If you're an old pro at couponing but have steered clear of digital coupons, now is a great time to try them out on SavingStar.com.
The national e-coupon site just added several new offers that I've never seen on SavingStar before, including two coupons for Cheerios and one for Pillsbury rolls.
I like SavingStar for several reasons:
- The site is easy to use. Once you click on the coupons you want, they're good at any of the supermarkets and drugstores that use loyalty cards to track customers' purchases. (You can only use each coupon once, however.)
- You're done in seconds. No clipping or filing required.
- It's eco-friendly. If you don't end up using the coupons, you haven't wasted any paper or ink.
- You can stack these coupons with paper coupons and store-specific digital coupons to save even more.
- Your savings are easy to track. When you log in, you'll see your savings tally in the top right corner.
- Can't remember what coupons you selected? There's a free app for that. Download it to your smartphone and review your coupons or add new ones while you're in the store.
At the store register, SavingStar coupons are NOT automatically deducted from your grocery order. Instead, the savings accrue in your SavingStar account. Once you've saved $5, you can have the cash deposited directly into your bank or PayPal account. Or you can choose an Amazon gift card or donate the money to charity.
Last week, I redeemed my savings for a $6.45 electronic Amazon gift card -- not a huge amount of money, but a nice little bonus that required almost no effort on my part.
In the Triangle, six stores are participating in SavingStar: CVS, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Lowes Foods and Rite Aid.