Monday, August 23, 2010
We have all seen it. We’re at the grocery store and in line, right in front of us, is the savvy shopper who just bought an entire week’s worth of groceries for only $10. Have you ever wondered how he or she does it? Not only is this shopper saving hundreds of dollars every week, but also how in the world does this person keep track of all those coupon codes? Chances are that deal-wheeling shopper in front of you uses a separate email account to keep track of all of those deals.
If you’re like many in today’s economic climate who want to save money on groceries, on school supplies, or even at your favorite restaurant, then learning to save with your email address is a great place to start. There are many advantages to setting up a separate email account for coupons. Let’s take a look at some of the most common advantages.
1. A separate email account will save you time. If you have a designated email address for only coupons and coupon codes then you always know where to look. Simply go to your email and check out the savings at your favorite store.
2. Search for your coupons. An email account that is separate from your personal account allows you to search for the coupons you use most. You don’t have to wade through pages and pages of coupons you don’t even use.
3. Give your email address to your favorite websites. Have you used sites like Offers.com to find great deals? Or have you gone into your favorite clothing store and been asked for your email address? Every time you are asked for your email address online or in person, give your separate email address. You’ll be much more organized this way.
4. Get rid of spam. Today’s world is spam laden. Nobody wants to have their inbox full of unwanted messages. When you set up a separate email account for coupons and deal, you can save your personal account from hundreds of unwanted spam offers.
5. Know where to go. After you’ve made your weekly grocery list, go to your email account and check for coupons for the things on your list. Often online coupons last much longer than those that come in your weekly mailer. Go to your inbox, search for a coupon, and you’re all set.
6. Set up email filters. If you are geeky enough, you can effectively organize your dedicated email inbox to let deal alerts related to different product categories go to different folder. Here's a post that describes the process and gives an example of how to use Gmail filters to save.
Setting up a separate email account for all of your coupon codes is a great way to save money and save your sanity. You can easily and quickly search for those coupons that you need. You won’t have to worry about wasting time going through hundreds of coupons you don’t need and you can have one handy place to keep track of all the coupons you’re interested in. Simply sign up for a separate email address and start to see the savings for yourself. Who knows, the next time you are in the grocery store you may be the savvy shopper who only spent $10 on a week’s worth of groceries.