Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Want to Save Money and Go Green?

Want to Save Money and Go Green?

Today it seems like everyone is interested in saving money anywhere they can. Saving money on every day items at your grocery store is a great way to start. Using your mobile phone to carry the coupons is the perfect way to "go green" and save many resources.

Lately there has been a lot of buzz online and on television about how much money people are saving by using coupons.The trouble is, there are so many sites online that offer coupons that it can get a little confusing. On the bright side, the best sites are very user friendly. All you have to do is enter your email address and create an account. Then you can select how often you want an email delivered with the newest coupons in your zip code or city. Here are 4 coupon websites  worth bookmarking: Cellfire can be used two ways: by adding coupons to your local grocery store savings cards or by using your cell phone. You can add coupons to your local grocery store savings card by inputting your grocery store(s) savings card(s) information, and then clicking to add the coupons you want to use to your card. The coupons are then automatically added to your grocery store savings card and your extra savings will show up when you check out. If you want to use Cellfire on your cellphone, simply download their application to your phone, browse the available coupons, select the coupon you would like to use, and show whatever comes up on your phone's screen to the cashier. (The cashier will then key-in the code) The beauty of this site is that it offers a wide variety of coupons. You can get online coupon codes, print coupons out to take to your store, get free samples, and more. You can also organize your coupons using their virtual organizer, and customize the types of weekly emails you would like. Don't miss the tutorial with fantastic and helpful information that will help you "Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half!" This site makes it very easy to browse all available coupons. You can browse all national manufacture/retailer coupons as well as area specific coupons. Just select the coupons you would like to use, print them out, and take them with you to your local store. also allows you to add coupons directly to your grocery store savings card(s) so provide them with complete information. By adding your store card information you may not have to print the coupons out and again, go green. This site is perfect for online shoppers. Browse all the available retailers (Amazon, Vistaprint, Home Depot, Target, Etc.) and the coupons they're offering, shop their online stores, enter your coupon code, and receive your savings at the check out. The site is updated three times daily so the most current coupons are always at your fingertips. The staff tests the coupon codes to ensure that they will work when you do your shopping. (Note: these big saving coupons cannot be used in stores.)


The world of virtual coupons is constantly changing and making progress. New companies are adding coupons every day. Cell phone coupons (or mobile coupons) are expected to become increasingly popular in the very near future. Many companies are conducting trials of scanner-based coupons that can be scanned directly from your phone's screen. Target is one of few retailers that currently has scanner-based mobile coupon offers you can redeem directly from your phone's screen. says, "Shoppers interested in Target's program must 'opt in' by registering at the company's online or mobile websites, or by texting the word "COUPONS" to 827438... Once registered, shoppers receive a text message on their phones with a link to a mobile Web page with various offers, which can all be accessed through a single bar code. Target says the program works with any phone that has a browser and data plan."

The word is going digital! Get prepared to start seeing important information on a 4 x 6 screen as the "mobi" world becomes part of everyday life.

Have some fun with this concept, share with your customers and save resources and go green!

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Comment balloon 19 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • May 19 2010 09:19AM


Carra, this is interesting and the coupon shoppers will flock to these websites!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 10 years ago

Caren ~It was fun learning about all of them and it is really easy... so great to share with our customers and clients as we evolve into digital citizens. Everyday it seems like something new that helps in many ways to conserve resources.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra-there are a couple on this list I hadn't see/used before.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Carra, You are right about online coupons and the ease of use with cell phones - thanks for the links!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 10 years ago

Thanks for compling this.  My Mom was a coupon clipper.  She'd be amazed by this!!  I notice some of my local stores are emailing their weekly specials now!  GOOD for them. 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 10 years ago

Carra:  I had never heard of virtual coupons before.  And I love ordinary coupons.  A whole new whoel just opened up.  Maybe now I can finally get my husband interested in coupons.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

Carra:  You never cease to amaze me with the depth of your interests and information!  Who needs a dictionary, encyclopedia, or Google????  I've got you!!!  Amazing info on the coupons.  Passing it on to the Dept. Chairman of the Groceries in our house ... Marilyn.


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 10 years ago

Cindy ~ As the world turns... I probably should have put this in part of the Cosmic Shift Happens series.. as we use our smart phones for EVERYTHING!

Susan ~  Now for a post on how you used them and saved hundreds:)

Carla ~ It makes good financial business sense to go digital with the marketing and the sale information.

Chris Ann~  I think it will be a global movement.. people will be looking online for discounts before they buy anything.  The new apps make it so easy.  Marketing will go to a whole new level.

Gene ~ Just trying to "connect the dots"  in the new digital world.  Hope Marilyn thinks it will be useful.. the problem will all this new technology is the learning curve.  One just has to take the time to see what works in their world and makes sense.  At least this is something fun everyone can share with their clients and it will save money at the same time going green!  You just never know what I am going to post about next ;)  Got to keep you on your toes! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra this is a great list!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 10 years ago

Good stuff Carra - just what my readers like to see.  Can you say reblog!  Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 10 years ago

Wow Carra, this is amaizing.  I didn't know there was coupons yo'u could use on your phone.  Well, wait a minute.  You can text a code at Applebee's and get $5 off your meal, so I guess I have used it before! Thanks!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Debra ~ Now I have to use it!  :)

Anna~  It's fun to share new things like this.. thank you for the re-blog! 

Evelyn ~ Wow.. that's a new one on me.. You should do a post on that.. would love to see the details and share with friends too!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

We've used all except I'll have to add that one to our list.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 10 years ago

Going green Cara?  You can reduce your carbon footprint by 50% by going vegaterian.  Thanks for the great post.  Please remember Cliff Kavanaugh at Charlottesville referral time.

Posted by Cliff Kavanaugh, - 434-466-5128 - (Keller Williams Realty of Charlottesville Virginia) over 10 years ago

Jim~ Yea.. fun to share something new with you!  You always are so good at sharing new fun stuff with us! 

Cliff ~ a lofty goal.. I really don't eat much red meat anymore... mostly chicken and fish so it's a start :)Will go check you out right now!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago

Carra, this is great info and good for a relob for family and friends.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 10 years ago

Carra, this is a post that speaks to my wife, the queen of coupon shopping. She comes in with bags of stuff and starts to hold up guess what items (Guess what I paid for these?) and then shows me a 4 foot long tape receipt and a final tally that's 40% of the total bill. The sad part is we are only 2 people but she 'just had to get it because it was on sale and I had a coupon for $200 off'

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Howdy and evenin to ya Carra

This sure is a mighty fine tip, to help folks be more green. I'll sure have to look into each of these here sites. I'm also go-en re-blog your mighty fine blog post.

Have a good one

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Rebecca ~ it is fun to share this type of information.. I think everyone likes to save!

Ed ~ Your wife is my kind of "power shopper"  It was on sale so I needed it!  I understand! With the the new connections could be that everything you want to buy can be on sale!  Just look for the coupon.

Dale ~  thanks for the re-blog.  I know you are a very "Green"guy and it is important that everyone start thinking that way!  Each time people read something green it helps come to the front of consciousness.


Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 10 years ago