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Best Coupon Sites

By Cary Anderson

Coupon sites like Groupon have recently revolutionized the way we spend money and do business. The success of these web-based coupons have resulted in a total paradigm shift that has left more traditional marketing methods grasping for straws. While printed coupons have gradually died a slow death, web-based coupons have revolutionized this age-old method of moving a consumer to action.

So with web-based coupons having made a comeback, what are the best online coupon sites? Tapping into these resources can save you hundreds, if not thousands, per year as well as open the doors of opportunity to great deals and savings in your area. Many of these coupon sites have smartphone apps that never require one to waste paper printing off coupons.

Coupons.com

This is the top source of manufacturer coupons like those that we once clipped out of the Sunday paper. There are usually over 150 coupons available for various grocery items.

At Coupons.com, you can “Clip” coupons which designates them to be printed on one (or, if needed, more) sheets of paper. Stopping by Coupons.com is a must prior to any trip to the grocery store.

Check out Coupons.com’s “Local Coupons” section to find merchants and restaurants in your area offering discounts. You might be surprised what you’ll find. Like how about a $25 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant for $10?

Also available on Coupons.com are “Coupon Codes” for a variety of online merchants. Right now, Kohl’s and Macy’s are offering 10% off any online purchase. Target is offering free shipping on a purchase of $50 or more. You never know what deal you might find.

Who said living frugal can’t be fun?

Yipit

Yipit is a daily deal website aggregator that collects all the amazing offers from around your area available on daily deal websites. Think of it like Orbitz for coupons. Yipit shows you what a variety of coupon merchants are offering in the same way that Orbitz shows prices for multiple airlines.

Best of all, Yipit is fully customizable: you pick and choose which kinds of offers you are interested in receiving. Not interested in receiving offers from automotive merchants? No problem, just un-select that category when you sign-up.

Many of the coupons posted to Yipit offer the chance to get out of the house and do something fun for cheap. Maybe you can find a good deal on seeing a minor league baseball game, taking a sushi-making class, or enrolling in a couples massage course at a massively discounted rate.

RetailMeNot

Before you buy anything online, it’s imperative to pay a visit to RetailMeNot. This site organizes coupon codes at virtually every imaginable online retailer.

You know that “Promo Code” box that you usually see before hitting “Submit Order”? RetailMeNot probably has something for you to enter in that space. Investing 30 seconds in a quick search could wind up saving enough money to buy the family dinner.

RetailMeNot’s coupon codes also include a “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” option enabling users to share with other readers whether or not the coupon code was a success. Check the comments section as there could be some valuable info worth knowing about the code you are about to use.

RetailMeNot didn’t get to 2 million “Likes” on Facebook without making a lot of people happy!

Penny Pinchin Mom

Managing a family’s budget is made easier thanks to the coupon site Penny Pinchin Mom. This coupon blog offers a variety of coupons at grocery stores and restaurants. They also post a number of freebies and rebates that could make life a little harder on those working to ensure that their house doesn’t turn into an episode of Hoarders!

Slickdeals.net

Slickdeals is a community of users that post technology-centric bargains to be found on the web. Roughly half of the deals found on this site are for some type of electronic or related product. They also post deals on kitchenware, clothes, and travel offers.

What makes Slickdeals unique is that they are more of an “underground” coupon site. Most of the deals posted here will not be found anywhere else. It’s a community of people who comb the web looking for merchants who are offering an almost too-good-to-be-true deal.

Add Slickdeals to your bookmarks and make it a point to glance at it each day. From time to time, you’ll find an amazing price on something you’ve been wanting for a while.

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