With the increase use of wireless devices and smartphones, there are becoming options where you don’t have to print your coupons to redeem them. However, there are also coupons which still always require them to be redeemed in paper format. I’ve broken this down for you below so you know which coupons can be shown on your phone and which you have to take with you in hard copy.
COUPONS / SAVINGS REDEEMABLE WITHOUT PRINTING
There are some stores/options out there where you do not need to print your coupons (or clip them from the paper) to use them.
Target Cartwheel. This is a an app you can install onto your phone. You simply add the offers you want to redeem to your list. Then, when you shop, you make sure you purchase them. At checkout, you show the barcode on your phone to the cashier and save instantly. If you’ve never used this service before, make sure you read more about How to Use Target Cartwheel.
Target Mobile Coupons. You can sign up for these to be sent to your phone. You simply show the code to the cashier and your savings will be applied to your purchase.
Cellfire. Some stores allow you to load these manufacturer’s coupons to your store rewards card. Since these are manufacturer’s coupons, you can stack them with any store coupons for more savings. The stores which offer these coupons are limited.
Ibotta. This is a rebate site. You claim the offers (can increase by doing more). Then, you purchase at the store listed (or one of the available stores). Once you make the purchase, take a snapshot of your receipt and then upload it. Nothing to print or even show to the cashier!!! Within a few days the money is waiting in your account!!! Download the Ibotta app to get started.
Checkout51. This app is similar to Ibotta. You make the purchase for the items listed and then upload a photo of your receipt. Once you do that, you get the money deposited into your account and can cash out and get that money back! Learn more about Checkout 51 HERE.
SavingStar. This is another clipless app, which is connected to your store card. You add your card to your account. Then, “clip” the offers you want to redeem. When you use your store’s rewards card you get that amount deposited back into your account. Read more about How To Use SavingStar.
Store Coupons. Many stores offer digital coupons which you can download to your card. You will need to check where you shop to find out if this option works or not. One such store is Walgreens and you can read more about that here.
COUPONS WHICH MUST BE PRINTED TO BE REDEEMED
Most coupons are still required to be redeemed in print or paper format. Here are those you need to keep in mind:
Printable Manufacturers coupons. These coupons do not offer a paperless option. They must be printed to be redeemed. They also do not allow you to request a coupon be mailed to you instead, so printer is required. These sites include:
Store coupons. Many stores still required coupons to be printed in order to be redeemed. These include the Target Store coupons.
If you do not have a printer, you can purchase one at an affordable price, here are a few ideas (as of the date of this post):
- HP Envy 4500 Wireless Printer – $79.99 shipped
- HP Deskjet 2540 All in One Printer – $66.19 shipped
- Brother Printer – $79.99 shipped
There are things you also need to know when it comes to printing your coupons from your Wireless Devices. Make sure you read more about that HERE.