Friday, November 24, 2006
7 News Features: Cracking the Code
If you missed the super sales of Black Friday, don't panic. Some of the best deals can be obtained without ever leaving home. In tonight's Special Assignment Report, we're going to show you how to crack the coupon code.
WSVN -- These bargain hunters are saving big bucks. Not by clipping coupons, but by "clicking" on coupons. They're finding secret savings in cyberspace on websites like Couponheaven.com.
The sites scour through emails, online chats, and store resources to track down deal-making codes.
Stawn Barber: "Couponheaven.com can assist people in saving money, finding out what the best deals, coupons and promotions are at over 800 stores."
Here's how it works: When you log on to to one of these secret saving sites, you can select a store, like The Gap, or you can pick a brand name, like Dell computers. Then, go shopping, and when you check out look for the box that says coupon code.
Type in the deal saving digits you got from the savings site, and then let the bargains begin! The savings can come in the form of a price cut, free shipping or both.
Maggie Souiri: "You're able to get just about anything you want without having to pay retail price."
Laura Pizzuti: "It is. It definitely becomes addictive when you find a good deal -- you just want to keep looking for more."
And now that we've let you in on this "shopping secret," you too can "crack the code."
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