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CouponTrade

Discount and Deal Marketplace
Tiny
Published 03/27/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
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What can you use the app for?

CouponTrade is a website that offers many ways to save money. The site lists current coupons, daily deals, discounts and gift cards for sale. The coupons area lets users find offer and discounts at their favorite retail store. Popular coupons include discounts for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Depot, Disney, Best Buy, Sephora, Starbucks, Nike, Kohls, Office Depot, iTunes and Target. Users can see coupons that are popular, expiring today, offer free shipping, couper’s choice or search by category. The buy area lets users find gift cards and coupon codes that are for sale. These are generally offered at less than the value of the gift card or code value. Users can also post their codes and gift cards as available for sale to the CouponTrade community.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

CouponTrade was founded in November of 2010. The site has been featured in a number of news segments, including pieces on Fox News Chicago, WGN Chicago, KTXL TV and Smart Money NBC. The company holds a high BBB rating, with only one complaint listed and closed in the past three years. CouponTrade offers an attractive way to combat buyer’s remorse by allowing users to get some cash back for gift cards or discounts purchased that they do not plan to use.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many websites that offer ways to save money, but CouponTrade is one of the few that covers just about every method. The website maintains a coupon database, much like other sites. However it also provides access to user listed gift cards and coupon codes that can be purchased for less than their original value. Users can also add their gift cards to the site to make some cash on a card or code they do not plan to use.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

CouponTrade utilizes an eye-catching deep blue color scheme that gives the site variety as well as depth. The design is very clean, which is a nice surprise. There are no annoying advertisements and the site doesn’t try to make money off of every inch of virtual real estate it owns. Instead the user is treated to a relaxed, clean interface that is simple to navigate and lets the user find what they need then move on with no hassle.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a CouponTrade account by clicking the light blue “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage (inside the blue header). A pop up box appears and asks the user for a first and last name, email address and password. Users can also click the blue button at the top of the form to sign in with a Facebook account. Those who complete the form are automatically logged in after submitting their information.

What does it cost to use the application?

CouponTrade is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user does not have to pay to create an account or access coupons. Of course the user will have to pay the amount required for any gift cards they choose to buy on the site. Sellers are subject to a 10% fee if they sell a gift card. The site also adds a 99 cent fee for digital sales (daily deals and coupon codes) and a $1.75 fee for selling gift cards.

Who would you recommend the application to?

CouponTrade is a great resource for anyone who wants to buy or sell gift cards or coupon codes. Users who like to save money can explore the coupon area to find discounts and deals at popular retailers. The site gives users ways to save online and offline. Anyone who has accumulated gift cards they will not use can make some extra money on them before they expire or encounter fees by listing them on CouponTrade.

  • Coupons are listed by category, popularity or expiration date
  • Uses can post their gift cards for sale on the site
  • Gift cards and codes can be purchased for less than their value
  • Deals can be searched by retailer or keyword
  • Local discounts and deals can be found by providing a zip code


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