Can’t Find A Coupon Code For Online Stores? Just Ask

Like this, but virtual. (KogeLiz)

Like this, but virtual. (KogeLiz)

When you’re shopping online, you probably perform a cursory search online to find out whether the e-retailer you’re about to buy from has any coupons available online. Sites for sharing coupon codes like RetailMeNot are great to check quickly. What should you do if your search comes up empty? Don’t despair. Like brick-and-mortar retailers, online stores might have your back when you don’t bring your own coupons. 

Who can you ask before you hit “Check out” on your order? The store’s customer service chat representative, if there is one. Over at Rather-Be-Shopping.com, they tested this theory and found a lucky thirteen stores that were happy to provide coupons when a prospective customer just asked nicely.

Their list, with some notes: