Best Ways to Get Online Coupon Codes

Here are the top sources and times for finding discount codes to save money on online purchases.

If you’re not in the habit of looking for a coupon code before you make any purchase online, you’re missing an opportunity to save. These codes – typically a combination of letters and numbers – can be entered at checkout to score discounts. There are a multitude of Web sites that offer discount codes, and retailers themselves provide them through a variety of channels.

Here's a rundown of the best ways -- as well as the best times -- to find online coupons. You'll find that all of these strategies are relatively easy and can save you big bucks.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.