Like many people, I love coupons! I’m just so bad at remembering to use them! I’ll sometimes sit down on a Sunday morning with a nice hot cup of coffee and some newspaper inserts. I’ll cut out and organize all the coupons that I think I’m going to use, only to put them in an envelope and leave them on my kitchen counter when I go shopping, lol. Thank goodness for digital coupons that I can access on my phone.

I’m also always on the hunt for discount coupon codes or free shipping offers before ordering anything online. I will always look for a deal before I order anything!

How about you? Do you use coupons? If so, which type do you use most often, paper or digital? Let me know by leaving a comment. I would love to hear from you!

Coupon Fun Facts

In an article on, they shared some interesting coupon usage statistics. Let’s take a look.

  • 45% of consumers report using coupons often, if not always.
  • 62% of consumers check store circulars for coupons to match items on their shopping list.
  • 93% of consumers use paper coupons while 75% use paperless coupons.
  • 67% of consumers made an unplanned purchase solely because of a coupon or discount.
  • 81% of consumers would take additional action, such as enrolling in a loyalty program, to redeem a rebate or coupon.
  • 50% of consumers use digital coupons while shopping in-store.
  • 82% of consumers redeem a digital coupon within a week of being clipped and 30% redeem these within a day.

Coupon/Deals Tips for NCP Panel Members

Here are some scanning tips regarding coupons and deals for panel members:

If you purchase items using a special deal like a coupon, discount, or store sale, please make sure you enter that information when you’re scanning the purchases. Manufacturers and retailers really want to know what types of deals you’re using/getting when you buy their products.

As you know, many coupons have a barcode on them. Although we want you to tell us about any coupons you use, please don’t scan the barcode on a coupon. Even if the NCP handheld scanner or NCPMobile App accepts the barcode, the information is not readable to us and we cannot use it.

NCP has a helpful tutorial about coupons and deals, check it out in the “Community Center” section on the homepage of

We also have a video on this subject on our YouTube channel. Click here to view the video!

I hope you found all of this information about coupons and deals to be helpful.

Now, let me get back to clipping my coupons (and forgetting to use them, lol).

Have a great day, and happy “deal” shopping!

Best Regards,


Mother using smart phone to pay for purchases in store

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