When I check out at the grocery store you will find me hand the cashier a very large stack of coupons. On any given week I save anywhere from $75-100 thanks to coupons. That is a huge savings – almost $400 a month! I always hear people say that clipping coupons is not worth their time & energy. But even if you don’t use them for food products, you can still save hundreds of dollars a year just on toiletries such as soap, body washes, razors & shaving creams, shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste & toothbrushes. The majority of these things are usually NEVER on sale when you REALLY need them and are often quite expensive too!!!
You can find coupons in the following places:
-Your Sunday Paper. I usually buy a paper for anywhere from $1.25-2.00 (whichever paper has the correct coupons that week), as well as I have my husband pick me up the coupons left on the train when he works, & my mother so generously gives me her leftovers as well. I clip EVERYTHING. Some people think that is unnecessary. But for me, it works. I am not loyal to any brand or product (ok with the exception of Hellman’s Mayo haha). So coupons allow us to try a variety of different products.
– Magazines. It’s amazing how many FREE or next to free magazine subscriptions are out there!!! And many times there are hundreds of dollars worth of coupons in them! All You Magazine is sold at Wal-Mart exclusively and for about $2 you have access to some really great coupons. Just this past month from Martha Stewart Magazine, Family Circle & Food Network magazine I got a $5 off $5 coupon at Hallmark. In Parenting the Early Years & Parents magazine there have been a coupon for 20% off diapers at Amazon for the last few months now.
– You can also print coupons from the following websites:
- Red Plum
- Smart Source
- Target — Target has so many coupons on the bottom of their homepage. You can pair a Target coupon with a manufacturer coupon and really save big! Another great way to save money at Target is their new Cartwheel app! If you don’t have a smartphone, that is ok too! You add offers that you would like to purchase to your cartwheel account and then when in store, give the cashier your smartphone to scan or your printed out Cartwheel list!
– Facebook. It’s amazing how many coupons I have gotten from Facebook! Many stores, corporations, restaurants, etc have so generously given out coupons throughout the year just for “liking” them! AND many of them can be printed twice!
–Ibotta: Ibotta is a fairly new FREE app for your smartphone (iPhone or Android). There are offers for over 50 retail stores and chains throughout the country. You redeem offers for popular products by doing tasks like answering quick questions or polls, tweeting or posting to facebook and more. Once you purchase the product in the participating store, you upload pictures of your receipt and scan your UPC symbols. Money is then given back to you via PayPal or gift cards to popular stores. Now you can even save money at places like Panera Bread, the movie theater, Home Depot and more! I’ve been redeemed over $31.00 in products already in the few months I have been using it. Sign up HERE and receive $10 in Welcome Bonuses!
–LivingRichWithCoupons.com: I have been a follower of Cindy’s blog for about five years now — since becoming a Stay-At-Home-Mom with my son. I use her blog to find my supermarket’s coupon match-ups to match what is on sale vs. coupons. She always includes were you can find a corresponding coupon and includes unadvertised deals too!