3 OF THE BEST COUPON HACKS YOU NEED TO TRY

I love coupons!  I wanted therefore to continue my blog series on helping you save money on your grocery shop.  You could start by reading my blog post on 4 Amazing Money Saving Apps to save you on your grocery shop or How Meal Planning Can Save you Money.

 

We can find it tough balancing the household budgets so I wanted to share my love of couponing with you.  I’m not talking extreme couponing here but a little couponing that can help save you a little money.

 

Couponing is another easy way to save £100’s on your grocery shopping.  Just like the cashback apps in my previous blog post here.

 

Although it does require a shift in mind set and planning ahead so you can save money on your grocery shop.

 

Here are some of my tips:

 

Know where to get Coupons

There are a number of places where you can print off or request coupons.  So having a printer is handy.  Supersavvyme is owned by Proctor and Gamble so you can get coupons for brands such as Fairy, Bold and Febreeze to name but a few.

 

Caring Everyday is another great site for coupons.  They are run by Johnson and Johnson so you are likely to get coupons that you can use against Johnson’s Baby, Aveeno, Calpol and Benylin.

 

 

Asda Price Guarantee is another way of getting money off at Asda.  If you shop at Asda, check your receipt on their website using the Asda Price Guarantee when you get home.  If they are not 10% cheaper against Tesco, Orrisons, Waitrose or Sainburys, they will give you the difference back in the form of a money off coupon.

 

 

Tesco also have a monthly magazine full of money off coupons.  Remember to pick it up when it comes out as there are times when you can get some good vouchers.  Plus the magazine is free too!

 

 

Know when to use Coupons

The secret to getting big discounts is knowing when to use the coupons. Looking at the expiry date on the coupon is important but knowing when a sale is on or looking at My Supermarket is also key as this will tell you if the item is on sale.

 

Please don’t waste your coupon on full price items if you can help it.  The above website also helps you figure out the cycle of the sales so you will get to know when a sale is coming up for the particular item.  For example recently I had a coupon for £2 off a carton of yoghurt drink, the drinks were originally £1.80 but the store reduced them to £1, this meant I could get 2 carton’s of yoghurt drink for free rather than just the one!

 

So it is best to stock up on sale items. It is important that you try and get the most out of the coupons when the items are on sale.  I recommend you stock up on items that you know you will use and have a longer shelf life.  Stocking up doesn’t mean you have a mini supermarket in your garage, it just means having sufficient stock that you can repeat the process when the sale comes round again meaning you never pay full price for items again.

 

Know how to use Coupons

Some stores are, shall we say – funny about coupons.  It is best to read up on their policy for accepting coupons.  If you can’t find the information online just ask at customer service – it saves any embarrassment at the checkout.

 

I hopee these family budgeting tips on couponing helps you save money. So now you know all about couponing, go save some money!

 

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4 AMAZING MONEY SAVING APPS FOR GROCERY SHOPPING

Would you like to cut down on your food shopping bill?  Below I have listed some amazing money saving apps to cut your grocery shopping.

 

I love all things vintage, and while I often think how wonderful it would be to go back to the 1950s, I know that it wasn’t all sweetness and light.  I have spent some of my time researching how families lived in the 1950s. During the Second World War family food budgets and family meals had to be adjusted or indeed scaled back as restrictions and shortages took their toll on how families lived.

 

While we are not in “war times”, it is still hard to make ends meet.  But there are apps that can help you cut down on your grocery bills.  These are extremely handy and very easy to use.

 

After all groceries are not a luxury but a necessity and can often take up a huge portion of your income.  However I had no doubt that the apps listed below will help you cut down the cost of your grocery shopping as well as get you some freebies along the way!

 

Whether you are a family, large or small or you grocery shop just for yourself, these apps will save you money.

 

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How does cashback apps work?

Put quite simply they give you back money you spend on items that they have listed on their app.  The difference between the app as opposed to a coupon is that you need to buy the product first before getting your money back.

Each app has a different selection of products with some even offering 100% cashback – making the item free!

Alternatively sometimes you can combine the cashback with coupons which will give you an even bigger saving – I will be writing about coupons in a later post so keep checking the blog.

 

How do I get started?

First you need to download the app to your phone and register.

 

CheckoutSmart

First download the app from the link here.  The cashback offers can be valid for in-store and online but there are terms and conditions for each so check carefully.  There is also an expiry date on the purchase – again check this carefully.

 

First look at what offers are listed on the app, buy the product and then take a photo of the receipt, upload it and get the cashback credited to your account.  Once you reach the £5.00 minimum payment you can transfer the amount to either your Paypal account or your bank account.

 

money saving apps

 

ClickSnap / Quidco

In order to access ClickSnap you will need to sign up to Quidco, just click here.  Once you sign up to Quidco, download the ClickSnap app.  Once you enter the app you will see a selection of what is on offer.  You purchase the product, take a photo of your receipt, upload it and cashback is credited to your account.  You can withdraw your cash once you reach £1 and this can be paid either via your Paypal account or your bank account.

 

TopCashback Snap and Save

Again download the app from here and set up your account.  Buy the product you are looking to get cashback on, take a photo of your receipt, upload it and get the cashback credited to your account.

 

 

Shopmium

Download the app and if you wish to sign up with my referral code KMHECCCP you’ll also get cashback for a FREE Lindt chocolate bar!  The site is straightforward, the products you can claim cashback for are listed, purchase the product, scan the barcode, take a photo of your receipt and upload, credit is normally within the hour and is automatically transferred to your bank or Paypal account each claim you make.

 

Sign up to Shopmium with my referral code KMHECCCP you’ll also get cashback for a FREE Lindt chocolate bar!

 

Happy money saving.

 

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