Gone are the days when you needed paper coupons to maximize your grocery savings. Supermarkets, 100-yen shops, and large stores increasingly offer transactions exclusively through apps and websites. Digital coupon redemptions have surpassed paper coupon redemptions, reports research firm Inmar Intelligence.
Once understood, it’s very easy to “clip” and redeem digital coupons. For many retailers, all you need to do is have a loyalty card and register the number on the store’s app or website. Then simply select the deal you want while scrolling through the list on your smartphone, tablet or computer. The store will automatically apply these deals at checkout.
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Even if you don’t have a smartphone or aren’t online, these coupons can often be obtained via workarounds. For example, you can have a friend or family member download a coupon from her website and point to his card. my dad does this for my mom. The discounts she selects on her computer are applied when she provides her phone number at the cash register. Also, some stores will ask for your smartphone number to send you a sign-up code. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can give the number of a friend or family member and ask them for the code you received and use it to complete the registration on her website for the store.
Here’s how to redeem digital coupons at major chains that offer digital coupons: These steps may seem complicated, but you’ll find that most sites make the signup task a breeze, and after using the digital coupons a few times, everything becomes natural.
supermarket and drug store
Usually the best places to redeem digital coupons are supermarkets and drugstore chains that have loyalty cards. Visit her website at the retailer (or download its app on your smartphone) and create a digital account. Next, link your loyalty card to your account by signing in and entering your card number or scanning your card with your phone. Since there are many stores, the next thing to do is:
- Look for a coupon or sale icon on your app or website. Tap or click on it and the coupon will pop up.
- Scroll down the transaction page. You can often search by categories such as fruits and vegetables or personal care. Tap or click the desired deal. You will often see a plus sign or scissors icon. Transactions are automatically loaded into your loyalty card account.
- To redeem your coupon, scan your loyalty card for self checkout or have it scanned by the cashier. Look! Discount is applied automatically. If you leave your loyalty card at home, it’s usually stored in the store’s app so the cashier can scan the unique barcode from your phone. Some stores may also accept a phone number linked to your account.