Most of your favorite retailers and wholesalers are online with most of your favorite products and online sales move higher every year around the holidays. Pseudo holidays like black Friday and cyber Monday are increasing in popularity and we will go over what they are and how you can take advantage of them as well.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
These are two holidays that take place around the winter holidays. Black Friday is indigenous to the United States and takes place on the Friday just before Thanks Giving. This is when people camp out at retail stores across the United States when they open super early, as early as 5AM and operate well before normal business hours for retail. This is the biggest sale day of the year in recent years. Now, Cyber Monday is more of a world-wide ordeal and this is where those online coupon codes can come in handy. This is a time that happens on the Monday after Thanks Giving US and Black Friday US. However, because most of these chains are either world-wide or will deliver world-wide then you can take advantage of those deals and not have to live in the US. This is the biggest online shopping day of the year anywhere.
So what is an online coupon code?
Generally businesses have a code which in order to get a certain deal you must purchase the product or service online. Or, you need to get the code off the internet from their website, and then you need to print it out and take it to the business. For example, you go into a Starbucks coffee shop and in order to get a free coffee you have to go online and take a customer satisfaction survey. Yes, there is usually a catch of some sort attached to this kind of online coupon code, then after you are done with the customer satisfaction survey, you can take the computer-generated code and usually you will have to write it on a designated place on your receipt. The online coupon code then gets you a free coffee. Now, this is just one example that is pretty simple.
The reason businesses use online coupon codes is to get people either to their site to do something like see special offers or better yet for them to get you to register for future offers and tracking what you buy so they know how to market to you. Sometimes they use codes to ensure security that you actually fulfilled what you signed up for and not someone else. Whatever the case the reason is beneficial to them in some way but usually gives the customer a perk or treat to encourage them to return. Though it does nothing for their bottom line it does help build customer loyalty and a new customer base as well.