Many businesses send out coupon mailers for products and services you may already be using. Some stores print coupons on your receipts that can be used during your next visit. Some retailers even do price matching, and will sell you items at the same low price as a competitor, but you usually need to have proof of the lower price, like a sales flyer or the online item listing. Rules and policies will vary, so be sure to check with your store for their specific price-matching terms.
For the more tech-savvy, there are many apps and online resources to help you save. Retail Me Not and Honey hunt down discounts and coupon codes for you. Rakuten pays you back for shopping through their portal. Programs like Upside and Checkout 51 even offer cash back for things you’re likely already spending money on: groceries, gas, and restaurants. Many stores have also have individual rewards programs or additional savings through their website or mobile app.
If you typically use a debit or credit card to pay for your items, it’s worth checking your financial institution’s app or website for deals. Many cards offer a variety of short term deals for cash back or bonus rewards when shopping with that card at specific retailers, but you have to activate the offers to receive the benefits. Sometimes you can even use these card bonus benefits with one of the other options above and stack your savings!