on Facebook. Similar to Zappos, every order includes free shipping and free exchanges.
If you shop regularly at Shutterfly.com, it’s worth the effort of following them on Facebook to get exclusive coupons and deals.
Not only do they offer coupon codes for free prints (like the one above) buy you’ll also find site-wide coupons for up to 40% off your order.
Ask the Reader: Any retailers that I missed that post great coupons on Facebook on a regular basis? Let me know in the comments below.
By Kyle James
Photo credit to Sarah Marshall.