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Coupon Chief – Offering Savings For College Students

With more than half a million visitors per month, $100,000+ in coupons and 30,000 stores represented, CouponChief.com makes saving money just as fun as spending it. From books and travel to shopping and dining, college-age students can find significant savings on the items they need with just a quick click.

Take every college student’s need for textbooks, for example. Within seconds of searching on Coupon Chief, more than 10 coupon codes fill the screen, advertising everything from free shipping to 50% cash back at Textbooks.com, home to more than 10 million textbooks. Users simply select the coupon that best suits them and then are immediately connected to Textbooks.com, where they can easily apply the coupon code to receive instant savings.

Following the purchase, users then have the option of giving a “yay” or a “nay” on the Coupon Chief website to indicate whether the coupon worked for them, which in turn assists others interested in making a similar purchase. The company’s “coupon pulse” feature also gives instant feedback about the cost-cutting experience, as does an icon displaying the success rate of the process among users.

Want to make a quick trip home or, better yet, book a trip to a favorite Spring Break spot?  Coupon Chief has that covered, too. Simply type in airfare, and a $30 off coupon appears for use on Airfare.com, along with other company deals.  Scroll down a bit to see that Coupon Chief also lists related coupons for such sites as CheapTickets.com, Expedia.com and Orbitz.com, making travel on a student budget that much more possible.

For students looking for some dorm-room style, Coupon Chief also provides a cost-cutting conduit to major retail outlets such as Target, where free shipping on orders of $50 or more can be found on the Nate Berkus Collection. Other valuable coupons for Land’s End and L.L. Bean apparel are also available through Coupon Chief as part of the site’s comprehensive listing of stores, which ensures that users have access to coupons for items matching every personality and taste.

And speaking of taste, college students can also discover coupons for a number of food chains, including Wal-Mart, thanks to Coupon Chief, as well as dining savings with deals tied to Restaurant.com.

What’s more, just by signing up through the site, users can upload their own coupons through the Pays-2-Share program and then track their progress through a personal account. According to the company, “every time someone uses a coupon you’ve uploaded, Coupon Chief will give you 2% of the sales.”

“Our Pays-2-Share program, where we pay users to submit codes, ensures that our site has every coupon available,” said Coupon Chief’s Amanda Fouts.

To underscore this effort, Coupon Chief lists the week’s top coupon contributors on its homepage, with the top spot recently claimed by a user who has uploaded 1,413 coupons.

Coupon Chief’s success clearly reflects the uptick in digital coupon use via the Web, social media and mobile devices.

“A major advantage to online coupon services for consumers is the ability to search for specific products and stores,” according to Denise Ferreria of Top TenREVIEWS. “Another advantage is time saved by avoiding lengthy sessions clipping coupons by hand.”

“Many people don’t realize that you can save on just about anything online from children’s items and clothing, to services and gift cards,” adds Babes and Kids Review.

Judging by Coupon Chief’s 100,000-plus fans on Facebook, the site will continue to help college kids on campuses across the country keep their costs down.

About the Author:

Today’s guest article comes from Karen Gerboth. She serves as the Executive Director of University Communications at Wittenberg University where she enjoys covering a wide array of higher education topics.

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