Consumer Watch: Easiest way to coupon

Easiest way to coupon

Getting what you want for cheaper can brighten anyone's day, and coupons can get you those savings.

Some people like the habit of clipping coupons, but if that is just not your style, things are much easier now, especially when you can use something you're probably holding right now.

Yes, there is an app for that. Apps available for your cellphone like Snip Snap are a life saver for the "bad couponer". The point is that you have all those coupons you forget at home sitting in your phone instead. Then there are instant rebate apps like Ibotta that will give you money back on qualifying items. These are especially tempting when looking through flyers for coupons is not your idea of a good time.

"We use coupons every now and then but most of the time we tend to buy like the generic stuff because that works just as good," says Dennis Spielman, and Oklahoma City resident.

If downloading more apps is just not something you’d like to do, there are plenty of dependable websites that can save you money. Oklahoma's very own Consumer Queen blogger Melissa Garcia has daily posts on her site. Some of these types of coupons will require printing them, and presenting them at a store.

Whether you go the app route or the old school way, couponing does require some planning. So, you will have to think ahead before just popping in to the store to ensure maximum savings.

Consumers can also save money regularly on an unavoidable grocery bill, by deciding on your meals ahead of time based on what will be on sale. Many grocery stores tell you what will be on sale on their websites. This way you can have a money saving plan before you walk in the store.

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