I have not clipped paper grocery coupons for years – no, for decades. I would always forget to use them or not have them with me and they would expire. But that may change with the new “digital coupons”.
I love technology and the ability to “digitally” clip coupons intrigues me. I especially was interested in the system Kroger’s has implemented where you can browse online coupons and then download them to your Kroger card or to your phone. This solves my two problems right off the bat.
I tried out the digital coupons and they were easy to use. Just like a shopping cart, you “add” the digital coupon to your “basket” and when you are done, you transfer the coupons you have chosen to your Kroger card or cell phone. Then they offer the opportunity to print a “shopping list” to remind you which coupons you have selected. The digital coupons are available for your use within a few hours.
Another alternative is to go to coupon sites that offer coupons where you can use them immediately by making a purchase online. One such coupon site is Coupon Mountain.
Everyone I know has been affected by the recession in one form or another, so coupon cutting may be something you might consider to make your dollar spread a little further. I’d be interested in knowing any great deals that you have come across that made a difference in your pocket book.