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Guide: how coupons and promo codes work on AliExpress
AliExpress prices are already considerably lower than in other stores, but it’s always satisfying to lower them even more with coupons and promo codes, isn’t it?
However, on AliExpress there are almost a dozen types of discounts, and it ends up being difficult to understand how to get the best price, so in this guide we will tell you about all the types of discounts and how to use them.
Types of discount coupons
AliExpress coupons can be grouped into four types:
- AliExpress coupons (check yours here).
- Promotional codes.
- Seller / store coupons (check yours here).
- Selection coupons (check yours here).
Undoubtedly, these are the best: these coupons can be applied to any AliExpress product and are clearly differentiated by their red color.
These coupons are not in a promotional code format (as in, they are not entered manually in the last step of the purchase), but are linked to your account: you “claim” them and they are saved for you to use them in your next purchase.
Keep in mind that they have an expiration date, so you have to be attentive and spend them on time.
You can see if you have any by clicking here, they will appear under the “AliExpress Coupons” tab.
These coupons are compatible with seller coupons, but not with promotional codes, so if in a purchase you have both you will have to choose which one suits you better.
Where can I find AliExpress coupons?
Welcome coupon on your first purchase
Main article: AliExpress New User Coupon
If you have not yet made any purchase on AliExpress, you can benefit from the welcome coupon by clicking here (select “Coupon” at the top and then click on “Get”). The number usually changes, but right now it gives you a $2 discount on a minimum purchase of $3.
Exchange coins for coupons
Main article: How to exchange coins for coupons
With AliExpress you can accumulate coins to exchange for AliExpress coupons.
These coins are rewards that AliExpress gives you for checking in daily on their site, for participating in games or for doing daily tasks that they provide you.
If you already have a few coins accumulated, you can exchange them for coupons by clicking here.
If the coupon you want is sold out, you will have to wait to try again in the next round. Keep an eye out because they sell out fast.
Invite your friends to sign up on AliExpress
Main article: Invite your friends and win coupons on AliExpress
Bringing your friends to AliExpress has a prize: for each friend you invite (find your code by clicking here from your smartphone) and register on AliExpress you will get a coupon of $3.
If you click here you can also invite your friends and although you will only receive $1 for each one, your friends will get a discount coupon.
Coupons “hidden” in the app and the web in special campaigns
If you regularly visit the app or the AliExpress website you can get discount coupons that appear in the form of pop up.
A trick that usually works is to keep an eye out a few days before an AliExpress special campaigns start: there are usually coupons that you can pick up to spend as soon as the campaign starts.
AliExpress gives you a discount coupon and other specially discounted items to celebrate your birthday with.
Make sure your birthday date is updated here.
What is the minimum purchase for AliExpress coupons?
Most of them have a minimum purchase, although it depends a lot on the value of the coupon: usually the higher the value of the coupon, the higher the minimum purchase you have to make (although there are exceptions).
The minimum purchase is indicated on each coupon, next to the expiration date (here you can check it).
Discount (or promotional) codes
Discount or promotional codes are, together with AliExpress coupons, the best way to save on your purchases.
These are the classic code of letters and numbers that you have to put in a little box just before paying:
Although it is important to know that they are limited and are not compatible with AliExpress coupons (a real pity). So you will have to choose between one or the other depending on what suits you best.
Where to find discount codes?
These codes are usually associated with special AliExpress campaigns and the truth is that it is increasingly easy to find them on the front page of the app or the website (here).
A little trick to use them before they run out, is to look for them a few days before the special campaign starts, as AliExpress always announces them some time in advance.
If you get one, use it the first day it is valid to make sure you don’t lose it.
How do I apply a promotional code?
Very easy: when you have your purchase in the shopping cart (here), click on “Checkout” and in the order summary (below) you can read “Promotional Code: Enter code here”.
Click on “Enter code here”, type or paste it, confirm “Use” and pay for your purchase.
Seller promotional codes
Although not as common, some sellers also offer promo codes on their products.
You can find them (as well as seller coupons) on the product page, under “Discounts and coupons”.
Seller (store) coupons
Most sellers offer coupons that can only be used on their products.
These coupons can be found on the front page of their store or in the item description and are orange colored.
Also, it is completely up to each seller to offer them or not, so you may not find them in every store.
How to get seller coupons
To catch these coupons from an item’s description, on the product page click on “Discounts and coupons” and then choose the one that suits you best.
The best part is that these coupons are compatible with AliExpress coupons and promo codes.
These special coupons are only available during big campaigns like 11.11. When they are available, it is very easy to get a hold of them and accumulate lots of balance.
That’s why many readers have questions about how to use them: “I have $100 in selection coupons, can I buy something worth $105 and only pay $5?
Unfortunately, it is not that easy.
Look for items that accept select coupons
These coupons have a bit of a catch: they can’t be applied to all your purchases and you can’t use the total balance you have accumulated.
You have to look for sellers that accept them on their items, also keep in mind that these coupons discount a maximum of money for a particular amount spent.
This means that if the item you want is worth, let’s say, $30 and accepts coupons selection of $1 for every $15 spent, you can save on your purchase $2 of your coupons selection balance.
How do I apply my select coupon?
You just have to look for the items that accept select coupons and add them to your cart to be applied automatically at the end of your purchase.
The best thing about these coupons is that they are compatible with AliExpress coupons and merchant coupons, so on larger purchases, it is in your best interest to use them, as you can save a lot by combining all three.
Other ways to save on your purchases
Buy several items
Most products have a special discount if you buy more than one item. Although it is not usually a significant discount, you can save some money, and it is a good idea if you want to buy something similar for you and your friends.
This discount is indicated on the cover of the article, under “Discounts and coupons”.
AliExpress and direct seller discounts
To get these discounts you only have to meet the minimum purchase that is indicated.
AliExpress direct discounts are very similar to the selection coupons: the difference is that you don’t have to do anything to get them, they are applied directly.
Unfortunately, they are not always available, only in some special AliExpress campaigns.
On the other hand, direct discounts from the seller do not depend on an ongoing promotion. To check if a seller offers them, just look on the product page, under “Discounts and coupons”.
Being active on AliExpress
AliExpress rewards your loyalty, so it usually gives away discount coupons if you are very active on its app or website.
If you log in on a regular basis, you can see that they reward you with discount coupons: you will get a coupon notice for no apparent reason and you just have to hit “Apply” to get it.