Because without the awesome email coupons and discounts I get, I would basically be throwing money away.

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My email inbox is full. No, not because I’m popular, but because I love to save money. I’m practically allergic to paying full price for anything.

So I happily give up my email address to stores and businesses that I LIKE.. and I TRUST.. and only those that I LIKE and TRUST.

And they like me back with offers and coupons all the time.

If you want to get some great deals, here’s some advice:

1- Don’t be afraid to say no

Yeah, I know I’m doing a whole post about giving up your email address and my first bit of advice is to say no. But it’s because you should only give it to businesses that you like. But if they don’t fit into your lifestyle or money-saving goals, it’s fine to say ‘No thank you.’

2- You can opt out at any time

If you’re getting offers that you don’t want or feel like you’re getting bombarded with emails, you can always opt out. At the bottom of every marketing email you’ll find a link to Unsubscribe. Sometimes you have to dig for it, but it’s always there because it’s the law. I have unsubscribed to MANY marketing emails in order to only get what I want and actually use.

3- No printing necessary

For the most part, you no longer have to print a coupon to take it to the store. Most stores are now able to scan your email or code right from your phone. So the process is easier than ever.

And if you’re using the coupon to shop online, you can link to their webpage right from the ad.

4- Don’t forget to take advantage

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve checked out at a store, either in person or online, then kicked myself for forgetting that I had a coupon in my email. So before you shop, check.

5- Here are some companies that I get email offers from that I really use, often… and how you can sign up too.

Michaels

Get coupons via email, receipt-free returns and other perks. Register at the top right corner of the homepage.

(I don’t think I’ve ever bought anything at Michaels without using a coupon. Seriously. Ever. I’ve even logged into the website to grab coupons while standing in the checkout line.)

Walgreens

Get regular emails for discounts on the products you choose when you manage your subscription. Start by signing up at the very bottom of the homepage. I always use these emails discounts to print photos.

Schoola

(This is my referral link. I get compensation if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you and it does not impact the money for schools.)

Schoola is the best thrift-store shopping experience online because you can get great second-hand clothes and some of the money goes to schools. And on top of the already thrifty prices, they will email you even deeper discounts. Sign up at the top right corner of the homepage.

ThredUP

Another online thrift store. Get additional discounts with their email offers. Sign up in the pop-up window that opens shortly after you log on.

Old Navy

Get emails with coupons and discounts and get 30% off just by signing up. A window will pop up as soon as you log onto the website.

Crazy 8

You’ll get some good discounts in your email for kids’ clothing. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and put in you email address where it says ‘Sign Up Today.’

TJMaxx

Get invited to special store events and get free shipping for online shopping. Sign up in the pop-up window that opens shortly after you log on or click on Email Signup at the very top of the page.

Local Stores

Don’t think email offers are just for major, national store chains. Some of your favorite local stores may also do it. For these, you’ll need to sign up the old-fashioned way, in the store. But it can totally be worth it.

Discount Airlines

If you want to save a ton on airfare I would suggest signing up for emails from Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines. These no-frills, low-cost airlines will keep you updated on their dirt cheap airfare deals.

Do you subscribe to a store that sends out awesome email coupons or discounts? Let us all know in the comments below.

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