Coupons you can’t live without

Coupons, we can’t live without them. Over 90% of people use coupons and 60% of those coupons redeemed are printable ones. The Coca-Cola Company was believed to be the first company to issue the first coupon. This coupon (called a ticket back then) was valid for a free glass of Coca-Cola and distributed in 1888 to help promote the drink.

The first know coupon (called a ticket) from  1888.

The first known coupon (called a ticket) from 1888.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel forward to today and coupons are everywhere. More and more people are seeing the benefits of using them and have even started receiving coupons via cell phone. Digital coupons are taking over. 2013 started the rage with technology becoming easily available. This is not to say that paper coupons are a thing of the past though. There will still be those who want to clip and carry coupons, me being one of them.

To maximize your savings it is necessary to surround yourself with multiple companies offering coupons. Each company has different coupons and by having several to look at you have a better chance of saving more money.

I receive coupons delivered to my driveway. No, I don’t buy the newspaper but I do receive all the sale flyers and the coupons that come within the paper. In the past I would only clip out the coupons that I needed and throw out the others. One day while shopping for something, the store did not have the brand I normally purchase so I picked up the same product, different brand. If I have only clipped all the coupons out, I would have saved money on this product, since there was a coupon for it. Now, I clip all the coupons. I share them with friends and from time to time actually redeem them myself.

There are several companies that offer the consumer valuable coupons. Some companies will not only offer you coupons to print but will actually reward you for redeeming them as well. An example of this is: you print a coupon for dog food. The coupons is worth $1 off a 8oz bag. You buy the dog food and hand the cashier the coupons. He/she scans it and $1 is taken off the bill. This coupon also contains a bonus. You just earned 10 points for it. These points accumulate and when you are ready, they are redeemed for gift cards or donations to charity. If you are super savvy this same coupon might be on a coupon site you are a member of (digitally) allowing you even more savings. Let’s say this third coupon site have this same dog food coupon and if you buy the dog food they give you $1.00 in your account. You have just saved three different ways with that one purchase of dog food. You just became a super saver.

I mentioned there are several companies that offer valuable coupons. Lets get to them so you can start working on becoming a coupon master today.

 

 

These are gift cards that I have earned. Earn your own for using coupons

These are gift cards that I have earned. Earn your own for using coupons

I have been using the services of this first company for over 10 years. As the years progress they add more and more benefits making them a great place to start. Here, you print coupons straight to your printer. They are valid either in color or black/white, this is your choice. You scroll through the list of available coupons for the area you live. Only select the ones you want to print. Joining their program gives you a unique log in that makes these coupons easy to track. They are valid at any store that accepts coupons, making them easy to use. When the coupons are scanned by the cashier you will save the amount of the coupon instantly plus earn 10 points for each one you redeem here. If you redeem more than 10 in one month you earn an extra bonus of 25 more points. These points can be redeemed for gift cards to your favorite restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, or donate money to charity. All this for simply using coupons at the grocery store. Find out more here. Or to sign up, click the picture.

 

This is my account and how much I have made so far. Learn more about it here.

This is my account and how much I have made so far. Learn more about it here.

This next coupon program is slightly different than the one above but that is perfect because sometimes they can work in conjunction with one another allowing for extra earnings. Here you sign in before you plan on grocery shopping because several times a month they add new coupons, and you don’t want to miss any savings. The coupons here are digital. Simply click the button under each coupon to activate it. When you check out at the store and you buy the product you earn money. The money earned will not come off your grocery bill, but rather will be added to your coupon account. This is actual money and checks can be requested for money earned. You can transfer your balance here to a 529 or a student loan account as well, helping you to save or pay down any loans you have. Since there are no paper coupons to redeem and you are not technically seeing savings at the register you can combine the program with other programs, since they can’t cancel each other out, making this an awesome program. Find our more about this program here.

Are you pumped and excited? I hope so, all this saving is what I live for. Well, not entirely but I do love it. We won’t save anything if we stop for tea and a snack, so let’s continue on.  I promise we can talk later. You can always email me or friend request me on Facebook for more information or to just be friends.

This newest site offers coupons and weekly deals direct to your email. You don’t even need to travel around the internet hunting anymore. Simply join their program and that is it, they do all the work for you. I checked them on the BBB, which not every company joins, and found they are rated a B+. Their sign up page allows you to select the types of coupons you want to receive weekly. Select from grocery, restaurant, or both. They also allow you to choose from printable coupon, online coupons, mobile coupons and even coupons delivered directly to a grocery store savings card.  If you like to receive other offers of savings and sweepstakes entries, then this is the site for you. They will offer you surveys to complete and sweepstakes to enter. If you don’t want those simply bypass them and continue on to the coupons. Join here

If you are worried about mail coming to your inbox, sign up for a new email and use this email for all your couponing needs. Two reasons for this suggestion; you can easily find any coupon without overlooking them mixed in with regular email and this way your mailbox isn’t flooded (not that it will be) with offers when you are looking for something from your mom or friend.

Vicki

Posted by Vicki Brown in Coupons and Rebates