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Couponing saves you money, but do you really need One. More. Thing?
Here are some of our best tips to save your time, money and sanity.
If you’re new to couponing, you can read The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Couponing for a full waflk-through, or you can just read below for some quick tips.
1. Let The Krazy Coupon Lady do the hard stuff.
Only want deals on specific stores or items? We have an app for that! Tell us what you’re interested in, and we’ll send you a notification when we find great deals on the things you love.
Check out how to customize your app over here.
2. Download the Paribus app, stat.
When you sign up for Paribus, they’ll do the heavy lifting to help you get refunds from certain online retailers when prices drop on items you bought. Paribus will also track your Amazon shipments and when a package with a guaranteed shipping date arrives late, they’ll provide the information you need to request compensation.
The best part? It’s totally free!
If you’re concerned about privacy issues then you can read what we have to say about that here.
Paribus compensates us when you sign up for Paribus using the links we provided.
3. Only clip the coupons you need.
It’s tempting to clip every coupon you see. Don’t waste your time. We’ve already done the sorting and organizing for you.
Search our coupon database for products, brands, and top coupons.
We’ll also let you know what coupons you should be clipping from your Sunday paper.
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4. Use coupons during your grocery pickup.
Not using grocery pickup? You should be.
Just tell them you have coupons when you pull up, and they’ll take them off your total. You don’t even have to get out of the car.
5. Coupons aren’t just for groceries.
You can use coupons for almost anything. Slash your clothing budget with coupons from Kohl’s, JCPenney, and others.
We’ll even tell you which stores are offering coupons.
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6. Never pay full price for diapers or wipes.
Diapers are stupid expensive. But if you have kids in diapers then you need these deals.
Sign up for deal alerts on diapers, join Amazon Family, and read up on how to get diapers for free.
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7. Use Ibotta to get cash back on a bunch of purchases.
Download the Ibotta app and then scan your receipts after you shop.
If you have eligible purchases, then Ibotta will give you cash back. Once you have at least $20.00, you can have it transferred to your bank.
8. And then use Fetch Rewards to get gift cards.
After you scan that receipt for Ibotta, scan it again with Fetch Rewards.
With Fetch you earn points to redeem for gift cards. You’ll get 25 points per receipt no matter what, then bonus points if you have any eligible purchases.
So that means you can earn cash back AND gift cards with every single receipt! Do it.
9. Shop online through Ebates.
Before you shop online, go to Ebates. They’ll give you a percentage back of whatever you spend. It’s that simple.
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10. Use Circle in the Target app to save big.
Download the Target app and check Circle before you shop. They have digital manufacturer coupons and store discounts. And you can even stack them!
11. Take advantage of store freebies for kiddos.
You can’t concentrate with a hangry kid in tow. Many grocery stores — including Kroger and Albertsons — now offer free healthy snacks for kids.
Look for free fruit in the produce department on your next shopping trip.
TIP: If apples and bananas don’t work, they usually offer free cookies in the deli, too.