Follow these couponing tips to help you get started
- Subscribe to Sunday Papers: The Sunday papers is the most popular resource for coupons. There are 4 different types of inserts: GM (General Mills), P&G (Proctor & Gamble), RP (Red Plum) and SS (Smart Source). RP and SS are typically found every week in the Sunday papers whereas GM and P&G are found typically every 4-5 weeks. If you are getting a lot of good coupons, you may want to get multiple subscriptions to maximize your savings, but make sure that the cost of the paper does not offset your savings.
- Printable Coupons: There are many sites where you can print coupons. Lots of manufacturer’s websites will offer coupons. In addition, there are coupon specific websites where you can print coupons: Coupons.com, Red Plum, Savings.com, Hopster.com, Smartsource are some examples. Some of these sites have a limit on how many coupons you can print per computer, so you may need multiple computers if you want to print more. You can also find coupons our website.
- Weekly Natural and Organic Coupons – This list gets updated every Friday afternoon. If you see a coupon you like, you should print it out since some coupons reach their print limit every quickly.
- Coupons.com Savings Center – You can print all coupons.com, so it will include coupons that are not natural or organic.
- Savings.com Savings Center – This is powered by hopster, so you will see the same coupons here.
- Store Coupons: Stores will have their own specific coupons, usually found in their monthly flyers or weekly ads. These can sometimes be stacked with manufacturer’s coupons.
- Other Coupons: Coupons can also be found in many different places. Many manufacturers also place Hangtag Coupons or Peelie coupons found on products on the shelves or Tearpads usually located on a display or shelf near the item…so be on the lookout for those.
Organize Your Coupons
There are different ways to organize your coupons…you may have to play around to see what works best for you. Here are two common methods.
- Binder: Many people use binders to organize their coupons. You can grab the baseball card type album sleeves to keep the coupons organized and you can sort them by categories, date, alphabetical, etc…pick a method that is easiest for you to quickly find the coupons you need. This method will require a lot more time up front, but saves time when you need to find the coupons. It’s also great because you can take the whole binder with you so you can have the coupons with you at all times!
- Filing: With this method, you don’t have to clip the coupons up front. You can use filing folders or a filing box to store your inserts. Mark each folder with the date and file them away until you need them. We will list the date and insert on where you can find the coupons on our site, so you easily find the coupons when needed.
Sign up for Rebate Apps
- What are rebate apps? Rebate apps can be downloaded to your smartphone and it gives you money back or gift cards for purchases you’ve made. There are different products that are promoted and when you purchase that product, you can submit your receipt via the rebate apps for cash back. It’s another way to increase your savings, especially if you stack it with a sale and coupons!
- Popular Rebate Apps: We use these rebate apps often in our deals. To learn about about each, click the link below:
- Ibotta – How it Works – You can unlock rebate offers by doing tasks like taking a survey or watching a video. You can also earn bonuses by buying certain products. After earning $5, you can transfer the money to a gift card or PayPal account
- Checkout 51 – How it Works -Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through our mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, they will send you a check.
- makeena – How it Works – makeena is a free cash back mobile rebate app that earns you money when you purchase healthy & sustainable products at any retailer. Buy promoted products at any store and snap a photo of your receipt to get cash in your account.
- Berrycart – How it Works – Berrycart is a free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases on your grocery items. They focus on healthy foods that are organic, gluten-free, non-gmo, etc. Purchase any of the eligible items and submit a receipt to earn cash back.
- MobiSave – How it Works – MobiSave is a free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases on your groceries. Purchase any of the eligible items and submit a receipt to earn cash back. Offers reset every Monday at 12:00 AM local time, so your shopping cart will be emptied. You must remember to add all offers again. Each MobiSave offer is good for one use per week.
- Shrink – How it Works – Shrink is a free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases on your grocery for healthy and organic products. Purchase any of the eligible items and submit a receipt to earn cash back.
- Snap by Groupon – How it Works – Snap By Groupon is a free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases on your grocery items. Buy promoted products at any store and snap a photo of your receipt to get cash in your account.
- Savingstar -SavingStar is a paperless way of saving with offers at the grocery stores where you shop every day. Depending on the store, offers link to your existing grocery and drug store loyalty cards or you can submit receipts for your purchases.
Join a Store’s Loyalty Program
Most stores have a loyalty program and it’s free to join. These programs reward you for shopping and offer you discounts on products. Stores like Publix and Kroger also have digital coupons that you can load into your account and it will automatically deduct the coupon at checkout.
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