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I have always been an occasional coupon clipper, but it always seemed like taking the time to cut out each coupon was more trouble than it was worth. Fortunately, I have found a much easier way to get coupons, on the Internet. There are actually hundreds of websites with grocery coupons, including brand websites and newspaper websites.
I use http://thriftyfun.coupons.com because it has a bunch of coupons in one place. Every week before I go grocery shopping, we check this site to see if there are any coupons that I could use. Then you can just print them out and take them to the store. They scan at the register just like traditional paper coupons. I usually end up saving about $20 each trip. It is easier than clipping coupons from the Sunday inserts, and we have found that these coupons are often worth more than paper coupons.
By Irene from Flagstaff, AZ
Editor's Note: Thanks, Irene for posting something about this. Coupons.com created that site for us about a year ago and we stopped promoting it because some people complained that they weren't able to redeem the coupons. It's wonderful to hear from someone who is having success with it. Has anyone used our coupon page and been able to redeem the coupons? Please post your experiences below.
I used to print them out but can't use them at Kroger's anymore.
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Does anyone know of any websites that let you download and print grocery coupons for free?
By Carol from Round Rock, TX
I highly recommend www.afullcup.com
The ladies there are full of fantastic information on hard core bargain hunting and coupon use. There are links to the printable coupon sites (free of course) and the posters will often post about a deal and include a link to the printable coupon. You can't help but be inspired once you start reading there!
You can use www.coolsavings.com
I have used them for close to 7 years and they are good. You can even go into websites like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury some of them have their own coupons. Good Luck, Donna
Go to Couponmom.com
I found the best website to date for free grocery coupons is www.grocerycouponsforfree.org. This website is committed to helping people in need. They have information on food shelves and the overseas military coupon program. Both are great places to donate your excess coupons too. Plus this website is not littered with google advertisements like so many grocery coupon websites are. I also like that I do not have to go to several coupon websites to get my coupons. Grocerycouponsforfree.org has many coupon sources all under one hat. It makes it so much easier to get my coupons.
Anybody know of any Canadian websites that would be the same but would list out Canadian stores?
I remain confused. What good are coupons downloaded from the internet if the grocery stores won't accept them? All of the grocery stores around here that accept manufacturer's coupons from the Sunday paper have signs that say "We do not accept internet coupons".
Sandra from Pennsylvania
Price Chopper accepts them.
My Walmart takes them - as of last week. Albertson, Rite Aid, Walgreens, also. Thriftway and Sentry -- loca.
As far as saving money, I save TONS of money on internet coupons. I have a laser printer and get over 8,000 copies per toner cartridge. <p> For example, I had $5 off 3 items of Johnsonville products and a rebate for spend $10, get $5 back. This is all through the INTERNET ~ My mom, aunt and friends also got this deal. It will save you a lot of money if you plan accordingly.
That's great knowing how many copies the guest poster can make on a laser printer with one ink cartridge! I am jealous!
The laser printers that have all of the several capabilities that my current printer has cost a small fortune and the ink cartridges for them are far more expensive than what I pay now so in my case it would not be cost effective to replace ... Besides the ink would go bad before I could ever even make 8,000 copies ;-) But some day when this one breaks down I'll check in to them again :-)
I have come across only one store in my area that won't accept them. When I asked the cashier why not, she didn't know. I use them at Wal-Mart all the time and various other stores.
I work in a retail store, and the reason, as some have stated before that some stores do not accept the coupons from the internet is because it is difficult for the cashier to verify if they are fraudulant or not.
As for thriftyboo's comment:
"I know some stores refuse to accept internet coupons as there are so many fraudulent coupons circulating. I would ask for the store manager and tell him/her to visit the site to verify the coupon's validity. If he/she refuses, speak to the owner or regional manager. (10/10/2006)
this may not be a plausable solution. They won't have time to verify each coupon, and just because your "35 cents off on Green Giant Corn" coupon is valid, Joe Blow behind you might have a photocopy that is not. Also, often, this decision is made at the corporate level and managers are bound by this policy.
However, due to changing times, policies change often. Our store has never allowed us to accept internet coupons (and this was a corporate level policy), however, as of March 1 we will be doing so.
Keep checking back with any stores that do not currently accept them, as their policies too may change.
Like everyone, I am trying to cut corners on groceries. Does anyone know of any credible sites? I am looking for printable coupons for Cascade Complete dish washing liquid, Omni under sink water filter, CLR, Neutrogena face soap, Tyson chicken products, Scott's toilet paper, Behr paint, Kilz, or Home Depot purchases. Or anything else handy. Thanks!
Jen from Hastings, MI
THEY ADD NEW THINGS EVERYDAY.
Google the following:
Click on the first listing. It should say "Welcome to Your Daily Freebies". (Don't ask me why, but you will not get the coupon listings by googling that.) Click on "Coupon Forum". There are 80 pages of coupons. Also, Pillsbury and Pepperidge Farm have coupons on their sites. Most cosmetics companies do, too.
A website called Save.ca has coupons that they will mail to you when you give them your home mailing address. You might find that useful. Good luck!
Donna from Victoria B.C.
Where is the easiest place to print online grocery and miscellaneous coupons without all the hassle of downloading too much. I have downloaded some sites and still nothing prints and its not my printer. Please help.
This site below has all the big 3 coupon sites for printing all at one location.
All the coupon printing sites and even the coupons you get from the various manufacturer's websites now use a coupon printer of some kind that you need to download before you print coupons because there was so much fraud in the early days of online coupon printing. There are help sections to help you troubleshoot if you are having trouble printing.
Here are the help pages for the big 3:
If you dont want to mess around with the coupon printers there are sites online where you can load e-coupons onto certain grocery stores customer loyalty cards so there is no printing or clipping involved.
There is also a list of bricks coupons at the link below. If you click on a link that takes you to the page for printing you can click the 'help' link at the bottom right corner and they will mail you the coupon if you are having trouble printing.
If all that fails you can buy coupons from ebay or other sites like:
or trade coupons at various sites including right here at Thrifty Fun:
You can get some coupon books mailed to you from the following links:
(remove the space before the "com" ...having trouble posting the link without it breaking)
Two good sites for all things "couponing":
Good luck to you!
Here is the one I get really good money off coupons from, each month:
You will get the chance to print a couple of coupons on most of them (by going back to coupons after printing those you have picked), but you will only be allowed a couple, and most of them, I find, are things that we use or want to try.
What are the best sites to download discount grocery store coupons?
By Marilyn from NM
Does anyone know how to print coupons off from Coupon Mom?
By Gail W. from Murray, KY