I’m obsessed with couponing, follow my tips and you can easily save £7.5k this year

A WOMAN who is obsessed with couponing has claimed it can save you £7,500 this year.

TikTok user Karla, who posts under @karlasavings, uploaded a series of videos showing how she doesn’t pay full price for items.


In a video, she wrote: “Your 2022 is going to be amazing because you’re going to start saving over $10k (£7.5k) a year by couponing.”

Karla shared how she was fired from her job after returning after maternity leave and was left in a panic as to how their family would survive financially.

She explained how she had three children and they were living off one income at the time.

The mum revealed they “survived by couponing all our needs”. 

She added: “Having 2 babies in diapers is what really pushed me to coupon.”

Karla advised that you can start couponing by finding a popular store that you shop at then search for influencers who coupon there.

Although the US-based mum suggested stores such as Walmart, there are bargain hunters such as Holly Smith, who runs Coupon Queen, and frequently posts about UK shops.

One of the ways she saves money is with Amazon pricing glitches and freebies.

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Blogger and deals hunter Holly reckons she has saved around £20,000 in this way throughout her four pregnancies.

Karla’s second tip was to use loyalty cards and frequently scan supermarket apps to find their current promotions and discounts.

Many people seemed keen to start saving money by couponing this year, with one saying: “Excited to learn.”

Another added: “I’m going to do it.”

How to find top bargain deals

FINDING deals and offers can be tricky if you don’t know where to look.

Here's a list of hacks you can use to become a bargain hunting pro and save on your shopping bill:

Join Facebook groups – Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, Latest Deals and Reduce Your Supermarket Spend are all Facebook groups helping you reduce your spending and find good deals

Get following – Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its newsletters to get the latest on any offers

Check hotukdeals – The deal-sharing website lists offers as they're spotted by savvy shoppers

Use barcode scanners – Retailers such as B&M let shoppers scan the barcodes on its app to see if it's actually cheaper than the price listed on the shelf

Holly previously explained how she cut her food shop from nearly £100 to £28 by eating food past its "best before" date.

And she revealed she's mortgage-free at 35 thanks to her savvy spending.

Meanwhile, another savvy mum saved £90 on her B&M haul thanks to a secret scanner app you can use.


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