I’ve tried the normal coupon route and it just doesn’t work for me. It requires a lot of time and organization and my local paper stinks and the nearest metro one quit having the good coupon fliers in it. I don’t completely write off coupons & discounts, though, I just look for EASY ones.
My FAVORITE source, besides online printables, is VocalPoint! This is the BEST group like this that I have ever joined. I haven’t had to pay for cereal in months. The first item I got through them included a free box of Rice Krispies and 5! $1/1 Rice Krispie coupons. I got 6 boxes practically free when I combined them with this sale. Then I got a sample of Kashi Honey Sunshine with a coupon for a free box and 5 or 6 coupons for $1.50/1 (I think). Either way, I paired them with a sale at Target and got 4 boxes for less than $1.00. I got a coupons for a Bounce dryer bar and when I combined that with a clearanced item at Meijer’s last week, I paid $1.00 for it. Recently, I got bunch of high value Kashi GoLean Crunch coupons. Not convinced? Well then, I don’t know what to tell you.
I’m sure you’ve probably heard about SwagBucks by now. They are real, they are legit and you can even earn things without having a billion referrals. I’ve gotten at least $20 in Amazon gift cards without having ANY referrals, just use their search function. So you can get stuff without a ton of effort. Haven’t signed up yet? Sign up below :). Last I knew, you got 3 SwagBucks just for joining!
My last favorite site is Cashbaq.com. I do a lot of shopping online because, frankly, shopping for anything other than groceries with Lil Bit is not very easy or enjoyable. Especially for clothing. And I buy most of my books online, too. There are other comparable sites (ebates, etc.), but they are all pretty similar. With this site, you get $5.00 just for signing up and then you earn a percentage (varies by store) of all the purchases that you make through them. They have TONS of stores, even ones you’ve never heard of! And best of all, you don’t need to earn a bunch to get paid. You need a minimum of $10 and they will pay you via PayPal! It’s not instant earnings; it takes about 3 months for the money to be approved after purchase (to allow time for returns and such). But still! I have almost $20 for buying some new clothes and I’ll have it in time to go Christmas shopping! Again, that is just my purchases (no referrals). You can earn more by having referrals but it’s another quick and easy way to save. You can help me out by signing up through my referral link too (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
Anyway, these are great ways to earn money and get coupons without a lot of effort on your part. Do you have any low maintenance, low time investment tips? Leave a comment and share!
This post is being linked to Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family and Frugal Friday at Life As Mom.