Lesson 5 – Additional Coupon and Saving Strategies

Lesson 5:  Additional Coupon and Saving Strategies

Coupon Stacking:  One of the things I love about using coupons is the amount of great savings I get from stacking coupons.  Some stores have their own coupons (i.e. Target, Harris Teeter, Bi-Lo, etc.) and will allow you to use their coupon and a manufacturer coupon along with their store coupon.  You can end up getting items for free or cheap after you use the manufacturer coupon and store coupon. Check your store policy to make sure you understand how to stack the coupons before you shop.

Double/Triple Coupons:  Take advantage of shopping at stores that double or triple the value of your coupons.  For example, a 50 cent off Tide laundry detergent will actually save you $1.00 off the price at these stores and hopefully you are getting it on sale.  Again, make sure you read and have the store coupon policy with you for your shopping trip.

Rebates:  Save your receipts from your shopping trips because they will come in handy for getting rebates and coupon booklets.  A mail in rebate allows you to mail in a receipt and/or barcode in order to receive a check for a particular amount, depending on the particular product, time, and often place of purchase.  Also, I have gotten several coupon booklets from Proctor & Gamble and ConAgra Foods because I purchased some of the products to qualify for a coupon booklet.  You can research rebate deals here on clipsavegive.com.

SavingStar:  This is a program where you can download SavingStar Ecoupons to your store loyalty cards and save the coupon value amount to your SavingStar account when you purchase that item at a participating store.  You can then choose to pick a payout from cash, gift cards or charity donations. For me, it is like a savings account.  Click here to sign up to start your savings with SavingStar today.

Swagbucks:  Swagbucks is a loyalty program where you can earn free stuff including 1,000′s of products for doing the things you do everyday like searching the internet, playing games, buying daily deals, watching videos, and answering polls and surveys.  Click here to sign up to start earning Swagbucks today.

There are others as well, but these are ones that I use on a frequent basis.  I definitely recommend you join them as well.

Did you miss the previous lessons in the Learn To Coupon series? 

Lesson 1:  Coupons – Where Do I Get Them?

Lesson 2 – So How Do I Keep, Organize and Store My Coupons

Lesson 3:  The Dreaded B Word – BUDGET

Lesson 4:  Let’s Go Shopping With Coupons

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