It’s Time to Clip Coupons Virtually

By: Scott St. Lifer

Remember the days of clipping coupons? I do too! I know mailers still come periodically, but I’m here to show you other ways to save money on your favorite products.

The method for saving I will discuss today are coupon apps available on the App Store and Google Play. Two apps I recommend are RetailMeNot and Shopular. Let’s explore how each app can save you money at your favorite places.

Both apps feature some of the same retailers such as Kohls, Dunkin’ Donuts and Best Buy. However, they offer different coupons.

Shopular offers weekly ads and coupons to save users on merchandise. Users redeem coupons on the app. Photo credit to Shopular
Shopular offers weekly ads and coupons to save users on merchandise. Users redeem coupons on the app. Photo credit to Shopular

First let’s take a look at RetailMeNot. On this app, you can search for your desired coupon or browse by category. The app features a wide variety of categories ranging from clothing to electronics and pets. The app also separates in-store and online coupons. Under each category, you are given a list of the what the coupons are to make it user friendly. To access the code or coupon, simply click the desired coupon, and the code will appear. This is great for stores that offer codes with discounts on certain products or payment thresholds.

Shopular is another coupon app available that I like to use. It does offer some of the same coupons as RetailMeNot but not in the best format. The app shows offers such as what products are on sale or a photo of a weekly ad. This is nice if you come across a certain product that you like on sale but does not give the flexibility that RetailMeNot offers. For me, I prefer using this app to see what’s on sale or if a storewide sale is taking place. Otherwise I’ll usually stick with RetailMeNot.

I love saving money, and apps like RetailMeNot and Shopular allow me to do that at my favorite stores. So next time you go to any retailer or restaurant, make sure to check out one of these apps first to give you the best bang for your buck.

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