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SavingStar adding new stores including Walgreens, Target, Walmart & more!

Posted June 17, 2014, the cash back savings site, is adding new stores in July! Among the new stores is Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Dollar General & more! If you are new to, see the details below about how this program works.

If you are already a member of, you should have received an e-mail today with the announcement.  New stores that will be added to the list of current participating stores include: Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Dollar General, Kmart, Family Dollar, and a couple other stores that are not in the area.

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

They are not offering any other details at this time.  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?


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 Jun 18, 2014

    Yep I meant savingstar! Oops!

  • Dr D Jun 18, 2014

    Faye, did you mean to say that you e-mailed SavingStar? :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 17, 2014

    paintbananas - I did e-mail my contact at Checkout 51 today to see if they had any more info on how they will work the new stores without a reward card. Will let you know what she says.

    Dukefan - I agree. I am definitely happy to see Walgreens on that list finally.

  • Dukefan1 Jun 17, 2014

    Walgreens, especially, but I glad to see Target and Walmart too!

  • grafted Jun 17, 2014

    Target - yay!! I shop at several of the newly listed ones so anything to boost our savings is a good thing in my book!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 17, 2014

    paintbananas - they have not share that info yet. It may be like checkout 51 but we will just have to wait and see.

  • paintbananas Jun 17, 2014

    Any idea how they will add Walmart & Target without shopper rewards cards? Will it be a receipt Checkout 51-type thing or do we not know yet?

  • shrnhghs1 Jun 17, 2014

    Great News!!!!!

  • teecee Jun 16, 2014

    What good news !
    The more choices we have the more we can maximize our savings .