COUPONS and cashback apps can help you score discounts almost anywhere you shop, and the savings can be significant.
One TikTok user and Target shopper posted a video sharing how he took advantage of deals to get five items without spending a dime.
In the clip, TikToker user Savingsbydan ran up a tab of $20.58, but he saved $20.50 from coupons and cashback.
Dan used one Target store coupon and earned most of his savings through Shopkick, a shopping rewards app.
His first purchase was a $3.99 bottle of 9 Elements dish soap.
He clipped a digital coupon in the Target app for $2 off the product, so he slashed its price in half.
Next, he found items from Mr. Clean and Fabreeze that sold for $2.99 each and tossed them in his cart.
Since the Shopkick rewards Dan was cashing in on were only related to the brands, it didn’t matter what specific product he bought as long as it was $2.99.
Finally, Dan capitalized on a clearance deal.
He bought two Grove Co. cleaning products, marked down from $11.98 to $9.13 for the pair.
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Dan’s subtotal came out to $18.58 after the $2 dish soap coupon was applied.
After paying and getting his receipt, Dan uploaded a picture of it to Shopkick.
Shopkick gives consumers “kicks” as rewards for buying certain products, and in most cases, you can exchange 250 kicks for $1.
Dan racked up 4,625 kicks on his Target run, which he could redeem for $18.50 in gift cards.
And with that, the real price he paid for five items was eight cents.
Where to find coupons and cashback deals
Target has an app that you can use to browse and clip digital coupons specific to your store location.
In addition, Coupons.com is a great source for finding hundreds of dollars worth of savings at tons of popular stores.
The site has digital and printable coupons offering discounts on everything from food to cleaning supplies to personal care items.
You can also download the Coupons.com app for additional convenience.
Primarily a grocery couponing resource, Lozo compiles coupons from 19 major stores including Kroger, Target, and Stop & Shop.
The site has a great feature that lets you build a grocery list and see what coupons are available for each item you’re planning to buy.
And there are plenty of apps similar to Shopkick that offer rewards if you upload photos of your receipts.
Ibotta is one of the most popular cashback apps, and the company says its users save an average of $150 per year.
The app accepts receipts from more than 2,000 retailers and applies to in-store and online shopping.
Another cashback app, Fetch also gives you rewards for snapping photos of your bills.
You’ll earn points for every receipt you upload based on how much you spent, and you can cash those points in for gift cards.
Every purchase earns at least 25 Fetch points, with big bonuses on products from Fetch’s hundreds of partner brands.
Every 1,000 points are worth $1 in gift card value, and you can withdraw starting at $3.
The Sun also compiled six ways to save every time you shop at Target.
And The Sun spoke to a former Target employee who shared her tips for saving money.
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