Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Online Coupons!

In following with my New Year’s resolution to be thrifty, I have started looking for coupons online. I actually began doing this to be a thrifty DIY bride, but did not have the knowledge that I have now. I was reading an article online about coupons making a rebound and found the following online coupon websites!

The Best Sites for Coupon Lovers
by Seth Fiegerman
Groupon - Members get one deal e-mailed to them every day. These are deals on activities. Half off one day ski-excursions and trips to the spa. Groupon is currently available in 30 cities nationwide. Members are asked to pay up front for the deal, and then can redeem it at any time in the future. There is really only one snag. Each of the deals advertised requires a certain amount of people to sign up for it before it becomes active, otherwise it's cancelled. But the vast majority of deals do go through.

TheKrazyCouponLady - This coupon lady is so crazy, she has to spell it with a K. KrazyCouponLady is the best when it comes to collecting great coupons from all over the web. If you're looking for deals on breakfast foods, medicine and household supplies, this is the place to start.

RetailMeNot - safe haven for shopaholics. The site puts out great coupons for big name retail stores like L.L. Bean, Kohls and Victoria's Secret.

Dealighted - This site is particularly good for tech gadgets.

FreeShipping.org - For one day a year, this site is the king of cyberspace. This site organizes the annual Free Shipping Day event, which featured more than 700 big companies. But don't forget about this site for the rest of the year. FreeShipping lets users create customized lists of which stores provide them with coupons.

CheapStingyBargains - the best place on the web to find computer coupons.

CouponMom -  simple and attractive mission statement: help shoppers cut their grocery bills in half.

RedPlum is also great for saving on groceries. Here you can find coupons on essentials like cereal and flu medicine.

CouponCabin - incredible variety of offers

SmartSource - This site specializes in advertising printable grocery coupons in your local area. If you couldn't find what you were looking for on CouponMom, then be sure to check this site.

Bargainist - great site for finding discounts on stuff to do with your leisure time. The site promotes coupons and deals on hotels, cruises and movies, as well as retail merchandise. Bargainist makes frugal feel stylish.

Coupons.com -  great site for finding deals on household goods and gifts. It also has the best domain name in the business.

Organizing Your Coupons - Before you start bookmarking these sites and printing out a fury of coupons, it's important to stay organized. Tipnut.com has several good suggestions for doing this. Get an accordion folder or binder to put your coupons into and arrange them either expiration dates and products. Before you go shopping, make a list of what you plan to buy and then check off which items on that list you have coupons for.

Let me know what you think!  I started out by searching "coupon codes for X." "X" being the store I was looking to make a purchase from and I found 15% off coupons, free shipping, etc.
Good Luck!