Clipping paper coupons used to be a staple Sunday activity. Not anymore. As we move away from paper and further into the digital age, coupon clipping is slipping. BOOM! There’s your personal finance rhyme of the day.
Look, coupons haven’t disappeared, they’ve simply moved to bits and bytes on the internet. Digital coupons abound for groceries, clothings, sporting goods, and more.
It only takes a couple minutes to save a bundle this year. Start with your grocer’s app. Add digital coupons to your loyalty card, and you’ll easily save a couple bucks each week.
Save $2/week and that’ll add $104/year to your vacation bankroll.
Moving further, sign up for email lists at your favorite retailers. You’ll get plenty of digital coupons sent to you (note: Gmail is far and away the best email app because it pushes these offers into a promotions folder - out of sight, until you’re ready to shop).
I’d say we save a few hundred dollars each year by using digital coupons - especially during high shopping seasons where competition is at its peak.
Pro tip: when using your grocer’s app, pull up the coupons and sort by most recent. Then add what you MIGHT use. It doesn’t hurt to download a coupon and never use it, but it sucks when you don’t and could’ve saved some cheddar.