Couponing on your cell phone is one thing that’s here to stay. The pandemic gave rise to many more people needing to find easy, no contact ways to save money by couponing, and I saw so many more digital alternatives to just clipping paper coupons come about. From digital coupons, store apps, and couponing apps to coupon codes, digital couponing is the new norm.

So how do you take couponing to the next level with your phone? I’m going to show my tested and approved basic digital couponing hacks. Even if you’re the savviest cell phone couponer, skim this to make sure you aren’t missing anything!

Speaking of apps, don’t forget to download the Krazy Coupon Lady app to help you take your couponing game to the next level!

 

1. Sign up for text coupons to get promo codes instantly.

 

Most retailers offer coupons via text. Get promo codes instantly from some of your favorite stores like Kohl’s, Target, and PetSmart. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Kohl’s: Text SAV02 to 56457 to get started.
  • Target: Text 827438 (spells Target) for the hottest deals.
  • Office Depot: Text 33768 for help or coupons.

Or I’ll send you a couple of the hottest deals each day — just send me a text at (208) 266-4466.

 

2. Sign up for email newsletters to get exclusive offers like $10 off your first purchase.

What’s easier than getting coupons sent to your email inbox? Answer: Nothing.

Almost every retailer offers instant coupons for signing up for emails. Check these out:

Tip: Don’t like a cluttered inbox? You can use subscriptionzero.com to unsubscribe from multiple emails at once! Just make sure to wait until after you get the coupon!

 

3. Price match from your phone for instant savings.

You only need to follow two steps to do this:

    1. Shop retailers who offer competitor price matching. Then download a price match app that scans barcodes like ShopSavvy to compare prices at different stores.
    2. If you find a lower price, show your phone to the manager or cashier before you check out, and typically they’ll deduct the price at the register. Target, Home Depot, and Best Buy all honor price matches at the register.

Tip: If you’re using other coupons as well as price matching, have your checker price match and then show your phone coupons afterward for the most savings!

 

4. Join free loyalty programs for special deals (no app download necessary).

Loyalty programs offer members exclusive access and special deals and promotions, and you don’t always have to download an app to join. Here are three of our favorite free loyalty programs you can join without an app:

 

5. Download store apps to join free loyalty programs.

Some stores combine free loyalty programs with their apps. Earning rewards and free products is even easier without breaking a sweat.

Here are some apps with free loyalty programs to get you started:

  • Kroger/Fred Meyer: Get in-store offers through the Kroger app you can scan from your phone to save money. Sometimes you even get freebies!
  • Starbucks: The Starbucks app gives you access to exclusive discounts and allows you to earn points towards free drinks.
  • Target: The Target app allows you to combine manufacturer coupons with even more discounts from Target and use coupons right from your phone with no coupon clipping needed. Read about Target’s Circle offers for more savings.

 

 

6. Use rebate apps to get cash back after your purchase.

Rebate apps allow you to get cash back after you make a purchase. Just scan your receipt and product barcode to earn money, and cash out via PayPal.

Here are a few of the most common rebate apps:

 

7. Join Honey if you haven’t tried it yet. It’s easy.

Join Honey for a free browser extension that searches for all the latest promo codes and automatically adds them to your cart before you check out. No more searching for coupons or wondering if you found the best deal. Honey’s got you covered.

 

8. Clip digital Amazon coupons or click on Subscribe & Save for more discounts.

Use Subscribe & Save for even more discounts, and use their search to find and clip digital Amazon coupons from your favorite brands. They offer new deals daily.

 

 

9. Let the Krazy Coupon Lady app find your best deals.

We hate to brag, but the Krazy Coupon Lady app is your couponing best friend!

We keep track of the deals and put your couponing list at your fingertips while you’re shopping. Find coupon stacks, search for deals at your favorite stores, and more without fumbling with a giant coupon binder.

 

Those are the quick and easy basics of couponing on your cell phone, but listen, I’m all ears if you think there’s something I should’ve mentioned. Drop a note in the comments, but realize this list isn’t exhaustive. So many options out there and some are shady, but these are the ones I’ve tested and know are good. Thanks for reading, and happy couponing!

 

 

 

How to Coupon with Just a Cell Phone...No Paper!