Shopping – a universal activity that we all partake in. For some, it is about buying essentials like groceries and for some it includes shopping for clothes and what have you. While the shopping list for most of us can be endless, the shopping dollars aren’t. To counter that, retailers & brands have for the longest time lured us with paper coupons through mail or newspapers & magazine. I remember my mom carefully collecting and storing coupons from retailers she preferred for late use.
However, collecting & storing coupons in paper form should already be a thing of the past considering the internet enabled world we live in. So it is only natural that couponing goes digital too and CostShredder is a website that enables you to just do that. To add to that, coupons are not the only way to save money on Shopping. There are gift cards that can be bought from cheaper, a specific credit card that offers you cash back on your purchases etc. Essentially, saving money on shopping is much more nuanced than just relying on coupons
This is where Costshredder is differentiating itself from other digital coupon sites because it is building a holistic experience when it comes to stretching shopping dollars to help you save money on your online shopping. With that, let’s take a deeper look into what CostShredder is building
Curating both in-store and online offers
One good thing about CostShredder is that the UI instantly allows you to specify your favorite store and then search for specifically online only or in-store & online gift cards. Most online coupon sites focus entirely on online coupons which makes it difficult for people who are less digital savvy to utilize savings on their favorite store
The coverage of both online and in-store offers provides the flexibility to users depending on their preference. The in store or online option will include physical gift cards and electronic gift cards. The online only option will only include electronic gift cards that will be quickly delivered to your email.
Good coverage on major categories and brands
While the site is fairly new, the coverage on brands is really good. A quick look showcases saving opportunities across major categories (Food, Electronics etc.) as well as major retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s etc.) making for a much simpler experience if you are looking for deals on different categories because you don’t have to visit 3-4 websites to get specific coupons.
Quality of coupons, deals itself
The site aggregates all kinds of saving options available and gives the freedom for choosing the one that makes the most sense for you. As mentioned earlier, the site does a good job at curating every possible way to save money on your favorite store and it is evident from a Kohl’s offer page as seen below
Again, you may not find these many saving options on all stores. It is driven partly by the offers available in the market and also that the site is fairly new so the curation process should only get more extensive with time. Based on the few categories I checked, apparel seems to have the best coverage at this time so if you are looking to go apparel shopping, it might be worthwhile going on CostShredder and checking if they have your favorite store listed.
Overall, CostShredder is a great attempt at making shopping dollars stretch farther and as the site continues to improve itself, the utility of the site should only increase.Give CostShredder a spin and let us know what you think!