1. Maximize coupon savings with pre-made shopping lists from the Krazy Coupon Lady site and app.
Not only do you get access to the world’s most comprehensive free printable coupon database on KCL, but you’ll make shopping easier on yourself by using the pre-made shopping lists. You’ll no longer need to shuffle through store ads and coupon inserts in order to create your own deals—KCL will do that for you!
Search deals by brand, product, or store right from the free app (available on Apple and Android phones).
2. Calculate price per square foot when buying toilet paper.
Did you know toilet-paper-roll size varies by store? It’s true. A 30 pack of Charmin double rolls at Costco and a 30 pack of Charmin double rolls at Target are not the same size. To determine the best value between brands and packages, it’s necessary to calculate price per square foot.
Take the price and divide by the square feet. The Quilted Northern 30-roll pack above costs $24.99 at Costco. $24.99 ÷ 550= $0.045 per square foot.
3. Stack multiple coupon codes in the same online transaction.
Coupon stacking means using multiple coupons in a single transaction. For example, use a store coupon, a manufacturer coupon, and a Cartwheel offer on the purchase of one item at Target. You can do the same thing online but with coupon codes at these retailers:
- Kohl’s: up to 4 coupons
- Gap: up to 5 coupons
- Banana Republic: up to 5 coupons
- Old Navy: up to 5 coupons
- Athleta: up to 5 coupons
- Amazon: unlimited coupons
- Target: unlimited coupons
- Michaels: unlimited coupons
- Sears: unlimited coupons
- Newegg: unlimited coupons
Learn more stacking tricks and details in this post.
4. Get up to $250 worth of General Mills coupons for free from Tablespoon.com.
Tablespoon.com offers coupons for General Mills brands like Yoplait, Cheerios, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury. Before you can print, you must sign up for a free account. Sign up for Tablespoon’s free email and score up to $250 per year in coupon savings. Plus, stay on top of your food game with free recipes for doable dinners, delish desserts, party snacks, and more!
5. You won’t find these 19 items cheaper anywhere else than Costco.
Costco has some pretty unbeatable prices when it comes to quality products that don’t normally have coupons. When comparing price per ounce on these 19 goods, you can rest assured knowing Costco is the best place to shop. These prices are better than what you’d find at Walmart or Amazon:
- Kirkland pure maple syrup
- Kirkland canola oil cooking spray
- Kirkland applesauce squeezes
- Kirkland pure vanilla extract
- McCormick taco seasoning
- Stretch Island fruit strips
- Scoop Away cat litter
- Red Star active dry yeast
- Pacon construction paper
- Earthbound Farms organic spinach
- Kirkland cheese
- Half-sheet cakes
- Rotisserie chicken
- Frigo string cheese
- Adam’s natural peanut butter
- Carter’s blanket sleepers
- Movie and restaurant gift cards
- All-beef hot dogs
To see how the price per ounce on these products compares to Amazon and Walmart check this out.
6. Use Catalinas from past purchases to buy things that don’t normally have coupons, like meat.
Catalinas are long, receipt-like coupons that often exclude prescriptions, alcohol, and lotto tickets. However, they’re fair game to redeem on any fresh meat from the case, the butcher, or the deli!
7. Weigh bagged produce for 10% savings.
Just because a bag says there’s 5 lbs of potatoes in it doesn’t mean there’s exactly 5 lbs. Producers must fill produce bags to at least the weight indicated on the bag, but sometimes you can get more for your money! For instance, this 8 lb bag of potatoes weighs a full 9 pounds; that’s 13% more for free!
8. Print store and manufacturer coupons right from your phone.
Go to the store and manufacturer websites below via your mobile Internet browser and print coupons from your phone.
- Tide.com (prints from Coupons.com)
TIP: Print a coupon two times per device on most sites. This means you can print two coupons from your phone and two more coupons from your computer for a total of four copies of the same coupon.
9. Know the best time to buy everything by understanding sales cycles.
Products tend to go on sale the same time every year. For instance, buy holiday clearance in January, winter apparel in March when stores are making room for warm-weather gear, and computers in July and August when back-to-school season hits. Plus, most of the time you can use coupons on clearance items to save even more. Learn when to buy what in this post.
10. Get a free-item coupon every Friday at Kroger stores.
On Fridays, Kroger and Kroger affiliate stores offer a digital free-item coupon that can be added to your loyalty card and redeemed within two weeks. In the recent past, Free Friday Download coupons have been good for bread, yogurt, pet food, candy, and more.
11. At Walmart, meat and produce can be price matched as long as there’s a specific unit price.
We’re talking pound price per pound price when price matching meat and produce. Walmart won’t honor competitor deals like “Save 50% on your entire purchase” or “Free gift with purchase.” Be prepared to show the exact individual unit price when matching produce and meat.
NOTE: Some Walmarts have stopped price matching except through the Savings Catcher app. Check with your local store for details.
12. Use a coupon that says “Redeemable or Available at Walmart” at Target.
Many of the printable coupons from Coupons.com have a store suggestion on them. Keep in mind, this is only a suggestion. Some retailers like Walmart pay to have their names printed on manufacturer coupons, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use them at other stores. As long as a coupon says “Redeemable at…” or “Available at…” you can use it wherever manufacturer coupons are accepted.
13. Offers can be “unlocked” for purchases up to a week old on Ibotta.
Don’t throw away your receipts until after a week. Ibotta lets you upload week-old receipts in order to take advantage of new offers. Say you bought Quaker oatmeal five days ago at Albertsons and a new rebate becomes available today; you can still upload that receipt and earn cash back.
Your receipt must be submitted within 7 days of printed receipt date. Multiple submissions of receipts older than one week may result in account deactivation.
14. Stack rebate-app offers and coupons to get groceries for free or cheap at Dollar Tree.
Get fresh bread, baby food, cleaning supplies, paper products, and more for pennies—if not free—when you use coupons at Dollar Tree. You can use one newspaper manufacturer coupon per item (no more than two printable manufacturer coupons per transaction) and use rebate app offers on top of that at Dollar Tree.
15. Get some of the best retail coupons via text.
Be one of the first to know when a new coupon is available by signing up for text alerts from these 24 retailers. Many will send you coupons immediately. For instance, text SAVE to 564-57 and receive a 15% off coupon from Kohl’s within minutes, or text PAYLESS to 747-474 to instantly receive 20% off your next Payless purchase.
16. Subscribe to a company’s email list and get instant coupons.
Want a 25% off coupon at Gap? What about a 15% off coupon at Aldo? As a thank you for subscribing to their emails, these 32 companies will send you coupons as soon as you hit “Submit.”
TIP: Nobody likes a bunch of junk mail in their inbox, so before you sign up, make sure to create a new email account just for coupons.