Promote Your Online Store with Coupon Codes
With the rising popularity of reality shows like Extreme Couponing, more and more people are searching online for coupons. You can take advantage of this trend by submitting coupon codes online for your own store, thereby promoting special offers and increasing sales.
Having promo codes for your online store on multiple coupon search websites will increase the number of people who find and try your offers.
Create High-Quality Backlinks Using Coupon Code Sites
Creating high-quality backlinks is another important reason to use coupon code sites.
Backlinks are hyper-links pointing to a particular webpage. Google PageRank is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in its search engine results—the higher your PageRank, they higher you show up on a Google Search. Your PageRank is determined by your website's popularity based on a number of factors, including the number of trusted websites that have links to your page. Building up backlinks from websites that have high PageRanks themselves is very important to boost your site's popularity and to show the major search engines that your online store is relevant. Coupon websites make great sources for high-quality backlinks and also increase the amount of people viewing and sharing your special offers.
RetailMeNot.com has a huge following of 1.7 million Facebook users who "like" its page and is just one of many great coupon forums. You can submit your new coupon codes to this list of sites. If people like your offers, they may share them with their friends on Facebook and other social media, increasing your sales.
5 Sites to Which You Can Submit Your Promo Codes
Here are my favorite sites to which you can submit promotion codes and coupons. If you have any favorites that are not listed here, please leave them in the comments!
RetailMeNot is one of the largest coupon code sites. To submit a code, move your mouse above "My Account" in the top right-hand corner to open the drop-down menu. Click "Submit a Coupon" and follow the instructions.
Coupons.ca is a Canadian site. In addition to the usual features, it allows users to sort through new, expiring, and free shipping coupons, so those are all good categories to keep in mind when designing your promotions. When you visit the site, look for the box titled "Add Your Coupon," and follow the instructions.
3. Promotion Code
Promotion Code is a website that includes a blog on saving money. It also allows users to set up alerts for specific brands, guaranteeing that they know any time a new promotion for that brand is posted. To post your promotion, click "Add Code" from the menu bar. If the menu bar only shows "Directory" and "Search," your window is too small—open it full screen, and the option will appear.
CouponGreat allows users to browse categories including cash back deals and free samples. To submit a deal, scroll all the way to the bottom. Click either "Submit a Coupon" or "Submit Local Coupon," depending on which applies.
5. Coupons and Deals
Coupons and Deals is a UK coupon site. To submit your coupon, click on "Submit Deal" in the menu bar. While there are some options that require payment, the free options will get you on the site and provide you with the backlink.
6. We Thrift
WeThrift.com is a new coupon code database that offers free advertising for your promo codes and upgraded ad types. You can submit your code easily by entering the details in the form. They respond quickly and have excellent customer service.
Use Business Cards to Advertise Your Coupon Codes
The best way to focus your marketing efforts locally is by creating mini-cards or folded business cards and handing them out around town.
How to Create Business Cards
Moo.com is a little online printing company that I use to create mini cards. They have some great-looking designs that you can use, or you can create your own by uploading pictures and editing the text. If you choose the second option, you can easily import your favorite photos from social sites like Facebook, Etsy, Flickr, Picasa, and Smugmug. On the other side of the card you can add your business information, phone number, coupon code, and website. There are many customization options to choose from, including font, colors, size, and text background.
Places to Promote Your Business Cards
The best way to use business cards is to define your target market and focus your efforts on putting your cards in front of those people. Your target market will depend on what type of product or business you are promoting. Make a list of the types of people likely to use your products and services. For example, if your business is related to nutrition and exercise, you would list types like outdoors enthusiasts, healthy parents, runners, cyclists, gym goers, and doctors.
The next step is to make a list of places where you can find the type of people who would be interested in your company. Using the health and nutrition example, you can find the types of people in the previous list in places like gyms, health food stores, yoga studios, stores that have a fitness equipment section, coffee shops, etc.
Next is the fun part! You get to go around to these types of places and reach your target market. Visit these businesses and ask to leave a couple of cards with a special discount for their customers. Most places are happy to display your cards. The only time one may have a problem is if you are competing with it directly, perhaps by selling something that it already sells.
After you have reached your target market, you can start advertising to other areas as well. Sometimes you can get away with setting up your cards in busy public areas without asking. The best places to try this are the airport, public libraries, restaurant bathrooms, student lounges in colleges and universities, mall food courts, waiting rooms (auto repair shops, doctor's offices, hair salons etc), magazine stands, grocery carts, and as many other places you can think of.
Another great way to get your business cards and coupon codes out there is to send them with your shipments to customers, your gifts to friends and family, and any other piece of mail you send out. Family and friends are usually willing to help by bringing your cards with them to their workplaces or churches and handing them out to their friends. If your friends need further convincing, you can try baking them some cookies. You can also enlist younger people to bring your business cards to school with them.
Coupon Code Use
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Alan Khanov from Boston, Massachusetts on January 22, 2015:
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Frippy on December 27, 2014:
http://www.webpicked.com should be on that list somewhere. It's a good coupon website..
Joe on December 18, 2014:
Though some sites weren't very well designed (no fault of yours of course), overall I found your links VERY useful and appreciate the time you took to even list the exact location to go to in order to submit a coupon code. Thank you!
avis-online on November 16, 2014:
Thanks for sharing!
Manish on September 05, 2014:
Would be great if you can add http://www.coupondaddy.in/submit/ as well.
Vikash Rathee on August 28, 2014:
I just found one more site for Indian retailers.
Lida Lee from New York, New York on August 26, 2014:
I know another site that can submit coupons & earn rewords: http://www.promopro.com/ community.
Premier on November 29, 2012:
Thanks... helped a lot!
Marcia Tanya on October 11, 2012:
Nice list and informative post. thanks for share.
Christophermarry from USA on September 11, 2012:
Top site to submit your coupon code promo for free is http://www.couponrefund.com/
supersexystuff on August 30, 2012:
Thanks for the great list. I'm going to work on http://www.supersexystuff.com this weekend and get a few coupon codes out there! Thanks!
jobcab on July 21, 2012:
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webdagger on June 13, 2012:
here is one more free coupon submission site : http://couponsmela.com
Kristina Zaremba on May 24, 2012:
Don't forget about CouponCabin! http://www.couponcabin.com/stores/submit-coupon/
Sumit Gour on May 02, 2012:
Great and Helpful Article,Love the way you right it.....
Mellisa Lozinski (author) from CA on April 05, 2012:
Thanks for the comment!
jaswinder64 from Toronto, Canada. on April 05, 2012:
Very informative and interesting article.