Stretching Your Dollar: Extreme Couponing
COLUMBIA - Pinching pennies to save a dollar? Extreme couponing is the all the craze these days. Technology is making it even easier to be a savvy shopper. So, what do you need to know so you don't get left behind in the checkout line? You don't have to be an extremist in order to get the best price. Sarah printed off coupons from Target's website, and matched them up with manufacturers coupons to double her deal o one item. It's called stacking. Some ads are even taking the guess work out of it, telling you exactly how to stack your coupons to give you maximum savings.
And now even if you're not into clipping and counting and keeping track, you can still shop smart. SurfMyAds.com says digital coupons are surging. That can mean anything from printing off coupons online, to getting them sent straight to your smartphone.
So if you're more smartphone than scissors, deals can still be yours. But if technology eludes you, you don't have to jump into the future just yet. Many of us still look forward to those Sunday papers. But keep in mind, there's an app for that. In fact, there are plenty of them. Which can do everything from searching for the best deal for you for you and telling you what's on sale at a store near you.