Types of coupons for AliExpress and how they work
If you've ever been shopping in AliExpress and before checking out you thought, “Hey, let's see if i can find a coupon on Google”, we are sure you must be familiar with these type of results:
Some claim to offer 80% or even 90% discounts…But when you click on the link of their websites and a message comes up stating “Your discount has already been applied”, once you are redirected to AliExpress, there is no trace of this “wonderful” discount.
Hope is not lost, coupons and discounts DO exist in AliExpress, let us show you the most common and how they work
If you don't already know, there are several types of AliExpress coupons which are basically split between two groups: those where the discount comes directly from AliExpress and the second those which a seller's offer.
Let's start by explaining the types of coupons in the first group.
1 – Select coupons
Selection coupons, are those “paid” or given away by AliExpress. These tend to be quite generous, however, the downside if that you can only use them in some stores. They usually look like this:
They usually offer you a discount if you spend a certain amount of money, and are usually obtained by exchanging AliExpress coins that can be obtained using their App. To learn more about select coupons click on link.
2 – Generic coupons and discount codes for all AliExpress
These are the coupons that AliExpress directly give away on special occasions, such as anniversaries or to promote the app. Within these coupons, we have two types: those that are automatically added to your account and those that require you to enter a code.
This is an example of coupons that are automatically added to your account, this was available (no longer valid) during the 11 11 Shopping Festival:
You can check if you have active coupons in your AliExpress coupon section.
An Example of a coupon applied with a code is this one, which was also given away for Spanish shoppers during the 11th of the 11th festival.
How do you insert the AliExpress discount codes?
These type of discounts are not very common, however, if you manage to get grab of one you will have to introduce it in the penultimate step of the checkout process.
Both discount codes and generic coupons differ from select coupons in that they are not exclusive to a single store, but are valid for all of them.
3 – New user coupons:
Quite self explanatory, as the name suggests, these are the coupons that AliExpress gives away to new users. More information on how to obtain new user coupons by click on the link.
4 – PayPal discounts
Ever since AliExpress started accepting PayPal again as a means of payment they offer a $3 discounts the first time you buy on AliExpress with PayPal.
Seller cupons and discounts:
These are the coupons and discounts that AliExpress sellers directly offer to customers.
1 – Seller coupons
These type of coupons usually have the same format, save $2 if you spend $15, we repeat, these only work for the specific store. In this link you can see a list of all the coupons sellers are offering, ordered by category.
Remember, you have to grab them before you checkout, they are not applied automatically.
2 – Seller discounts
Seller discounts are very similar to seller coupons, “Save $1 if you spend $3”, however, these discounts are applied automatically thus you won't have to actively apply them as the coupons.
Tip: Take advantage of all AliExpress promotions to save up more money
In addition to these coupons, AliExpress has several promotional pages that are also very handy if you want to save some money. We recommend that you check out these pages, as we often update the list you saw at the beginning.
Where can I see my AliExpress coupons?
As we said before, if you have obtained discount coupons but do not know what the minimum purchase amount is to use them, or simply you forgot what coupons you have active, you can check them out easily by accessing your AliExpress account. In the section “My Coupons” you can find the AliExpress coupons, seller coupons and select coupons available in your account.
Our advice: keep up to date with AliExpress news on our blog
In short, the best way to get discounts and coupons is to keep up to date with the latest news on this website. In our blog we always analyze new promotions and explain how to get the best bargains during AliExpress Shopping Festivals. It is also recommended to go through the main page of AliExpress to check for daily offers.
Have you already grabbed an AliExpress discount coupon? Is everything clear? We'd love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to leave a comment below.
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