I live for coupons. They put some jazz into the otherwise monotonous grocery shopping routine, not to mention wipe away the guilt of shopping for unnecessary clothing and home décor items. But clipping coupons can feel like a full-time job. It can take hours to find the exact coupons you want and need. Luckily, some clever folks have created websites that can help busy parents save money and time.
The Krazy Coupon Lady is one of my favorite sites to visit because she does most of the work for me. The Let's Shop section highlights a specific store for the week that is showcasing some great deals, while Krazy This Week matches store deals and coupons for chains including Walmart and CVS. There's also Retail Therapy and Freebies. But my favorite of her pages is Print Coupons, which lists all of the current available online coupons in alphabetical order. I just scroll to the item I'm looking for, click, and print my coupon. No more searches for me.
Coupon Mom is the first site that got me hooked on online coupons. The site boasts freebies, restaurant coupons, drugstore deals, printable coupons, and grocery deals by state. But what's really great is the coupon preview I receive via email. It gives me a glance at the upcoming coupons so that I can plan ahead before I even get my Sunday paper.
Shop at Home is a fabulous way to save on everything. The site offers online shopping coupons, printable coupons, and cash back. There are grocery coupons, clothing coupons, restaurant coupons, and more. You can also use their toolbar to allow coupons to pop up on the store websites you shop. Last year, I bought most of my daughter's Christmas and birthday gifts through Shop at Home and received a check in the mail for over $20.
Retail Me Not offers a variety of coupon options including coupon codes, grocery coupons and printable coupons. You can also search for local printable coupons for your area, and the Retail Me Not community members can share coupons with each other.
Drop Down Deals helps save time and money with a drop down bar that displays coupons for major company websites. The free download shows you discount codes automatically while you shop online. You won't have to search for coupons and you won't forget about coupons because they are shown to you in real time while you shop.
Penny Pinchin' Mom is a pretty site that offers coupons for grocery stores, retail, and restaurants, as well as freebies, rebates, and giveaways. There's also a menu planner, top grocery deals, and a list of free family activities to help plan a cheap fun weekend. What else could you need?
Saving money isn't about being cheap; it's about using your money wisely. And now you can use your time wisely, too, by letting these sites do the hard work for you.