The internet is your friend when it comes to coupons. You can download and print coupons. You can see the sales that will be coming up in the next week and you can find out what the best deals are through coupon match up sites.
Sites to Check Out
Frugal Living NW http://www.frugallivingnw.com – Coupon Match-ups & coupon alerts
Krazy Koupon Lady http://krazykouponlady.com – Coupon Match-Ups & coupon alerts
Wild for Wags http://www.wildforwags.com – Deals at Walgreens
Totally Target http://www.totallytarget.com – Deals at Target
Coupons.com www.coupons.com – Hundreds of coupons in constant rotation
Smartsource www.smartsource.com – Hundreds of coupons in constant rotation
Red Plum www.redplum.com – Hundreds of coupons in constant rotation
Get Social With Your Favorite Brands
Befriend your favorite brands on their homepages and Facebook pages. If you ‘Like’ a product that you use often, you might get a coupon right away or in the future. Sign up for product eNewsletters, though it does fill your mailbox (you can create a free gmail address that you use just for coupons so that it stays separate from your personal or work mail box), almost every newsletter will contain a printable coupon. Here are some parent companies that you should sign up with to get coupons for the most common products:
P&G Brand Saver – www.pandgbrandsaver.com – all Procter & Gamble Products like Crest, Listerine, Pantene, Pringles and lots more– coupons and samples
Betty Crocker – www.bettycrocker.com – this includes General Mills Products – coupons
Kraft Foods – www.kraftfoodskitchen.com – all Kraft Products – coupons
Kimberly Clark – www.kimberleyclark.com – all Kimberley Clark products like Huggies, Cottonelle, Viva and many others – coupons
A Few More Tips
You can print two coupons per IP address – so if you have more than one computer in your home, you can print twice per computer. If you have a wireless printer, you can also print from your smart phone (must have a particular app installed). Use the back button to print the second time.
Purchasing coupons on eBay is an option but one that you should do with extreme caution. You want to purchase from sellers with good reputations – positive feedback of clean clipping and fast delivery.
Another tip is to send your favorite brands a little love using their Contact Us section on their website. Often times they will send you some high value coupons (sometimes even making the item free) just to say thanks!
You can also visit my blog for tips, trends, tricks and other general ideas about how to live a busy life on a budget – The Busy Woman’s Guide to Surviving Motherhood – www.outnumberedmama.com (I also host a lot of product giveaway).