I didn’t actually make a purchase at Express today, but this example shows how much you can benefit by knowing how affiliate marketing works and when using coupon and cash back sites together to make a purchase, the savings can be huge.
Step 1: Find Express on Plastic Jungle.com – Savings: 15% off an express egift card
Step 2: Pay for the egift card with a rewards Credit Card – Savings: 1% cash back
Step 3: Go to Ebates.com, sign up for an account/ login and search for “express”
Step 4: Click the ‘Shop Now” link – this opens a new browser window on Express.com
Step 5: Open a new browser window and search for a coupon code on retailmenot.com
Hey! There is a coupon for 15% any purchase. Nice!
Step 6: Return back to the already open browser window and shop on Express.com – find $54 worth of clothing & decide to buy.
Step 7: Enter in your promocode you found on Retailmenot.com – Savings: 15% or ($8 saved on a $54 order) New subtotal is $45.90
Step 8: When it comes time to pay, place the order with your gift card you bought at Plasticjungle.com.
Step 9: With tax your total order comes to about $49.23 (tax=$3.33)
All in all, you saved:
$50 x 15% = $7.5 (plastic jungle)
$54 x 15% = $8.1 (coupon code – retailmenot)
$42.50 x 1% = $.42 (credit card cash back)
$45.90 x 2.5% = $1.15 (ebates)
Total Savings: $17.17 or 31.8% off