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5 Steps to Saving 50%+ With Coupons
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Tom Tessin
Tom Tessin runs FINDcollegecards that focuses on students looking for student credit cards. 
By Tom Tessin
Published on 01/9/2010
 
We all love to save money, and if you’re like me, and you want to use coupons all the time, and any time, I wanted to give you some great pointers on how you can save money no matter where you shop Hopefully by the time you read this guide, you will have a better understanding on how to save at least 10-20% on all of your purchases

We all love to save money, and if you’re like me, and you want to use coupons all the time, and any time, I wanted to give you some great pointers on how you can save money no matter where you shop. Hopefully by the time you read this guide, you will have a better understanding on how to save at least 10-20% on all of your purchases.

Shop online – I can’t stress this enough, but if you want to save the most money, you’re going to have to do your shopping online. This is where you can get cash back, use coupon codes, and save so much more money. If you want to do shopping in the stores, do window shopping. Look at what you want, and touch; feel it, as well write down what you want. This is when you’ll come back home, and purchase online.

Price compare – Let’s say you went to store A and they had what you wanted for $100. You don’t want to go to their website, but instead, you’ll want to go to a price comparison site such as PriceGrabber, and others. Type in the product name, and see who offers it for the cheapest price. You’ll want to keep this store in mind.

Get cash back – Now, once you know of the store, you’ll want to head to a cash back site such as FatWallet. The sites will allow you to get a portion of your purchase back. For example, if you find that Store A is on the list, and they give you back 5%, you’ll get $5 back for every $100 spent! This is a fantastic deal.

Buy your coupons – This sounds funny, but you don’t know how many times this has saved me a ton of money. What you’re going to want to do is look on eBay, and see if there are coupons available. I’ve been able to save 20-35% more just by spending a few bucks. As long as it makes up for it in the long run, you’re going to save money.

Search for coupons – Even if you don’t want to buy them, do a search online. The trick here is to make sure that you do a Google search for the recent results. This way, you’re going to get fresh and accurate results. Apply the coupon at the end of your check out order, and see if it works.

Make your purchase, and follow these tips in order. You’ll want to make sure you know what you want, you’ll want to see what kind of rebate you can get with your cash back points, find/buy coupons, and apply the discounts toward your purchases. If you really want to save, consider a cash back credit card, and get 1-25% back on your card on average.

By applying these techniques alone, I can almost promise you that you’re going to see a 10-20% discount that you’ll be able to save every time you shop, no matter where you do it!