Heather and I just wrapped up a couple of new videos we think you’ll really like! Both are about how to use the newest coupon rebate apps: Checkout 51 and Shopmium! We’ll have the videos ready to publish on Monday, but we’re sending out a sneak preview to all of our email subscribers tomorrow morning! Enter your email below to receive the videos early!
I asked on FB but haven't gotten a reply yet...does anyone know how long it normally takes to get your purchases approved with Shopmium?
anyone else having problems with loading the receipt ? I keep getting an error and I have uninstalled and re installed and no luck .. I have also contacted shopmium and that was over a a week a go no response :(
The app SnipSnap may have started out as an innocent way to remember store coupons, but it has turned into a fraudulent operation, enabling thousands to illegally redeem pictures of manufacturer coupons, costing stores hundreds of thousands of dollars. Check out why KCL needs the couponing community to steer clear of SnipSnap!
Target recently launched Cartwheel, a free “social” savings program! Cartwheel is similar to shopping apps, like Ibotta, in that the offers can be combined with other coupons.
The site states: “Together with Facebook, Cartwheel lets you connect with friends to share your favorite deals plus save money on the products you love.”
The program may be accessed at cartwheel.target.com with a smartphone, tablet or computer. Or, download the app (from the app store) on your smartphone. A Facebook account is required.
Offers are easy to add: just click on the image and you’re done!
To redeem a Cartwheel offer, either present a printed copy of your Cartwheel barcode or show it on a mobile device at checkout. It only needs to be scanned once because all offers connect to the same barcode.
Offers are valid in U.S. Target stores only.
After signing up, a user automatically gets to add up to ten offers. “Unlock badges” to access more.
Sign up now and check back here for hot deals using Cartwheel!
Calling all new graduates! The Krazy Coupon Lady is here to help you pay off your student loans with budgeting and coupon tips!
How to Find High-Value Coupons
Get your hands on the Sunday paper. If you don’t want to subscribe, look at hotel lobbies, libraries, coffee shops, fast food chains, or apartment lobbies for a free copy. In addition, make sure to print the coupons you need using the extensive list in the KCL Printable Coupon Database. Put your smartphone to good use by signing up for mobile coupons from stores like Target to save even more!
How to Save Hundreds with Coupons
To maximize your savings, learn to stack coupons with sales, promotions and other coupons. Use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon for one product. Buy 10 products, use ten coupons! Visit TheKrazyCouponLady.com every Sunday to see the new national sales at Target, Walgreens, CVS and more! Add the best deals to your shopping list, print your coupons and head to the store.
Start a Budget
Track your spending and set a budget, for at least on month. One way to budget is the cash envelope system. With this easy-to-use budgeting method, you allot cash at the first of the month into categories like groceries, entertainment, transportation and clothes. Plan out your purchases, tuck away your debit and credit card and stick to the budgeted cash. When you’re out of cash, you’re done spending for month.
Put Your Smart Phone to Work
With all the great money-saving apps, your smartphone can be a excellent tool for helping lower your bills. Check out awesome apps like iBotta, Endorse* and ShopKick. Use these instant-savings and rebate apps in addition to coupons to save even more money!
*Since the filming of this video, Endorse app is no longer available.
Save on Dining and Entertainment
Entertainment and a good meal can be a sanity saver when you’re sticking to a close budget! Put aside a little each month for things like movies, fun and eating out–and before you leave the house, check out sites like Restaurant.com, Living Social and Groupon for vouchers that can save you more than 50% on your overall bill!
Plan your retail purchases ahead and purchase gift cards at discount gift-card retailers: PlasticJungle, Raise, GiftCardGranny, CardCash or CardPool. Purchase gift cards between 3-30% off, then use them like a debit card at checkout. You can also sell your unwanted gift cards which pay up to 92% of their value in cash.
Ready to save and start making loan payments? Check out TheKrazyCouponLady.com to save on the things you need and love!
Do you want to know our deepest, darkest secret? Today, we must confess: We have Costco cards. After years of swearing against wholesale club stores, we’re coming clean. Watch this video to get tips for the best buys at Costco!
We are back with our coupon-crystal ball for the month of June! Here are the things we are predicting (based on the last few years) will be on sale this month. This isn’t a totally comprehensive list, but these are the items we know will be cheap this month!
National Dairy Month: Milk (also look for a free milk Catalina when you buy cereal promos), ice cream, cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt Fourth of July Sales start at the end of June: Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, BBQ sauce, ketchup, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, mustard & mayo, relish, ice cream, Popsicles, frozen treats, soda pop Father’s Day: Tools, ties, men’s clothing, sports gear, electric razors, wallets
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Walmart accepts manufacturer coupons from the Sunday coupon inserts as well as printable manufacturer coupons. In order to be in compliance with policy, coupons must read “manufacturer coupon” across the top, have an expiration date, and a scannable barcode.
Look for the Smallest (Allowed) Products
You’ll get the biggest bang for your (couponing) buck when you find the smallest size and stack it with a manufacturer coupon!
Everyday Low Prices and Rollback
Look for items on rollback at Walmart! Rollbacks are Walmart’s version of a sale and are a great way to save when you stack their low prices with coupons! Even if items are not on rollback, Walmart has great everyday low prices!
Save with Produce Coupons
Walmart has great produce prices which stack nicely with coupons! For example, print this hot coupon to get free Earthbound Farm products:
We are back with our coupon-crystal ball for the month of May! Here are the things we are predicting (based on the last few years) will be on sale this month. This isn’t a totally comprehensive list, but these are the items we know will be cheap this month!
Using coupons at Rite Aid can seem a bit complicated, but once you learn the coupon policy and use the rewards program, you can net free products nearly every week! Here’s what you need to know to start saving like krazy at Rite Aid:
How to get started
Print out Rite Aid coupon policy. It’s always a good idea to have the policy on hand just in case you encounter a cashier who is unfamiliar with store policy. Politely referring to the store’s official policy can stop a lot of arguments before they get a chance to escalate — and get you on your way out the door with your deals faster!
Sign up for the wellness+ Program. In order to reap the benefits of all these great deals, you’ll need to have a wellness+ account. This will allow you to receive +Up Rewards. Sign up in store or at RiteAid.com. Receive the wellness+ card in 5-7 business days, or sign in with a phone number at checkout. Make sure to create an account online to receive maximum wellness+ benefits!
How to use Rite Aid +Up Rewards
How +Up Rewards work:Rite Aid +Up Rewards are similar to a Catalina in a grocery store. At the end of your transaction, receive reward dollars for purchasing featured products. The rewards are loaded onto your wellness+ card for use on a later purchase. The rewards are available beginning at 6 a.m. the following day and are good for up to 14 days.
If you do nothing, your rewards will automatically load onto your wellness+ card. However, you may want to opt to have your rewards print out on your receipt instead of loading onto your card. When your rewards are loaded onto your card, they will be redeemed automatically the next time you use the card, redeeming the highest value reward first and working down in value. This means you have less control over which rewards you use and when. If you want your rewards to print out on your receipt, just ask your cashier or customer service to change the preference on your account.
Stacking coupons and rewards: Save more by combining manufacturer coupons with +Up Rewards — just remember to have the cashier apply manufacturer coupons before you swipe your wellness+ card, or you may not be able to use your manufacturer coupons at all.
Here’s a great example of how you can use +Up Rewards with your coupons to get great deals: Ricola cough drops were on sale 2/$3, or $1.50 each. We had two manufacturer coupons for $1 off, making our out-of-pocket cost for two packages $1, or 50 cents each. Rite Aid offered a $1 +Up Reward for buying two of this product, making our final cost…drumroll, please…free! Tough to pass up, don’t you think?
Rite Aid Coupons
Rite Aid offers a few different types of coupons — here’s what you need to know to use them to their fullest potential:
Video Values: These are Rite Aid store coupons earned by logging in to the Ad Perks system at RiteAid.com. Watch short commercials to earn printable coupons. Though you can print more than one, only one coupon may be redeemed per wellness+ account. Video Values coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.
In-ad coupons: The verbiage on these coupons states that they are manufacturer coupons, but you can ignore that — they’re coded like a store coupon and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. Be aware, though, that you cannot stack in-ad coupons with Video Values coupons.
Load2Card coupons: These are eCoupons that you can load directly onto your wellness+ card. Log in to your wellness+ account on the website and go to the Load2Card page to see over 80 coupons that you can add to your card. They will be applied automatically when you use your card at checkout.
Load2Card coupons include both store and manufacturer coupons, but Rite Aid doesn’t make it clear which are which. But that’s what we’re here for! Here’s how to tell: each Load2Card coupon will have a link that says “More.” When you click on it, the fine print will pop up. If the fine print says “Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item,” this indicates a store coupon. Any other verbiage such as a remit address or instructions to the retailer indicate a manufacturer coupon.
Rite Aid Coupon Policy
Stacking: Rite Aid coupon policy specifically addresses three types of coupons. The easiest way to know which is which is to refer to the numbers under the bar code:
Manufacturer coupons: code begins with “5″
In-ad or Video Values coupons: code begins with “RC49″
“Valuable Coupons:” code begins with “RC48″ (though we don’t see these often)
Store policy states that you can use one of each of these types of coupons per item.
Buy One, Get One Free: During a BOGO sale, you are only allowed to use one cents-off coupon in conjunction with the sale. In other words, you only get a coupon discount on the item you are purchasing out of pocket. However, if the store promotion is “Buy One, Get One 50% Off,” you can use a coupon for each item — again, one for each item you are paying for out of pocket. You also cannot use a BOGO manufacturer coupon in conjunction with a BOGO store sale.