My wife and I have been coupon users as long as we can remember. We have used them in good times and bad, always wanting to save that 40 cents here and 25 cents there. We have been happily surprised at times to save over half off our bill at grocery stores, the drug store or restaurants. Offline we clip manufacturers coupons found in newspaper inserts and magazines. We have purchased the entertainment book for our area for years from local school fundraisers, and the Walgreens monthly coupon book can make a huge difference when used along with manufacturer coupons.
It pays to compare the potential savings of your coupons to like items and store brands when you are shopping. By comparison shopping sometimes a coupon will save you more by not using it.
As for online coupons, I dug around in my favorites on my browser and came up with this list. Two of my wife’s favorites are Coupons.com and My Points, where she prints off coupons to save money while also earning additional points. Don’t forget to check out manufacturers websites, too, as many of them offer coupons you can print. Most of the sites below offer more than just coupons, so take the time to check them out.
Retail Me Not – “RetailMeNot.com is an easy way to find online coupon codes. Enter these codes at the checkout page of participating merchants for instant discounts.”
Ever Save – “You’ll find savings on everything from groceries and travel to baby products and entertainment.”
Deal Locker – “Part shopper, part geek, all penny-wise.”
Fat Wallet – “Our mission is to serve consumers with Knowledge, Value, and Guidance.”
Coupon Mom – “The easiest way to save.”
Gotta Deal – “Our goal is and has always been to provide you with the best deals and coupons for many of your online and offline retailers.”
Hot Coupon World – “A deals discussion forum.”
Keycode – “The #1 most relevant website on searches for retail discounts for years.”
Deal Taker – “Search over 6,000 active coupons from over 1,500 stores.”
Savings Vine – “Savings with all of the best coupons, codes, discounts, and promotions.”
Slickdeals – “The most frequently updated and complete deal site on the web.”
Valpak – “Print free coupons for restaurants, groceries, auto care and more.”
Shopping Bargains – “Coupon codes & bargains for 1000 + online stores.”
Coupon Pages – “Over 20 million coupon pages served.”
Do you have any to add to the list?