As prices of food and other household products rise, more people are looking for new ways to save money. Coupons have long been a part of thrifty shopping, but today’s best deals aren’t always found in the Sunday newspaper. Coupons found on the internet are often higher in value than the coupons from the paper.
When most people think of coupons, they tend to think of something like $0.25 off a brand of cereal no one likes and isn’t healthy anyway. But today’s coupon savings are available for a wide variety of brands and products, including healthy foods, and savings are often $1 or even $2 off. By shopping smartly, you can save big bucks off your normal grocery trips.
So where does a smart shopper find these online coupons? Look for big coupon sites that list several different coupons available to print. Just go through the list of coupons and check off the ones you want to print. If you’ve never printed from the site before, it will probably ask you to install the coupon printer software. This software allows the site to communicate with your computer and tells it how to print the coupons correctly. All you need to do is approve the installation and then your savings will print. Once the coupons have printed, just cut them out and head off to the store with your new savings in your pocket.
Collective coupon sites like the one found here aren’t the only places to find coupons online. Many grocery, clothing, and drug stores now offer their own coupons directly on their websites. Try checking the website of your favorite grocery store to see if they have coupons available to print.
Another place to find coupons online is at the website of your favorite brand. More and more companies are offering coupons for their own products on their sites. Also, many of these companies have e-newsletters that you can sign up for to be notified when new savings are added to their websites, or even receive special members only savings.
Coupons printed from the internet work the same way as coupons from the newspaper. They have details of what products they work with printed on the coupons, so be sure to match your coupon to the right item as well as the right size. The coupons also have an expiration date, so pay attention to the date so you won’t miss out on the savings.
One thing internet coupons have that newspaper coupons don’t is a special code that makes each coupon unique. Most internet printed coupons have either a unique serial number or a unique barcode, sometimes both. These features are meant to help stop counterfeiting coupons. Each number or code is unique and can be traced back to the computer from where it was printed. So printing off more copies of an internet coupon with a copier isn’t an option, or you could find yourself facing serious charges. Before trying to print internet coupons, be sure that your printer has plenty of ink and the paper tray is loaded. Most online coupons can only be printed out a certain number of times, usually twice, and once you’ve printed that coupon the limited number of times, you won’t be able to print it again. That means that even if your printer messed up and didn’t print correctly because it was out of ink, you won’t be able to try printing it again once you’ve hit the limit.
Saving money on groceries and other household products can be easy if you know where to find coupons online and how best to use them to get maximum savings. Now that you know the secret of internet printable coupons, get printing and get shopping!
Russell Matthews has a great knack for smart shopping. He loves hunting down bargains and finding ways to shop well on a tight budgets.