Abandon Your Online Shopping Cart, Get Coaxed Back With Coupon Codes

When you’re shopping in a real-life store, fill up a cart, and then abandon it, that makes you kind of a terrible person. Store employees will secretly hate you. More importantly, no one will chase after you and hand over a coupon in order to encourage you to come back and finish your transaction. That’s where online shopping is very different.

Some people may find it creepy and intrusive when a retailer e-mails them to let them know about their abandoned cart, but this only happens when a customer has an account with the retailer, and the company has that contact information. Fine. Lots of retailers do this, but not all of them offer customers an incentive to come back and complete their purchase. Which ones do? Our pals over at Rather-Be-Shopping.com rounded up a list of stores that will send you a coupon to coax you back after you abandon your cart.

Here are some popular retailers on the list:

Bass Pro Shops


This retailer gives you a pretty sweet reward for wandering off: $20 off a minimum purchase of $100.

(via Rockstar Finance)

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Sure, 20% off one item coupons for BB&B are a plentiful resource, but abandoning a cart will earn you one if you don’t feel like waiting around for the next one to show up.


Those who view a few items on the site and then wander off are rewarded with access to a page of coupon codes.

J. Jill

You don’t even have to pile anything in your virtual cart to receive a coupon, as long as they have your contact info. A few months ago, they were giving out a $20 off $80 purchase coupon.


They’ve been known to send 15% off coupons when you abandon a cart.

Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us

Okay, it’s only a free shipping coupon sent the following day, but that’s better than no coupon at all.

Abandon Shopping Cart: 17 Online Retailers Who’ll Bait You Back with a Coupon [Rather-Be-Shopping.com]

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  1. theoriginalcatastrophegirl says:

    i discovered the other day that some online shopping carts don’t even know if they’ve been abandoned or not!
    i bought a refurbished tv for a very good price after rebate from tiger direct. a week later i got an email telling me that the tv i had been looking at was now on sale for $20 less, (same rebate still applied so the over total was still just $20 less than what i paid) and did i want to buy the tv now?
    unfortunately tiger direct isn’t about to price match a purchase already made a week prior, and the deal expired on the website after a couple of refreshes (cookie based i am guessing)
    fortunately, i got screenshots of the lower price on the tiger direct site, and saved the email and am waiting on the form from my new discover card to see how well the price protection guarantee works.

  2. furiousd says:

    I had been looking at a blender for quite some time hoping the price would go down on Amazon. I found three retailers elsewhere selling for less and used the link on the product page to report it to Amazon and the next day when I clicked in I had a notification that the price on the blender in my cart had dropped from 58.99 to 50.99 and I bought it