I’ve been on this coupon kick lately, so I thought I’d try something new here at Budgets Are Sexy :) I’m not sure how cool it is really, haha…, but maybe y’all can tell me after checking it out? Maybe you’ll find it helpful too? A part of me thinks it’s just like all those other billion coupon code sites out there, but then again I could just be jaded and it’s actually a lot more awesome’er. (A boy can wish, right?)
Here’s the new concoction: CouponsAreSexy.com
I’m calling them “J. Money Coupons” :) And if you clicked, you’ll know it just takes you right back to the new coupon section of Budgets Are Sexy, haha… and if you didn’t click – well, now you know. Either way, I’m kinda just curious as to the odds of it taking off or not. Any immediate impressions after first glance? Lame? Has potential? Think you’d ever use it?
My friends over at Savings.com came up with the structure behind the bad boy (it’s a new “widget” trend that’s about to start taking off in the coupon world, I’m told. By them, and actually a few of their competitors too – they just beat ’em to the starting line ;)) and in theory I’m kinda digging it. I’d much rather use my own site, or someone else’s that I know and like, over a commercial platform all the time, cuz at least they’d be getting some pennies out of it too, ya know? I don’t even know how many times a week we search for coupons online! A crap ton!
Oooh actually, that brings up a whole bunch of questions that pop into mind. Could you do me a favor and answer some of them for me? I think that would help shed even more light on the way we all search for coupons these days. Especially if everyone leaves them in the comments :)
- How often to do use online coupon codes? (Or DO you even use them?)
- How do you usually find them? (i.e. do you google? or go straight to your fave site?)
- Do you HAVE a favorite coupon site? (Mine is usually Retail Me Not. Now, J. Money Coupons ;))
- Do you care where you get your coupons from? Or just that they work?
Thanks!! That last one was something that I’ve been hearing a lot about recently – that some sites have MORE coupons out there than others, but that they don’t really work so what’s the point anyways? Usually I just move on to the next one and forget about it all, but I know to others it’s kinda important. For what it’s worth, Savings.com says they have fewer coupons than their competitors, BUT they should almost always work like a good 95% of the time or something (who knows if that’s true or not). Either way, that’s enough questions for now. I think I asked you like 24 of them since starting this post! Haha… A new J. Money record! What can I say, I’m an inquisitive bastard ;) (And momma always said no question was a stupid question!)
I’m gonna give it a few weeks and see if my habits start changing. At the very least I can start paying MYSELF for every dang time I search for Go Daddy coupons! Haha… I literally have 80+ domains still (and privacy add-ons, hosts, etc etc), and while I HAVE indeed cut back believe it or not, it’s still one of my all-time favorite things to splurge on. When your brain keeps creating stuff in your head, you gotta grab up that website name (and idea) before someone else acts on it! Though it’s annoying as hell when they instead squat on it for years to come… F’ers… at least I TRY and get all mine up at some point ;)
But yeah – check out the new coupon section and tell me what you think. Even if you hate it. At the end of the day, this site is really for you guys – and if it doesn’t add any value then off with it’s head it goes! And onto project #308 it is! Haha… I got mad love for y’all either way. You really do make my job easy here and I wouldn’t change it for the world :)
PS: For all you bloggers interested in adding coupons to your site, search for “Savings.com” under WordPress Plugins and then apply to be a beta tester. Not sure who, exactly, they’re opening it up to or anything, but it never hurts to try! And if someone’s reading this from Savings.com, maybe you can tell us? Thanks!
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