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5 Best Couponing Sites That Could Save You Money in 2013
Regardless of what state the economy is in, we’re always looking to snag a good deal on everyday items such as food, clothes, auto maintenance, etc. While the old school method of couponing—clipping them out of the daily newspaper—is still relevant today, the easier method of using online codes and printable coupons is more popular than ever. While you may not be looking to compete with the stars of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing,” the following five couponing sites can still save you a bundle of money in 2013:
Update: We’ve recently launched a brand new site called Dealhack – great for online promotions and coupon codes. Not so much for “printable” coupons….yet. Check it out!
1) Coupons.com (coupons.com)
Coupons.com is one of the best couponing websites available today. With a wide selection of coupon offerings, an organized site format, the ability to easily share coupons and deals with friends and family through social media outlets (and email), Coupons.com is a top notch source for good discounts. They even offer a savings club which, after a 30 day free trial, costs $30 per year to early access to even better coupons that aren’t accessible to the average shopper. The savings club also offers an exclusive Coupon Finder tool, which allows you to swiftly search through thousands of coupons from your favorite brands.
2) Coupon Cabin (couponcabin.com)
At the time of writing, Coupon Cabin has over 691,000 coupons and deals available in its database. The website is clean, easy to navigate, and has a quality ratings system to help users filter through the good deals and the duds. They also offer a live help service for any questions you may have while browsing their extensive coupon collection. Whether you’re looking for coupon codes, grocery deals, printable coupons, local discounts, or freebies, Coupon Cabin is your one-stop-shop for saving money.
3) Money Saving Mom (moneysavingmom.com)
Even if you’re not a mom, this website is an excellent resource for discovering those hard-to-find deals, as well as everyday coupons and freebies (and, to top it all off, there are several articles loaded with helpful personal finance tips and couponing advice). In the Coupon Database section of the website, you can search for coupons based on a keyword, the coupon source, source date, expiration date, and the value of the coupon. In terms of coupon organization, it’s not quite up to par with the other sites on this list, but when it comes to ease of access and preponderance of useful information, Money Saving Mom takes top honors.
4) My Coupons (mycoupons.com)
This site has one of the most comprehensive coupon searching tools available today. Whether you’re simply looking for deals (no code required, just click “Activate” and it will take you directly to the website where the deal is located) or need a code to get access to a juicy coupon that’ll save you a chunk of change, My Coupons is the place to go. For codes, they have a rating system, where users may upvote or downvote the given code depending on whether or not it worked for them (there’s a percentage next to most codes to show you its success rate). Underneath the code, you can even see the last time the code successfully worked for someone else. Everything from arts and crafts, department stores, health and beauty, music—and more—can be found in My Coupons’ database. The only downsides are the ads on the sides, which can be a little distracting as you search for coupons.
5) Grocery Smarts (grocerysmarts.com)
Grocery Smarts is one of my favorite places to go for grocery store-specific coupons. Several popular brands’ coupons are up for grabs (with daily updates on the latest offerings), you don’t need to register or login every time you visit (you just need to install the coupon printing software), and the organization of the website makes it easy to navigate, even if you’re a first-timer. The selections of coupons are divided between Groups A-D (which are sorted by brand name and the type of coupon), and it’s easy to switch from group to group using the widgets in the top right corner of the site. For Walmart shoppers, Grocery Smarts has a fantastically useful grocery list tool with relevant coupons you can print out and use in the store. For saving money on groceries, you can’t go wrong with Grocery Smarts. Couponing has come a long way from the weekly newspaper clip-outs, though the number of coupons floating around online (in the millions, no doubt) can seem a bit daunting when you first start out. Using the five websites above can help you through the process, getting you the coupons you need for the stuff you want to buy, so that you can save a bundle on your shopping budget.
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