You don’t have to be a party-lovin’ extrovert in order to save big money. In fact, there are lots of ways to coupon, save money and shop from home or without talking to a lot of people.
Here are some of our favorite ways:
1. Coupon at Target using self-checkout to avoid confrontation.
I’ve heard from my more introverted friends that couponing can be intimidating because you don’t want to hold up lines or make other customers angry.
I’m always quick to point out that you can totally coupon in Target’s self-checkout lane. You can even load Target gift cards and purchase them at self-checkout!
2. Take a picture of your grocery receipt at home and get instant cash back with Ibotta.
Did you know Ibotta has more offers than Coupons.com and just got a total redesign that makes it easier for you to find the rebates on items you’re shopping for? It’s so easy to save $50 per month just by unlocking offers in the Ibotta app and then taking pictures of your receipt at home. (Some stores don’t even require you to scan barcodes anymore! Learn all the reasons you’re going to love the new Ibotta app).
3. Let BillCutterz negotiate a lower price on your monthly bills for you.
If calling a company up on the phone and asking them to lower your monthly bill just isn’t how you roll, you need to be using BillCutterz.
Send your bills to BillCutterz, and if they can get you a lower monthly payment, you’ll split 50% of the savings with them monthly for one year. After that, the savings are all yours.
And if BillCutterz can’t get you a lower monthly payment, you don’t pay them anything.
4. Get price adjustments through Paribus without talking to anyone!
If you feel awkward about going into the store and asking for money back when your item goes on sale after you bought it, I recommend Paribus.
Sign up for Paribus and relax, because Paribus will have all the awkward conversations with retailers so you don’t have to.
Paribus compensates us when you sign up for Paribus using the links we provided.
5. Use Savings Catcher to price match items automatically.
Savings Catcher is located inside the Walmart App.
You just scan the QR code on your receipt, and Savings Catcher will search stores within a 50 mile radius and give you the difference if it finds a cheaper price on one of the items you bought.
You get to price match without bringing in the ad and showing it to the cashier.
6. Use Walmart’s Grocery Pickup for the ultimate “see and talk to nobody” experience.
When you place your order online, Walmart saves your previously ordered items as “favorites,” so you don’t even have to look for the things you buy every week. They’re saved!
When you arrive to pick up your groceries, you can notify Walmart that you’re there via app, or call the number on the sign. You choose your pickup time, and it’s ready when you get there.
You can get $10 off your first order when you use code: WOWFRESH. Plus get $10 off your grocery order for each friend you refer.
7. Stack digital coupons with Subscribe & Save and go couponing on Amazon.
You’ll save an additional 5% when you set up recurring orders through Amazon Subscribe & Save.
Save up to 20% on diapers through Amazon Family. I do this for items I know we will need every month. It’s a set-it-and-forget-it way to save.
8. Let Trim cancel subscriptions for you via text message.
Those “free-first-month-subscription” offers look really tempting, right?
What if you don’t want the subscription anymore, but you aren’t excited to call and tell someone to stop sending them to you?
Trim makes it absolutely painless (and free!) to cancel subscriptions, via text!
9. Use discounted gift cards at Raise.com instead of coupons.
If you’re too embarrassed by the whole couponing experience, using discounted gift cards is a great alternative.
While you’re in line at the store, get on the Raise.com app and buy a gift card for less than its face value (e.g.: a $25 gift card for $24.50).
When you get to the front of the line, just show the cashier your gift card via the Raise app. They’ll scan it and boom! You just paid less than the list price for your item.
Redeem Raise gift cards in-store and online. And if coupons don’t make you wanna cry, use them and Raise together to save even more!
10. Use the Seashells app to save money without anyone (not even your banker!) knowing.
Seashells lets you connect your credit and debit cards to the app and automatically rounds up every purchase to the nearest dollar and deposits the difference into your Seashells account.
Then, you can redeem that sneakily saved money for gift cards to your favorite stores, perfect for online shopping. It’s like tricking yourself into saving money, all from home!
11. Don’t bother leaving your house for a deal until you’ve checked Brick Seek.
Before you leave home, check Brick Seek to be sure your store actually has the item in stock that you’re braving the crowds to purchase.
When you see a killer deal, use Brick Seek to find out about inventory at Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Staples, Office Depot, and CVS.