Quickest Way to Find Valid Promo Codes
Today is Cyber Monday and like many Americans, I find myself online checking out the deals. It just so happens that I’m making a big purchase today, which I never do without looking for the best deals. In addition to cross referencing prices on several sites, I sometimes try to find a promotion code. Promo codes, also known as coupon codes, are usually a word and number combination that gives you some kind of discount. These are typically entered at checkout on participating ecommerce sites.
For example, today I purchased a book on Amazon and used HOLIDAY30 to get a 30% discount on my book.
Unfortunately, from my experience, it’s very difficult to find valid promo codes. Most of the codes I find online are expired or the product I’m buying doesn’t qualify, but today I stumbled upon a very helpful tool called Promofly.
What is Promofly?
Promofly is a free browser plugin that helps you find valid coupon codes. Whoa! The plugin lives in the task bar and when you go to a site that uses promo codes, Promofly checks to see if there are codes available for that site and lets you know.
When you click ‘Show Coupons’ it will display a pop up with a list of all the valid promo codes.
If you’re on the cart page, you can click ‘Claim Now’ and it will automatically apply the coupon. Otherwise you can just copy the promo code and paste it in when you get to checkout.
But Wait, There’s More
Down below you can click ‘Explore’ to look for promo codes associated with certain categories like Clothing, Electronics, Books, etc. This can come in handy if you’re looking for a particular product and want to see which sites out there are offering the best discounts. You can also click the ‘Favorites’ button to view the most popular promo codes.
So What’s the Catch
There’s always a catch. When reading through Promofly’s Terms of Service, you’ll notice that they collect information from your browser. They share non-personal information with third parties (presumably in exchange for money). They can also sell any of your personal information in the event of a merger or acquisition.
This might be enough to prevent you from signing up, but I decided to go ahead with it.
I highlighted the more interesting parts of the terms in red, but this is just an excerpt. If you want to view all the terms, click here.
Terms of Service
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.
Business Transfers. Promofly may sell, divest, transfer, assign, share or otherwise engage in a transaction that involves, some or all of our assets, including any or all of the information described in this Policy, in the course of a corporate divestiture, merger, acquisition, joint venture, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or any other similar transaction or proceeding.
How to Get Promofly
The Promofly plugin is available for Firefox and Chrome. It also comes in the version of an iTunes app for Safari. You can download the plugin from your browser’s web store or go to getpromofly.com and click ‘Get Promofly’. You may need to create an account, however I signed in with Chrome and it appears to have just used my Google login information. (I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t asked to agree to their terms.) Once you’ve installed and activated, you’re all set! Go to a site like Target, Gamestop, or Amazon to test it out and start saving money!