There are many ways to find deals on the things we purchase. But, you probably already know the tips and hacks that can get you good deals. This is why we’ve listed out a few uncommon ways through which you can find discounts and coupons.
1. Free food from restaurants:
The next time you order food at a restaurant, check if the receipt has a coupon or a survey that you can fill to get a free drink or a free dish. While this is mostly only done by fast-food chains, you may also find surveys and coupons in your grocery store receipts.
2. The phone book:
Remember when we used to actually check the phone book? While you may not need to check a phone book anymore to find the contact information of a store or restaurant, you’ll still likely be able to find coupons for restaurants, services, and local retailers in it.
3. Shop through a cashback website:
If you like online shopping, rather than directly purchase an item through the retailer’s website, you may want to use a cashback website. When you do this, you’ll pay the same price that you would have paid if you bought the item through the merchant’s website, but you’ll get a certain cashback once your payment is processed - this could be a few dollars or a percentage of your payment.
4. Look out for special discounts:
There are many retailers and restaurants that offer discounts, coupons, and freebies to people who belong to select groups. So, if you are a senior citizen, a teacher, a member of the armed forces or a veteran, or even a student, you may be able to snag some pretty decent discounts and coupons. Keep in mind that many stores don’t advertise these discounts, so make sure to ask for it.
5. Mobile coupons:
if you’ve only been looking for coupons in newspapers, magazines, and websites, you are really missing out! Most retail stores, grocery stores, hotels, airlines, and restaurants offer discounts through their mobile apps to subscribers and customers. So, make sure to download the apps of your favorite stores and restaurants right away.
While some of these discounts may not seem like much, they’ll certainly add up over time if you keep at it and combine it with other saving strategies.