Online shopping has become more and more popular in the last few years. As of 2016, 79% of US shoppers have made purchases online, and you are likely one of them, so wouldn’t you like to get paid for something you’re already doing? While hard core couponing was all the rage for in-store shopping a few years ago, shoppers are now using sites like Groupon, RetailMeNot and others to save online. These sites are great for saving money while making an online purchase, but they don’t actually pay you to shop. Ebates, however, offers several ways to accumulate cash for a quarterly “Big Fat Check” on purchases you’d already be making anyway.
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Updated on April 28, 2019
I have recently realized that getting started with couponing is a lot easier than I believed. Simply starting with what you buy anyway is an excellent way to save money on your grocery bill. The time invested isn’t great when you first start out, and pays off in spades once you realize how much money you have saved over the course of a few weeks. Finding deals can also be fun, once you get the initial trepidation of using coupons out of the way. I sometimes felt cheap or poor when I first started using coupons, but I got over it quickly, and you will too.
Now it is more like a game. How much can I save this time?
1. Get the Sunday Paper
The Sunday paper has the majority of coupons for the week. Simply having a Sunday paper on hand and thumb
Whether you have a lot of money or not, you need to be responsible and live on a budget. Creating a weekly and monthly budget helps you know where the money is going.
For instance, let’s say the pay checks come in during the first and the fifteenth of every month. For the beginning of the month you schedule your mortgage payment and set back money for those miscellaneous things, such as a tire blowing out or a school project that needs materials. For the mid-month you schedule your car payment, insurance, and utility bills, and you will also need to save some back for miscellaneous.
Of course, due dates will dictate how you divide your bill payment, but knowing what needs to come out of each check will be helpful. Anything saved for miscellaneous should be kept in that fund in case of an emergency.
Of course, you will have to budget for food and gas for both paychecks. One way you can save money is to create a menu for