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Use Coupon Codes to Find Major Discounts When You Shop

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By Imogen Sharma

Shopping online has been a time-saving revolution for companies, families, and individuals. The convenience of being able to make purchases from anywhere is unprecedented, but it also makes it too easy to overspend.

Keep reading to learn about the top 10 discount coupon sites in Australia. Plus, discover our top tips on how to get the most out of discount sites and information about who can benefit most from them.

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1. OzBargain

OzBargain is one of Australia’s best-loved discount sites, providing Aussies with daily discounts and deals on a huge scale. Its unique format includes a forum where shoppers can become part of the community and participate in the discovery and sharing of the best bargains across Australia.

This format means you don’t have to waste time trawling through codes to check what works. Your buddies on the site provide up-to-date information about which ones are operational and which ones aren’t. There’s also a section of the site dedicated to competitions, so if you like getting stuff for free, this site is a great choice.1

2. Catch

Previously known as Catch of the Day but recently upgraded to a catchier title, Catch is taking Australia by storm. If you’re looking for savings on day-to-day products like snacks and toothpaste, you’ll love this website. There are also discounts on big homeware brands, linen, electronic devices, beauty, fashion, and sports.

All you have to do is find the daily deal(s) that appeal most to you and buy them. Catch has an app, newsletter, and clearance section on their website so you can maximise on savings.2

3. Cudo

Cudo provides Aussies with awesome deals on a broad range of products, services, and experiences. The site is beloved by foodies, in particular, due to the wide array of discounted dining experiences available, but there’s more to the site than food and drink.

You’ll find opportunities to save money on outdoor furniture, electronics, fashion, beauty products and groceries. Plus, whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a month-long excursion, you’ll find travel discounts galore on hotels, travel, and cruises.3

4. RetailMeNot

If sites like OzBargain feel a little too complicated, RetailMeNot is a simple, streamlined discount site. It’s designed to be as easy to navigate as possible, and the clean design of the website makes it pleasing on the eye. For people who love shopping end of season sales, this website is a goldmine.

The handy app helps you shop from different sites without spending time searching all over the web. Just type your favourite brand into the search bar, sit back and let the bargains come rolling in.4

5. BuckScoop

BuckScoop is another community-based coupon site that lets you save big bucks shopping online. One of the best things about the internet is how willing people are to share a good deal. And it goes without saying that your fellow shoppers are more likely to tell you where the best deals are than a big brand retailer.

You’ll discover voucher codes, freebies and discounts on tech items, furniture, clothes and more. You can even sign up for email alerts to hear about new deals as soon as they drop.5

6. Scoopon

Scoopon provides shoppers with new deals every day and shares a similar format to its better-known competitor site, Groupon. You can sort deals according to your exact location and get a range of discounts for online goods as well as local experiences, products, and services.

The focus of the site is luxury for less, so if you love living the high life but don’t care for the price tag, it’s perfect. There are deals on daily essentials not to be missed, too.6

7. TopBargains

With more than 300,000 members and 5,000 participating retailers, TopBargains is a hugely popular coupon site. Partnered with brands including Woolworths, Dominos, Fila, and JB Hi-Fi, you can get heavily discounted big-name brands from one place.

It emphasises community, with a forum full of helpful shoppers to provide advice and guidance about the hottest deals around. The site has a reputation for being trustworthy and up to date with its listings of voucher codes and discounts, so get over there and start saving.7

8. Groupon

Groupon probably needs no introduction, as one of the leading discount websites in the world. It earned its reputation long before voucher code sites had their own corner of the internet and set the bar as a great place to save money on restaurants, hotels, products and services. From pet supplies to homeware and electronics, you can find everything you require on Groupon.

If you’re looking for a way to go on adventures, try new cuisine and save money abroad, it’s an obvious choice.8

9. Honey

Honey is considered the new kid on the block compared to old-timers like Groupon. And it’s changed the way discount websites work. Honey was an early pioneer of using browser plugins to help Australian shoppers seamlessly save money on a wide range of goods and services.

It’s free to use and lets you shop online as normal, with all available discounts added at the checkout. You can save money on items from brands including Pizza Hut, Marriott, Best Buy, Amazon, and Nike, without making any extra effort at all.9

10. Cashrewards

Cashrewards works differently to the other sites on this list, providing shoppers with cashback on purchases from participating stores. Popular restaurants, department stores and supermarkets are signed up with the discount site, so it’s easy to save money in places you were already shopping.

Every day, the cashback offers are updated — some for specific items, while others simply offer a percentage of cashback when you shop at a particular shop. Over the months and years, you’ll see the savings stack up on purchases you’d have made anyway.10

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Coupon Codes

Unfortunately, along with the ability to make amazing savings, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of non-functioning discount codes. To avoid the frustration of expired or non-transferrable vouchers, follow these tips:

  1. Ensure the retailer has a box asking for a promotional code at their online checkout.
  2. Google the source of the code to ensure it’s trustworthy.
  3. Use a discount site that has a browser extension to effortlessly apply every available code the site can find.
  4. Try abandoning your shopping carts to reap the discount offers companies email to entice you back.
  5. Set up a separate email address for coupon codes to avoid getting discounts sent to your spam folder.

Who Can Benefit from Using Discount Codes?

Anyone can benefit from using online vouchers. The great thing about the websites listed above is that they don’t require you to have a specific background. Unlike traditional discounts for older adults, students and key workers, anyone can make savings with promo codes.

That said, if you’re from any of the following groups, discount codes can be life-changing:

Imogen Sharma


Imogen Sharma is a culture, science, tech and business expert with a passion for learning. She aims to help people improve their lives in some way, whether it's starting a business, learning new skills or getting more out of their free time. Imogen loves classic literature and going to restaurants or the theater.