Picking up the Sunday paper or subscribing to newspaper delivery used to be the only way to get your hands on coupons, but that’s all changed in recent years. Now, getting printable coupons for your favorite brands is as easy as logging on to a few websites.
Brand Sites – First and foremost, I always recommend checking the websites of your favorite products and brands for printable coupons. The more demand there is for coupons, the more likely the brands are to supply them. Many big brands (like Kraft) are really good about offering printable coupons on their site for many of their products. If you know there’s a specific product you’re going to buy, no ifs about it, always check the brand site for a coupon. For example, we use Cottonelle toilet paper. We ONLY use Cottonelle toilet paper. If the big pack we usually buy isn’t available, we’ll buy a smaller pack – but, it will always be Cottonelle. If I know I need to pick up toilet paper, I check Cottonelle’s website for coupons.
Moving beyond the brand sites, there are other options out there for coupons. These are, in my opinion, the 5 best sites for printable coupons. I use them all and I use them often!
Coupons.com – This one seems kind of obvious, no? Printables, card-linked offers, coupon codes… they have it all. You can sort by category or browse the whole lot. I love that it has a tracking bar that shows you how much you’ve “clipped” in savings.
Redplum.com – One of your weekly paper regular coupon inserts, Redplum is also online! My favorite thing about Redplum is that you can load the coupons you “clip” onto your favorite store loyalty card – no actual printing! Redplum has a huge variety of coupons, many “high-value” coupons too!
SmartSource.com – Another weekly insert, SmartSource is online too. SmartSource offers a full listing of coupons, but you can also submit your zipcode to get coupons specific to your area. SmartSource also offers Direct2Card coupon options for several supermarkets.
Store Sites – If you know where you plan to shop, hit up their website! Many stores like Wal-mart and Target offer coupons, both manufacturer and store coupons, on their websites. Target even allows you to stack coupons (use a manufacturer coupon and store coupon on the same item). Some stores (again, like Target) offer additional savings through their apps. Target has an app called Cartwheel. If you take the time to plan, you can use a manufacturer’s coupon, store or app coupon, Pharmacy Rewards and a Red Card discount at Target all in the same trip! Just the Pharmacy Rewards and Red Card alone will clip 10% right off the top of your total.
I know coupons save me a ton of money every month, and even make it possible for us to enjoy products we wouldn’t otherwise be able to justify spending the money on. Do you coupon shop? Where are your favorite places to find coupons?