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New SavingStar stores coming in next 2 weeks!

Posted June 30, 2014

As I posted in mid-June,, the cash back savings site, is adding new stores! They just announced that the new stores will go live in 1 to 2 weeks!  Among the new stores is Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Dollar General, Family Dollar & more! If you are new to, see the details below about how this program works.

You can already use the cash back site at CVS, Rite Aid, Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Kroger.

Since most of the new stores do not have reward cards, it will be interesting to see how they will track the purchases so users can redeem the offers. As we find out more information, I will let you know.

Personally, I am very pleased to see that Walgreens is being added to the list!  Which stores are you glad to see being added to the lineup of participating options?

There will also be a number of new SavingStar cash back offers available starting tomorrow, July 1!

New to SavingStar? Here is how it works: allows you to register your store reward cards and then load digital coupons to your store reward card. What is unique about this program is that the coupon discount does not come off at the register. The savings are added to your SavingStar account and when it reaches $5, you can cash the savings in for a gift card. You can choose to receive an Amazon gift card, have the money deposited into your Paypal account or checking account or donate it to

When you sign up for the program, you will enter the reward card numbers for the reward cards you wish to register. Then, they will automatically link the eCoupons you select to all of your cards. Participating stores in our area include CVS, Rite Aid, Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Kroger. They also have iPhone and Android apps available.

According to the 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. Although it does not say on the site, you should be able to use paper coupons with no issue in addition to these coupons.  See more details and sign up at


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 1, 2014

    I found some info on their website about how they will probably handle the new stores that don't have a rewards card. This is how they handle other stores that don't have a card. They have a special Upromise card that you get at the store and then enter on your SavingStar account to track purchases for that store. You don't have to be a Upromise member. Savingstar was develped by Upromise. Here is the info:

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 1, 2014

    Grandview - HT savingstar offers take the longest. You are right. I usually get them in 2 - 3 weeks. Their website indicates that you will get cash back in 2 - 20 days.

  • tarheelswin Jul 1, 2014

    I've found it takes about 2 weeks for HT SavingStar credits to load to my account.

  • Grandview Jul 1, 2014

    I love HT, but it takes my HT SavingStar rebates forever to credit - I get confused about whether I actually bought the item. Food Lion SavingStar credits are much faster for me.

  • terminalwriter Jun 30, 2014

    I'm curious how long it takes others to get rebates from Savings Star, I know it says up to 30 days, but I redeemed some last week and am used to the quick redemption of ibotta and others.

  • srdixon Jun 30, 2014

    So excited about this! It will hopefully make those offers for Ziploc and other items that are much more expensive at the grocery stores a better deal at places like Walmart!