Ecoupons 101

The word eCoupon, actually stands for electronic coupon. eCoupons come from services like Cellfire, Shortcuts, Proctor & Gamble, and Unilever. Typically, you just go to one of these sites on your PC or your cell phone, enter in your grocery loyalty card number, choose the coupons you want and then they are added to your card automagically. Next time you shop and use your loyalty card, you’ll see savings automatically show up on your receipt. The best part? You can use manufacturer’s coupons for the same product in conjunction with the ecoupon. So, say you found a coupon good for $1.00 off Huggies diapers on Shortcuts.com, plus a coupon good for $2.50 off in the Sunday paper, you can use both coupons on the same item, saving you a total of $3.50.

How to Use eCoupons:
1.) Go to your grocery store website, and see which eCoupons programs your store uses. My local grocery stores is Safeway, so it uses Shortcuts, Proctor & Gamble  eSaver, and Cellfire.
2.) Dig your grocery store loyalty card out of your wallet
3.) Join the applicable eCoupons services for your local grocery store, entering your loyalty card number when asked to do so
4.) Load the coupons you want on your card (typically you can only load 50 at a time, so load the coupons you’ll actually use)
5.) Look for sales and manufacturer’s coupons to couple with the eCoupons
6.) Shop & check your receipt for savings!

eCouponing Tips:
– Remember, you only have one eCoupon, so don’t go buying 5 of an item thinking you’ll get .50 cents off each one
– Bring a list with you to the grocery store. You need to make sure you have the correct brand and exact size for the coupon to work. A lot of the eCouponing services offer lists so that you can remember which ones you have loaded on your loyalty / shoppers card.
– Find manufacturer’s coupons online or in the Sunday paper to increase your savings.


eCoupon Savings for the Month of August, 2009

Cellfire Coupons – Coupons Expire August 24, 2009
Participating stores: Safeway

Cottonelle®: Save $.25 on any ONE (1) 4-pack or Larger COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper.
Huggies® Diapers: Save $1.00 on any package of Huggies® Diapers.
Hamburger Helper®: Save $.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper® Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals.
Betty Crocker® Fruit Snacks: Save $.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz ® Fruit.
Nature Valley Granola Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.
Fiber One® Bars: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars.
Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix: Save $.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker® Cookie Mix.
Betty Crocker® Supreme Brownie Mix: Save $.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.
Trix® Cereal: Save $.55 when you buy Trix® cereal.
Honey Nut Cheerios®: Save $1.00 when you buy Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal.
Chex Mix®: Save $.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.
Betty Crocker® Cake and Frosting: Save $.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Frosting (any flavors/varieties).
Yoplait Kids Zone: Save $.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed: Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt – Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt.
Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Shapes: Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Shapes.
Yoplait Cups: Save $.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothies.
Betty Crocker® Warm Delights: Save $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.
Yoplait® Fiber One®: Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Fiber One® Yogurt Multipacks.
Chex Mix® Bars: Save $.60 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Chex Mix® Bars.
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters: Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.
*Chex Mix® Flavors: Save $1.00 when you buy any 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Barbecue OR Sour Cream & Onion Chex Mix®.
*Coleman Natural Hot Dogs: Save $1 when purchasing a pack of nitrate-free Coleman Natural Beef Hot Dogs.
*Coleman Natural Bacon: Save $1 when purchasing a nitrate-free Coleman Natural Hickory Smoked Bacon.
*(Indicates regional deals that are available only in some areas. Please check cellfire.com for details).

Proctor & Gamble eCoupons – Coupons Expire August 31, 2009
Participating stores: Safeway

Save .50 on two cans of Pringles
Save $10.00 on Crest Whitestrips
Save $1.00 on Nice ‘n Easy
Save $1.00 on Always Pads
Save .25 on Bounty paper towels
Save $1.00 on Old Spice deodorant or body wash
Save $1.00 on Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner or styler
Save $1.00 on Cheer
Save $.50 on Cascade
Save $.50 on Tampax
Save $2.00 on Aussie Hair care products
Save $1.00 on any on Pantene Restoratives or Expressions
Save $1.00 on Febreeze
Save $1.00 on Gain
Save $2.00 on Metamucil
Save $2.00 on Gillette Venus Razors

Shortcuts eCoupons – Coupons Expires Augst 27-September 30, 2009
Coupons can be used at Kroger and Safeway affiliate stores.

SAVE $.60 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Chex Mix® Bars
SAVE $.50 ON TWO when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Romano’s Macaroni Grill® Restaurant Favorites
SAVE $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights®
SAVE $2.00 on ONE On any ONE (1) PULL-UPS® Training Pants (Jumbo Pack or larger)
SAVE $.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One™ Box Muffin Mix
SAVE $2.50 off any ONE (1) PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® Treat for Dogs
SAVE $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars
SAVE $.55 when you buy MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal
SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) pack of Energizer® brand batteries

Unilever Coupons
Participating stores: Kroger, King Soopers, Fry’s, Smith’s, Dillons, JayC, and City Market.

$1 off on 2 Careess Products
$1.50 off on 2 Degree Deodorant
$.75 off on Dove Hair Care, Beauty Bar or Body Wash
$.40 off on Lever 2000 Bar Soap (2 pack) or Body Wash
$.50 off on Q-Tips
$.55 off on 2 Suave Deodorant Products
$.65 off on 2 Suave Body Wash Products
$1 off on 2 Sunsilk Products
$1 off on 2 Vaseline Products
$1 off on Bertolli Frozen Product
$.50 off on Bertolli Pasta Sauce
$.25 off on Breyers Products (1.5 – 1.75 quart)
$.25 off on Hellman’s Mayo
$1.35 off on 2 Country Crock Side Dishes
$.50 off on Shedds Spread Country Crock Spread (22 oz)
$.25 off on I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
$1 off on 2 Klondike Products
$1 off on 4 Knorr Sides
$.50 off on 2 Knorr Lipton Dry Soup, Bouillion, or Gravy Products
$.40 off on Lipton Tea Products
$.75 off on Ponds Products
$.75 off on 2 Popsicle Products
$.75 off on 2 Promise Spreads
$.50 off on Ragu Pasta Sauce (16 oz)
$.60 off on 2 Skippy Peanut Butter (15-16.3 oz)
$.50 off on Slim-Fast Products (excludes single bars/shakes)
$.25 off on Wishbone Salad Dressing

uPromise eCoupons – coupon savings amount will be added to college savings account
$1/1 Bic Comfort 3 Advance Shavers
$1.50/1 Bic Soleil Bella/MC 4 Shavers
$1/1 Blue Bunny Aspen Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars
$1/1 Blue Bunny Sedona Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars
$0.50/1 Bounty Paper Towels
$1.25/3 Cabot Cheese Bars
$1/1 Charmin Fresh Mates
$1/1 Charmin MegaRoll
$1/1 Charmin Plus Lotion
$1.50/1 Chiquita Bites Multipack or Family Pack
$0.75/1 Elmer’s Paint by Number or Marker by Number
$0.75/2 Elmer’s Washable Glue Sticks
$0.50/1 Farmland Bacon
$1/1 Fisher Fusions Snack Mixes
$0.75/1 Glass Plus
$1/1 Gold Bond Anti-Itch Cream
$2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Protection Lotion
$1/1 Gold Bond Baby Powder
$1/1 Gold Bond Foot Care Item
$1/1 Gold Bond Lotion
$1/1 Gold Bond Medicated Powder
$2/1 Gold Bond Pain Relieving Foot Cream
$1/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Powder
$2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Protection Lotion
$2/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Soothing Lotion
$0.75/1 Honey Bunches of Oats Pecan Bunches
$1.50/1 Huggies or Huggies Supreme Diapers
$1/1 Krusteaz Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast Mix with CoroWise
$0.75/1 Lime-A-Way
$0.45/1 Little Debbie 100 Calorie Cakes
$0.75/1 Little Debbie Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
$0.50/1 No Yolks Egg White Pasta
$1/2 Palermo’s Primo Thin, Rustico or Hearth Italia Pizza
$0.40/1 Palmolive Pure & Clear Dish Liquid
$3/2 Similac Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula
$0.50/1 Sister Schubert’s Product
$1/1 Snyder’s Lunch Packs
$1/2 Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels Specials
$0.50/1 Spray n’ Wash
$1.50/1 Spray n’ Wash Bright & White
$0.55/1 Sun Belt Hearty Grain Cookies
$1/2 Various Post Kids Cereals
$0.75/1 Wacky Mac
$0.50/1 Wacky Mac & Cheese Dinner
$1/1 Weight Watchers Frozen Novelty
$1/2 Weight Watchers Ice Cream Multi-Packs