While a coupon can save extra cash while shopping, some people skip the due diligence of searching for one before checking out. Perhaps they think it takes too much time, or, more likely, that there just won't be one available that makes it worth it.
It's true that finding a coupon at any given moment is somewhat of a crapshoot, but there are definitely higher odds for finding a discount code at some stores compared to others. Some retailers release coupon codes on a regular basis, and are therefore more likely to pay off in savings if you take the time to search before placing an order. So which stores fall into this category of high-volume coupons? And what type of codes are they offering? We dove deep into our coupon database, sorting through every offer we posted in 2013, to find out.
The Top 15 Stores With the Most General-Use Codes
These stores have the most regular assortment of codes that apply to items sitewide or to broad categories, such as clothing. Since the codes are so frequent, and usually apply to a wide swath of items, a smart shopper (who is well versed in the best ways to find and use coupons) would rarely buy things from these stores without the use of a coupon.
Don't print those pics out at full price because Snapfish always offers a solid selection of coupon codes to discount your purchase. Many codes are specific to certain categories, like photo books, but the assortment is wide enough to cover most product types. You'll also regularly find sitewide discount codes for up to 60% off, some with a minimum purchase, and general free shipping offers.
You can save on tickets to your next concert, game, or other event with RazorGator discount codes, but you may need to pull a group together and buy in bulk to get the best savings. The minimum purchase amount is usually at least $150, and discounts become higher as the total reaches $200, $300, or more.
3. Jimmy Jazz
We see plenty of coupons for clothing, shoes, and accessories from Jimmy Jazz. You'll find general-use coupons and shipping offers, but many codes are targeted to specific categories like T-shirts. However, the wide assortment of coupons available means you're likely to find a discount on just about anything you have your eye on.
Sears tends to have an abundance of coupon codes, both for sitewide use and for specific product categories. General-use codes for $5 off $50 and $35 off $300 are currently available on an ongoing basis, but use of category-specific coupons may yield higher savings, and may have a lower minimum purchase threshold, for items like tools, fitness equipment, appliances, and clothing.
JCPenney may have shunned coupon codes for a period of time, but the store gradually started releasing more and more codes over the last year, and now you can just about always get a discount if you look. You'll typically find 15% off with no minimum at any given time, but you may also find higher discounts of 20% to 25% for larger purchases or specific product categories.
The majority of Walgreens coupons we see are for photo services, so if you're looking for a place to help you get your latest photo project done and you prefer in-store pickup, you can certainly get a discount. We also see codes that apply sitewide or to certain items like contact lenses and vitamins.
7. Victoria's Secret
There are regular coupons available at Victoria's Secret for use on intimates, clothing, beauty, and more, and you can stack up to three codes at checkout to see if they combine. The types of coupons available tend to be a mix of offers that apply to items sitewide and to specific product categories, like clothing. (And don't forget about the coupons available during the Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale!) We most often see codes for free shipping, a free panty with bra purchase, free secret rewards cards, free gifts with purchase, and tiered discounts like $15 off $100, $30 off $150, or $75 off $250.
Get your workplace in top shape for less with Quill's regular selection of coupons, which discount office supplies, furniture, printer ink, business machines, and more. You'll also find codes for free gifts with select purchases.
We often see general-use coupons for 20% to 40% off with no minimum purchase from Cafepress, plus codes for similar discounts on select product categories, like apparel.
10. Bath & Body Works
You can pay regular price for your candles, body sprays, and other fragrant indulgences. But there's no reason to if you can get 20% off with no minimum, $10 off $30, a free item with purchase, $1 shipping on $25, or other discounts provided by the codes that Bath & Body Works typically offers. You can only apply one code per order, but they do combine with their non-code based "buy one, get one" promotions.
There's absolutely no reason you shouldn't use a code at Kohl's since the store almost always has something available. You can usually get 15% off your order with no minimum or 20% off $100, although we do see 20% off with no minimum from time to time. There are also regular codes for specific categories, such as kids' clothing. Try stacking a general code with a category or shipping discount coupon for maximum savings.
12. One Stop Plus
Clothing retailer One Stop Plus releases many general-use codes. They often apply higher discounts to single items, such as 40% off one item, or reward purchases that contain a higher number of items, like 30% off the first and third highest-priced items in the order. We also see coupons for things like free shipping or 15% off, so be sure to compare the discount that each code will provide before deciding on one for your particular order.
Coupon codes for Macy's that take 10% to 20% off your purchase with no minimum are usually released a few times a month. Plus, we also see codes released for certain item types, like bed and bath or shoes.
14. Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks coupons sometimes have higher minimum purchase requirements, but they currently have an ongoing code for free shipping with no minimum, and you can stack up to 5 codes per order, which sets the stage for plenty of potential savings. We see codes for free gift cards or gifts with purchase, discounts on certain categories such as men's clothing, and free samples with beauty purchase.
Since Kmart is owned by the same company as Sears, you'll find a similar selection of coupon codes. Current ongoing general-use codes include discounts for $5 off $45, 10% off $75, or $10 off $100. But also check for coupon discounts on certain categories, like shoes, appliances, and toys, since you may find lower minimum purchase amounts or higher savings.
Top 10 Stores for Specific Item Codes
While many stores will offer general use codes like those listed above, there's also a segment of retailers that prefer to release coupons that apply to specific items. For this reason, it can be more hit or miss to find a code at these stores if you've already made up your mind on a very particular item. However, if you're flexible and only require that you find the best price on, say, a hard drive, then a perusal of all of a store's current codes may yield an offer that works for you.
Not surprisingly, most of the stores below are electronics retailers. So if that's something you consistently look to invest in, it may benefit you to subscribe to these stores' newsletters to keep abreast of the product-specific codes they offer.
- Paul's TV
- World Wide Stereo
- HP Home & Office
If you're shopping at any of the above stores, the chances are very good that you'll find coupons after taking a bit of time to search for them. The savings may be only a few dollars or more substantial. Regardless, you shouldn't pay more than you have to, and consistently applying coupon codes is something that can pay off over time. It's a numbers game that's definitely worth playing, so if you aren't yet sure about how to navigate this world of promotions, then take a moment to check out our ultimate guide to finding the best coupon codes.