questionsno more $5 off codes?

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There was some discussion in this thread from 25 days ago.

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I think they are hiding the coupons in the BOCs they are selling during Woot Offs.

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Yes, it does appear the coupons and the BOC's are all dead and buried. The issue has come up here several times and as far as I know, the Woot Gods have never responded. I guess the coupons have been replaced with Woot Plus offerings and $5 ships everything you buy for the day. It seems like a good trade off to me. You also have to figure those $5 coupons cost a lot on the bottom line. From my standpoint, I don't think the coupons ever got me to buy something I wouldn't have anyway, but the $5 ships it all deal has.

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@nortonsark: My experience is the opposite of yours. The coupons definitely convinced me to buy things I normally wouldn't and the shipping deal has had no influence whatsoever to me because I never see more than one thing at a time that I want to buy. Oh well, I've been saving lots of money!

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@tippypaws: Likewise.

With every change away from the old Woot that I enjoyed, I find myself NOT buying more stuff now. I still buy stuff now and then, but the sense of urgency (read: impulse purchase) is gone. And I'm sure everyone knows about a certain subdivision that I used to frequent ...

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@tippypaws: Same here...
Occasionally see something I will want or need, but coupons got me buying other items...

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@tippypaws: you can add me to this group that made more impulse purchases if I was in possesion of a coupon, now with the $5 ships it all I am pretty sure that if I had a coupon that made all the shipping "free" I would have made many more purchases than I have recently...lack of coupons = loss of purchases from me

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@tippypaws: One more here in agreement. I found myself LOOKING for a purchase if the coupon was expiring. Now I just let it go.

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@narfcake: Exactly! I'd buy stuff just because I had a coupon and it was about to expire! I once let one expire on accident and hated myself for a week because of it. Haha

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I don't think we'll be getting the $5 off coupons back any time soon. I do, however, believe that the BOC will make a triumphant return. The only problem is that they're going to be filled with Power Balance bands.

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Just like many others... I miss my $5 coupon.

The other day there was something up on kids that would have made a great xMas present for the neighbor kid. Unfortunately the $5 shipping made it unpalatable. I searched EVERY Woot site, and EVERY side deal trying to find something else to justify making the purchase by utilizing the $5 ships all. Nothing.

In the end I didn't order anything. If I would have had a coupon, I wouldn't have thought twice and would have make the order.

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@jsimsace: Thanks (: That will teach me to search code and not coupon.

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I know that I have a hard time justifying that first purchase of the day without the coupon. But if I do buy one thing that day, it's almost a guarantee that I will find something else to purchase. There are never ending children's birthdays, baby showers, etc. do the largeness of our families. I can always use something for children or my kitchen. But if I don't have the coupon, the odds of me making that first purchase are really low.

BTW - I finally know what woot+ is modeled after... zulily.com! I finally cracked and signed up to look around and wouldn't you know - they have a billion themed side sales. Each sale is grouped and runs for a specific time frame. And, once you pay shipping on the first thing you buy that day - your shipping for everything else is free. Oh, one difference! They have a shopping cart. Also, sales are searchable. So, woot + is to zulily what onesaleaday is to woot.

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I miss my coupons as well. I can't justify spending "all you can ship" for $5, if there's only 1 item I want. Although, if there's a woot-off, and there's something I want-it doesn't bother me. I'm more likely to buy a few more things if I know shipping isn't an issue.

I'm included in those who aren't here as much anymore. I usually just check from my phone to see what today's deals are, sometimes forgetting about the plus sites. Which is unfortunate, because when I do, there's usually something sold-out I would've gotten.

My shiny black triangle has turned to a tarnished green color in the meantime, so I'll have to bring that back up in the hopes that some day we'll see the return of the precious $5 coupon again! I'm working for it @jumbowoot!

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so maybe take the check-out process question about it out...it was a wootereful program.