Save Money With Coupons – Money Saving Monday
Personally, I haven’t been a huge fan of coupons. It’s not that they won’t save you money, they definitely will. We just don’t like taking the time to sift through them, clip them out, file them, and then try to use them when grocery shopping. In particular I just haven’t found a good method of organizing and finding them when we need them. Now that isn’t to say we don’t use them at all, just to say that we don’t use them very frequently.
Lately though, there has either been a huge resurgence in the use of coupons. I would suspect this is a result of the current economy and the rise in cost of food products at the grocery store. Having 6 kids, food is one of our primary expenses each month and we are always on the lookout for ways to save money. So recently, I’ve been spending time reading about various ways of finding and using coupons on the internet and looking for opportunities where we can save on our monthly grocery bill. Kacie from Sense to Save and Lynnae from Being Frugal.Net have both been the primary drivers for me in this area. Both were also recently linked in this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a result of their coupon and money saving efforts when it comes to grocery shopping.
I thought I’d share the current list of resources I am using. When used wisely, I am hoping we start really start seeing some savings:
- My Grocery Deals – This is an awesome site that allows you to enter your zip code and will find all of the deals at your local food stores.
- Cool Savings – Site for finding online and off-line store coupons
- Coupons.com – Delivers print at home coupons
- Fat Wallet – One of the largest online “deal” sites on the web. Provides online coupons, price comparison, and special offer information.
- The Grocery Game – I personally haven’t tried this yet, but seriously considering it. Lynnae over at BringFrugal.net uses and recommends it. It’s a paid service, but Lynnae says it’s worth every penny.
- Coupon Mom – Lots of great deals and coupons on this site, but the website is NOT very user friendly. But if you can get past that, you can find some great saves.
- Coupon Clippers – A full-service coupon clipping service, providing manufacturer’s coupons and rebate forms for a small handling fee. While I haven’t used this service yet, it seems like a great idea.
- Coupon Cabin – Source for current online coupons
Of course these are just a few of the literally hundreds if not thousands of sites on the internet offering online coupons and deals. Which sites do you use? Have a recommendation for a site that saves you lots of money or that has great coupons? I’ll keep you posted on my progress and findings. Don’t be shy, add a comment!