1. Find a deal on KCL, print the free coupons, and head to the store.
You may have heard that couponing is “a lot of work” and “takes too much time” but only if you search for sales and matching coupons yourself. You totally don’t have to, though!
I may be biased, but the KCL app is the best free shopping tool out there. It’s a must-have if you want to save money on the things your family needs. All you have to do is select a deal you like, click on the linked free coupon, print the coupon, and head to the store. KCL’s team of grocery experts does all the work for you!
2. Redeem digital coupons — no printer needed.
So maybe you don’t have a printer. Good news is you don’t need one to start couponing — just use digital coupons that can be loaded to your store loyalty card or store account and redeemed at checkout when you enter your phone number.
All you need to do is sign up for a free store account to electronically clip them. Digital coupons can be either manufacturer or store coupons and can be used on top of sale prices for more savings.
Use digital coupons at any of these stores:
- Dollar General
- Family Dollar
- Harris Teeter
- Kroger and Kroger affiliate stores
- Rite Aid
- Shop Rite
- Stop & Shop
- Tom Thumb
- Whole Foods
Learn more about digital coupons in 7 Things Every Shopper Should Know About Digital Coupons.
3. Print free coupons off the Internet from a phone or computer.
Believe it or not, you don’t need a newspaper subscription to start couponing. (Times have changed, people!) All you need is an Internet connection and access to a printer to start couponing right now.
To find free coupons, you can go directly to the manufacturer, install the free coupon-printing software (necessary to ensure coupon quantities per person aren’t abused), and print right from their site. You can also go to Coupons.com or even search KCL’s database of free coupons by brand or product.
Read How to Find and Print Free Internet Coupons to start printing coupons like a boss.
4. Buy what you need then submit a photo of your receipt to a rebate app.
Couponers love rebate apps like Ibotta, Checkout 51, and MobiSave because we can use their cash-back offers on top of sales and coupons. Rebate apps are also a great alternative to traditional coupon clipping if you’re short on time.
To start using a rebate app now, scan through the available offers, and add any rebates for the products you need to your shopping list. After you buy the item, snap a photo of your receipt using the in-app tool, and usually within 24 hours you’ll receive cash back. Cash out via PayPal or Venmo.
Easy, right?! You can even get cash back on restaurant and alcohol purchases! Learn more in Your Ultimate Guide to Rebate Apps.
5. Use coupon codes every time you buy online.
Using a single coupon code to save a few bucks online is one thing, but using multiple codes in the same online transaction is something completely different.
For instance, every week KCL posts Kohl’s deals that show you how to optimize your savings online by stacking more than one code (up to 4, to be exact) with a sale price. We also show you how to avoid shipping costs by using in-store pickup.
Kohl’s isn’t the only retailer that lets you stack coupon codes — These Retailers Allow Coupon Stacking Online as well.
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