It’s true. The best way to save money at the grocery store is by using coupons.
But you have to combine coupons with in-store sales for the best savings or you just might be better off buying the store’s generic brand of products. If you can combine your coupons with items that are on sale in the store, then you have a good shot at saving 30% or more every time you go grocery shopping. But where besides your Sunday newspaper inserts can you find all those coupons in order to be able to combine them with what’s on sale in your grocery store every week? Online of course! Keep reading to learn about where to find free printable coupons.
www.safeway.com, then I go to the following three websites: www.couponmom.com, www.smartsource.com, and www.coolsavings.com. What I especially like about the Coupon Mom website, is that you can search your state for your store and match the savings up with the different coupon inserts that are in the Sunday paper. Basically, all the work is done for you. My particular store isn’t listed on Coupon Mom but I still like the website for all the free information. However, if your store is, then you’re in for a treat! It’s definitely worth checking out.
I’ve been clipping coupons for as long as I can remember. To me, it’s like a game. I take my grocery store’s circular every week and compare what’s on sale in the store to what coupons I have for those items. You’d be surprised how many things you can actually get for free! Recently, I got three bags of dog biscuits and a tube of Colgate toothpaste for free. Once you get something for free, it’s hard to pay for it every again!
One coupon strategy I use, is to buy three Sunday newspapers so that I have triple the amount of coupons. That way, when something goes on sale, I can stock up. Another strategy I use is to look online at my favorite coupon websites to see what other coupons I can print out and match up with what’s on sale in my grocery store. Now before you start clipping away, you should make sure that your store will accept internet coupons. My store is Safeway. Their policy keeps changing. One week they’ll accept internet coupons, and another week they won’t. I recently printed out coupons from their own website that said “Safeway” on them. The check-out girl had to check to see if they accepted those coupons. I told her that they were printed from their own website, but still she had to check with her manager (Go figure?!).
My favorite websites for free printable coupons are first, my store’s website. Next, I go to www.smartsource.com. Their website is easy to navigate and easy to choose the coupons you want, and print out. In addition, they have online deals listed on their website for other types of retailers. The last website, www.coolsavings.com is a lot like the Smart Source website. After I check the coupons on Smart Source, I’ll go to Cool Savings to see if they have anything different from Smart Source. What you’ll find is that a lot of online coupon websites have the same free printable coupons. However, it’s still a good idea to check out at least three websites to see if you can find different ones.
OK. I left the best for last. My VERY favorite online coupon tool is at http://couponbar.coupons.com. This website allows you to install your very own coupon toolbar. I’m looking at mine right now and it’s telling me that I have about 174 coupons that I can check out. The toolbar will include coupons, new coupons and recipes. Just click on the headings and sort through the different categories such as “beverages,” “food,” “healthcare,” household,” etc. The recipes selection is great. You can sort through “main dish,” “vegetables,” “salads,” and more. It’s so convenient to have this at your fingertips. Be sure to install this toolbar!
So there you have it; my favorite places to go look for online free printable coupons. Have fun and happy shopping!
Where do you find your best coupons? Do you have any coupon secrets you’d like to share? Please leave comments!