Printable Coupons = Free Money

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 by 2 Comments
Printable Coupons = Free Money

Printable coupons are great for thrifty moms because they’re essentially free money. With less than an hour of work each week, I can easily shave $25-$40 off our grocery bill.

If you’re not already using printable coupons, I’d strongly recommend taking the time to learn the basics of this easy money saving strategy.

The major sites for printable coupons are:

Many stores also offer coupons on their websites. I am a big fan of Target’s printable coupons. They often have coupons for Up&Up cleaning supplies or personal care products and Market Pantry groceries.

For the most part, everything I’ve tried from these store brands is excellent quality. They are reasonably priced normally, but a true bargain when Target has coupons for them.

If you’re a regular Facebook user, it’s worth following your favorite brands to see what coupons they offer. These coupons seem to be for a higher value than other printable coupons because you normally have to “like” the page to see the offer.

I don’t believe in buying stuff just because it’s on sale, so I don’t follow the couponing blogs too closely. I will, however, spend a few minutes reviewing the weekly matchups on a site like The Krazy Coupon Lady before I head out to the store to see if there is anything on sale that we would actually use.

If we’re out of a specific item, I will check the printable coupon database to see if there is a coupon available for it.

To keep from spending hours in the grocery store, I write my list on the back of a letter sized envelope and put all of my coupons I want to use in the envelope. I have a larger collection of coupons at home, but I stopped bringing them to the store with me because it made the process too overwhelming.

Do you use printable coupons? If so, what is your best couponing tip?

Photo credit: Coupons.com

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at danahinders.com.

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  • http://www.livingthescream.com/ Living The Scream

    I so want to start doing this! the only problem is we never have ink in our printer. It is too expensive. I guess you have to spend money to save money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.hinders Dana Hinders

    I have my printer set to use the grayscale draft setting to minimize printer ink usage. You could also see if there is an off brand cartridge available for your printer so you don’t need to spend so much money on ink to begin with.