Whenever I’m shopping I like to get value for money and when I’m shopping online I’m always on the look out for a discount code to get my shop down. I usually try googling, but sometimes I just can’t find one. Other times I find one and it just doesn’t work. I waste time doing this and still have no money off code – frustrating! It doesn’t sit well with me to press purchase without one especially when that empty box is looking back at you as you check out. So is there any way round it? See how I got on when I tried to find a copy for Gap UK for an order I was wanting to place.
Look For Banner Codes
Often a site will have a banner code on it offering you a special offer. I’m on the Gap site and across the top there’s a one day promotion highlighted (in the blue line at the top) for 40% off full price men’s clothes just for today.
It’s a very good discount, but it only works on men’s clothes and I’m not looking to buy men’s clothes today, so it’s useless to me.
Search coupon sites for single-use codes
To find a Gap discount code on a coupon site, many people would turn to Google. A simple search brings up any number of options and they are all coupon sites. But I find coupon sites to be very variable. Which one is the best for finding Gap discount codes? I compared some of the top results with my favorite tool, Dealspotr, to find out. For research’s sake, I’m going to take a look at Vouchercloud, My Voucher Codes and Dealspotr.
First up then is Vouchercloud.
This is what comes up when I put the search in. There’s a reasonable range of codes. One of the codes listed is the same as the one actually showing on the Gap site: it’s the 40% off men’s clothes promotion. So that’s no good. There’s a 40% off selected products code, so I go off hopefully to try that code and it doesn’t work. I can’t show you the actual error message because it disappears, but you can see below that the Gap site has a red mark around the box to indicate a problem.
I wasn’t that surprised really as whatever you want to buy, it never seems to be included on these restricted codes. There’s a nice code there for money off jeans and 60& is a great discount, but I’m not buying jeans.
The one code I have my eye on is the 35% off all orders. It’s a site wide code, so it should work on everything. It’s ideal. Except it’s not. When it goes into the promotion code box, I get the same result as before.
In a huff I’m off to My Voucher Codes to see if they can do any better. At first glance it looks good: there are lots of offers.
The trouble is that some of these offers are the ones we have already looked at and we know they are no good like the 35% off and the 40% off selected products. Again they have the 40% off mens’ items and there are also some specific ones off boys’ swimwear and girls’ footwear which are no good to me either. There’s free delivery over £50, but I think that comes as standard as my order isn’t showing up with any shipping charges anyway. There is a 10% off code which I figure will do, although it isn’t that great. I go to try it and find it is even less great than I thought. I first had my doubts when it said FALLGAP was the code given we are shopping on the UK site, you’d expect it to say Autumn. I pop the code in the box and yes you’ve guessed it, it doesn’t work.
Some of these are familiar again. There’s a 40% off codes for her, but it warns me it might have expired and it has sadly as that would have been ideal. If only Gap hadn’t taken it down or if only I’d been shopping yesterday instead. Then something catches my eye: a 20% off code if I sign up to the newsletter. Good to see too that it’s on full priced items and 20% off is a reasonable discount. I click on the box and I get this.
I like this because it gives me a lot of information about the offer and when I click through I land on a page on the Gap site with all the information about the offer too. I sign up to the newsletter with confidence because I am sure this is going to work.
It’s not long before it arrives. I try the code and I get a very nice 20% reduction. Job done!
The other thing I love about Dealspotr is that they give you hints and tips on how to use the promo codes, but also how to find new ones. Very useful!
Disclosure: This post is in association with Dealspotr.