Are you a coupon shopper? I’m not talking about the extreme couponers you see on television (I am very impressed with their skills!). I’m talking about the casual couponer – the type of person who visits brand websites on a weekly basis to print out new coupons and who scans the coupon section of the Sunday paper. That is the type of couponer I am.
Clipping coupons can save you a lot of money. Unfortuanlty I don’t always have the time to search the web for coupons. I can have coupons automatically e-mailed to me, but I still have the scroll through them to see which ones I want/need, plus I have to print and cut them out.
Imagine if you could have coupons instantly sent to you AND printed out without having to do a thing? You can with the HP Savings Center.
I was sent to review an HP ENVY 5530 printer. I already had an HP printer so I knew that I was going to receive a great printer. I have never had an HP printer that I didn’t like.
What is great about this printer is that this e-All-in-One printer can keep track of our ink usage and let HP know when you are running low. If you are signed up for the HP Instant Ink program the ink will show up in your mailbox. There is no need to re-order or run to the store. It’s done automatically for you.
This printer is also Wi-Fi enabled which means it can receive information from various sources, not just your computer.
I’m going to write more about this program in another post. For now I want to focus on the cool things you can do at the HP Savings Center website.
The HP Savings Center offers enables consumers with web enabled printers to select and print out coupons that will print out AUTOMATICALLY week after week. You don’t have to worry about searching the internet for coupons – the coupons are sent to your printer and printed out for you – even if you are not home. Best of all the service is FREE and super easy to use.
The first thing you need to do is set up an account. Next, follow the online instructions to give the system an idea of your family members and the type of offers you would like to receive. The reason why the system wants to know about family members is so that it knows to send you coupons for baby products (if you have a baby), men’s or women’s products (in case you are single or have a significant other) and what kind of pets that you can so you can receive pet offers too.
The program would also like to know what types of coupons you would like to receive. If you only wanted food related coupons you can sign up for that. Or you can include other coupons like household, fashion and even coupons from local retailers.
Simply click on the “thumbs up” if you would like to receive those types of coupons, or a “thumbs down” if they are of no interest to you. As you can there are A LOT of different types of coupons you can receive. As you are signing up you can also see how many available offers (coupons) there is available in each category. As you can see in the above screen shot there are 149 offers for Home Improvement & Maintenance and 30 offers in the Pets category.
Once you sign up you can check out the current available offers and “clip” which ones you want. When you are ready you can print the out. There is even a section that shows you how much money you are saving in coupons.
The coupon offers come from Coupons.com which many people might be familiar with.
As you can see the coupons found at the HP Savings Center are so much more than grocery coupons.
Another great feature of the HP Savings Center is that you can set up when you want the coupons printed out. You can schedule a time/day that works best for you. The only thing you need to do is make sure your printer is on (don’t worry, it will go into sleep mode when not in use to conserve power). I would also recommend making sure that paper slider (whatever it’s called) – the thing that stops the printed paper from flying out of the printer – is set up. I learned that lesson the hard way when a half a dozen pages printed out and scattered all over the floor.
The printer also fits as many coupons per page as possible so you don’t waste paper. I like that feature. I have printed out coupons in the past that use an entire piece of paper for one little coupon. It’s such a waste. With the coupons from the HP Savings Center the coupons fill up the entire page.
Even if I’m not home, or if I forget out it, coupons will be sent to my printer and printed out for me. All I need to do is bring them to the store with me. You can clip them out if you want or just bring whole page to the store with you (the clerks appreciate it when they are clipped). I would much rather spend 5 minutes clipping coupons instead of 5 hours searching the Internet for them.
The HP Savings Center coupon program is FREE, easy to set up and VERY convenient. I find myself using coupons a lot more now that most of the work is done for me. I love waking up in the morning to find the coupons waiting for me at my printer.
The HP Savings Center is just one of the great apps available. Through HP Connect you can add other apps to your printer – many of which can be scheduled to print out any day and time you want.
There are a great assortment of apps available. If you have a child that loves to color you can schedule the Disney and/or DreamWorks app to instantly print out color pages and activities for your child to enjoy. They offer great coloring pages too. I printed out a few just to see what they looked like and I was very impressed.
You can have daily comics, news, puzzles and more scheduled to print out whenever it’s convenient for you. Imagine waking up in the morning and finding the top news stories, daily comic and a crossword puzzle printed out on your printer waiting for you to enjoy them. All of the apps are FREE too!
There are also apps for businesses and even a Tony Robbins app.
My favorite apps (aside from the coupon app) is the 7-Day Menu Planner app and the Calendar App.
The 7-Day Menu Planner gives you a week’s worth of recipes AND it also includes any available coupons for products needed to prepare the recipes.
The printable calendar app is great because it helps me to keep organized. The Comic To Do List is also great for organizing your time – plus you get a fun comic to read too.
I think the idea of the HP Saving Center (coupons) and applications is ingenious. A year ago I wouldn’t even think something like was possible. What will they think of next?
Keep an eye out for my printer review and my post about the Instant Ink program.
What do you think about the HP Savings Center? Is this a service you would like to use? Have you tried it for yourself? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received free product samples in exchange for my participation. The opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.