The Secret to Saving a Ton of Money on Groceries – Plus, Win a $50 VISA Card (Ends 10/17)

For roughly 10 years, I ran a very popular online coupon site. I spent my days and nights posting and testing coupons. In fact, the site was doing so well, I was able to quit my day job and work from home on it with my business partner. Eventually we sold the site and moved on.

I’m telling you all this for one simple reason: I know coupons.

I generally lean towards online coupons, but I follow printable ones, as well as the classic clip-em-while-you’ve-got-em coupons you find in your local newspaper. So when a site named SavingStar came along a few years ago, it perked my interest.

The quick pitch is this: You sign up for SavingStar for free, hook your account up to your various supermarket loyalty cards and any time you shop, your SavingStar “coupons” will be applied to appropriate purchases. Instead of getting a money-off coupon, however, you get the coupon amount deposited into your account.

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Just a few of the great coupons available right now on SavingStar!

Here’s a more detailed rundown of how it all works:

Step 1: Get to your computer

Go to SavingStar.com and join for FREE. You can even join by using your Facebook account.

Step 2: Link up your grocery and drug store loyalty cards

Once you join successfully, a screen will pop up asking you to enter your zip code to see which stores’ loyalty cards you can use for your area.  For each store listed, enter in the number of the loyalty card. They will ask you to enter it in again to confirm and then click on the “add card” button. When you are all done entering in your card numbers, click on the “I’m done entering my cards button.”

Step 3: Pick your eCoupons

Now its time to click on the coupons you want!  They should be on the homepage.  Just click “I want this” for the ones you want. Yeah, I know, it’s not rocket science.

Step 4: Go Shopping

Lastly, when you buy the products at the store, make sure you use your loyalty card (which is linked to your SavingStar account). In a few days, you will receive an email that informs you of the savings that were added to your SavingStar account. The savings do not come off automatically on your store receipt.  Once you have $5.00 in your SavingStar account, you can choose how you would like your payment (bank deposit, gift card or charity).

I introduced Allie to SavingStar a few months ago. And I’ll admit, it can sound “confusing” at first, but it really isn’t. You’re already using loyalty cards when you shop at supermarkets and drugstores, so just link those cards up to this new account and shop as you normally would. Once I explained it and she tried it, she fell in love with it and has been using it since.  Since she’s the main shopper in our house, I asked Allie to write up a review for Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy, which she gladly did!

Allie’s Review:

“I love it!! I downloaded the SavingStar app which allows me to pick coupons as I am shopping! The app also notifies you when new coupons are available. Just because you use a SavingStar coupon doesn’t mean you can’t you use regular coupon on top of it! Double the savings!! For my payouts,I chose the bank deposit method. The money goes in and so does my savings!!

“I almost forgot to tell you about their One or Many coupons! Each month, they have these special coupons that if  you spend a certain amount of money on the products they list, you will get back either $5 or $10!  For example, they have a coupon that says if you spend $20 on products  like Windex, Pledge and Fantastik, you will get $5 back! You can even do this in multiple trips to the store; you just need to finish spending before the expiration date! My favorite One or Many coupon is the Smart Ones coupon. You spend $40, you get $10 back!  Combine that with the sales they always have in the grocery store, and you can save so much money! Love it!!

“I have had only  positive experiences with this company. I have earned $15 dollars with them so far with relatively little effort on my part. I am just waiting for them to come out with more of a variety of coupons so I can click and save even more!”

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Sign Up for SavingStar!

Not only are they a fabulous company to save money with, but SavingStar’s also a great company to partner with!  Halloween is right around the corner and SavingStar wants you to be THE coolest house on the block. (Trust me, the kids in your neighborhood have not forgotten those apples you gave out last year!)

So to help you buy up only the best candy around, SavingStar is sponsoring a Giveaway where you can Win a $50 VISA Gift Card! With that kind of cash on hand, you’ll be the King or Queen of Halloween for sure! Just don’t forget to also use your SavingStar coupons to save even more!


 

Win a $50 VISA Gift Card

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter

 

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Giveaway ends on October 17, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. One (1) winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the Contiguous United States (including District of Columbia), who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited by law.

 

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219 thoughts on “The Secret to Saving a Ton of Money on Groceries – Plus, Win a $50 VISA Card (Ends 10/17)”

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  2. I love and would first use the Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE (1) Tone® body wash or bar soap (6 pack or larger) coupon.

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  3. Progresso soup is on sale 10 for $10 at my local grocery. I will definitely have to stock up with the “Save $2.00 when you buy EIGHT (8) CANS any flavor Progresso® Soups” from SavingStar.

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  4. We love Greek yogurt so I think the Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE (5) CUPS any variety Yoplait® Greek yogurt coupon is exciting.

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  5. The coupon for Fiber One® Chewy Bars, Fiber One® 90 Calorie Products (Bars, Brownies, Cakes) OR Fiber One® Protein Chewy Bars has me excited about going shopping.

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  6. The Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE (1) box of Little Debbie® traditional bakery products coupon makes me most excited about going shopping.

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  7. I’m most excited to use the coupon “Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars, Fiber One® 90 Calorie Products (Bars, Brownies, Cakes) OR Fiber One® Protein Chewy Bars”.

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  8. I like the Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® OR Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal coupon!

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  9. I like the Save 75¢ when you buy TWO (2) Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, Supermoist® Cake Mix, OR 17.5 OZ OR LARGER Cookie Mix.

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  10. The “Save $1.00 when you buy TWO (2) PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough” is my choice because we love freshly baked cookies in the Fall.

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  11. I have been using SavingStar for quite some time now and have saved alot. I am most looking forward to utilizing the Little Debbie savings.

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  12. Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) 20 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix, OR 10.6 OZ. Bisquick® Shake ”n Pour® Pancake Mix.

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  13. Kellogg’s® Cereals, Keebler® Cookies and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts®
    Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals, 12 ct. Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries and/or Keebler® Cookies (Any Flavor, Mix or Match) AND Milk (Any Brand, Any Flavor, 1 Gallon or Larger)

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  14. i am most excited about the Smart Ones coupon Get $10.00 back when you spend $40.00 on Smart Ones® before October 30th! I love smart ones especially therr breakfasts

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  15. The coupon for $2 off 8 cans of Progresso soup gets me excited, especially since they’re already on sale at our local market!

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  16. I am excited about the $50 back when you spend $20 on purex offer.
    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  17. I already subscribe to Savings Star. I activate the coupons I want and then go shopping. No clipping, searching, etc. Love the site

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  18. I would like to Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals, 12 ct. Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries and/or Keebler® Cookies.

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  19. I appreciate the .50 coupon on Honey Nut Cheerios – a great product that our family loves. The Smart Ones coupon is so beyond what I can store, what we actually eat in the house et cetra. It is not a great deal if the product or the volume is wrong.

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  20. Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE (1) box of Little Debbie® traditional bakery products …this looks great to me!I love snacks!

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  21. The 75 cents of 3 boxes of Hamburger Helpers, my local Albertsons has them on sale for 88 cents so that would make my 3 boxes only 63 cents each!!!!

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  22. The best coupon is the Kellogg Cereal Keebler Pop-Tart Coupon
    Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals, 12 ct. Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries and/or Keebler® Cookies (Any Flavor, Mix or Match)..

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  23. “SC Johnson Home Cleaning Coupon
    Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on any SC Johnson Home Cleaning Products including Drano®, fantastik®, Pledge®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Shout® and Windex® products.”

    This is helpful because I am about to move so I am going to be doing a lot of deep cleaning of my old apartment when I move.

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  24. i like the spend 40$ on weight watchers smart ones meals and get 10$ back! i buy 3x a week smart ones, and they are fab! this owuld be aweosm!

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  25. I would like to use the Save 75¢ when you buy TWO (2) any flavor Yoplait® products listed: Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt, Yoplait® Kids Cup Yogurt, Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt coupon. Thank you!

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  26. I could most use the $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on any SC Johnson Home Cleaning Products because I need more cleaning supplies

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  27. I like the “Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals, 12 ct. Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries and/or Keebler® Cookies” coupon because we eat lots of cereal and milk.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I’m excited about the Save 50 cents when buying one package of honey nut Cheerios. It’s my children’s favorite cereal and they eat it often.

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  29. I am excited about the LITTLE DEBBIE TRADITIONS COUPON
    Save 75¢ when you buy any ONE (1) box of Little Debbie® traditional bakery products

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  30. The 75 cents off Little Debbie® Bakery Traditions has me the most excited. My daughter loves their Zebra Cakes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. This week I would say the $5/$20 Henkel Personal Care and Household coupon because it includes, Purex which is on sale this week.

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  32. I like the General Mills Fruit Snacks Coupon
    Save 50¢ when you buy TWO (2) BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® or Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Flavored…

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  33. I like the one that says you can save $2.00 on Milk when you get any 4 Kellogg’s cereals, Pop-Tarts, and/or Keebler cookies. This would so come in handy in our home!

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  34. Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on any SC Johnson Home Cleaning Products including Drano®, fantastik®, Pledge®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Shout® and Windex® products.

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  35. I love this coupon – Save 50¢ when you buy ONE (1) BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars, Fiber One® 90 Calorie Products (Bars, Brownies, Cakes) OR Fiber One® Protein Chewy Bars.

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  36. I like the Kellogg Cereal Keebler Pop-Tart Coupon
    Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals,

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  37. yoplait go gurts my kids eat this stuff up, you can use that coupon, with a regular coupon, and there is a sale at acme, i believe $1.88 each, acme doubles sweet deal.

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  38. I like the Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals, 12 ct. Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries and/or Keebler® Cookies

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  39. The LITTLE DEBBIES chocolate cupcakes or cloud cakes coupon- my trick or treaters know we give these out every year!

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  40. The Save $2.00 when you buy EIGHT (8) CANS any flavor Progresso® Soups coupon has me most excited to stock up on soups for the cooler weather!

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  41. I’m most excited about Save $2.00 on Milk when you purchase any FOUR (4) Kellogg’s® Cereals, 12 ct. Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries and/or Keebler® Cookies

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    • Hey, Rachel! Awesome! I really hope SavingStar catches on and just grows, because it’s an awesome little known secret. Especially since it just adds on top of any savings you get from store sales, other coupons, loyalty cards, etc.!

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