Monday Money Saving Tips – COUPONS

December 28, 2009 at 10:30 am (Coupons & Promo Codes, Monday Money Saving Tips, Uncategorized) (, )

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Now that Christmas week is over… its time to get back in the (savings!) swing of things! This week’s Money Saving Tip is all about COUPONS. There are so many great places to find coupons! In addition to printable coupons, newspaper inserts, and coupons I receive in the mail, I also snag coupons from blinkies and tear pads at stores. If there’s a blinkie (those little machines that spit out coupons) or tear pad coupon for a product I use, I’ll grab a couple and save them for when the product is on sale (the coupons are usually not posted near sale items). These are usually manufacturer coupons (not store coupons) and can generally be used at any retailer that accepts manufacturer coupons, so I’ll even bring them to another store if they have a better deal on the item.

Primarily, I print coupons from online, but recently I started getting the Sunday edition of the local paper and the Boston Globe delivered to my home. I’ve been grabbing the papers if I happen to be at the store on Sunday, but I’ve found so many great coupons that I figured it was more efficient to just get them delivered. The Boston Globe has a much larger circulation, and the coupons are SO much better. They have a lot more and a greater variety every week. But I also like getting the fliers for the local stores, so its worth getting the local paper, too. This week the Globe had a P&G coupon insert with LOTS of high value coupons! These will make for even better deals at CVS using Extra Care Bucks. (For more on shopping at CVS, see my post here.)

Other places that I’ve found great coupons are the printable coupons from Coupons.com, Smartsource, and RedPlum. I’ve also found some great coupons at Save-a-Lot. Many of these coupons are actually manufacturers’ coupons so they can be used at any store that accepts manufacturers’ coupons. A lot of other retailers also have coupons on their websites, and many of these are manufacturers’ coupons: Kmart has coupons here, CVS has coupons here, and Target has coupons here. (Target has store coupons and manufacturer coupons available. The manufacturer coupons have a Target logo on them, but since they are not store coupons other retailers may accept them.)

Other websites that offer printable coupons include: Mambo Sprouts (lots of great coupons for natural and organic products), Printable Coupons and Deals (This is a GREAT site! If you use coupons, you should definitely sign up for their newsletter, and you’ll receive emails with new printable coupons available from a variety of sources! They also let you know if there is an ad that will print before or after the coupon.), and ALL YOU (This is another great site for printable coupons – and they have a lot of exclusives that aren’t available on other sites!).

I just started a coupon binder and am excited to see how much I can save in 2010!

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