Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Couponing--Without Clipping

Want to save money without having to clip coupons?  The good news is you can!  Newspaper inserts and printables will usually garner you the most savings, but it's not impossible to get a great deal without picking up the scissors.  In fact more and more stores are introducing e-coupons and there are an increasing number of apps dedicated to getting you a great deal.
Here are some ways to save without having to clip.
  • Store loyalty coupons.  My local Kroger allows you to load e-coupons to your loyalty card.  Some stores allow you to combine e-coupons with paper coupons; Kroger is not one of them. 
  • Ibotta.  This app is available for Apple and Android.  Do the tasks listed for each item (such as answer a poll, watch a 30 sec. video) and get your coupon.  Buy the item listed, scan it, load a picture of your receipt and in under 24 hours they credit your account.  The money gets transferred to PayPal.  The great thing about Ibotta is you can combine it with paper or other e-coupons to maximize savings!  I know the steps seem like a lot of work, but it takes literally seconds; it's well designed and very user friendly.
  • Saving Star is available online or through your cell phone.  Simply sign up, link your store loyalty cards to your Saving Star account and load the coupons you're interested in.  Once you have $5 in your account you can choose how you'd like to receive your money.  I usually opt for an Amazon gift card.
  • Ebates.  Ebates is a website that gives you cash back for shopping online!  Sign up for an account, click through their site to your final destination, shop and get cash back!  They will mail you a check!
Do you have a paperless couponing tip you'd like to share?

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