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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.
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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.
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
Sorry to say Wal-Mart does not except Internet coupons anymore.
Personally I don't bother with printed coupons because you've not really saved any money once you factor in the cost of time, paper and ink to print them ...
About the only places that even accept them anymore where it might be worthwhile, because of large discounts, are from places like Penney's (as an example) that are printed from their own website and even then you need to read the fine print for 'exceptions/limitations' for usage :-(
Stores in my town used to accept them, then one by one, they stopped, including walmarts. Then about 2 weeks ago, walmarts started accepting them again. People were complaining to their management that their store policy states that they will accept internet coupons. So I guess they had a choice, change their policy or accept them.
It is all depending on the store where you live. Redner's will use them but only if they are at a reasonable price and not from a bad site. Good luck on your search also redner's and boyer's where I live give out coupons when you are finished shopping. Thank God I have been able to save on good nights training pants and also pampers under jams too.
All your major grocery chains should have their coupon policy located on their websites. My suggestion would be to visit each website and read their policy first, then if it states that they accept all manufacturer's coupons, print off a copy and place it in your coupon organizer to show the manager at each store. At least this gives you something in hand to take your stand with. Walmart does accept coupons printed offline because it states so in their policy and I use them there every week.
If your grocery store doesn't accept internet coupons then I'd take the time to send the corporate office an email and let them hear your opinion. It never hurts to let yourself be heard! In these hard economic times the American families need every little bit of help they can get!
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.
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.
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