With the cost of living crisis bearing down on cash-strapped consumers, collecting coupons can be a great way to save money. And while most offers and discounts now appear online, coupons can still appear in some surprising places.
The Manchester Evening News has identified five tips to help you find the best money-saving deals.
Top five ways to find the best deals
1. Check for voucher codes before shopping online
Some supermarkets offer codes to cut your shopping spend or even give you freebies. Take a look at the Sainsbury’s Freebies & Competitions page. Current offers include free Good Earth Tea, or the chance to win tech prizes, gin and coffee.
2. Loyalty schemes could mean big money savings
Supermarket loyalty schemes can be a great way to save hard-earned money. For example, Tesco’s Clubcard points can be changed into vouchers. These can be redeemed against other rewards, or as money off your Tesco shop (both in-store and online).
Boots Health & Beauty Magazine, which is a free monthly publication, also usually contains coupons and money-off codes for certain products.
3. Bus tickets or cash machines
If you use public transport, keep hold of your ticket. Some have meal deals or offers printed on the reverse, from advertisers such as fast-food chain McDonald’s.
4. Flyers through the door might be worth a look
Your first instinct might be to crush junk mail and lob it in the recycling bin. However, you may be missing out on some money-saving deals. Eateries such as Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s, Costa and Subway have all run leaflet campaigns.
5. Cashback apps
Download and sign up to cashback apps that offer you money back on selected products. These apps have partnered with other brands, who pay them for generating money through sales.
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