I’m obsessed with getting a good deal – the whole “extreme couponing” thing hasn’t really taken off here in the UK, but if it had you could guarantee that I’d be all over it. I’m signed up to a few cash-back sites and check for deals and coupon codes for my favourite websites pretty regularly, so thought I’d share them with you here:
The Book People are a website I use pretty frequently, they are based in the UK but also deliver internationally. They’re a discount book site that already offer great prices, but occasionally will have an extra X% off, sometimes with free delivery (in the UK). Currently, they’re offering an extra 10% off (and free delivery in the UK if you spend £25) when you use the discount code AFBREEZE. Valid until 15/05/2014.
Check out their collections/sets as these are always great value, and keep an eye out for new releases/popular fiction at great prices.
- The Hunger Games 3 Book Set for £4.99
- The Walking Chaos Trilogy for £6.99
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer for £3.49
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer for £3.49
The Works is another UK-based company that I would use pretty regularly to find great deals and offers on books and bookish items (international delivery includes Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia). I love their 6 books for £10 promotion and they have great collections and sets too. Currently, they are offering an additional 15% off all orders in May when you use the discount code May-15 (you also get free UK delivery when you spend £20 or more). Valid until 31/05/2014.
The 6 Fiction Books for £10 deal is always one to look out for, the site is great for children’s books, stationary and other odds and ends too.
- 6 for £10 Fiction Books
- Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant for £9.99
- Game of Thrones 7 Book Set for £32.99
- The Iron Fey 6 Book Set for £9.99
If these discounts weren’t good enough, I’m also signed up to Quidco (a UK-based cash-back website similar to the US e-bates). So, when I’m ordering anything online I always check if there are any vouchers or cash-back offers on Quicdo first and select which retailer to purchase from based on that. The great thing is that both The Book People and The Works are on Quidco – if you’re signed up to Quidco (which is free) you click through their link to make a purchase – and voila! Instant discount. The Book People are currently offering 3% cash-back on all sales (this fluctuates regularly) and The Works are offering a massive 18% cash-back (this has stayed steady for a while).
Quick Fire Round:
So, if you order £40 worth of books on The Works (which are already discounted from RRP) and apply the discount code above, your total is reduced to £34. If you click through Quidco to make the purchase, your order goes down further to £27.88, which is still over the £20 limit for free delivery and you’ve just saved a cool £12.12. Not bad at all, eh?
These websites may not always have the newest releases at great prices (but sometimes they do – so check!), so it’s handy that Quidco also have offers for The Book Depository, Waterstones, Play.com and Amazon. Happy Shopping 🙂
Please Note: most of the links provided in this post are affiliate links for the websites mentioned. However, I do genuinely shop with these retailers and check for discounts and offers regularly and thought I would create a feature to pass those savings on.