SavingStar makes it easy by sending out emails when there are new coupons available. If I think I might buy that product I can easily click thru to the site and click on the "I want this" button and if I buy it before it expires at a store that I have a loyalty card listed in my account I will receive that amount back. Then when I get $5 in my account I request a payout. You can even shop at stores without a loyalty card and submit the receipt--I haven't looked into this yet.
|Current savings in my account.|
My favorite thing is each Friday they have a Friday Freebie that is good thru Sunday. It is usually something sweet that we don't use a lot of, but I like to pass on little gifts now and again so I will often buy free items to share with friends--spreading smiles! Editing to add: They have changed their freebies to not be on each Friday. They are just random, but if you sign up and receive their offer emails you will be notified when one is available. They also offer weekly healthy items -- usually 20% back on the purchase.
I don't know how much I will average a month, as I have just really started this month to be faithful in my "clipping" of the coupons. But hopefully it will help me ship a few boxes this November to special kids around the world.
An explanation from SavingStar: "SavingStar is the smart and simple way to save. Earn cash back on your groceries with exclusive freebies, healthy offers, and BIG savings on your favorite brands. There's nothing to clip or print. Link deals to your store loyalty cards or submit a picture of your receipt to earn money in your SavingStar account. Save 20% on a fruit or vegetable every week. Get a free product every Friday-Sunday. And, get new deals on your favorite brands every week. You can cash out to your bank account, PayPal, or to a gift card. SavingStar now works at over 60,000 stores nationwide. The service is free and easy to use, so join over 5 million members and start saving money today.Click here for SavingStar."
If you haven't signed up for SavingStar yet, you may want to. It is easy and free.
What creative ways have you found to build your shipping fund?
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