Dueling Discounts

Mollie McMeekin

$20 or 20% ?

For the $139 chair the 20% off coupon would be the most appropriate. The 20% off coupon would take $28 off, and the total price would come out to $111.99.
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For the $49.99 avenger toys the $20 off coupon would be the most appropriate . If I were to use the 20% off coupon it would take $10.00 off, making the total $39.99, while the $20 off coupon makes the total $29.99.
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When is it better to use a 20% off coupon, and when is it better to use a $20 off coupon?

If you are purchasing something that is under $100, for example the toy car that is $26.99, you should always use the $20 off coupon. This car would come out to $6.99 with $20 off, and $21.50 with 20% off. This is because if an item is less than $100, 20% will always be less than $20.
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If you are purchasing something that is more than $100, you would always use the 20% off coupon. For example, a widescreen television is $1,499.99, with 20% off it will take $300 off, making the total amount $1,199.99. If you were to use the $20 off the total would come out to $1,479.99, making the 20% off coupon much better in this case. This is because 20% of anything over 100 will always be more than 20.
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$10 or 20%?

When deciding between a $10 off coupon and a 20% off coupon, you would always use the $10 off for anything under $50. For example, a hamilton beach percolator is $42.99, with 20% the total is$34.39. With the $10 off coupon the total becomes $32.99, making the $10 off a better choice with this item.
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For any that is over $50 you would always use the 20% off coupon. For example, a nightstand is $89.99, with $10 off the total comes to $79.99. With the 20% off coupon the total comes to only $71.99, Making the 20% off coupon more useful with this item.
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