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To Those Who Wait

The expression “good things come to those who wait” sometimes applies to online shoppers. Try this:

  • Sign in to and browse around your favorite online store (create a free account if you don’t have one)
  • Put some item(s) in the store’s “shopping cart”
  • Click “checkout,” but don’t place the order
  • Close the browser window and wait … a day or so
  • Check your inbox for an email from the store, often with a coupon incentive to purchase

Really? Sometimes.

Some stores do this. If you can wait for the email, you might get the item(s) at a discount or get free and/or expedited shipping.

The following article (updated in June 2015) lists some stores that send coupon emails:

Abandon Shopping Cart: 17 Online Retailers Who’ll Bait You Back with a Coupon

(Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee that the stores listed in the article still send coupons.)

Happy shopping and waiting!