Saving Money with Coupons

People ask me all the time if I’m a coupon-er since I have a large family.

Actually, I don’t use coupons unless they are Online Coupons or Online Coupon Codes.  I just can’t be bothered to clip coupons from the newspaper and then plan meals around items that I can get in bulk for pennies on the dollar if I play the extreme coupon-ing game.  Or, buy a meal from a fast food restaurant that I wouldn’t eat at anyway.

Give me a percentage off coupon however for my favorite online stores for purchases I’d already make and I’m all too happy to save money.  And I do.  I shop using Online Coupon Codes frequently, actually.  One of my first places to shop for items I need online is Amazon.  They have great prices already, and if it’s a Prime item, shipping is free, which I love.  {I think one has to be a Prime member to get the benefits}, but I know it’s saved us money.  One can also save with active Coupons for Amazon to get an even better deal.

I’ve been known to buy clothes on-line when they have an additional 20-50%, too.  Somethings I just can’t resist.

I’m hopeful that the money I save with online coupons balances out the fun stuff that I buy online that I don’t need.  Like aromatherapy oil to make 10 different scents of sugar scrubs.

What about you?  Do you save money with coupons?

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  1. I’ll be honest… I’m lazy. I love the idea of saving money and getting great deals at the grocery store but I just don’t have the time to put into it. Or the energy! Oh my word… all that work seems like it’d take days!

  2. Canada sucks at coupons.
    Which is why we shop in the US.
    I clip coupons as much as I can becaue I am unemployed. Every cent counts!

  3. I remember watching the clip of that show about coupon clipping. I don’t watch much tv but I knew for sure that was one I wouldn’t watch (Extreme Couponing, I think?). I mean, I’m all for someone saving hundreds on grocery items, but I am NOT the one to sit at my table clipping away. I HATE coupons for save $.50 off of THREE of something. Um, if I’m not usually buying 3 of that thing or don’t want to buy 3 of that thing, your coupon is restrictive and unhelpful. I also hate the ones that can’t be combined with others (or what really gets me is places online that have a sale but purposely exclude the most wanted items (Old Navy does this with their school uniforms. They move them into another section called Daily Steals, then they offer a 30% off sale, oh, but not the stuff in Daily Steals. The minute the sale is over those items are no longer considered Daily Steals). The coupons I seek out and use are for stuff I already intended on buying.

  4. I am not a couponer. I have tried it a few times, but the savings didn’t seem worth finding the coupons and tracking down the exact item in the store. Now I WILL join rewards programs where the store keeps all the information for you, like 5% off at White House Black Market, and the points program for Nordstroms. (You have to get a Nordstroms Debit for that one).
    I agree, coupon codes are great and easy to use, especially non item-specific ones.

  5. Couponing is a lot of work…….just you need connections for random items 😉

  6. I’ll have to check this coupon site out because I’m a lot like you … I’m not a clipper, but I like online codes. And I’m a big fan of Amazon (and their Prime membership has been SO worth it for us) and had no idea they offered coupons – thanks for enabling my spending today 😉