I love getting to speak to people face to face about coupons! Tonight, at Huffman United Methodist Church was no exception. I hope everyone in attendance learned something and is ready to start saving money!
I explained last night that my approach to coupon is a bit different that what you might see on Extreme Couponing. I prefer Practical Couponing.
We discussed all the many ways to get coupons. Here’s some of that information again with links directly to those places.
Store Websites (like Target)
- All You Magazine
- Writing to companies
Mobile and e-coupon programs:
- SavingStar sign up here
works with Winn-Dixie, CVS, Rite-Aid and others
load offers to your store card and receive it as cash back after purchase
- Ibotta sign up here
works with CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Dollar General, Target, Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods and more!
scan your receipt and items after purchase and receive cash back
requires a smart phone
- Checkout51 sign up here
works at ANY store. You can upload receipts via phone app or by taking a picture and uploading via your computer.
works with Target and other retailers
mobile coupons to use as well as offers to earn points you can redeem for giftcards
requires a smartphone
similar to Ibotta and Checkout51
find the app in your phone’s app store
use code MCACKKRG to get an extra freebie when you sign up!
Mobile coupons by text and via the new Cartwheel program
- Winn-Dixie ecoupons
coupons you load to your store loyalty card to receive a discount at the time of purchase
cannot be used with manufacturer coupons (because they are manufacturer coupons)
one per purchase
do not double
- Publix ecoupons
add the coupons you want to your account. enter your account number (phone number) at the register to receive a discount at time of purchase.
can NOT be used with your regular coupons. If you have a Publix ecoupon for $1 off Cheerios, when you enter your phone number at the register it will deduct the $1 – the register will not take a coupon for $1 off Cheeries after e-coupon has been applied. (The reverse is also true, if you give the paper coupon first the ecoupon will not deduct)
one per purchase
do not double
Finally, here are some things I did not get to cover in class:
I also didn’t get into all the many ways to save on things besides groceries, like saving money when eating out, finding free things to do with the kids, little tips to save on small things that add up, finding samples or completely FREE things and saving money online by shopping at Amazon or getting cashback with Ebates on your online purchases.
And speaking of Amazon, you can earn FREE money to spend at Amazon using sites like Swagbucks! (I earned over $100 last year from Swagbucks and I used it to buy Christmas gifts with!)
And don’t forget to sign up for the baby clubs at Winn-Dixie and Publix. Plus, read up many ways to get coupons, samples and save on baby needs in my baby savings series. And sign up for FREE magazines (yes, completely FREE) that contain coupons!
I hope this will help you get started and if you ever need anything, I’m just an email, comment or Facebook message away!