Kiersti Torok

Top 10 Couponing Tips for Beginners

Hey besties, are you ready to start couponing? And don’t worry if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed—I totally get it! Couponing is not only a great way to keep that hard earned money in your pocket, but it can also be really fun!I’m going to show you how to coupon effectively, specifically for beginners.

And guess what? You don’t need to cut one single coupon to make it work. Nope, in today’s online era, we’ve got something even better: digital coupons!

So, whether you’re a busy parent, a college student, or just looking to save, digital coupons are here to make our lives easier. Trust me, once you start using them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!

So, let’s get started with these top ways to start couponing today!

10 Best Couponing Tips to Get Started

  1. Embrace the Digital Revolution: We’re saying goodbye to the days of hunting through newspapers for coupons. Instead, now we ONLY use digital coupons. Websites, apps, and even loyalty programs offer so many deals that can be available instantly. This allows brands and retailers to give you big savings on new products or items they want to be sold quickly.
  2. Download Cash Back Apps: Cash Back apps are just awesome. Apps like Ibotta, Fetch, and Shopkick really add to the savings you will already be getting by couponing. This is one of the best ways to combine discounts, but we will get to that later!
  3. Sign Up for Store Loyalty Programs: Many stores offer digital coupons as part of their loyalty programs. Sign up, and you’ll have access to tons of extra coupons. I suggest starting with Dollar General, Target Circle Rewards, and CVS ExtraCare but get whatever stores work best for you!
  4. Start Small: Don’t take on too much at once! Start with one store (I highly suggest Dollar General Saturdays) and maybe even just one time and learn how to save. It will keep you from getting overwhelmed.
  5. Stack Those Savings: One of the best things about digital coupons is that you can often stack them with other discounts and promotions! Combine a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon and then a cash back offer on top? You’re going to get huge savings!
  6. Keep an Eye on the Expiration Date: While digital coupons may not clutter up your kitchen counter like paper coupons, they still have expiration dates. Make sure to check the dates on your coupons regularly and use them before they disappear!
  7. Be Strategic with Your Purchases: Don’t let a good coupon sucker you into buying something you don’t need! Be strategic with your purchases and only use coupons for items you actually use or want to try.
  8. Stay Flexible and Open-Minded: Sometimes the best deals come when you least expect them. Stay flexible and open-minded when it comes to trying new brands or products, especially if there’s a killer coupon involved. Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite snack or skincare essential.
  9. Share the Love: Spread the couponing joy by sharing deals with friends and family. Saving money is fun but it’s even more fun when you can share that savings with those around you! Also, please be nice and kind to the cashiers! They are awesome.
  10. Have Fun with It: Last but not least, remember to have fun with couponing! It’s not just about saving money; it’s about the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of getting a great deal. So, embrace your inner bargain hunter and let the savings begin!

There you have it—my top 10 couponing tips for beginners, without the paper cuts!

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