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 those first days back. 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 even 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 prefer the email list. It comes right to my inbox (about daily) and you can get a general idea of what kind 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 virtual gift cards (They work, I have used them). Or you can have the money sent straight to your PayPal or Venmo. It is so easy to use on the go.
Since following The Krazy Coupon Lady I actually earned money on products. Like I got money back from buying them. 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 find a coupon in your Sunday paper’s insert. But she gives you a step by step and since there are so many people doing this 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. 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 also recently got an email about Hollister shorts for $10 a pair. My teenage sisters are into those brands which can be over priced at around $40 a pair for something they will grow out of in six months. I forwarded the email to my mom who went ahead and bought four pairs for the price of one! What a deal.
So what I am getting at is that you can save money easily. And who doesn’t want to save money?!