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No clipping? You can still save!

Want to save money and start couponing but feel like you have no time? This one is for you, my friend! Put down those scissors. Today, I am going to explain a few of the easiest way to use digital coupons. I am sure many of you lead extremely busy lives. When living a busy life, it can be hard to find time to even pick up the Sunday paper. You definitely don't have time to clip coupons, organize them, and remember to take them to the store. This is why printable coupons and loyalty card coupons are so convenient and perfect for you to utilize! 

If you know what you are planning to buy at the store, you can head to SmartSource or to print coupons that match the items already on your shopping list. The majority of the coupons you will find on these sites are manufacturer coupons which are not store specific and can be redeemed at almost any store. Great news! 

Another easy way to save, without having to clip or print, is to load coupons onto your store store specific loyalty card. When your card is scanned at the store, the coupons are applied to your purchase. Here are a few of my local grocery stores that offer loyalty card coupons to customers:
Harris Teeter: e-vic coupons 
Bi-lo:  e-coupons 
Lowes Foods: digital coupons
Food Lion: e-coupons

If you shop at Target, I recommend checking out Cartwheel. This app can be downloaded and used directly from your phone. The app has scanning capabilities so you don't have to search for specific deals. I recommend shopping as you normally would at Target and scanning all the items in your shopping cart before checking out. This way, you are not buying products you don't need or weren't planning on purchasing. When you scan an item, if there is a Cartwheel offer, it will pop up and you can click add to add it to your barcode. All you have to do at checkout is provide the barcode to the cashier for them to scan and apply your savings. 

Put the scissors down and use technology. After all, it is the 21st century. 


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