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Last summer I visited an outlet mall looking for a new pair of shoes for my husband. I found a great pair on clearance for $24.99, plus the store was having a 20% of all shoes sale, making them $19.99. I was excited to get him a pair of high quality shoes at such a great price!

When I walked up to the counter to pay, I saw a sign that said “Text ABCD to 12345 and get $5 off your purchase.”  I could get another $5 off if I followed the instructions. I did so, and seconds later, I got a text back with a coupon code for $5 off my purchase, making the shoes just $14.99!

I was so excited that I started looking into coupons by text from other retailers. I found so many programs and have saved hundreds of dollars since then by using them. What I love most about coupons via text is that, because I always have my phone with me, I never forget a coupon!

Tips for Using Coupons via Text

  • Text coupons may cost you a fee each time you receive one, such as 5 cents. If you have unlimited texting, no worries!
  • Don’t delete the text coupon until it expires. Some coupon codes don’t expire, or you can use them more than once before they expire.
  • Some stores allow you to use your text coupon, in addition to other manufacturer coupons and in-store promotions. Just ask!
  • Carry your phone with you whenever you shop; you never know when you might need a code.
  • Some programs will only text you one time; some will text you frequently. If you are getting them too frequently, find out if the program offers coupons less often.
  • If you have any questions or problems with your text coupon, reply to the text with the word ‘HELP.’
  • Most programs allow you to easily unsubscribe by replying to the text with the word ‘STOP.’

Clothing and Shoe Retailers

  • Target Mobile:  Coupons are very popular because you can use both the mobile and manufacturer coupon for your item! Join by texting COUPONS to 827438.
  • Payless Insider’s Club: Offers a 20% coupon for texting PAYLESS to 747474.
  • Canvas by Land’s End: Text CANVAS to 41963.
  • Outlets:  Text OUTLET to 36888 for Gap Outlet, and TREND to 36888 for Banana Republic.
  • You can sign up for JCPenney mobile coupons and Sears mobile coupons.
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Macy’s Mobile Program:  Create an online My Macy’s account and choose “receive macy’s.com text messages” in your profile.
  • Kohl’s Mobile: Alerts send 5 messages per month, including the first one for 20% off at Kohls.com. Join by texting SAVE02 to 56457.
  • American Eagle Outfitters:  Join by texting JOIN to 32453.
  • Kmart Mobile
  • Old Navy: Text ALERTS to 653689.
  • Famous Footwear:  Text PROMO to 326687.
  • Land’s End

Children’s Clothing and Goods Retailers

Restaurants

Home and Craft Stores

Other Retailers

Add to our great list! Do you belong to any great text coupon programs you can share with the rest of us?

This has been a guest post by Tiffany from Tigard, OR
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