If you saw a coupon for an item but forgot to bring it with you to the store, all is not lost: You can try asking for one at the register. “They literally have them right next to the terminal,” Hunter says. “It’s just a matter of whether they’re willing to let you use it. This is where being really kind and polite really helps.”
If you’re shopping online, try messaging or calling the retailer’s customer service department to see if there are any coupon codes available that you could apply to your order. Don’t forget to ask about other deductions, too. Stores sometimes offer senior, military, student or other specialty discounts.