Do you love the thrill of finding good coupons? If that’s a yes, then you’re in luck.
Bark.com, an online services marketplace, wants consumers to make the most out of their coupons.
To operate their service, they need some professional coupon collectors. They’re offering £15 an hour for members of the public to collect coupons. Read our handy guide to find out if collecting coupons is your true calling.
- Why do coupons matter?
- What’s the Professional Coupon Collector service?
- What does a Professional Coupon Collector do?
- How do I sign up?
According to coupon company Valassis.co.uk, “UK consumers still saved £3.4 billion in the 12 months to April 2017”. However, only 44% Brits still actively try and find coupons. If Brits took their coupon collecting seriously, this figure could easily double.
Coupons don’t just help reduce the cost of a weekly shop. They’re also used by big high street chains too! Stores such as Boots, Burger King, Aveeno and Krispy Kreme have all used coupons at one point or another.
Some people don’t have the time to trawl through magazines and newspapers looking for offers. But, they are often the people who need coupons on the most. This is where Bark.com comes in.
Bark.com connects consumers to local service professionals. They also have a new initiative, which acts at the UK’s first Professional Coupon Collector Service.
Their service is aimed at customers who want to make weekly savings. They aim to provide coupons for food, clothing, appliances, homeware and even motoring for those customers who lack the resources to find coupons themselves.
Bark.com lets people hire Professional Coupon Collectors in their area. The collectors then find the most relevant and dynamic deals. This service was introduced after Bark.com’s ‘Pro McDonald’s Monopoly Player‘ service launched back in April 2018. Bark.com gave members of the public a chance to pay Pro Players to collect McDonald’s Monopoly stickers for them. This meant more Bark members could win top prizes.
Kai Feller, co-founder of Bark.com, said: “We’ve launched other bespoke services for people who want something slightly unconventional, and after the success of our McDonald’s Monopoly service, we started to have loads of requests for a wider coupon collection service.”
Feller went on to acknowledge the extreme trend of coupon collecting in the USA, where shows like Extreme Couponing inspire Americans to get savvy. Bark.com wants to save its customers hundreds, if not thousands of pounds.
Coupons can be found in magazines, newspapers, leaflets and other promotional materials. However, there can be a lot of faff in order to find the best coupons.
The job of a Professional Coupon Collector is to build up a solid collection of coupons, which may involve trawling through the internet for promotions. Then, they pass them onto clients. It’s a great way to get paid to read magazines and even be a bit artsy and craftsy!
Professional Coupon Collectors can expect to earn up to £15 an hour through the site. Not bad when your only expenses will be buying a good pair of scissors and your daily newspaper! However, as with any site they can change their prices dependent upon customer demand.
Members of the public can sign up to be a Pro Coupon Collector here.
Professional Coupon Collectors will have to provide a photo ID and have internet access. They may also be required to sign up to, and manage, loyalty schemes on behalf of clients.
They will also be asked to specify the radius within which they would be happy to work. This area can range from 5 to 50 miles from their home address.
Members of the public who want to hire a professional to collect the best coupons and offers will be able to request a Pro Coupon Collector from anywhere in the UK here.
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