expanding to include Walgreens and big-box retailers

06/16/2014 4:00 PM

06/16/2014 4:00 PM, the digital coupon site, announced today, June 16, it will be expanding to several additional store chains, including big-box retailers Target and Walmart.

The expansion is scheduled for July, according to an announcement posted on the SavingStar website.

Besides Target and Walmart, other new stores in the Triangle that will participate include Walgreens, Kmart, Dollar General and Family Dollar.

The announcement doesn’t provide any further details.

Up until now, participating retailers have all had loyalty cards that customers linked to SavingStar offers.

Currently, SavingStar offers can be redeemed in the Triangle at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Kroger, Food Lion, CVS and Rite Aid.

It’s unclear how deals at Target and Walmart, for example, would be redeemed. But it’s likely SavingStar will adopt methods used by other cash-back sites such as Ibotta and Checkout 51, both of which require shoppers to take pictures of their store receipts and upload them.

If you’re unfamiliar with, it provides shoppers with cash back for promotions. Instead of seeing the discount at the register, the money is held in a virtual piggy bank of sorts until a customer has redeemed at least $5 in SavingStar offers.

Customers may choose to have the money deposited in their savings accounts or PayPal accounts. Or the savings can be redeemed as Amazon credit.

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