10 Coupon Verbs That Will Save You More

Andrea Woroch, Consumer Savings Expert

This article, entitled "10 Coupon Verbs That Will Save You More" is courtesy Consumer Savings Expert Andrea Woroch.

Whether you're a seasoned coupon clipper or just started using the money-saving shopping tactic, there are several things you can do to save more at every store and on every transaction.

Look: Spending just 20-minutes per week can save up to $1,000 per year and a whole lot more for those who dedicate extra time. Coupons aren't just for the grocery store. From travel to auto parts, textbooks and more, just about every retailer and brand offers them these days. So, remember to look for a coupon before making any purchase or you might miss out on serious savings.

Surf: The internet has made finding coupons easier than ever. Grab a coupon or free shipping code from an aggregator Website or print one before heading to a store.

Stack 'Em: Some stores and brands let shoppers use more than one coupon on the same order. Pair a $5 off coupon with a free shipping offer or use it with a sale/clearance item to maximize savings.

Stock Up: Purchasing more may qualify an order for a better value coupon, like $30 off $100. Assess your cart total to determine if it makes sense to buy more to save.

Load Up: Grocery and department stores frequently offer coupons on their own websites which can be quickly and easily loaded to a customer loyalty reward card for instant savings at the register.

Go Mobile: In-store coupons can be accessed with a simple tap on your smartphone with free apps like CouponSherpa and Cellfire.

Socialize: Follow or "Like" your favorite stores and brands on Twitter and Facebook to get exclusive coupons. Old Navy, for example, recently provided an exclusive 30% off coupon code to their social media fan base.

Check-In: Foursquare users can unlock special coupons for various brick and mortar stores just by "checking-in."

Ask: Next time you are shopping, speak with a sales associate, call customer service or send an instant message to a live chat representative to ask about any available coupons or special offers.

Share: Group-buying sites like LivingSocial will give free daily deals to customers who get friends, family or co-workers to purchase an offer. Other member-only sites like HauteLook provide coupons to those who get friends to sign-up.

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