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SavingStar is an electronic coupon provider that uses store loyalty cards, and helps you save money by accumulating your savings in an account. They’re 100% digital. No clipping. No printing.
SavingStar is different than other electronic coupon providers, because rather than seeing the price of your item reduce at the cash register, the amount of the e-coupon is deposited into your SavingStar account. After your each a certain limit, you can cash out your account!
Once you create a SavingStar account, you can register your various shopper loyalty cards with their site.
There are over 100 stores that participate including Kroger, CVS, Marsh and more!
You only need to accumulate $5.00 in savings in your account in order to “cash” out, and you can get that money deposited into a PayPal account, issued as an Amazon gift card, or sent directly to your bank account! You can even donate your payout to various charities.
You should be aware that SavingStar e-coupons and Upromise e-coupons can not be used at the same time. It’s one or the other since they operate on the same system, run by SavingStar.
Also, Upromise clearly states you can use their e-coupons stacked with a paper coupon, but here is how SavingStar addresses that issue in their FAQs:
Question: Can SavingStar eCoupons be stacked with paper coupons?
Answer: SavingStar – eCoupons will work whether or not you combine them with other services’ coupons, but they are not intended to be used this way. Manufacturers typically have policies limiting use to 1 coupon per purchase, but it is up to each shopper to follow the policies.
Either way, I think this is a really neat way to save!
The amount you save should show up in your account anywhere from one week to one month later, depending on the store you shopped at.
They also have free mobile apps for both the iPhone and Android.
I plan to post new SavingStar info whenever I can, so watch the SavingStar tag for updates!