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Changes to SavingStar Friday Freebie offers

Posted April 20, 2015 is making some changes to their Friday Freebie offer each week. It will no longer be available every Friday. Instead, they are going to offer it on different days at different times. It appears there will be a limited number of Freebie offers that can be claimed so you want to make sure you activate it as soon as possible after it becomes available.

In order to get advance notice of the Freebies before they are available to load, you can now earn Premier Saver status by redeeming 6 qualifying offers per month. The Tuesday Healthy Offer offers are not qualifying.

Read all the details about the changes in the following e-mail they sent to members today:

Dear SavingStar Member,

Starting in May, the day and frequency of our 100% cash-back Freebie offers will change. Instead of appearing every Friday, Freebies can appear at any time.

New! Premier Saver Status
Want to be first to know when our Freebies are coming? Earn our new SavingStar Premier Saver status and you'll get advance notice of Freebies before they go live on our site and app, and before the limited quantities are gone. In order to achieve and maintain Premier Saver status, redeem 6 qualifying* offers each calendar month and we'll notify you before anyone else about the next calendar month's Freebies!

Redeem 6 or more qualifying* offers by April 30th to achieve Premier Saver status before the Freebies change begins. Remember to be on the lookout for Freebies on or our mobile app starting in May.

Thanks for using SavingStar! Stay tuned as we add more offers and bonuses in the coming months.

The SavingStar Team

*Qualifying offers do not include Healthy Offer of the Week or Freebies

New to SavingStar? Here is how it works: is a cash back coupon site. You don't print out a coupon to redeem at the register. You enter your store reward card numbers on the website, then load digital coupons to your reward cards and buy the participating products at any of the participating stores.

There are 2 types of redemption methods, depending on the store.

1. With CVS, Rite Aid, Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods & Food Lion, the redemption is automatic. Once you load the cash back offers to your account and buy the products, no additional action is required on your part to get the cash back in to your SavingStar account. The coupon savings are added to your SavingStar account a couple weeks after your purchase. You will get an e-mail from Savingstar when they have added savings to your account.

2. With Kroger, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Family Dollar, you will need to take an extra step after you buy the offers you have loaded on to your account. After purchase, you need to scan the product barcode and take a photo of the receipt through their app and submit it to get your cash back. Although this is an extra step, it doesn't really take much time at all.

Once you have accrued $5 worth of savings in your SavingStar account, you can cash in the savings. You can choose to receive an Amazon gift card, have the money deposited into your Paypal account or checking account or donate it to a non-profit organization.

According to their website, new coupons will become available at the first of every month. Savings will usually show up in your account between 2 days and 2 weeks depending on how long it takes the stores to give SavingStar the information. These coupons will not double. They also have iPhone and Android apps available.

You can sign up for the program and see more information at

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