Grocery Coupons

Many shoppers see the difference in how much they pay at the grocery store when using grocery coupons.

 

Some families save hundreds of dollars a month when using coupons. Some individuals only pay half the amount they would normally spend in a week. How well you save on groceries is ultimately dependent on where he or she obtains coupons and how the coupons are used.

There are two types of grocery coupons: store coupons and manufacturer’s coupons. A store coupon from a particularly retailer may be used for a specific item or a set of items from that specific retailer. A manufacturer’s coupon is for a particular item or group of items produced by a specific manufacturer, and it may be used at any store that sells that particular product. Regardless of the type, these coupons give consumers an incentive to shop at particular stores and buy specific products participating in coupon offers.

Where can you find physical grocery coupons?

Regardless of the recent growth of printable and electronic coupons, shoppers still obtain the majority of their grocery coupons printed advertisements or publications like newspapers and magazines. Many people throw away paper coupons every day, ignoring the various discounts and deals they offer. Little do they know that some of the best coupons are found in their Sunday newspaper or mid-week supermarket circular.

There are a variety of paper grocery coupons to choose from. These include the following:

  • Sunday newspapers contain coupons that account for about 41 percent of coupons redeemed. Shoppers can find coupon booklets or coupon inserts with a variety of grocery coupons inside their Sunday newspaper. Shoppers should call their local newspaper’s circulation department and request multiple subscriptions to maximize their savings.
  • Receipt coupons are commonly overlooked and tossed away. They are generally located on the back of your receipt and are administered at stores like Walgreens and King Soopers. Receipt coupons are usually relevant to the items you have just checked out. Make sure to check the back of your receipt next time you make a purchase.
  • Mid-week supermarket circulars have an array of coupons for specific items from your local grocery store. You can typically find them in your mailbox every week or can pick one up at the grocery store.

Where can you find printable grocery coupons online?

If you don’t want to spend time searching for grocery coupons and cutting them out, printing grocery coupons online is your best bet. The internet has become a convenient space for those sharing and gathering coupons. Create a grocery list and start from there, researching specific items and your favorite brands for the best grocery coupons. Make sure you check if the coupons are applicable to your grocery store’s location. Look out for expiration dates as well to ensure that they’ll work.

There are countless sites offering grocery coupons for shoppers looking to save money. Here are the type of coupon websites available online:

  • Grocery store websites generally offer coupons that are only applicable in their stores. Most of these coupons will either state “Store Coupon” or the name of the grocery store printed on top of the coupon. Some grocery stores offer both printable coupons and digital coupons that can be loaded onto your rewards card.
  • Manufacturer websites are great for gathering grocery coupons from your preferred brands. Look up a brand’s website to find grocery coupons so that you can buy these products in bulk. To stay up-to-date with new deals, subscribe to the manufacturer’s newsletters.
  • Coupon sites offer both store-specific and manufacturer-specific coupons that can be used at your local grocery store. Sites like GroceryCoupons.com and RedPlum.com offer grocery coupons organized by categories like frozen food or pantry food. Be aware that there are illegitimate sites that you must be wary of. Never print grocery coupons without barcodes or an expiration date.

How do you use electronic coupons for groceries?

Electronic coupons, commonly referred to as eCoupons, are digital coupons that can be linked to loyalty reward cards for grocery stores. Simply register for an eCoupon site and input your loyalty reward card number. Browse and select the eCoupons of your choice in order to link the offers to your account. Upon checking out at your local grocery store, swipe your loyalty card and the coupon will reduce the total amount of your purchase. Go green by using eCoupons and avoid wasting paper. ECoupons are both environment-friendly and easy to use for grocery shoppers looking to reduce the production of excess paper.

 

What are grocery coupon apps?

Maybe you’re embarrassed to carry a big binder full of grocery store coupons or maybe you think it’s too much of a hassle. Some shoppers simply do not have enough hours in the day to clip coupons and track sales. Luckily for you, there are apps available on smartphones that automate grocery coupon deals for you. There are many apps, like SavingStar and CouponSherpa, which offer a daily selection grocery coupons for you to browse from. You may even download apps, like Cellfire, which link grocery coupon offers to your customer card. Apps like Ibotta allow you to scan the barcodes of items at grocery stores. Find out which grocery coupon app is best suited for you. Keep in mind that you need a smartphone like an iPhone or android to download these apps.

How do you get the most out of your grocery coupons?

Double coupon days are dedicated for doubling what your coupons are worth. If you bring in a coupon that takes $1 off of your cereal purchase, some stores will double the discount to $2. Check with your local grocery store to see if they offer these days weekly or periodically throughout the year.

In addition to doubling coupons, many grocery stores allow you to stack your coupons. This means that you can stack both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon when purchasing an item. You can also match your coupons with items that are on sale or clearance. Use an online database like CouponMom to find out what is on sale. You can click your state to find out what deals are available at any of the grocery stores in your area or you can search for a specific grocery store.

 

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