Who doesnt like to save money?! Seriously! But sometimes people might not know how to go about it or even know it exists. On this blog post I want to just go over some tips and tricks on how to save money on large and small purchases. And sometimes there is just no way of getting around paying full price. BUT, it doesnt hurt to try and it could reap a huge reward! Im going to go over some great savings that I have incurred myself over the years.
The days of having a binder chocked full of coupon clippings is the fad of the past (yes I had one). Now that the digital age is so present it’s even easier to track your coupons. But some paper still exists, and in the form of books. Books like Entertainment Book and Chinook Book. These books are pretty cool actually. They are usually around $15-$25 and cover the metro area you live in. So for me I get the Seattle area books. These books are annual and so the contents last you a year. Most of the dining coupons are buy one get one free, so really one coupon use and BAM! you have now paid for that book. They have everything in them from money off grocery stores, restaurants, retail, online codes, services and excursions. We usually base our outings on what coupon we have to save a little bit of money. And it can push you to try new things since you get a deal on it!
The cool part is the majority of apps are free now days. Make sure whichever grocery store you shop at you download the app. Before I go shopping I browse through the coupons on the app and add them to my account. When I checkout I punch in my loyalty phone number and the coupons automatically come off my bill! Hey, every little bit adds up right. Also those books have apps that have digital coupons. Just today I was going to book a bouncy house for a family party and was in the checkout process online. I noticed they had a space to enter a coupon code from Chinook book. I don’t have one currently but then I seen online they will give you a free 30 day trial. I downloaded the app and got the coupon, it saved me $29 on my rental! Took me an extra 5 minutes but saved me a good chunk of change! Now I can let that trial lapse since I didn’t even have to enter payment information to start it. Now make sure that if you do start a trial membership you cancel it before they charge your card if you have entered that info. But if you like it, then let it ride!
I always sign up for these. Yes my inbox gets a little junky sometimes. But if I haven’t visited that store in a year then I unsubscribe from their list. I stay on the lists of stores that I like and frequent. It has really saved a ton of money! Kohls is my favorite for this. They will email me a coupon for 20% off my purchase, including clearance! Then for every $50 you spend you get $10 in Kohls cash! Last time I went I spent $57, got $10 in Kohls cash to use later and on my receipt after my coupon and clearance items said I saved $183!!!! Come on! Totally worth signing up for sales via email.
I can go on and on forever about this topic because there is so much to talk about! But I will be breaking this down into a couple blog postings over time. If you have some great money saving tips feel free to comment below and spread the love!