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!