Many of us clip coupons. It’s an easy way to save a few bucks here and there. However it does take time to go through all the newspapers and magazine clipping out the coupons you think you’ll use, and then it’s a nightmare keeping it all organized for the next time you go shopping. Also, many of us are now shopping online more and more, and enjoying the convenience, and quite often the savings. These days, most online stores now have an option to enter a coupon code during checkout.
Unfortunately, these coupon codes are sometimes hidden on a page on the site you didn’t visit or in magazines you don’t subscribe to. But with coupon code websites, you don’t have to spend your life looking for coupon codes you only might use later. With the convenience of coupon code websites, you can simply search for the website you’re purchasing from on the coupon site before checking out to make sure you aren’t missing out on a deal.
My favorite is RetailMeNot.com, but there’s also CouponCabin.com and CouponMom.com, just to name a few. Also, you can easily more by simply using your favorite search engine to search for “coupon codes.” Once you find some websites you like, bookmark them for later. When you are actually making a purchase from a site, load up the websites and search them for the specific site you’re ordering from. By searching for the codes only once you decide to buy from a particular place, you save time spent finding and organizing coupons you don’t even end up using.
Sometimes you’ll search everywhere but there are no deals to be found. This happens, but this is one of the times where the coupon sites show their convenience. It takes, at best, two minutes to search through several coupon sites. If you don’t find anything, you’ve wasted only two minutes. If you do find a deal, you’ve probably saved more dollars than minutes spent.
Some stores are more likely to have codes floating around than others. In fact, some stores never have any. However if even only one or two of your regular stores consistently has codes, you can save quite a few dollars over time. Online coupon code sites have the same savings as traditional coupon clipping, but with significantly less time spent. This makes these websites appealing to both regular coupon clippers, and those who had never wanted to spend the time on it. Coupon code websites are a new opportunity to save a little green.