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Klip2Save Review: That $1 shipping fee adds up!

klip2save-shipping-fee-really-adds-upThe Klip2Save coupon clipping service charges a $1 shipping fee for every order.  That’s a relatively small charge in the online-shopping world. But “$1” can be pretty misleading, especially in the coupon world.  Before you know it those dollars start adding up.  This Klip2Save review will focus on their shipping and handling fees.

How Many Orders Do You Place Each Week?

If you’ve done any online shopping at all then a $1 shipping fee seems like relatively small change. Even most couponers, the most notorious penny-pinchers of all, don’t bat an eye when they see that $1 pop up at checkout. But here’s the thing…

Due to the huge demand for each week’s hottest coupons, most couponers place multiple orders. Multiple orders means multiple shipping fees.  Multiple shipping fees means it’s costing you more than you think to buy your coupons from Klip2Save.

Most coupon clipping services, Klip2Save included, have a limit on the amount of time you can hold coupons in your cart without paying for them. This time limit is in place for several reasons:

  • It’s only natural for customers to change their mind but most don’t empty their shopping cart before they leave the site. Without a time limit the coupons in that cart would never be available for sale to someone else.
  • The demand for hot coupons is generally much higher than the supply. Setting a time limit on shopping carts prevents customers from hoarding stock while they decide if they really want that coupon or shop around for better pricing.
  • Many coupons have a short expiration date. The time limit ensures that stock left in abandoned shopping carts is quickly returned to inventory so it can be sold before it expires.

Savvy couponers who regularly shop online clipping services are aware of this shopping cart time limit. When they’re looking for the week’s hot coupons they place multiple single-item orders to ensure they get that hot coupon before it drops out of their cart.

Klip2Save Review:  How Much Does $1 Shipping Really Cost?

At The Happy Couponer Marketplace our shipping is always free.  No matter how many orders you place, no matter how large or small the order. Place one order, place two orders or place ten – and many of our customers do – and your shipping charges will always be the same – FREE.

However, Klip2Save charges a $1 shipping fee on every single order you place. Place one order and your shipping fee is $1. Place 2 orders and your shipping fee is $1 PER ORDER, or $2. Place 4 orders to ensure you get those hot coupons and your shipping fee just jumped to $4.  

Klip2Save’s claim that their shipping fee is only $1 only works if you’re ordering coupons that nobody else wants. We all know when you’re after the hot coupons everyone wants that same coupon.  You need to place your order as soon as you find that coupon or you run the risk of losing it.  And since you’re probably after more than one coupon, you end up placing multiple orders.

So don’t let that $1 shipping fee at Klip2Save fool you. Remember, the Golden Rule of Couponing is:  It’s not how much you save, it’s how much you spend.  Their shipping fee might be just $1, but how many dollars are you actually spending?

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