How to Ditch Your Coupons & Still Save Money
Are you tired of searching for, clipping, and organizing those coupons? The task can be daunting, and you might be wondering how to ditch it. The truth is, you don’t need coupons in hand in order to save money on your grocery bill. Take a look below at how to ditch your coupons and still save money on the grocery items you have come to love. You might be shocked at how easy it can be.
1. Use money saving apps.
Apps such as Cartwheel, Checkout51 and Ibotta offer you coupons right in the palm of your hand. These free apps will alert you of sales in the area, offer you digital coupons and coupon codes, and provide you with some real savings. Download these and other money saving apps so you can ditch the coupons and just use your smart phone instead.
2. Use a store loyalty card.
Always be sure you have a loyalty card for the stores you regularly shop at. These will offer you additional sale prices, rebates, and even freebies. They only take a few minutes to sign up for one, and the savings are easy and massive!
If you Download the CVS App and connect your store card you’ll get a FREE $3 to Spend on anything in the store.
3. Price match.
Never start your shopping before price matching. Stores such as Walmart and Target honor price matching, saving you time as well as money. Take a few minutes to compare ads so you can be sure you get the lowest price possible on the items you need.
I do this a lot with Produce by price matching the Aldi ad for produce and sometimes meat. You can just bookmark the website page for the ad on your phone and pull it up when you’re in stores to see what’s on sale! Check out my tips on Price Matching here.
4. Use Walmart Savings Catcher.
The Walmart savings catcher is perfect for people who are tight on time. You can easily scan your receipt with your smart phone and if something you bought is priced lower at a competitor’s store, Walmart puts the difference on an e-gift card for you!
I have a video on Walmart Savings Catcher here for you to check out!
5. Always ask for a better deal.
If an item is flawed or damaged, never be afraid to ask if there is a better price. Ask for a manager who often times is happy to take at least 10% off the item for you.
6. Buy in bulk.
Some items are a bargain when purchased in bulk. Stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club are a great place to buy snacks, paper products, and toiletries in bulk which can really save you some cash in the long run. If there is an item you use often, compare prices to see if buying in bulk isn’t a better deal.
Use our Stockpile Price List to compare unit prices and find the best deals!
7. Take advantage of shopping rewards.
Stores such as Kmart and Kohl’s offer gift card rewards for how much you shop or spend. Be sure you keep track of your spending and keep an eye on your email for when these offers arrive. You want to be sure you take advantage of the savings you have coming to you.
8. Sample generics.
Generics will always cost less, so it is worth experimenting with them. Give generics a try and see if you wouldn’t mind the switch. If you don’t care for the item, most stores will give you a refund on the generic variety. So basically, you have nothing to lose.
Saving money without coupons is entirely possible. Give these tips a try and you are sure to see some significant savings.
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