Digital Coupons in 2018
Dec 15, 2017
Couponing today is very different than couponing in 2007. What a difference 10 years makes. In just a short decade of savings, we have moved from scissors and paper to computers and phone apps. Saving money has never been simpler or worth more money. Planning for savings in 2018 is very exciting for most shoppers. It’s time to spend a couple minutes updating your savings plans and fine tuning your coupon savings skills to match the next decade.
The biggest change in couponing is the digital coupon. It’s amazing how much money our shoppers are saving with the addition of digital coupons. These offers come to us from large companies and small companies. Many are the same brands you were used to seeing in Sunday newspaper inserts. Kelloggs, General Mills, P & G, Campbell’s and more. These offers are updated more frequently, and since digital coupons can be controlled more by the manufacturer, there are more product offers being made to the consumer.
Digital coupons can be used two ways. You can match them to your Max card while you are on your computer. Just log into your account at MyCountyMarket.com and start adding coupons to your max card profile. It’s simple. Or, you can use your phone app and do the same thing. Just open the app, and start “Clipping” your coupons by selecting them with your fingertip. Either method of adding digital coupons contains the same offers.
One of the best advantages of digital coupons is the increase in offers. You will have all the coupons that you used to print off of Coupons.com Only now, you don’t have to select, wait, print, cut, take to the store, sort, purge after expiration, or accidently lose. You just remember your phone and it’s done. You will also be getting extra digital coupons that were not on coupons.com. You probably already noticed that there are some County Market issued digital coupons available to you. Each week, these are updating and you can “Clip” those with your fingertip as well.
The other advantage, and it’s a big one, is that the lack of sorting and purging of digital coupons saves us all a lot of time. Now if a digital coupon expires, it just vanishes. That’s it. It just goes off your screen. No more looking at tiny expiration dates, or getting to the checkout and realizing it expired yesterday. This is a huge change for all coupon users. It was one of the worst parts of couponing in general. Now it’s eliminated with digital coupons. The sorting is automatic. You can sort by aisle or category in your phone app. How pleasant it is to not have to see all the laundry soap and paper plates if those things are not on your buy list this week. The whole system is a true breath of fresh air!
Digital coupons offers real money. We started our program November 29th. Already, I can see that there are more offers available to more customers. It’s something we will all be doing on a regular basis in 2018. It’s not a competition! You do not have to worry about not getting enough offers, or that other customers will get to the peelie or tearpad coupons before you do. It’s even something you can share with family and friends. More for everyone! The average digital user is saving an extra $5 a week at checkout. Some experiences coupon users are seeing up to $25-$30 when they check out. The sales matches and digitals will continue to match up in 2018 and you’ll start to see those savings tick upward.
Penny Pinchers are still paper and scissors, and can be in addition to your digital coupons. You can also still stack peelies, tearpad and hangtag coupons with any digital. You can even stack some newspaper offers if they are written slightly different. This really gives your total savings a boost. As we move through the new era of coupons, we need to keep in touch with coupon news and watch the digital world of coupons grow. Join us in 2018 as a modern couponer.