May 1, 2009

Retail Me Not – Discounts & Coupons Made Easy


Retail Me Not could be described as a digital coupon library and it’s one of the best online. If you’re paying full price for retail in this day and age when coupons and discount codes are readily available, you’re truly missing out. Compared to other coupon sites on the web, Retail Me Not is easier to use and significantly more streamlined.

There are two main ways to use the search engine: type in a web address (such as for web-based coupons. The second way is to type in a type of item (shoes, pizza) and your zip code. If you use the second option, it will take you to another coupon site, where you can then download the coupon. The site’s not perfect, as outdated coupons will still show up in the search engine results from time to time. You can also browse printable coupons in your area – though many of these are for brands and services that are available everywhere, regardless of your location.

The site has access to a large number of coupon sites: 90,000 in all. Instead of going from site to site, you can just use Retail Me Not instead, a simpler solution. It would be helpful if the site provided more information about the merchants or products being discounted, but you’ll have to do that on your own. What the site does do, unlike other coupon sites, is display user comments about the coupon and if it actually worked. It is not uncommon for online coupons to expire quickly or only work in either an online or offline transaction, so this helps users identify the most valuable coupons.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a 20% off discount code for your next big electronics purchase
  • Bargain shop all in one place by finding coupons of every type of item
  • Share your experiences using coupons with the site’s community – and potentially get 50% of ad revenue

Insider Tips:

  • Sign up for the newsletter to get coupon codes for the best deals on the site – otherwise you might have to dig around a bit
  • Don’t miss the popular coupons on the front page
  • Use the variety of widgets: Firefox extension, Mac dashboard widget, and others to get notification of new coupons

What we liked:

  • It’s free, quick, and easy to use
  • It has access to 90,000 printable coupons, 150,000 online coupon codes, and growing

What we didn’t like:

  • Some of the coupon links are nothing more than ads – such as a Netflix “offer,” which is the same offer you’d get in a Netflix pop-up ad
  • The community is not huge so there aren’t a wide range of reviews for every coupon
  • Not all coupons are quality controlled, so there can be low quality coupons interspersed
  • Quality control of comments is also an issue, as you don’t know if a positive comment is from the actual merchant


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2006
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia
  • Founded by: Guy King and Bevan Clark
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. Thanks for the list of coupons. In today’s economy, it pays to be a smart shopper.

  2. Great list of coupons sites. You can also visit to search from thousands of coupons updated daily. It’s really a great and simple way to save money.

  3. Richard Spolar

    Thank you for the chance to save money

  4. Richard Spolar

    Thanks for the opportiunity to save money

  5. Richard Spolar

    Thanks for the opportunity to save money

  6. Richard Spolar

    Its nice to have a chance to save in this economy

  7. Richard Spolar

    i did three times

  8. Richard Spolar

    What do you want from me.

  9. Richard Spolar

    This is crazy

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