The first coupon came to us via Coca-Cola in 1887 and was good for one free glass of Coke. Fast forward billions of coupons and over 120 years later and we now have online coupons. Online coupons offer several benefits over traditional coupons such as convenience, easier access and availability. Of course, they also offer excellent savings. These 7 online coupon tips can help you save even more money.
Know the Coupon Jargon You can maximize savings by learning the coupon jargon. For instance, ‘BOGO’ means buy one, get one and ‘double coupon deal’ means you can use a coupon and get twice its face value. Knowing the jargon will help you recognize and take advantage of these extra discounts.
Use Coupon Apps Coupon apps make it easier to search for online coupons because they automatically show you a list of relevant coupon codes while you shop. However, the real savings from coupon apps come from the apps that let you compare all the online coupons so that you’re able to choose and apply the coupons that will save you the most money.
Use the Overage Sometimes your coupons will exceed the sale price of an item, which produces what is called an overage. Unfortunately, many stores don’t give you the cash to make up for the difference. However, you can have the overage applied to other items you’re purchasing, so that you can still get the full value of the coupon.
Alternate Stores Savvy shoppers know that different stores offer sales on their products at different times of the year, so by alternating the stores you shop at you’ll have more opportunities to use your coupons on already discounted products.
Stack Coupons Stacking coupons simply means using both the manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon for your purchase. Sometimes you can even end up with a free product. For example, if you apply a $1.00 off manufacturer’s coupon and a $1.00 off store coupon to the purchase of a $2.00 jar of peanuts, you’ll end up getting a free jar of peanuts!