Extreme Couponing: From newspapers to apps

4:46 PM, Sep 24, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Extreme couponing is a hot topic these days, but let's face it: most of us don't have time to go through the newspaper, Sunday inserts and coupon mailers.

To make it easier, Sarah Platte of Promotional Codes, cuts and clips and shares her tips.

1.  Visit a website like CouponWinner to clip and click only the manufacturer's coupons you want to print out and bring to the grocery store.

Simply enter your zip code, select and print your coupons at home. You save yourself the mess!

2. Stock and stack - Stock up on imperishable items when they go on sale, and stack your manufacturer coupons on top of in-store deals to ensure the lowest price possible.

3. Become a price detective - Now when you shop online and find an item to put on your wish list you can track price drops without having to check the site every day.

Clipix allows you to bookmark items and sends notifications when any of your items drop in price. This will be great for the holidays when you're researching gifts for family and friends!

4. Fill in the box - Once you've seen the price drop on an item, you can use the same coupon stacking method online by entering promotional codes on the checkout page. To find promo codes and online coupons, check sites like Promotional Codes and Promo Codes. Many retailers will allow you to use a coupon with a sale item or stack it with other offers that don't require a code. This stacking tactic is especially helpful on apparel, travel and electronics.

5. Get rewarded with apps - Smartphone technology has revolutionized the way retailers market their products, and makes consumer savings more accessible and convenient. For example, apps like ShopKick offer a daily deal tab where discounts from thousands of retailers are just a tap away, while Red Laser compares prices from online and brick and mortar retailers to ensure you are getting the lowest price.

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