COUPON LOVERS: This will save you time and money

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Clipping coupons to save money can be tedious and take tons of time.

But smartphones are now making the process easier and giving shoppers the same savings.

About 53 million Americans are expected to use couponing apps this year.

Consumer reports recommend an app called coupons.com to help cut down on costs.

You download the app — and in some cases connect it to your grocery store.

The app then shows which products are on sale or which coupons are available — no cutting or clipping, just saving.

Another recommended app its retailmenot.

This app can help you save on everything from clothing to craft supplies.

It’s a big draw for shoppers.