Monday, December 12, 2011

How to maximize your shopping saving

The key to maximize your savings on sites such as Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, Express, Guess, American Eagle, Macy's, Wet Seal, Nine West, Aldo, and the likes is to use stack-able coupons, when available.

Online retailers such as the ones listed above will allow only one coupon code per order. However, these retailers will occasionally have additional savings and FREE shipping with no code necessary. This is when we want to take advantage of the great offer.

Read more to learn how to maximize your shopping savings.

Here is an example of an order I made at

Loft is having 50% Off select sweater styles (with code) + 50% Off sale items (no code needed) Free shipping when you spend $125 or more (no code needed) . The key words for are "no code needed".

My subtotal is $172.00 for 4 items. The subtotal already includes the extra 50% off select sale styles.
Original price without any discount is $294.47. That is a total savings of $122.47 off of original price. A total saving of almost 42%.

Now, I still have an item in my card that qualifies for another 50% off with promo code. I will use the stack-able coupon here by entering the code in the "Promo Code" box on the far bottom left. Circled in red.

The additional 50% off on select sweaters is now applied to the total. My new estimated total is $147.25.
I save a total of $24.75 off of full-price item and an overall total of $147.25 off of original price. Total savings of 50%. Plus I get FREE shipping since I meet the minimum requirement of $125 or more for FREE shipping.
Taxes is not yet included in this total.

Another example from Ann Taylor 

Ann Taylor is having 50% off select styles (no code needed) + Free shipping when you spend  $150 or more (no code needed). Plus, I have a promo code for 20% off of entire purchase of $100 or more (with special code)

My subtotal is $172.00 with 50% off select styles already applied. 

To receive even more discount, I use a stack-able coupon code on top of the 50% Off offered by Ann Taylor. Promo code box is circled in red.

I receive a total savings of $34.50 with the additional coupon code. That is a total savings of 20% off of already discounted items. Original total without discount is $344. Total savings from original price is $206.40. Total price after discount and additional savings comes out to $137.60 (Tax is not yet included). A total savings of 60% plus FREE shipping. 

The term "SALE" means that a retailer is having a promotion for selected merchandise and the sale price is only for a limited time. The price can and will increase eventually. "SALE" does not mean clearance and out of season merchandise.


  1. That's a really good tip, I did this the other day while shopping online and ended up paying $10 for and $80 pair of pants.


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