When my kids were little, I often clipped coupons from the newspaper, especially after I discovered that I was saving more by purchasing the paper and using the coupons than I was by not purchasing the newspaper. Week after week coupons for items I actually purchased appeared in that paper and saved me quite a bit of money each week, especially when I went to a store that offered double coupon bonuses.
These days, many online communities post coupons on their sites. They are easy to use. Just click and print. Sometimes you have to join a community to partake of their offerings, but not all of them expect you to join. Of the 14,500,000 coupon sites listed on Google, the ones listed below appear at the top of the list, and most of them don't require you to "join" them.
Especially now at Christmas, and even all year round, we can all use as much help as possible when it comes to making purchases.
Here is a list of 14 top coupon sites:
www.retailmenot.com gives discount-coded coupons that fall sometimes into the 25%-30% range
coupons.smartsource.com I probably shouldn't post this one, because though it offers a variety of grocery products it won't let you leave the page if you want to backtrack to another page you were on before that one. It may have been a glitch, but keep that in mind if you look through their coupons.
solutions.coupons.com tells you how many coupons it offers each day.
www.hotcouponworld.com boasts that it is the Internet's largest grocery community offering forums, blogs, and even chat rooms. You'll have to click the Online Coupons button to get to the coupons.
www.couponcabin.com offers online and print coupons for a variety of stores. According to CouponCabin, the average shopper saves $19 per order.
www.couponmom.com Also offers forums and blogs along with grocery and restaurant coupons. Also has a section for free samples.
www.couponmountain.com lists coupons by stores and also offers savings on laptops and a variety of name-brand stores.
www.coolsavings.com lists coupons by category Top grocery coupons are listed on the right hand side.
valpak You might still get these coupons in the mail, but now you can get them online for restaurants, groceries, auto care, and more.
mycoupons.com – lots of name-brand stores here. Popular categories are listed on the left hand side. Popular stores are listed at the top. Coupons are listed below the popular stores in your area. You can also browse by stores or categories.
slickdeals.net Deals on everything from name-brand stores to great deals on magazine subscriptions.
thecouponclippers.com Says you can "easily save 20-30% of your grocery bill each week." Also that they are "the nation's largest online Grocery Coupon clipping service."
ultimatecoupons.com offers Featured Coupons from the start and lists coupons by category along the left hand side.
www.coupons.com asks you to enter your zip code to get coupons for stores nearest you.
And now for my politically incorrect sign-off – Merry Christmas! Happy Shopping!