As I have mentioned before, one great way to save money on a regular basis is to use coupons. I am not a super couponer, but I do save a lot per month by pairing coupons with sales (and Keeping a price list) and I have found a few ways to make my couponing more efficient.
VARIOUS SOURCES FOR COUPONS:
1) Cut those from my Sunday paper and mailed circulars.
2) Print coupons from various online sites.
3) Join the (postal) mailing list for stores that I like and frequent often. Sometimes just by making a purchase from a website, they will add you to their mailing list. For example, I get coupons from Target, Children’s Place and Gymboree in the mail.
4) Use coupon codes and go through rebate sites when shopping at online retailers. My favorite site for online codes is Retail Me Not. Before making an online purchase, I also check my email to see if I have gotten any online offers from stores I like.
See my related posts:
- Managing the mass of emails in my inbox
- Online shopping tips
- Surf, shop, and share to earn rewards and prizes
To make computer coupon printing easy and as quick as possible, I have bookmarked my favorite coupon sites in my Mozilla browser. Then I can just go from one site to the next to print coupons each week.
BEST COUPON WEBSITES:
∞ Mambo Sprouts – coupons for natural and organic brands.
∞ Freeflys – offers links to free samples as well.
∞ Target – Scroll down to the bottom menu and select Coupons.
∞ Box Tops For Education – Sign up for a Box Tops account and then you will have access to their coupons.
∞ All You Magazine – Only print the exclusive coupons, the rest are duplicates from Coupons.com. Also check out their free samples section.
∞ Whole Foods Market – You can also pick up their in-store booklet with more coupons. These often differ from what is online.
∞ Recyclebank – Participate in activities to earn points good for redeeming on coupons and other offers.
∞ Seventh Generation – You can earn points for completing various activities on their website. These points can be redeemed for various offers from Seventh Generation. See my post “Get rewarded for shopping – Part 2″ and “Get rewarded for shopping – updated!”
∞ Valpak – Type in your zip code to see what offers are available in your city.
∞ Kosher on a Budget – This blogger posts special coupon offers (like from manufacturer’s websites) on a regular basis as well as weekly pair ups with sales from Target, CVS, and Walgreens. Occasionally she will also feature Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods deals.
∞ Firestone Complete Auto Care – Tons of great coupons on products and services at Firestone.
∞ St. Louis Town Planner – This website offers great local coupons for services, products, entertainment, and more. The calendars are mailed to households before the new year. The coupons may vary from website to calendar.
- Kosher on a Budget – Couponing Basics
- Was coupon fraud shown on TLC’s Extreme Couponing? (jillcataldo.com)
- Realistic Expectations (couponcrazykelly.ca/)
- Organizing coupons
- Don’t throw out your expired coupons!
- Monthly menu planning