Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coupon Web Sites

I have put together a list of websites that have advice on coupons as well as saving money online. To be honest, I have never been a coupon girl.  That being said, our local news station just had a story in which they showed a receipt where two women who shop together spent just under $2 for over $100 worth of groceries.  Seriously.  Thus, I have decided to do a bit of research and see what it takes to accomplish what they do.  I am always up for a challenge...  

I found this article which offers five websites that help you save money through coupons:

There are also some existing blogs that are great for advice/coupons/money saving tips:

We are always happy to hear your thoughts and have you share your personal stories on saving money and being frugal with style!



  1. I can't wait to look at these websites. Thanks so much for posting them. Ellie at thetwinsmama.blogspot.com is the queen of the grocery game (thegrocerygame.com or something like that). She's like one of those ladies you heard about on the news. It's amazing to me.

    I usually just browse store ads in advance and buy what's on sale, but I should really put some thought into doing more than that. Thanks

  2. Here is what my fiance has done for years now, since he raised two kids on his own. Every week he gets 2 Sunday papers and cuts the manufacturing coupons out. He uses a tupperware type box with index cards seperating them into categories for filing. When the weekly sales ad comes out he reviews, basically memorizes the ad and pulls all of his coupons out that are on sale. He has never used an online service, just the good old fashion Sunday paper. He shops at Meijers which has double coupons. If the coupon is .50 it doubles to $1.00. So anything that would be on sale for 2 for $4.00 he would use a coupon for each item. Getting each item for a $1.00. That's why every week you buy 2 papers so you have multiple coupons for each item. You can't use more than one coupon per item, howeve if they are on sale 2 for ..you can. Eventually, if you do this everyweek most likely you will have coupons for most items that on sale for that week. After awhile you will only have to buy milk, bread etc. and occasionally pick upthings since your cabinets will be stocked. Everything he buys we either eat or use. Some items he pays next to nothing for and at times they have paid him to take. He averages $1.00 per item and usually puchases $300 worth but only pays a little over $100.00. My brother use to give him a hard time until he saw one of his receipts...now my brother is using his method. hahaha. It can be time consuming to cut coupons, however when you see that you save hundreds each month it tends to motivate you. The money we save, I like to purchase better cuts of meat and seafood. Again, the key is to buy 2 papers, cut your coupons each week, use one coupon for each item, look for 2 for items to save more. I will say I have so much toothpaste,toothbrushes,deoderant and razors to last me a life time.

    Helpful Hint: Take your ad and arrange your coupons by the layout of the grocery store. This will save you time, trying to find things. Most grocery stores have their layout on their website if you need help identifying what aisles certain items are located.

  3. Thanks AnNicole :) Your so sweet. I do love my coupons.