I have a friend who signed up for an extreme couponing class through Night Owls. I’m hoping that she is saving buku bucks on her grocery bill. For me, I think of the time involved and I just can’t quite commit to “extreme”. Maybe it’s the word…I would say I’m more of a “mediocre” couponer.
I’ve subscribed to groupon.com and livingsocial.com to get info on deals in our area. Sometimes, I don’t need the deal, and I have to remember my budget when an impulse buy appears! But, I have saved money on a few things that I would have purchased anyway.
If you’re looking for coupons to help with the cost of dining out, visit your favorite restaurant’s website or facebook pages and see if they offer a “deal of the day”. I’ve also taken advantage of VIP dining cards at several restaurants. These cards either give me free extra’s with my meal (free steak upgrades or wine samples), or discounts on dining.
When shopping online watch for boxes to enter a “promotional code,” “discount code,” or “coupon” at checkout. If you don’t know the code, do a quick Web search using the name of the retailer and the same catchphrase you saw on that retailer’s site. Check the dates because many codes expire quickly. Visit CurrentCodes.com and DealHunting.com for updated codes.
Other reputable coupon sites include FatWallet.com, CouponChief.com, CouponMountain.com, Rather-Be-Shopping.com, RetailMeNot.com, Offers.com, CouponShack.com, and Valpak.com.