Beginners Tip: Research this a lot before attempting it. Now that we have been through some basics of couponing, it’s time to get to the core of this message: saving money. Sometimes although, saving the most money also means earning it, or making money off of coupons. There are many ways to do this. Lets lay them out:
Selling Coupons: I am starting with selling coupons first because it is the best way to gain money, but is the one method I recommend not doing if you are by yourself. It requires a consistent work schedule and enough time allotted to obtain a large collection of coupons. Selling coupons is the also the most uncommon form of making money off coupons due to the reasons I have already explained. The website below is an example of one of the top sites to buy coupons from:
This site allows you to buy coupons you may need for a low price so that you can still make a profit. This may sound extremely unreliable, but it is not. For example, you can buy a coupon that saves $1.00 off of a bag of dog food for around .15 cents, and usually free shipping. This website also has a rewards program if you buy special coupons, which add points to your account toward future purchase discounts. You may not be able to be as intricate as this site in selling coupons, but it is a good example of how to sell coupons and also buy them. Mail-In Rebates: Mail in rebates are fairly common, usually seen with alcoholic purchases, but keep your eyes peeled, especially on the internet. Some stores or companies may offer mail-in rebates for their products other than alcohol. For example, if you buy an expensive makeup product or other expensive product, generally there may be hidden cash back opportunities. This type of money maker may require you to send in a receipt, so keep your receipts.
Reward Points: Store rewards points are slowly becoming a larger aspect of couponing. Fairly new and unique to customers, sometimes they may seem a bit overwhelming. One of the most common store rewards points systems is Walgreens (also CVS). When you use your store card on purchases, “points” may be eligible to be added to your store card. There was a promotion back in February for makeup purchases at my local store, that if you buy any makeup you could earn double points and such. Ask your local stores if they offer this kind of promotions. Around 1,000 points is about a dollar in savings I believe. So, if you shop a lot at these types of stores (not forgetting coupons), this may be a good option. You can make money by redeeming these points on other purchases, furthering your savings.
Gift Cards: Gift cards are also a new hot commodity, the most common store to utilize these seems to be Target. When combining coupons with “earning gift cards when you buy X number of product”, sometimes you can end up making money (after the gift card.) This is hard to explain, so I will insert a photo instead.
In general finding the right sale at the right time can result in earning little bits of pocket change here and there. The wally world women has what is called penny overages. This is where you save over 100% of the cost of the product you are buying. Thus she is slowly gaining money on buying things, rather than spending money. Here is a link to here blog about money makers, which can show you more examples about overages:
Good luck and let me know what else you may stumble upon in your savings. Happy Couponing!