There was a time when coupons were something that you would cut out in newspapers and magazines, but by 2008 many people have found that the Internet was becoming a good source of coupons. Nowadays, the Internet is the first place you look when you want to find coupons.
But the question is: where do you go exactly to find coupons online? Here are the best answers to that question.
1. Coupons.com. This is probably the most popular coupon website online, and it’s not just because of the name of the website. It’s also because of what they have to offer. Here they have thousands of coupons available, and all you have to do is click, print, and save. There’s a nice handy online calculator which tells you how much money you’ll save when you get to use all those coupons you’ve accumulated.
You also get coupon codes, as well as a mobile app that allows you to easily find the coupons you need while you’re on the road. You can subscribe to the very informative newsletter, and the daily blog offers excellent tips.
2. RetailMeNot.com. This is a huge coupon website, and it includes printable coupons and coupon codes along with product deals. In the search bar, you can look through more than half a million coupons from more than fifty thousand stores. It’s been featured on CNN, the Today Show, and Fox News.
You can also download a coupons app, and you can sign up to get deal alerts on your email. It easily integrates with social networking sites, and the blog is quite helpful.
3. SmartSource.com. At first glance, there’s not much to this website. You don’t get coupon codes at all, so that means online shoppers will have to go elsewhere. The thing with Smart Source is that it’s more of a traditional coupon site and it functions much like your Sunday paper. When you find a coupon you want, you just print it out. You just need to download and install the coupon printing software.
But that’s not all there is to it. Smart Source also features local grocery deals. All you need to do is to provide your zip code, and you get to see hundreds of local deals in your area. You get valuable info, such as a description of the item for sale, the selling price, the name of the grocery offering the discount, and the expiration date of the discount. For some of the grocery deals, you even get the nutritional data.
You can email these deals to a friend if you want. You can also download the Smart Source Xpress App, although you will have to be a member first.
For some sellers, coupons are great ways to advertise and perhaps tempt you to buy from them. But if you have already decided to buy something you want or need, then coupons from these sites are great. They’re giving you free money, and the most gracious (and sensible) thing you can do is to take advantage of it.