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Coupons Go Digital

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More people are using online coupons as a way to cut down their grocery bill. More people are using online coupons as a way to cut down their grocery bill.

The days of clipping out coupons are over as more supermarket chains are now offering digital coupons.

The technology is the greatest thing since sliced bread for some.

"It is a lot easier because you don't have to go buy a newspaper," says Joshua Ridings, "you can just pull out your phone."

While the technology has been out in the market for several years, major retailers have only begun to realize the value.

Most recently, Publix launched a system that lets shoppers browse savings online, virtually snip coupons out, and redeem the discounts automatically in the checkout lane.

"You don't even have to do anything" Ridings said.

Don't worry if you don't have access to computer.  There are many different Smartphone apps that carry scan-able coupons.

"It is kind of neat to be able to have your phone scanned," adds shopper Bill Reames.    

But retailers do have a word of caution: be careful of what you download because the internet is full of illegitimate deals.  Officials suggest consumers to look for coupons that come directly from the store or manufacturer.

"We try to do mostly deals that are free," says Ridings.

Through experience, Ridings has learned that digital coupons are easier to use, faster to sort and always within reach.

We found that most Upstate grocery stores either offer digital coupons or accept them.  But here are a few other sites our viewers recommend to check out:

Coupon Mom

Southern Savers

The Krazy Coupon Lady

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