It’s easy to get a bit fatalistic about coupon sites – aren’t they all the same? Actually, no, they are definitely not – and here’s a top 10 list that demonstrates why!
RetailMeNot is one of the best-known coupon sites out there, with hundreds of thousands of coupons for tens of thousands of stores. Big names like Barnes & Noble, Virgin America and HP are all to be found here, with a simple search function at the top of the page enabling you to locate the best and latest offers.
Although you’ll need to sign up to Coupons.com as a member to take advantage of all of the possible savings it offers, even if you don’t, there are still hundreds of coupons available at any one time. The site’s free printable coupons enable you to slash the cost of everything from cereals and yogurt, to paper towels and cat food. But if you’re used to being a little more modern than that with your money-saving, no worries – you’ve also got the option of downloading a free app for coupons that you don’t need to print off. The app also allows you to link all of your loyalty cards in one place.
Don’t be fooled by this popular site’s dated appearance – Grocery Smarts advertises the very latest money-off opportunities, taking your local grocery store ad and matching it up with coupons. It does take a little while to get used to the site’s layout and lingo, but persist with it – whether you’re in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas or God knows where else, it’s a great one-stop place to reduce your grocery bills.
If you’re familiar with the RedPlum booklet of paper coupons that comes with your Sunday newspaper, this is the online equivalent – and it won’t surprise you to learn that there are both printable and downloadable coupons on offer here. With its pleasing site design, broad range of represented big-name brands – including H&M, Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and more – and even blog posts on how to save money on various aspects of your life, RedPlum may just be your go-to portal for slashing your bills online.
This nationwide site – run by two ladies with a particular love of couponing – is a great place to look for those more extreme couponing strategies that stand to bring you a particularly healthy return. However, the site is also easy for money-saving novices to use, not least as you’ve got the opportunity to download a free ebook when you simply give the site your email address. All of the coupons themselves that you would expect from a site like this are also present and correct – or you could just browse through the blog posts with titles like “6 Signs You Can Do at Costco Without a Membership” and “31 Awesome Amazon Prime Perks You Probably Didn’t Know About”.
It may seem oddly named for a coupon site and it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing site in this list either, but it’s well worth persisting with, as you can easily search for and take advantage of a wide range of coupons without needing to sign up. With its wide range of searchable categories – from apparel and automotive to travel and weddings – Flamingo World offers opportunities to save money on seemingly anything and everything, and features many stores that don’t always appear on other couponing online portals.
As its name suggests, FreeShipping.com was originally conceived as a site that simply pointed out the online retailers where you didn’t need to pay for shipping. Today, the site has gone well beyond that premise, now enabling you to get 10% cash back on your purchases at more than a thousand retailers, as well as the opportunity of free return shipping. Where’s the catch? Well, you do have to sign up for a membership that’ll cost you $12.97 a month. However, if you do a lot of shopping anyway, you may find that the savings make registration more than worthwhile.
Groupon’s sheer familiarity to most of us shouldn’t cause you to underestimate its value. It’s still one of the finest portals in America for saving money on goods and services ranging from food and drink and home services to salons, spas and things to do. With a whopping 25% off available for your first Groupon offer, it’s clear that the site is determined to continue attracting new users – and you can be the beneficiary.
At first glance, CouponChief.com may seem to be ‘just another’ couponing site. However, it claims to be the only coupon site that pays people for submitting the coupons they find, while there are also various exclusive coupons to take advantage of, thanks to its partnerships with thousands of retailers. Plus, even if you aren’t satisfied with what’s available on the site right now, you can set up a deal alert for your favorite store, so that you are emailed with information about the best offers as soon as they appear.
It’s incredible to think that the online shopping giant of all online shopping giants has its own coupons section that so many people don’t even know exists. It’s so easy to use as well – just search through the various coupons and categories, click the ‘Clip Coupon’ button underneath whatever offers most interest you, and then head to the checkout with the coupon-eligible product, for which the coupon will be automatically applied. It sure beats all of the awkwardness of having to cut coupons out from the newspaper and remember to bring them with you every time you head to the store. As you can see from the above, all coupon sites are not made equal – and that’s potentially great news for you, the savvy shopper, given the wide range of fine money-off portals from which you can choose! Which ones are your favorites?