Because of the pandemic, many people are searching for easy, no contact methods to save money by couponing. And there are multiple digital alternatives — from store apps to digital coupons. If you want to take your couponing game to the next level, read our guide.
From Kohl’s® to Target®, some of your favorite retailers offer coupons through text messages once you sign up. This allows you to get promo codes instantly.
Getting coupons in your email inbox is so convenient. All you need to do is sign up for email newsletters on the retailer’s website. The newsletters often convey exclusive offers like $10 off your first purchase.
Price match via your phone
To get started, shop from retailers who let you price match with competitors. Then, download a price match app that scans barcodes and gives you a comparison of prices at different stores. If you happen to find a lower price at another store, show your phone to the cashier or manager before checkout, and usually, they will deduct the price at the register.
Free loyalty programs
These can be joined without an app. If you sign up for a loyalty program, as a member you may get exclusive access, special deals, and promotions. Sometimes, when you create an online account you may also have the option of adding more coupons to your cart before shopping. However, some stores offer free loyalty programs within their apps, thus making earning rewards easier. For example, Kroger®/Fred Meyer has an app that will show you in-store offers. You can then scan those offers via your phone to save more. On the other hand, Target®’s app may allow you to combine manufacturer coupons with discounts that the store already offers.
When you have a rebate app on your phone, you can use it to claim cashback after you make a purchase. All you need to do is scan your receipt and product barcode to get the money.
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