Heard of Savings Angel yet?
It’s a grocery coupon program designed to help new users of grocery shopping coupons (and us old pros) efficiently find deals and manage time.
Read on to hear a review of this program from a frugal grocery shopper.
The folks at Savings Angel were nice enough to set me up with a free account to let me see how this grocery coupon program really works.
Even though they are quite a popular site, I had never heard of them before, and honestly (between you and me) I thought this was something that other sites have done before, and have done well enough not to reinvent the wheel.
Boy was I in for a surprise!A good one!
Savings Angel is not like all those other grocery coupon programs out there.
First, not only do they do a phenomenal job of finding deals and matching coupons in dozens of retailers nationwide (more than I’ve seen any other service come close to), but they also offer an unbelievable support system to users, which is incredibly helpful for newbies.
I wish someone had held my hand and walked me through the ropes a decade ago! Just imagine how much more money I could have saved!
There are many reasons why you would want to use SavingsAngel to become a frugal grocery shopper. To make it easy, I’ve listed my top 10 reasons to do so.
Top 10 Reasons to Use Savings Angel
1. Your Time is Valuable
Let’s face it. Moms are the most time pressed people on earth! Between duties to the kids, the husband, the house, and the finances, there is little more time to be scouring the internet looking for deals on grocery shopping coupons, minutes before you need to head out the door to pick up food.
I love coupon shopping, I always have, and I always will, but the major drawback to it is how time consuming it actually is. I have literally spent 10+ hours per week in the past hunting down deals, then matching coupons to them, then trying to find the darn coupons, all in preparation to drive to the store and get my goodies. Honestly, over the years, I tend to fall in and out of rigorous coupon usage, mainly due to the overwhelming task of organization.
But that’s where Savings Angel steps in. They find the deals for me! And even tell me where to find my coupons, whether they are online printable coupons (they provide the link) or Sunday paper coupons (they tell me what day they came out in the paper).
2. Top Deals Newsletter
And it gets even easier! Every week, they send me a newsletter with the top deals and sales in it! This gets me up, awake, and ready to go! This newsletter sets me down the path to couponing each week.
Of course, I can easily log into the SavingsAngel.com website any time I want to to get info on this week’s deals. And sometimes, I can even preview deals for upcoming weeks to get a jump start on acquiring more coupons (though this is strictly a “use at your own risk” type scenario as nothing is 100% finalized yet).
3. National Stores
I think of all the things about Savings Angel I like, the most important is the sheer number of stores that are profiled each week, far more than any other service I have ever seen. This is important, as you want everything in one spot!
They have all the basics: Target, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, plus local stores like Publix, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Kroger and Meijer. All my stores were featured save one (alas, no coupon friendly HEB, but its a Texas only chain) which makes my coupon matching a breeze.
4. Printable Lists
This is a big one for me! I tend to be rather disorganized, so having the ability to click a check-mark on products I’m interested in purchasing, and having all my products print out on one page is a lifesaver for me!
There they are: stores, sales, coupons to match, amount of money saved (or made) all in one simple list.
I was really impressed by the amount of training Savings Angel gives its members. Becoming a frugal grocery shopper is something that anyone can do, but there is a learning curve involved. This grocery coupon program walks new users not only through the Savings Angel system with video lessons, but also through the ins and outs of grocery shopping coupon usage itself.
6. Angel Mentor
The Savings Angel Angel Mentor was the icing on the cake for me. A nice girl, Rae, called me a few days after my membership was activated to see if I had any questions about Savings Angel or couponing in general. A real person! She explained she was my mentor, and there to assist me if I needed it. Whoa! This grocery shopping program cares about me!
And its not just me. Every member of SavingsAngel.com who wants one is matched with an Angel Mentor; what a great way to make sure that you are comfortable with grocery shopping coupons.
7. Active Community Forums
As if the mentor program wasn’t enough, there is also a very active community forum where members can ask questions (and get answers) and share other great deals like freebies, contests, and internet specials.
8. Prizes and Giveaways
I’m into social networking, in particular, Facebook. Savings Angel has a great following there, and has little contests here and there for doing something you do anyways: network. Just a fun way to get you talking about this great grocery shopping program.
9. Money Back Guarantee
Yes, a membership with SavingsAngel.com does cost money. But, it does come with a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied in the first month. And if you are satisfied (and I’m sure you will be) well, you get your second month free! There are no contracts or anything like that; cancel anytime. But I doubt you will. Its just too nice of a grocery shopping program to consider canceling.
10. You Can Get it Free with Referrals
But why pay for it when you can get it for free? Savings Angel has a fantastic referral program that allows you to refer your friends – or strangers you meet in the grocery store – and get your membership for free.
So the next time you’re in line at the grocery store, holding up the people behind you as you hand your 3 inch stack of coupons to the cashier, tell those people about Savings Angel. Hand them the bottom of your printable coupon list that has your membership info on it, and when they sign up, you get cash!
With the economy the way it is today, all kinds of people who never before would even dream of clipping a coupon are now fascinated with the thought of getting stuff free! Before you know it, your Savings Angel membership with be free to you as well.
So those are my top 10 reasons for becoming a member at Savings Angel, but I bet you can find 100 more. Though they did set me up to try this system free, I would gladly pay for it, as it is a valuable, time-saving resource for all frugal coupon shoppers.
Give it a try! You have nothing to lose (except your high grocery bill).