Review – Frugal Novice Review

Whenever we make a purchase online, Brian knows that we always have to search for a promo code first. It’s saved us quite a bit of money over the years, and it’s such a simple thing to do – even easier than clipping out a coupon. is a site that makes hunting for promo codes easy, because it compiles them all in one place. At first glance I noticed there were 60 codes for Apple, 40 for WalMart and 39 for Home Depot. Having so many options for each store increases the likelihood that I’ll find a code that works for my needs, which of course is always a good thing.

I did a search for Target coupon codes and was provided with a list of 26 options. Not too shabby! I really like the way the promo codes are laid out:

At the top of each box it tells you the success rate percentage; some say “Staff Pick” which indicates these are solid codes to use. The comment section in the bottom left was really beneficial – some people shared that it didn’t work on diapers, while others shared exactly where you needed to enter the promotion code for it to work. The other two boxes across the bottom allow users to vote on whether a code worked or failed for them. With just a click of the button you’re able to provide feedback that helps the whole community – brilliant.

The staff at is very diligent about keeping the list free of unusable codes. If a code doesn’t work for three days and its percentage of success hits a certain point, the code is removed from the site, saving users from wasting their time.

Another feature I love about the site is the ability to sign up to receive promo codes for stores you frequently shop at. It’s the digital equivalent of having coupons in a newspaper delivered to your doorstep, only it’s free and tailored to your specific needs.

I’ve bookmarked and it’ll be a staple for all my online shopping from now on.

Disclosure: All opinions are honest and my own.

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  • Leah March 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I always search for promotion codes. I will check this out.