Retailers, consumers and prices
According to Hitwise, searches for retailer promo codes rose 19 percent last week compared with 2008.
Those numbers should rise headed into “Cyber Monday” – the Monday after Thanksgiving when retailers shift from in-store to online promotions.
Last year, Hitwise said searches on a portfolio of search terms for specific retailers (i.e. ‘target coupons’, ‘target coupon codes’ and ‘target free shipping code’) peaked during the week of Cyber Monday, up 76 percent from 2007.