SavingStar: digital coupons at CVS, Rite Aid & Grocery chains (get cash back!)

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I am so excited about this new company called SavingStar that recently launched and makes it really easy to save on groceries.   If you use loyalty cards at CVS, Rite Aid, Shaws, Stop & Shop, Albertsons, and most grocery chains, you will want to SIGN UP for a SavingStar account.

SavingStar’s fully-digital grocery eCoupons are totally paperless – similar to Upromise. There’s nothing to clip or print and they work at over 100 chains in 24,000 stores nationwide – WOO HOO!!

All you need to do is select the eCoupons you are interested in and they are automatically loaded onto ALL YOUR LOYALTY CARDS.  When you purchase that item, the cost remains the same, but the savings is then added to your SavingStar account.

That money accumulates and then, here is the great part, you pick your method of payout – bank deposit, Paypal, Amazon giftcard or a donation to American Forests.  So you get CASH back in your wallet!!  How cool is that?

I know you are interested – what have you got to lose?

  • Register for a SavingStar account - make sure to check your inbox for an email confirmation.
  • Log in and enter your zipcode to see what stores are participating near you (mine were BigY, CVS, Hannaford, Rite Aid, Roche Bros, Shaws, Stop & Shop) – so cool that CVS & Rite Aid are included!  Load all your loyalty card information for those stores into your profile.  Some participating stores do not have loyalty cards – check with them to see if they have Upromise keytags and you can load that information into the system for proper tracking.
  • Browse through the eCoupons and ACTIVATE the ones you are interested in.  If you purchase an item that you activated, the savings will be added to your account.  NEW eCoupons are typically posted at the 1st of the month (so more coming soon), but they can be added at anytime.  I will start adding these to my store match-ups as well.
  • Once your account reaches $5, you can choose your method of payment.

There’s over 50 coupons on SavingStar now including Tombstone Pizza, Dannon, Clorox, Skinny Cow, Welch’s, Hidden Valley Ranch, Huggies, and more!  I will post when the July coupons become available).  SIGN UP HERE.

Comments

  1. just a quick question, can you also use manufacturer coupons for double savings???

  2. I have seen this posted over and over. Its basically like free money right? I guess they are tracking your spending habits. But is there a catch?

    • Mindy – There is no catch that I can see. It is the same company that runs the Upromise program. So they get reimbursed by the mfg, just as stores do for paper coupons.

  3. Stacy C says:

    Will these e- coupons double at Shaw’s? I looked through and some of these expire end of June, do the reset every month?

    Looks good…
    Stacy

    • Stacy – they do not double as they are never seen by Shaws – the $$ goes into your SavingStar acct, not back to you at the register. Yes they do reset each month. I am trying to get my hands on the 7/1/11 list.

  4. Nichole says:

    I did register my cards a month ago, I didn’t know they included Shaw’s at the time…anyway, now I have all my cards registered. My question is–do the coupon $ savings roll over every month? I have only $4 for June, so do they expire or will it accumulate with July’s savings? Thanks for your help.

    • Nichole – You only get the $$ in your account if you buy the products for the ecoupons you activated. I believe the activated savings do expire if not used (just as a regular coupon would). There should be a new batch at the end of the week and we will see :).

      • Nichole says:

        Sorry for the confusing email-I did purchase the activated coupons, for example Welch’s juice, Snuggle fabric softner, Wacky mac…and it does show I have $4 in my SavingStar account. I am just worried, the savings I have earned will expire on 6/30-I believe you need to earn at least $5 to get a gift card.

        • No problem – The $$ carries over from month to month so do not worry. As long as they are activated and you used your card to purchase, if they do not show up after 30 days, I would call – I am sure you can prove your purchase, etc. I am guessing it may take stores a while to process the info to them.

          • Nichole says:

            Thanks, that answers my question!! The savings do show up promptly-I was just concerned about having to cash out every 30 days. This is a great reward program, I am sooo excited you will be posting SavingStar coupons in your weekly match-ups because I have honestly forgotten to check in to activate coupons.

  5. Do these automatically load onto all cards registered? I tried to figure it out from the website, but I guess I am confused.

    • Once you activate the coupon, it will keep track on all your cards (unless it states for a particular store). So all you have to do is activate and if you buy it at one of your stores, you are all set.

  6. I cant wait to start using this service i think it is great i wish more companies would try to help us out during these times since stores always mark up prices so they mark up prices at least 50%.

  7. I’m a bit confused by this program and a little on the fence. When you register your cards, do the “savings” from the loyalty card go into your account, or just from the e-coupons? For instance, if CVS has CVS brand aspirin as a BOGO with your card, or half off – no coupons involved – would you pay the full price once you register the card, but get that savings into your account?

    This is why I’m on the fence, sometimes you just want to pay the lower price right then, or else it’s a size or product you wouldn’t buy if it wasn’t immediately cheaper. And I’m so used to the Stop and Shop card bringing the price down a third even without the coupons that I think it would kill me to pay full price, if that’s the case.

    Am I correct in thinking that you could still get instant savings with clipped manufacturers and store coupons? If that’s the case, I would imagine some of the e-coupons are for identical products as clipped coupons and you’d save at the register AND in your account, which would be great!

    • Sandy – only the eCoupon money goes into your account. SavingStar does not touch or have anything to do with any other store loyalty programs. So same as before – only you now get the additional savings for the ecoupons in your account (which for right now can be a double dip with a paper mfg coupon as well :))

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