Monday, December 17, 2012

Today is Free Shipping Day!



There are lots of schemes and tricks that retail stores try to to use to get you to buy their products. While some are not so helpful, there are some that are really great!

Today is an example of a great tactic that stores are using, and you should take advantage of it. It is "Free Shipping Day". Here at Saverr, we can definitely see the advantages of something like this.

For example, if you are like me at all, you have not purchased any gifts yet for the holidays and because you always wait for the last minute. On a day where my online purchases can be made with no extra shipping costs, I will be a happy person.

There are some catches though. Stores like The Gap and Macy's only offer this deal if you spend a minimun amount on your items. The good news is, though, that your items will be guaranteed by Christmas. If you added shipping onto that purchase normally, the difference is probably worth the deal.

Source: Macys.com

So take advantage of days like today this holiday season. It might save you a bit of money. It is always satisfying when you find a great deal. 

While you are in the mood for great deals, make sure to head to the app store on your iPhone or Google Play on your Android and download Saverr for all the best deals on your groceries!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Saverr is now available on your iPhone

We at Saverr are proud to announce that Saverr is now available on the Apple app store! This is HUGE news for us since Saverr is now available to over 85% of smartphone users. If you have an iPhone, click on the button below and download the app!




The Saverr team has been working day and night to make this happen, so we are really proud of being able to bring great savings to the masses. 


Please help Saverr share the love by telling everyone about the app and how to get it. If you have friends who use Android devices, Saverr is also available for Android.

We have a saying here at Saverr: Consumers Saving Together. We are happy our friends on iPhones will be able to join us in this goal. 





Thursday, December 6, 2012

Conversations with a Couponer: Kathy Spencer on How to Shop For Free

Kathy Spencer runs the website HowToShopForFree.net because she really knows how to shop for free. She estimates that she saves around $60,000 per year by using coupons. On a trip with Good Morning America, Kathy spent one cent at Shaw's!
Kathy's $267.23 balance before coupons
Kathy's $0.01 balance after using coupons
We at Saverr met Kathy recently at the Nixi Baby Expo and knew we needed to learn all we could from her. We attended her couponing class and found it so interesting that we wanted to share some helpful tips with you.

Tip 1: Challenge yourself every time you shop


What got you interested in couponing?
My mom was a couponer and it's something I have been doing my entire life. I believe saving money is part of my DNA.

How did you become so good at couponing?
I continually challenge myself to spend less and less. I would document my spending each week and continually challenge myself to go lower and lower...I average a $4.00 grocery bill every week. The key is stockpiling items.

Tip 2: The best coupons are found at the dentist, vet, and pediatrician


Where do you find the best coupons?
They are all over the waiting room and in the office. If you don't see them, just ask. The secretaries always have a bunch as well as free samples.I was just at the dentist and scored a ton of great toothpaste and toothbrush coupons that will make them work out free. The vet has high value pet food coupons and some try me free coupons. The pediatrician always has high value formula coupons, diaper coupons, baby water, and vitamins etc. Coupons are everywhere you just have to train your eye to spot them


Tip 3: There is a right way and wrong way to coupon


What are some things that people should know when they start couponing?
People need to realize there is a right way and a wrong way to use coupons. You need to know the difference and follow the rules. I look at it like a match up game. Match the deal to the coupon and get it free. How To Shop For Free is a "How To" website and book. It's not rocket science, anyone can do what I do if they put their ming to it. Just challenge yourself and make it happen.

With the holidays right around the corner, what should people do to save money this time of the year?
People need to stop over spending. If you can't afford to pay your mortgage, then you shouldn't be buying your kids the latest electronics. You need to make a list and have a budget. Look for ways to get things for free. You would be surprised how much free stuff you could get if you set your mind to it. Even a beginner can stuff a stocking with no money. There are plenty of ways to get gifts for free as well. 90% of my holiday gifts for friends and family I have gotten this year were free. Shhh!!! Don't tell them! These items include tablets, clothing, toys, and name brand items too. There is always a bargain to be had, you just have to look for it and make it happen. 


Tip 4: Karma will reward you


The last question we asked Kathy was if there was anything else she thought people should know about using coupons. Her answer was so simple, yet so generous.
"People need to know is something is free and they don't need it, that they should get it anyways. In this economy there are so many people in need that if you can grab a few extra items to help someone and it won't cost you a penny than do it. Karma will reward you"
Thank you to Kathy for speaking to us. She clearly really know about saving money for her family, and can definitely help you as well. If you are interested in learning more about Kathy, make sure to check out her Facebook page and her Twitter account.

Also, make sure to save money the next time you head to the grocery store you download Saverr.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Don't Empty Your Bank Account This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and it doesn't matter which religion you are, there is a chance you will be spending some money in the upcoming weeks. With office Secret Santa's or just a Yankee swap with some friends, you can be spending upwards of $50 per gift you buy. Year after year, we all go out and spend during the holiday season, but there are plenty of ways for you to stretch that dollar when shopping for that special someone and for the holidays in general.

1. Make something as a gift
It is time to bring out your creative side and make your gift. Not only will this save you money, but it will show the person you made it for that your cared enough to take extra time ut of your day to create something really special. You will still probably need to purchase the supplies for whatever you make, but in the long run, it can save you money rather than just spending on something in a store.

2. Buy a real tree
Having a tree in your house or apartment can really spruce up (pun intended) your gathering. Many people now though, are choosing a fake tree over a real one. In the long run, a fake tree can save you money because you don't need to buy a new one every year. If you are looking short term though, real trees can cost 50% less than fake trees. They also keep your home smelling great!

    

3. Split gifts with others
Every year, my family wants to get our parents something awesome, but awesome means pricey a lot of the time. Instead, we just all pool our funds together to get a great gift. This can help lower your own cost, while giving you the opportunity to get something that really means a lot.

4. Have a potluck When families get together during the holidays, the host normally gets stuck with buying all of the food for the festivities. If you are hosting your family this holiday season, why not have a potluck so everyone can join in. This not only helps your wallet, but can help bring a group closer together.

Now go out there and enjoy this holiday season!  While you are at it, make sure to download Saverr to get the best deals when planning your holiday meals.


Do you have any great tips for saving money this holiday season too? Let us know in the comments.