I’ve gotten a few questions about eCoupons and how to use them, so I figured I’d give everone a brief rundown of what they are and how to accesss and use them. Please feel free to ask addtional questions!
Cellfire: These coupons are specifically for ShopRite only. (At least in CT.) When you register, you need to give them a cellphone number. If you don’t have a cellphone, just use a land line number. They have never sold my number to anyone and I don’t get telemarketers calling me ever. Once you register withe Cellfire, you register your ShopRite loyalty card number on the site. Then you can select coupons you want to download onto your card. I usually download all of them because I never know what I might buy. When you buy a product that has a Cellfire coupon attached to it, the amount of the coupon comes off your bill. You can also use paper coupons on the same item, so it’s like getting a bonus!
Upromise: You can register loyalty cards for all the drug stores and grocery stores on Upromise. When you download the coupons, they get attached to any of all of the cards you register. However, once you buy the product and the coupon gets used, it is not longer available. For example, if you have a Upromise eCoupon for Bountry towels and then purchase Bounty towels at CVS, the coupon is used. If you then purchase Bounty towels at ShopRite, you won’t be able to “get” the coupon again. Please note the amount of a Upromise coupon does not come off your bill. The money is deposited into an account, which you can then use to pay off a student loan, pay for tuition, or request a check be mailed to you. Just like with Cellfire coupons, you can also use paper coupons.
Savingstar: Savingstar eCoupons are similar to Upromise eCoupons in that you can register all your loyalty cards. In addition, the money for the coupons doesn’t come off your bill, but goes into an account. Once you reach $5.00 in your account, you can request a PayPal gift card, a bank deposit or an Amazon.com gift card. Like Cellfire and Upromise, you can use paper coupons, too.
Personally, I am registered for all three programs and download all the eCoupons whenever new ones pop up. I don’t go out of my way to redeem them, but sort of forget they are on my cards. When I do see I have indeed used one, it’s like an added bonus!