This may sound like a strange name, but it really is just that. You’re going to use a three step system that will save you on most everything you buy. I call it stacking discounts and racking in the savings. This system is the best with online purchases. While coupons at grocery stores used to be the best, shopping online is at its’ peak.
Step 1: Register at www.ebates.com This is a third party site that will offer you a percentage back on your purchase at a certain store. They will offer you cash back, kinda like a rebate, but they call it an ebate. Clever huh.
Step 2: Most of us have a smartphone or tablet these days, and this app turns your smartphone a savings tool. Download the coupon app from www.thecouponsapp.com/ You will be able to find out if your favorite store has a coupon offering additional savings. This is key. If you can wait for an item to go on sale, all the better. Don’t get caught up in the must have now syndrome.
Step 3: Lastly, I think one of the best resources out there are discounted gift cards. There are three major gift card re-sellers that are offering up to 30% off of gift cards to places you probably shop at every month. I watch all three to make sure I’m getting the best deal possible. Restaurants are by far the BEST discounts.
Let’s try an example to help give you a better understanding of how the process works.
For instance, I found a pair of sandals at Kohls I want for the summer, something comfy and bright.
Step 1: I will head over to ebates.com where I see that they are offering 6% back on purchases and I click thru their site (making sure I’m logged in of course).
Step 2: The shoes I want are regular $49.99 but are on sale for $29.99, but I have an additional coupon code SUPERSAVER for $10 off a $25 item. So now my item is $19.99.
Step 3: I know I will need $20 plus tax so I head to cardcash.com and pick up at gift card for $21.11 at 12.56% off and it costs me only $18.46. I finish the transaction and have it shipped to the store to avoid paying shipping. I also get $5 in Kohl’s Cash for my next purchase.
After I receive the 6% rebate from ebates.com, the shoes after all the discounts including the Kohl’s Cash equals $12.29. That’s 75% off!
If you get stuck, remember you can always email me at email@example.com.
I hope you save LOTS of money!