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Welcome to everyone who took the Grocery Savings Course at the Northeast Regional Library on March 28!
Below are a number of resources that will help get you started on your couponing journey and take you to the next level of saving!
Daily email newsletter WRAL Smart Shopper
Subscribe to my daily newsletter (free) by e-mail sent by WRAL. It includes a list of new posts I’ve posted in the past 24 hours, such as the weekly list of best deals for area grocery stores and pharmacies, restaurant coupons, and hot retail sales. Simply click on the messages that interest you in the email and it will take you to the article on the Smart Shopper column on WRAL.com. It’s a good way to remember to check the site daily so you don’t miss any new printable coupons, freebies, or great deals.
To subscribe to the newsletter by e-mail, CLICK HERE and login to your WRAL online account (or create one). Then scroll down to the Smart Shopper section and click to subscribe.
Once you sign up, WRAL will email you once a day at 4:00 p.m. with a list of the most recent information I have posted. Of course, registration is free!
Smart Shopper on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
For those of you who love social media, you can see Smart Shopper posts on the following pages:
* See the WRALSmartShopper Facebook page at Facebook.com/WRALSmartShopper HERE. I share additional content on the Facebook page and we often discuss deals there, so be sure to follow and like us if you’re on Facebook. Keep in mind that due to Facebook’s algorithm, they don’t share all posts with readers (even if you follow a page), so be sure to visit the WRAL Smart Shopper Facebook Page so as not to miss any publication.
* Check out @WRALShopper on Twitter at Twitter.com/WRALShopper HERE.
* See the wralsmartshopperofficial on Instagram at instagram.com/wralsmartshopperofficial HERE.
Click here see my price book with a list of prices that I consider to be my “purchase” price for many groceries and non-food items. Keep in mind that although prices have gone up in all areas lately, I still see very competitive prices every week at many stores, which I highlight in my weekly deals listings for our grocery stores. of the Triangle area each week.
Printable Coupon Websites
* Print manufacturer coupons Coupons.com HERE
* Print P&G product coupons HERE
Ibotta.com Refund Offers
The first step is to register on their website HERE. Then you will also need to download the app on your smartphone or other mobile device. Just go to the App Store on your phone and search for Ibotta. Once you’ve signed up and downloaded the app, you’re ready to score cashback offers. For a limited time, you will also be able to get a bonus of up to $5 on your first purchase. This offer may end at any time.
Here’s how it works:
1. Before shopping, choose your offers through the app on your smartphone.
2. Go shopping. Purchase the products of your choice from any of the leading retailers supported by Ibotta.
3. Take a photo of your receipt. They’ll verify your purchases and credit your account immediately (you don’t have to do this step at Food Lion and some other stores you can link your rewards card to).
4. Cash out your winnings when they reach $20 or more. Money is sent to your PayPal account or redeemed for a participating gift card.
Participating Stores: Ibotta works at many local retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, and pharmacies, including these stores in our area: Harris Teeter, Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Food Lion, and various restaurants and retail stores.
With these cash back offers (like rebates), Ibotta offers don’t come off at checkout. They are saved to your Ibotta account. Once you reach $20 in earnings, you can have it deposited into your Paypal account or cash it out for specific gift cards. You can use Ibotta savings in conjunction with manufacturer coupons. This app does require a little extra work when it comes to taking photos of receipts, but it doesn’t take long at all and the savings add up quickly. See full details about this great cash back site on their website HERE.
Fetch Rewards Cash Back Offers
With collect rewards, you can earn points on any receipt from any store or restaurant and then redeem the points for gift cards and other rewards. You basically get points for most receipts you scan, even if you didn’t purchase a specific item. You’ll need a minimum of 3,000 points to redeem most rewards, but hitting that minimum is easy. It’s super easy to scan receipts after shopping and earn points for gift cards. Sign up for Fetch with my code “C472J” and get 2,000 points when you take your first receipt.
Checkout 51 Cash Back Offers
Checkout 51 e-coupon cash back offers can be redeemed when you purchase participating products at ANY store, as long as they issue a receipt listing the products!
Here’s how it works:
* Register on the Caisse 51 website for free using your email or Facebook information.
* Browse the available offers (and print a list if you think you can’t remember).
* Head to the store (any store) and buy the deals you want (like $1 cash back on ANY gallon of milk or 0.50 cash back on a pack of Lenders bagels ).
* Take a photo of your receipt and upload it to Checkout 51.
* Once they confirm your purchase, they will credit your account.
* When you accumulate $20 in your Checkout 51 account, you can cash it in the form of a check mailed to your address.
For more information and to sign up for this free coupon site, check out their website.
Swag Bucks lets you earn free gift cards for top retailers, restaurants, Paypal and more just by doing online business. Basically you do things like print coupons, search on their search engine (instead of Google), take surveys, watch videos, play games and more and they reward you with points called “points SB”. You exchange SB points for gift cards! I’ve been a member for years and have won a bunch of gift cards.
Earn SB points for printing manufacturer coupons
You can earn 50 SB points (50 cents worth to use for gift cards) for every printable manufacturer coupon you print through Swagbucks and redeem at your grocery stores, mass merchandisers, and drugstores! This is in addition to the coupon value that clears at checkout. These are the same manufacturer coupons you print from Coupons.com.
How it works:
1) Register for free on Swagbucks.com HERE if you haven’t registered yet. Use special code SMARTSHOP during registration to earn bonus SB points.
2) Then, from Swagbucks homepage, click Shop at the top of the page. Then click Grocery Coupons from the drop-down menu. Then start cutting the coupons you want. These are the same manufacturer coupons you find on Coupons.com, but you get a bonus 50 SB for each one you redeem. You also get 1 SB point for every three you print.
3) Use coupons the next time you shop at your local grocery store or pharmacy. You will earn 50 points (50¢ value) for each coupon used. You will get credit for the coupon redemption within a few weeks after Swagbucks is notified that you have redeemed the store coupons.
4.) Once you’ve earned enough SB points, you can redeem them for gift cards at top retailers and restaurants! Membership is free and I’ve earned a bunch of gift cards in the 10+ years I’ve been a member.
You will find that couponers speak their own language, so it helps to know the lingo. Click here for a list of abbreviations and couponing terms.
Thanks again for coming to class! The next courses will be published on the WRAL Smart Shopper page and on our social networks.
As I always say, “It’s your money, spend it wisely!”