If you pride yourself on being thrifty and saving money, then this step-by-step guide is for you, allowing you to find discounts on a variety of different products from household goods to travel, holidays to groceries.

 Discount codes, also known as voucher codes, promo codes, promotional codes, e-coupons, e-vouchers, and e-deals are simply codes, made up of a series of letters and/or numbers, which can be entered at the checkout of many online retailers and wholesalers to claim money off the price of goods or services. Often they offer you more products for a better deal; for example ‘buy two, get one free’. They are sometimes very short-lived, and are used by retailers to: 

  • improve sales on a particular product range
  • increase turnover at specific times
  • keep you interested in shopping with them.

Some codes have certain terms and conditions. Usual ones are only one use per transaction or per household, and excluding certain products such as fuel, tobacco and medicines. These should always be clearly outlined with the offer. In this step-by-step guide, using the free site Vouchercodes.co.uk as an example, we’re going to look at how to find a discount code. Vouchercodes.co.uk lists over 10,000 discounts each week. On each voucher page they give a quick explanation of how to redeem the codes. In general, you make a note of the code, shop online as normal and, when you get to the checkout, enter the relevant code and click to update for the discount to be applied to your order. Sometimes you are simply directed to the website without the need for a code. You’ll need: 

  • a computer with an internet connection.

 This guide is based on a PC running Windows 10, but the steps in this process are very similar for Mac users or if you’re using a different browser. Follow these step-by-step instructions to find a discount code Step 1: In a browser window, go to Vouchercodes.co.ukStep 2: If you know the retailer you want to shop at, and their brand is shown on the home page, simply click on it to enter their site. For this example, we’ll use Millie's Cookies Use the search bar to find Millie's Cookies - this will pull up a list of relevant search terms.    Step 3: Choose the offer you want use. We’ll go for the ‘Special offers with Cookie Club Sign-ups' option. Once you click on this link then click on Get Deal.  Step 4: To get regular voucher updates click on Get new vouchers sent to my inbox. sign up for regular voucher code alerts For faster registration you can connect to your Facebook account by clicking on Connect to Facebook.  connect to facebook  Step 5: To explore more voucher codes you can click on the links in the global navigation. To view more categories click on More.  Pick a catagory to explore more voucher codes  Step 6: If you know of any active voucher codes share them with the Community and start earning points and prizes!!   5 pound reward example You could also try exploring: 

 Happy bargain hunting! Jacklyn Williams is a Digital Unite tutor based in the South West.