14+ Best WordPress Coupon & Deals Themes for 2017 (for Creating Retailmenot or Groupon Style Websites)

For this article, we’ve gathered up the best WordPress coupon themes available for 2017.  If you’re an affiliate looking to start a deals and discounts website built on the WordPress platform, these are the themes you’re looking for.

Let us be frank: there’s not many of these coupon themes on the market.  There are some free plugins available, and some premium plugins, but that still leaves you with a site to develop and design.  Considering the low price of WordPress themes, and the features the themes on this list have to offer, we think this is the better starting point.

You’ll notice that we’re not totally thrilled about some of the designs.  Unlike many of our round-ups that prioritize quality design and aesthetics, here we’ve shifted focus to each theme’s coupon and discount capabilities.

In terms of design, a couple of the themes further down the list could only, and somewhat generously, be described as dated.  We don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but hey, them’s the facts, honey.

But there’s still some great choices.

If you still don’t have a host picked out for your WordPress-based coupon site, we recommend Bluehost.  They’re fast, reliable, and inexpensive.

Coupon XxL

The best WordPress coupon theme

The sequel to a previous #1 pick, Coupon XxL does it all.  If you want a wonderfully designed, feature-packed coupon & deals theme that scores big points on both good-looks and usability, you could safely stop reading now and buy this one.  Coupon XxL is the product of an experienced team of coupon-theme experts (who have no doubt applied a lot of what they’ve learned from the continued development and support of their prior, very successful theme, Coupon XL).

This thing does coupons, deals, group deals – all of it.  If it’s your heart’s desire to mimic Groupon, this theme will get you 90% of the way there.  The search functionality, user interface (for both sellers and visitors) and credit/payment systems are all exceptionally well realized and integrated. Highly recommended!

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CouponXL

A responsive, modern coupon theme for WordPress

CouponXL is a brand new addition to both our list and WordPress coupon themes in general.   First released March, it currently receives our highest recommendation (Update: obviously, that dubious honor now goes to its successor, Coupon XxL)

The design is simple, sleek and contemporary, and the developers have wisely avoided bogging it down with extraneous visual gimmicks and over-the-top animations.  The result is a gorgeous, clean theme that provides a fast and responsive user experience.  It’s a joy to use and navigate.

Everything you’ll need to build a fully-featured deals and coupon website is provided.  Site owners and affiliates will have no problem monetizing their site using the membership system and fee-based models, which the developers of CouponXL have clearly put a lot of effort into getting right.

User-friendly front-end submissions and social registration will encourage user engagement, and the SEO optimized code will help your site to reach a coveted top spot in the SERPs.  Great stuff from the team at pebas.

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Kupon

An awesome coupon sharing theme for WordPress

The next coupon & deals theme on our list is clearly inspired by sites like Groupon.  But the sneakily-titled Kupon excels by wrapping its feature-rich functionality up into a clean, modern, and user-friendly design with its own distinct character.  Unique but familiar in function, visitors and retailers will feel right at home with Kupon, and the intuitive, front-end UX will encourage engagement and return visits from both.  Daily deals WordPress themes rarely look so good and work so well.

All cart and back-end functionality comes courtesy of top-notch WooCommerce integration.  Marketplace features are provided by the WC Vendors plugin, and bundled plugins like Visual Composer (free!) raise Kupon to an even higher standard of usability and versatility.

Theme settings take full advantage of the Redux framework, and the popular Contact Form 7 plugin is supported out of the box.  Kupon is translation and SEO ready.  And fully responsive, of course!

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Rabat

Rabat - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Rabat from ColorLabs & Company  is one of the newr coupon themes for WordPress–this is most evident in the flat, contemporary design.  Understated, the theme makes great use of large photos and white space.  Modern features like isotope grid layouts, AJAX infinite scrolling and coupon carousels increase the usability of this theme.  You visitors will have an excellent experience that will be reflected in your conversions.

Rabat comes with a fully functional system for managing your coupons and promo codes.  The theme supports three different coupon types: promotional, codes and printable coupons.  The printable coupons mean you can support brick & mortar businesses, too.  Customers can flag coupons based on their success or failure, and Rabat will report the success rate to your visitors.  Additionally, customers can leave their e-mail address to be notified when coupons become available.

Rabat is compatible with the latest version of WordPress.  It’s responsive, and has SEO management built-in.  Built on a solid HTML5/CSS3 framework, Rabat includes a useful options panel for changing colors and more.   Comprehensive, easy-to-read documentation is available, and the ColorLabs & Company support is top-notch.

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Comre

Comre Coupon theme for WordPress

Brand new in May, last year, Comre is a full-featured coupon theme for affiliates and online marketers.  The design is minimalistic, light-weight and optimized for performance and usability.

Coupon functionality is provided by WooCommerce, allowing webmasters to further monetize their sites beyond affiliate commissions offering paid coupons and services.   Built with Twitter Bootstrap, the theme is 100% responsive.  Comre works and looks great across the spectrum of mobile devices.  It’s also retina-ready, guaranteeing a sharp, consistent display on all modern high-resolution tablets and personal computers.

An easy to understand theme options panel leaves lots of room for customization and branding: site admins can easily adjust colors, fonts, layout and more.

Notable secondary features include a couple of excellent, free extras: Revolution Slider and Visual Composer (for coding-free, front-end page building).  Comre is SEO friendly, translation ready, and comes with comprehensive documentation to help get everything up and running with minimal fuss.

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Couponer

Couponer - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Couponer, the first ThemeForest offering on our list, was released in July and is easily one of our favorites.  The design is lovely and clean, responsive and retina-ready.  Couponer is built on top of the popular Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework.  This theme has sold over 300 copies since its launch only a couple months ago.

One unqiue feature of Couponer is its support for membership and members only coupon codes.  Users can submit their coupons and discounts with little fuss, and visitors to the site will enjoy the handy, advanced AJAX searching on the front-end.

There’s also a wide variety of custom, coupon-specific widgets included, as well as over a dozen useful page templates and four custom post types.  Create a FAQ and daily offers easily.

If you have the time, click through and have a closer look at the demo.  The developer has made a demo login available so you can take a closer look at the back-end.

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CouponHut

CouponHut theme for WordPress

A somewhat recent entry, CouponHut could be the best-looking theme on our list overall, with the most visual pizazz.  Subtle transitions and CSS3 animations add a bit of flair to its modern, clean design, and the default typography provides an air of class and luxury. The homepage even supports full-screen background videos, sure to make a strong first impression on someone. (Although, we do sometimes wonder if these sorts of features detract from usability to some extent–it’s a trade-off.)

The essential functionality is all there, with support for both coupons and discounts/deals, and a few secondary features like an intuitive page builder and 1-click install add addition value.

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Couponize

Couponize - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Couponize, as far as we can tell, is the best-selling coupon theme available for WordPress.   It’s a sharp, modern and responsive theme built using the Foundation framework, on a solid codebase of HTML5 and CSS3.

This one comes with some excellent filtering options and custom designs for coupons and discounts.  You can set up coupons and discounts along with their expiration dates.  Users are re-directed to the affiliate’s site prior to coupon reveal, minimizing lost conversions.

Though we don’t have any direct experience with the support team, the four star rating based on over 50 user reviews suggest that support and usability is well above average.

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Responsive Coupon Theme

CRT - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

We’re not particularly thrilled by the design of Responsive Coupon Theme by PremiumPress, but we’re more than satisfied by the features.  And while the design is a bit dated, it’s still functional and inoffensive. (Truly a ringing endorsement, eh?)

RCT gives you control over how coupons are viewed and used, with built-in click to copy functionality and auto redirect to prevent you from missing out on any affiliate commissions.   You can set expiry dates on coupons, too. There’s multiple types of coupon types: standard promo codes, website offers and offline printable coupons.

Visitors can submit coupons as well as use them, and a search-by-store options means your customers will be able to find what they’re looking for easily.   They can rate the success of each coupon, and the theme will report the success rate to your users.

The theme also has a lot of room for customization, with a drag & drop page builder for creating your homepage layout, and typography and color options provided in the admin panel.  Child themes provided by the developer give you additional flexibility.

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Clipper

Clipper - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

And now we arrive a Clipper, one of the most dated looking themes to land on a Siteturner round-up list to date.  But it’s not totally fair to mock it.  This design, in all of its gradient-laden glory, would have fit right in with the rest of the premium theme market only five years ago (alright – maybe ten).  Still, there’s no denying that it could stand a major refresh now.  On the bright side, it is responsive!

So why did we include it here? The first reason is because it does everything a coupon theme for WordPress needs to do.  In fact, it has one of the strongest selections of features on our list.

You can create coupons with expiry dates, monetize affiliate referrals, and even charge visitors to list coupons on your site.  Link cloaking and tracking capability is baked right in, as well as dedicated store and category pages.  You can keep track of individual coupons using the back-end statistical system too.  The fact is, Clipper is a total solution for a discounts and promo code website.   There’s even more standard theme features than we can list here, and it’s worth clicking through to take a look at the full spectrum.

The second reason we’ve listed it is because the developer had the foresight to provide child themes.  In fact, the next three themes on our list are child themes designed specifically for use with Clipper.  Meaning if you like all the features, you’re not necessarily stuck with the ugly design.  And man, is it ugly.

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Flatter

Flatter - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Flatter looks a hell of a lot better than its parent theme, boasting contemporary, flat design and 11 color schemes to choose from.   Because it’s built on Clipper, you’ve get all of the features Clipper offers and even a few more.   For example: prevent your visitors from bypassing your affiliate links.

Note: this theme requires Clipper.

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Convert

Deal_Nerd - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Another Clipper child theme, Convert (or is it called Deal Nerd?) improves once again on its parent’s design.  Clean, flat-ish design and some nice homepage bells & whistles for featuring coupons and stores make this a nice add-on.

Note: this theme requires Clipper.

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Discounty

Discounty - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Discounty was the first responsive child theme for Clipper.  Still not fantastic, but better, and definitely captures the familiar aesthetic of many popular coupon & discount sites.  Has a cool homepage slider included, as well as a carousel.

Note: this theme requires Clipper.

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Koupon

Koupon - Best WordPress Coupon Themes

Finally, we’ve got Koupon.  Another Clipper child theme, this offers more of the same, with the additional bonus of having the popular Slider Revolution plugin packaged with it.  But if you do choose to go with Clipper, we think the Flatter and Convert themes are still your best bet for making a significant cosmetic improvement.

Note: this theme requires Clipper.

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So that’s it for the best WordPress coupon themes.  We hope we didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings.  If you’ve got a suggestion, or if we missed a fantastic theme because we’re total idiots, let us know in the comments.

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