Explanation: How Savvy Shoppers are Saving Big with Digital Coupons
When most people think of grocery coupons, they think of the Sunday paper, scissors, and little old ladies slowing up the checkout line.
Today, thanks to the Internet, the reality couldn’t be more different. New Internet companies are revolutionizing how grocery coupons are used, so that savvy shoppers are now saving hundreds of dollars—without any of the hassles of coupon clipping.
With the economy in the doldrums, every family is looking to save where they can, and coupons have gone from stodgy to cool.
One of the pioneering new Internet coupon companies is called SavingStar.com. Launched just this year, its service has already become hugely popular.
So, just how has SavingStar turned the world of coupons on its head?
Firstly, they’re making the very notion of paper coupons obsolete. In the good old days, one had to page through the coupon supplements looking for coupons for the products you planned on buying. Today, you just need to enter your grocery and drug store rewards cards online, and all available coupons are automatically identified for you, including exclusive savings available only on products at your local store. It makes it very easy to find every dollar in savings.
Secondly, with the click of the mouse you can now “link” any coupon you want directly to your store rewards card. That means you never have to physically cut coupons and stuff your wallet with them.
When you get to the grocery checkout, just use your store rewards card like you normally do and the savings from all of your selected coupons are automatically deposited in your SavingStar account. There’s no need to even inform the cashier that you have the coupons.
Then, as soon as you have at least $5 in your SavingStar account, you can transfer it to your PayPal or bank account anytime you want, or even get an Amazon gift card.
SavingStar partners with more than 24,000 grocery and drug stores, and over 100 retail chains throughout the country. And, the best part of the service is that it’s 100 percent free for consumers to use. SavingStar also has apps for iPhone and Android smartphones that let you select coupons while on the go and use them at checkout with the savings going right into your SavingStar account.
SavingStar typically offers new eCoupons every Thursday, although new ones can become available at any time, so check the website frequently. You can also use in-store coupons in combination with SavingStar eCoupons to maximize your savings.
Best of all, you can use the savings for anything you want. Pay your credit card bills, gas, or rent – or put it in your secret stash fund for that pair of shoes you’ve been dying for!
Signing up is free and easy. Click here to sign up or learn more.