Coupon Clipping the Digital Way
You no longer have to spend hours coupon clipping to find ways to save when you shop – technology is here to help!
As much as I like a good bargain, I am not about to cut, tear, or fold coupons – though I’ve heard that once upon a time that’s how it was done. Mercifully, the digital age makes saving easier.
Here are my top six picks of stellar websites to help you save money on nearly everything.
I consider myself a creative person, so I try to support the arts as best I can. The problem? It can be expensive when you have a limited income, or if you are working hard to pay off debt. Luckily, there is Goldstar. I’ve saved up to $30 on tickets to concerts and plays.
Goldstar offers tickets for events at a fraction of the cost.
SOMETIMES, THEY EVEN HAVE FREE TICKETS – YOU SIMPLY PAY A NOMINAL PROCESSING FEE.
What if you could get cash back on purchases from your favorite stores? Or when you shop online? Using Ebates, you can. Ebates offers cash back of up to 25 percent on all purchases and works with many major retailers. Using Ebates, I’ve shaved several dollars off of each purchase, which all adds up.
If you’re looking for ways to save and put extra money towards college or your student loans, look no further than Upromise. Upromise helps members earn cash back on travel, dining, and shopping. If you’re going to spend the money anyway, why not earn some cash back?
FROM MY NORMAL SPENDING, I’VE BEEN ABLE TO PUT $40 TOWARDS MY STUDENT LOANS.
Have you ever bought something online while eyeing the promo code box on the checkout page? You’re just dying to know what to put in and how much you will save. Now you can find some promo codes and other discounts at RetailMeNot. In addition to promo codes, they also provide coupons to use online or in-store. I’ve saved 10 to 20 percent on all my purchases!
Ibotta offers several ways to earn cash back on your everyday purchases such as groceries, helping you save your hard-earned dollars. You can unlock rebates when you shop online or use their mobile app to earn rebates when you scan product barcodes and submit a receipt on qualifying products. It’s a little work, but worth it. In addition, you can link your loyalty rewards accounts to Ibotta to unlock even more rebates.
I LOVE GETTING A FEW DOLLARS BACK EVERY TIME I SHOP!
Are you in need of something for your apartment? Before you spend a fortune, check out Freecycle. Freecycle is an online community where people can post stuff they are giving away – for free! The mission is simple: to help others and keep waste to a minimum. Why throw something away if someone else can use it? Why buy something new when there are plenty of good quality, used items? Freecycle can help reduce waste, too.
Before your next purchase, check out these resources to see if there are ways you can save – or better yet, get what you want for free! It’s a growing universe out there, and I will keep you posted on any new names that pop up on the web. I will do anything to save a buck or to buy a meatloaf!