It’s a badge of honor to be frugal. And who wouldn’t want to save money these days? Before I buy my clothes online, I check RetailMeNot first because there’s always some kind of sale going on—either a percentage off, or free shipping, or both.
When you think “retail,” your favorite gardening catalogs may not come to mind. But they are in there, sitting right alongside Lands’ End, Target, and L.L.Bean.
Sites like Burpee, Johnny’s, or Territorial Seed will feature their current sales on their own home pages, but visiting RetailMeNot is nice because they’re all on one site, and it’s easy to compare. Precipitating vendors also have deals that are exclusive to the site.
Don’t browse under the “Home and Garden” category—you won’t find many garden catalogs there. Even a general search for “gardening” won’t turn them up. Instead, it’s best to type in the vendor name directly in the search box. For instance, entering Burpee will take you to Burpee’s exclusive RetailMeNot page. If you’re a big fan of particular catalogs, go ahead and bookmark them.
Fans of RetailMeNot submit coupon codes they find, vote, and comment on how successful they were using the codes. Some codes have expiration dates, and others will work even though they were submitted a year ago. Here’s an entry for Johnny’s Selected Seeds:
Reading the comments is nice because you see what people saved and have exact dates and times when they were used.
Of course, there are apps for RetailMeNot. Here are the links: