Saving Star Coupons

Saving Star Coupons

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There is a new way to save at the store……and this one requires no clipping or paper cuts. It’s called Saving Star. When it first came out, I was a little skeptical. I mean, no paper? I am really old school about lots of things, and I like my paper. I like taking notes – on PAPER. Me and paper are really close. But, I did some reading about this new system and it sounds very nice so I signed up! Barry says I should let you guys know about it too. He’s pretty smart so I usually listen to him.
So, how does it work? Basically you create an account there and then you register all your store loyalty cards…..well, not ALL. Some stores are boogers and not taking part in the new program. But CVS and Food City are doing it, so that’s good enough for me! After you register your cards, you’re able to load coupons from the Saving Star website to your account. When you go to the store and scan your card, if you buy the items that are saved on your card, the coupon amount goes into your Saving Star account. Nothing changes with your total at the store. For example, if you choose a $1 off Colgate coupon, when you buy Colgate at CVS your total will not change. So, don’t have a knock-down drag out with the cashier……the amount will be credited online in your Saving Star account. When you reach at least $5 in your Saving Star account, you are able to request a gift card from Amazon, PayPal, American Forests, or have it deposited into your checking account. Personally, I am excited about the Amazon thing because it means more books for me! I <3 books. Since we’re working so hard to pay off the house, it’s nice to have an option for “play money” like this.Edited to add: You can use a paper coupon with a Saving Star coupon. Since your total does not change with the Saving Star coupon, it’s like you’re not even using the digital coupon. You’ll only see it show up on your account online.
To create an account, you sign up with your email address and create a password. At that point, they’ll ask for your zip code so they can tell you the stores that are participating in the new program. A list of stores will pop up for you and you’ll be able to enter your loyalty card numbers there. Once your cards are entered, everything gets really easy. You choose the coupons you want and they are added to ALL your cards. So if you choose a Huggies coupon, and you’ve registered your Kroger card and your CVS card, the Huggies coupon is added to both of those – so it doesn’t matter which store you buy it at. Nice, huh? If you see a coupon you like, add it! Waiting too long might result in a “Sold Out” status. The early bird gets the coupon. Your savings will show on your account in two days – two weeks. The patient bird gets the reward. Oh, and if you’re into all the technically telephone app stuff, then you can get an app for your phone for this program. Then you can do all this stuff on the go! The smart bird gets the phone app.As for me, have I mentioned that I’m a paper sort of gal?

 


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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Kim

    I may have missed it so if I did, keep your sweet comments to yourself. HA! How often do you suggest we visit this particular site to add coupons? Once a week, a day, etc?

    • Stacy

      Any time you think about it…..because the coupons can change and “sell out.” I’d do it each time I was planning my grocery trip.

  • Cynthia

    Thanks for sharing! I think the only ones I did NOT load was for huggies….I know that I will not be getting those…lol

  • terisa

    I was wondering, say if i get 7.00 in my account, do i have a certain amount of time to redeem it?

    • Stacy

      Terisa, I’m not 100% sure. I would email customer service and ask. Or pilfer around the Southern Savers website and see if someone else has the answer. :-) Good luck!

  • http://luvtosave.Blogspot.com/2010/08/super-healthy-lunch-food-for-kids.html Arlen

    Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?

    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks

    • Stacy

      Why sure! I’d be honored. :-)