Plug-in offers online shoppers discount codes (VIDEO)

Michelle Basch,

WASHINGTON – If you’re an online shopper who’s always looking for the best deals, here’s a new way to get coupon codes.

Upon checkout, many online shoppers are prompted to enter a coupon code to redeem an extra discount. Now, a new website makes it easier to find these codes.

Coupons at Checkout is a free software plug-in that, once downloaded, is added to the shopper’s web browser.

When online shoppers are ready to complete an order and the box pops-up asking for a coupon or promo code, the software provides the shopper with one or more codes for a discount on the purchase.

Online shoppers select one of the suggested codes, which is then automatically entered into the prompt box. If a code has expired and doesn’t work, shoppers can try another code.

The makers say they tested 5,000 sites and found the plug-in worked with nine out of 10 of them.

Its creators say the plug-in works on personal computers and Macs. It works with browsers, such as Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

The video below explains how Coupons at Checkout works.

WTOP’s Michelle Basch contributed to this report. Follow @mbaschWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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