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12 Steps to being a Coupon Champion

May 3, 2017

Want to eat healthy, but also keep grocery bills low? Check out this coupon advice guide to get started saving money on groceries!

It's no secret that eating healthier can also mean spending more money at the grocery store. Follow these tips to choose healthier items without altering your budget!

  •  Always check the Sunday papers!
  •  Sign up for the email (or mail) newsletter from your favorite grocery stores.
  • Make a designated time every week to clip coupons.
  • Pay attention to coupon expiration dates.
  • Load coupons to your grocery card before entering the store. Some stores, like Kroger, give out a free product every Friday loaded directly to your card!
  • Download apps like Ibotta and Influenster that send free coupons and food items directly to you
  •  Download chrome extensions. Examples include Ebates, which gives you cash back when you shop, or Honey, which automatically finds/applies the best coupon codes when online shopping and find/ notifies you about the cheapest price online for what you’re buying.
  • Organize your coupons so they are easy to find when needed!
  • Buy more than one product when there is a great deal if you use the product often!
  • Find stores that offer stackable coupons (lets you use multiple coupons on top of one another) and double coupon days (doubles the coupons you’re using).
  • Use price matching to get competitor store prices.
  • Sign up for student or senior discounts! Websites like Unidays constantly have huge discounts for student. Always ask if your local grocery store has a senior discount! Some stores start senior discounts at age 50, so keep your eyes peeled!

Guest post written by Be Well at NPL intern Safiah Hassan.
Safiah is a graduating student from Vanderbilt University. She has completed a 4+1 bachelor's/master's program in Medicine, Health, and Society and she is passionate about couponing in her everyday life!