Whether you like to shop online or in stores, taking advantage of coupons can help save you money on your purchases. Thanks to coupon apps and websites, you are no longer limited to the Sunday paper for coupons that will help you save money on the products you buy. Online websites and downloadable apps will allow you to have coupons you can print out, as well as coupon codes you can scan right at the store checkout register from your smartphone. Here are some of the top coupon sites and apps that can help save you money on everything from clothing to personal goods and more.
Top 20 Coupon Sites
When searching for the best coupon sites for you, we worked to find sites that were user-friendly and had the scoop on the best current deals. There are many places for you to get coupons to help them save money on purchases. Here are twenty of our favorite sites.
RetailMeNot’s website boasts over 500,000 coupons for over 50,000 stores. You can search for coupons with them by going online from your PC or by downloading their app. RetailMeNot can save you money in a variety of ways. They offer gift cards at discounted prices (bonus: gift cards are delivered online almost immediately – great for last minute gift giving needs), coupon codes, printable coupons, stores currently offering free shipping, cash back offers, and product deals such as travel discounts and more. They’ve also designed their site so that it’s super easy to use.
Coupons.com is one of my personal favorites. You can use the site to get coupon codes, but if you’d rather print coupons for in-store use, their “click, print and save” method is a breeze. When you go to their site, you’ll see scores of coupons offering money savings on nearly every product you could imagine. Other things the site shares include cash back offers and their “the good stuff” section, where they share info on special items such as holiday specific deals and their “deals of the day”.
3. Smart Source
Like Coupons.com, Smart Source features a super easy “click and save” printing system for the coupons they offer. One of the things I love about the Smart Source site is that you can filter coupons by category (i.e. baby products, automotive, personal care, household, etc.) or by brand (i.e. Welch’s, Sunbelt Bakery, Gerber) based on their current offerings, or you can enter your zip code to see offers specific to your area.
Smart Source is one of the coupon providers you may see regularly in the papers, but with the ease and convenience of using their website, you can skip the paper and quickly print out the coupons you need.
4. Red Plum
Red Plum also regularly has coupons in many Sunday papers, but by visiting their website instead you’ll get some cool added benefits. Their click and print feature isn’t much different than what other coupon sites offer, however they have a great blog that features articles such as Easy Tricks to Remove Carpet Stains, Dining Out for Less and 7 Memorable Mother’s Day Activities.
As an extra bonus, they have a “recipes” page that shares recipes filtered by ingredient, by nutritional type (i.e. Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, etc.) and by meal type (i.e. Casseroles, Slow Cooker, Grill, Fry, etc.).
Savings.com offers coupons from a variety of stores including The Gap, Kohl’s and Macy’s. You can sort discount offerings by category for easier shopping, too. They also feature a section with local offerings for restaurants and stores in your area (I even found coupons for stores and restaurants in our small town of just 4,000 people!), a blog, and occasion specific deals as well.
The Slickdeals website opens up with their Featured Deals and their Frontpage Slickdeals, which are defined as “some of the best deals on the Web in the last 24 hours according to our editors and our community”. Slickdeals has a huge emphasis on community, allowing members to share deals they’ve found on the Web so that they can expand their money-saving offerings to website visitors. Part of their “community” section includes forums where members can share and ask about deals they’ve found or are looking for.
Shop At Home focuses on giving you money back for online shopping. You create a free account, then browse their thousands of deals. When you buy, the store pays Shop at Home for referring you and Shop At Home passes those savings on to you. You can choose to get your cash back in the form of an Amazon gift card, in your Paypal account or via a check in the mail. Know that you have to be logged in to the Shop At Home site in order to earn cash back on your purchases.
Ebates also gives cash back for shopping purchases. You can get up to 40% back depending on the store, and currently they feature over 2000 stores to choose from. Bonus: their new smartphone app allows you to get cash back on in-store purchases as well. Another fun thing about Ebates is that besides allowing you to get cash back via a check or a Paypal payment, they have a third option that allows you to send your cash back to your favorite charitable organization. How cool is that?
You’ve likely heard of Groupon. They offer great deals on restaurants (from fine dining to local cafés), travel deals (Bahamas, anyone?) and on goods and services. Their Getaway deals range from packages for local sporting events to far away excursions to exotic places. You’ll find offerings for deals on just about everything, from spa packages to jewelry to electronics and more. As an added bonus, they offer coupons for over 11,000 stores. There’s definitely no shortage of great deals on Groupon. We like to use the site to save money on our monthly entertainment budget.
10. Living Social
Living Social has coupon offerings that are similar to Groupon. What’s cool about Living Social is that you can search via subject and location. Want to find a Sushi Bar in New York City? A spa in Phoenix? Just enter in the type of excursion along with what city you’re interested in and the deals will start appearing. When I searched for “spa” in “Phoenix”, over 130 offerings appeared. There’s no shortage of deals on Living Social.
11. The Krazy Coupon Lady
One of my favorite things about The Krazy Coupon Lady site is that they’ll show you how to combine coupons from different sources to get THE best deal on the things you buy. Example: Walmart sells Cake Mate candles for $1. The Krazy Coupon Lady has a coupon for $1 off one Cake Mate decorating item. Final price? FREE. This site shows you ways to get the most off of what you buy. Crazy big money savings!
Hip2Save offers big money savings on specific brands and items and at specific stores as well. They also feature videos, a rewards program and tips on everything from how to save money to their favorite recipes. They’ve got a “freebie” section too that shares birthday freebies and other special freebie offers for site users.
Frugaa works to bring customers the “latest working coupon codes that will help you save money on your purchase.” Total active coupons when I visited their site? Over 45,000. Their home page features the hottest current deals, however you can also search the site for a specific store or category. They’ve got a pretty expansive deal list. I didn’t see “Automotive” on their sidebar category list, but when I typed the word “automotive” into their search bar, it returned 858 results for a variety of different discounts such as tire purchases and auto store website purchases.
14. Brad’s Deals
This site features discounts on goods at over 3,800 stores. Brad’s Deals works with retailers to get you deep discounts on everyday items such as clothing, household goods and jewelry. When I was searching the site for this article, I found a diamond tennis bracelet with a final price of $26.39 – woohoo! In order to get their deals, however, you need to click through to the store website via the Brad’s Deals website. If you don’t, the advertised deal won’t show up. The site also features a blog that shares a variety of money-saving tips, including the best credit card offers and current freebie deals.
15. Free Shipping
Free Shipping works a bit differently than the other sites we’ve talked about so far. When you shop through Free Shipping, it allows you to compare prices from various stores so you can get the best price on the items you want. On top of that, they give a minimum – yes, I said “minimum” – of ten percent cash back on purchases. As an added bonus, Free Shipping will give you a rebate on any shipping charges you have to pay when you make a purchase through their site. One caveat: it costs $12.97 a month to be a member of their site, but they do offer a trial period so you can try the site and see if the money savings for your shopping habits will outweigh the membership cost.
16. Fat Wallet
Fat Wallet offers coupon deals similar to what most sites offer, but they also have Exclusive Deals which are accessible to members only. The site has an online forum where community members share the deals they’ve found with users too. Between Fat Wallet staff findings and the community shared deals, you can save yourself a lot of cash on shopping purchases. Fat Wallet also has an easy-to-use search function where you can choose from categories such as Food & Restaurants, Baby, Kids & Toys or Health & Beauty to get quick access to deals for what you need to buy.
17. Amazon Coupons
As the name implies, Amazon Coupons are usable only for purchases made at Amazon.com. They have coupons available for all Amazon users, but there is a disclaimer on the site that reads “Some coupons many be only available to Prime members.” The Prime Members coupons are identifiable by the “Prime Pantry” logo on the individual coupon. Using Amazon coupons is a great way to get an extra discount on Amazon’s already low prices.
18. Price Blink
Price Blink is a free plug-in for your Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. It’s a pretty cool deal, actually. Let’s say you’ve installed the plug-in on your browser and you’re shopping for a camera. The Price Blink add-on will compare the current site’s prices with other sites which offer the same product to help you get the best current deal on the camera. It will also search the web for any coupons that might apply to the product you’re shopping for. As an added bonus, Price Blink shows you reviews listed around the web that you can search through before you buy so you can make sure you’re buying a product you’ll be happy with.
19. Deal News
The staff at Deal News personally reviews deals every day in order to help find you the best deals around on items you want to buy. They limit their offerings to the “best 300 deals we can find” which makes it easier for customers to avoid pseudo savings and go straight for the money-saving gold. Deal News shares the best deals on clothing, travel, electronics and more. They also have a commitment to giving back and support many charitable organizations such as the Red Cross and the ALS association. So when you use Deal News, you can feel good about your purchases, knowing that you’re helping them give to those in need.
20. Flamingo World
Flamingo World is an expansive coupon site that shares coupons for online shopping, printable coupons, and shares local and daily deals as well. They have an additional tab that shares current free shipping offers for dozens of stores. The site also has links to the weekly ads for many popular stores, including Costco, Family Dollar and Kohl’s. You can find deals by searching via category or by searching for a particular store. As I searched through the site, it seemed as if the deals were almost limitless.
In today’s world of online shopping coupons and mobile coupon apps, there’s almost no reason to pay full price for anything. Why spend more than you should when you shop? Take advantage of the many online sites that will help you save money.
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