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I love coupons. I spent two years in college working as a grocery store cashier, and saw every day how many dollars the coupon-savvy could save on their purchases.
But admittedly, paper coupons are a nuisance. You must clip them, somehow sort and store them, and remember to use them before they expire.
I’ll never be one of those extreme couponers who save enough to buy multiple cartloads of food for $5. So, is the time spent clipping coupons to save 50 cents on aspirin really worth it?
I still haul around paper coupons for certain items, but I’m shifting more of my coupon savings to virtual deals — whether they’re smartphone coupons, loyalty-card deals or another bargain. Use your smartphone wisely — by checking out sites such as Coupons.com and using other tactics — and you can save money without worrying about forgetting your coupon wallet.
Here are my tips on how to move your couponing habit online.