Every time you make an online purchase, there at the checkout is that box: “offer code” or “promo code”. Never fails, I then begin a search to find said offer code. I’ll spend fifteen to twenty minutes, combing the internet looking for savings. It’s usually pretty easy to find a promo code, however it seems about 90% of the time they don’t work.
I’ve seen on several talk shows that you should never pay full price when there is a box to put a discount code. They make it sound so easy though – just find the code and get the savings. I always give it a try and it usually ends in frustration. Even RetailMeNot, which allows users to leave feedback if an offer code worked for them, rarely is successful for me.
The other day I finally got around to getting online backup for my computer. There I am at Carbonite’s website, ready to check out and there it is: “offer code”. So, I begin my search and happily found a site, http://www.remoteonlinebackup.net that has a Carbonite offer code that really works! I saved 10% off my subscription. Such a rare treat to have the process go so smoothly.