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Coupons and Savings in the Digital Age

I’ve been couponing for more than 15 years now, but things have really changed in the last few years. There’s a little less clipping and far more clicking, for starters. Digital couponing has changed everything for me — I can continue saving money while spending less time with my coupons.

My favorite trend is digital coupons. I may forget the coupons I’ve clipped, but my smartphone is always with me. It’s simple to hit my favorite coupon app to redeem coupons on the things I’m buying.

Here are 3 more ways to save in the digital age:

  • Printable Coupons: Print a few coupons from reputable sites right before you leave for the store. There’s no time to lose them or forget to use them because I print the ones I need right as I’m walking out the door. Coupons.com, Smart Source, and Red Plum all have good coupons for the products I buy all the time.
  • E-Coupons: In addition to printing coupons, there are several sites that allow you to preload coupons right to your store savings card. The discount will be deducted at the checkout when you buy the appropriate items. Checkout Cellfire, Upromise, and your store’s website for digital coupons.
  • Mobile Coupons: This is one of my favorite things. Even when I find myself on a spur of the moment trip to the store, I can load coupons right to my phone through smartphone apps or text messages. Target, Meijer, and Kroger all have ways to download coupons right to your phone. I also use the Cellfire app to load coupons from the store — it even pops up when I’m near a participating store to remind me to download coupons!

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