Dare I say it, but summer is almost over. Maybe a relief to some of you. It’s time to get order back in your life. Although it can be comforting to know you will have your time back, it can also be stressful leading up to the first day of school. Those “Back to School Lists” aren’t getting any shorter.
Some schools offer a pre-made pack for your student BUT they can be awfully pricey.
So let me introduce you to my new favorite coupon lady (other than my sister)…
You guys. She is amazing. Not just for Back to School but general life. Her website is easy to use and you can follow her on just about any social media handle @TheKrazyCouponLady. I follow her but I prefer the email list. It comes right to my inbox (daily) and I can get a general idea of what kinds of deals are happening.
I have never been organized enough to find coupons, cut them, and match them. I literally didn’t even know where to find a coupon. Thankfully, couponing has become pretty modern. There are apps, which pay you for items you buy or sharing your receipt. I was definitely skeptical of rebate couponing but it really works! To date, I have earned over $100 back from the rebate app, Ibotta. It’s not pretend money or points. It is real money to spend or save. The cool thing about Ibotta is that you can exchange the money earned to buy virtual gift cards (They work. I have used them). Or have the money sent straight to your PayPal or Venmo. It is easy to use on the go.
Since following The Krazy Coupon Lady, I actually received money back on some things I bought. Like I got money back from buying stuff I needed. As in they were free, plus some. It’s totally KRAZY! 🙂
To be honest, some of the deals are a little confusing. You may use two rebates from two different apps and then have to find a coupon in your Sunday paper. But she gives you step by step directions and since there are so may people doing extreme couponing now, there are always forums and boards to ask questions. We are one big team.
As I mentioned, having a tangible coupon is a little old school to me. My purse is packed enough as it is. Plus, I have to remember to bring them with me which is unlikely. But the good thing is you can save money on a less intense level, which is back to the rebate apps. All you need is your receipt.
If you can’t see yourself even using the rebates, just subscribe to her emails. She still gives you relevant deals and sales, especially if you have children. For instance, Ticonderoga Pencils are priced typically around $2.50 for a 12 pack. Right now at Walgreens, a ten pack is $0.99! I recently got an email about Hollister shorts for $10 a pair. My teenage sisters are into those brands which can be over priced at about $40 a pair and then grow out of them by the following summer. I forwarded the email to my mom who went ahead and bought four pairs for the price of one. What a deal!
Saving money is easy, modern and digital. And who doesn’t want to save money?!