September is National Coupon Month and what better way to celebrate than to get the most out of everyday deals? Aside from traditional coupon clipping, there are a few more ways to save extra money during checkout. Check out a few of our tips below:
- Online Shopping Subscriptions: When shopping online this month, add your e-mail to the store’s subscription list. Keep up with their latest deals by receiving notifications for upcoming sales. Sometimes, they will even send you exclusive coupon codes for future purchases. Much like subscriptions, following your favorite stores on social media will also ensure that you are always in the loop when it comes to any special offers. You can even enter giveaways that are only available online.
- Stack up coupons with cash back deals: Check out a cash back website like BeFrugal.com that has thousands of deals and coupon codes. Shopping through a cash back website gives you a percentage of your money back when you make purchases online. Just sign up for a free account with your e-mail address, search for a store and click on a deal. When it’s time to check out, the cash back savings will automatically be applied into your account. If you “stack” cash back with additional coupons, you will save even more. Use the combination of cash back and couponing when purchasing items that frequently go on sale this month such as electronics, office supplies, and summer clothing.
- Price Matching Policies: there are plenty of stores that offer price matching, which gives you the opportunity to pay less for items that are cheaper elsewhere. Some even let you receive store credit when an item you’ve purchased in the past goes on sale. Staples, Target, Best Buy, are just a few of the many stores that offer price matching policies. Get familiar with your favorite store’s policies so you never miss a deal.
With these tips, you are guaranteed to get far more with your money and save a ton of the priciest items.
Guest post by Jon Lal, CEO of BeFrugal.com