Remember when it wasn’t cool to clip coupons? Well, as technology makes saving money more accessible and enjoyable, even celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Jennie Garth and Sarah Michelle Gellar are publicly taking steps to save money and are unashamed to admit that coupons are the key. So how exactly are they doing it? The Krazy Coupon Ladies, authors of Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey are giving their tips and Tricks!
Coupons in the penthouse! There’s no reason to be ashamed to break out those coupons at the checkout counter. Manufacturers reimburse stores for every penny of the face value (plus some), so paying with a coupon is no different than paying in cash! If your grocery store began accepting Monopoly money, wouldn’t you use it? Check out Kourtney Kardashian on Kourtney and Kim Take New York using The Krazy Coupon Lady website!
Set down your scissors, Skip the recycle bin and use virtual coupons! Use social media to easily find the latest coupons and deals. Electronic coupons, otherwise known as eCoupons, can be loaded to your store loyalty card from the web or your smartphone. Load the coupons, purchase the corresponding items, checkout using the phone number associated with your store card and voila! Receive the savings automatically! No scissors needed!
- Open your pantry; rummage through your bathroom cupboards and make a list of all your favorite brands.
- Next, hop onto facebook, then twitter and like’ or follow each of your favorite brands. You will learn of new products and even get free samples, and manufacturers often release small quantities of coupons just for their followers.
Be Weary of the Coupon Game. Play Smart and You Won’t Lose. 1 of 9Kourtney Kardashian -"Everyone in my family calls me cheap because I'm actually smart with my money. This [couponing] is like a challenge. We're gonna see how much we can save. This is not just about saving the money. This is all a game. It's like winning in Las Vegas. This is so thrilling. I need to find a better way to get organized so I can save even more money." Quoted From Kourtney and Kim Take New York
Kourtney is Self-Admittedly Addicted to Coupons! 2 of 9It's no surprise since we all know that getting a good deal feels great, but can saving really be addicting? How can you safeguard against going too-far? Manufacturers release coupons in hopes that you'll buy their product. If you clip the coupon and rush to the store to purchase, the manufacturer wins.
A Savvy Coupon Lady Only Buys What SheÂ Needs ! 3 of 9She only does so when the items are on sale and she can stack her coupon! Find a way to stay organized. Staying organized is key if you want to save big money. Whether you use a coupon binder, a portable file or even a recycled cardboard box, find a way to keep your coupons in one place.
Locate hard-to-find organic and vegan coupons! 4 of 9Sarah Michelle Gellar - "Freddie and I go to the supermarket probably every day, because we like to eat fresh, organic and local. People think it's so expensive to eat like that, but there are ways to do it so it's not as pricey. We shop at Whole Foods, but we ask which fish is on sale. On sale doesn't mean it's bad! It probably just means it's overcaught. And I clip coupons all the time. Why should you pay more for something that someone else is paying less for?"Quoted in Self Magazine
Health Food Stores 5 of 9Get to know your butcher. Think buying pre-packaged meat from those Styrofoam trays is the best way to save on meat? Not so! The butcher can direct you toward what's on sale: fish that are over-caught or beef cuts that were overstocked. Learn how to save on organic! Here are some great sites to check out for coupons - Dreamfields Pasta; Earths Best; Earth Fare, Earth's Best, Horizon Organic; Mambo Sprouts, Nature's Oasis, Organic Valley Coupons, Stonyfield Farm, and Whole Foods
Martha Stewart with Joanie Demer 6 of 9When Martha Stewart had The Krazy Coupon Lady's Joanie Demer on her show, Martha teased," I have to rush to get them (coupons) all out of the newspaper before my housekeeper takes/gets her hands on them!"
Save on Childrens Clothes: 7 of 9Celebrity: Jennie Garth "We're gearing up for back-to-school shopping at my house," says mom of three, Jennie Garth. "We USUALLY buy new things that can be mixed and matched with their existing wardrobe. . . Back-to-school is a great time to clean out their closets, and anything outgrown we donate or put on thredUP." Quoted From Accesshollywood.com
When Secondhand Became Chic. 8 of 9Websites like swapstyle.com and thredup.com facilitate the swapping of gently used apparel for the online consumer. Actress, Jennie Garth is one of 10,000 moms using Thredup to resell gently-used children's clothing. They'll list your items and another mom will purchase your bag (prices start at only $9, plus $10.95 shipping).
Kate Gosselin on Coupons 9 of 9"No matter what your financial situation is, there's no reason not to use coupons. It's like free money in your pocket." Quoted From NBC New York
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