My Favorite Ways to Save Money without Clipping Coupons
I love, love, love, saving money. Couponing was once my go-to for house hold items. Seriously, it’s like a game to see how cheap you can get items. But with two little rugrats, I just don’t have the time to invest in couponing like I used to. With that, I have had to readjust how I save money for our family. Here are a few of my favorite ways
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Dollar General App
The couponer inside of me loves this one because it’s basically like couponing without the hassle of clipping. Since Dollar General is the only “grocery store” in our small town, I am there often. You can add regular coupons to your account that would be in the Sunday paper, but you can also add store coupons. Sometimes there is $2 off of a $10 purchase, $3 or $5 off of $15, and almost every Saturday, there is $5 off of $25. Combine these store coupons with the other coupons you have added to your account for super savings. Enter your phone number at check out and you are done. Also, there is usually a survey at the bottom of your receipt to fill out for a $3 off $15 if you want to go the extra mile.
Wal-Mart Savings Catcher
The Wal-Mart Savings Catcher is pretty handy because I “stock up” on necessities every 2 to 3 weeks at Wal-Mart. I don’t buy our meat or produce there, but everything else I can buy from here. Scan the receipt when you get home and that’s it. The app compares items you bought to the sales running at other stores and refunds you the difference. For this app, store brand and bulk items aren’t ideal because they likely won’t be in other store’s sales. I currently have a little over $10 to use on a purchase at Wal-Mart in my Savings Catcher.
**Also, I really like this because I have a copy of the receipt if I need to return anything.
Obviously, you aren’t going to quit your day job using these methods, but every little bit of money saved is helpful in our house. I love couponing and hope to return to it one day, but for this season in our life, it just isn’t ideal. Until my kids get older, I will continue to use these “fool proof” ways to save money.