It wasn’t that long ago that I had absolutely no interest in couponing. Even though I knew some people managed to save huge amounts of money using coupons, the process seemed like one that was far too time consuming and complicated for me.
But then I redeemed my first few free product coupons and realized just how quickly the savings added up. Little by little, I found other quick and easy ways to save money when shopping.
From online coupon codes to money-saving apps, I was amazed by how much I could save with just a few minutes of effort!
RetailMeNot.ca has always been one of my favourite ways to save money, since its database of coupon codes is so extensive and the website is so quick to use.
I especially love the clothing coupon codes since they often stack on top of current sales to save me even more. Gap and Old Navy are a few of my personal favourites for that; I’ve sometimes paid just 25% of the retail price for their clothing!
Want to start saving too? Sandra Hanna of Smart Cookies is here to dispel five common myths about couponing and share her tips for couponing for beginners.
Myth 1: Couponing takes too much time
Couponing is not what it used to be. You don’t need piles of flyers, a colour-coded binder and five hours on a Sunday to save big money.
Today, all you need is your smart phone and 15 seconds, and you can save instantly almost every time you make a purchase both online and in-store.
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