10 best holiday coupon offers

Didn't shop on Black Friday or even Cyber Monday? You haven't missed out on all of the best bargains. According to Coupon Sherpa, a number of retailers are offering mouthwatering coupons for online shoppers throughout the month of December.

The site has picked its top 10 deals, but there are plenty of others listed on its holiday coupon site, including a half-off coupon for JoS. A. Bank stores that's only good today and tomorrow (Dec. 5 and 6), which may be why it didn't make the top 10 listing.

If you prefer to shop in person, a number of retailers, including The Limited and Joann's Fabrics, offer printable coupons for 20% to 30% off.

Beware, however, of free shipping deals that cause you to overspend. An increasing number of retailers are offering free shipping deals only to those who drop a bundle this year. Bed, Bath & Beyond, for example, advertises free shipping, but it's only if you spend $99 or more. 

In addition, consumer advocates stress that you should understand return policies before you shop. If your gift isn't well-received, some retailers simply won't take it back after the holidays because their polices only give buyers 14 days to return or exchange. Others, particularly those selling electronics, charge steep "restocking" fees that could make for some seriously unhappy returns.

That said, here are 10 best holiday coupon deals, according to Coupon Sherpa:

1. Macy's: Free shipping plus 20% off on orders of $99 or more with coupon code PERFECT.

2. Coldwater Creek: Use Coldwater Creek coupon code AFLC439 to save $25 and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

3. Gamestop: $15 off in-stock orders of $100 or more using coupon code MERRY.

4. Footlocker: Use the Footlocker promo code LKS1VR37 to receive free shipping on orders over $75.

5. eBags: Free shipping plus a 20% discount using the coupon code LINKSPEC20.

6. Vans: Get free shipping on any order by using coupon code OKBYME.

7. Neiman Marcus: Use code DECFS to receive free shipping on orders of any amount.

8. Finish Line: Save $20 on an order of $100 or more using the Finish Line coupon code BFCM.

9. Bath & Body Works: Spend $50 or more and receive free shipping with the promo code FREEGIFT50.

10. Crocs: Save $15 on your order of $75 or more with promo code HOLIDAY15.

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