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Consumers have always been conscientious about their everyday spending habits. Since 1887, when the Coca-Cola company first introduced coupons to the public, shoppers have sought ways to save. Customers have used coupons for over 100 years to put a little bit of money back in their pockets, but many are unaware of the ways that some coupons can do even more than provide a bit of savings.

Upromise online coupons is one of the best places to start for those consumers who desire to save money. Shoppers simply set up an online account through Upromise. Each time a purchase is made through the program or its partners, a percentage of the money spent is placed into a savings account. This money can be used as part of a college savings plan, to pay down debt, or can be released in the form of a check. Those who wish to be Good Samaritans can also transfer the money to others. This is a popular choice for grandparents who wish to help support their grandchildren’s college savings accounts.

Purchase a coupon book from a local school or organization to directly help an organization that desperately needs funding. The Entertainment Book is one of the more popular coupon books sold by fundraisers. This compilation of coupons often includes businesses of all types from throughout a region.

Many schools and athletic programs also partner with area shops and restaurants to offer discounts on products that are already used on a regular basis. Those who are interested in making these types of purchases should check with the local PTA to find out if their school fundraiser includes coupons.

Coupons are not the only items that allow shoppers to save while contributing to a good cause. Many local organizations offer discounted items as fundraisers. One school fundraiser is the sale of magazines. These subscriptions can be offered at a steep discount of up to 50 percent or more.

There are also several online companies that give money to charity when consumers shop online through their portals. Unlike Upromise online coupons, these organizations do not put money directly in the hands of the consumer. Instead, shoppers may choose a specific charity or can have funds spread out to a variety of good causes.

Saving money is excellent for consumers who wish to stretch their dollars as far as possible. Consumerism is good for the economy, while keeping spending habits in check is good for the future. When shoppers use programs that allow them to save money while doing good deeds, everybody wins.

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  1. Robin (170 comments)

    My son’s cub scouts pack does a family night at Friendly’s, which we all love because we are giving to a good cause and we all love Friendly’s, so it’s a win/win.
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