I’m a man and I’m not afraid to admit that I like to find online coupons.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends roughly 13% of their income on groceries; my family spends 16%. Cutting our bill back to the national average would save us a significant amount of money, which is why it is one of my financial goals this year.
It is going to be a challenge. The addition of my son will mean a much greater amount of spending on diapers. However, I want to reach our goals and I know that some modest amount of couponing can help.
According to CNN Money, the following are the top online couponing websites and resources:
Coupons.com: Get printable and web coupons for everything from cold cuts and vitamins to big-ticket items like computers and jewelry. Two other popular sites for coupons are Redplum.com and SmartSource.com.To pay less when shopping online:
Retailmenot.com and CouponCabin.com. If you spot a space to enter a promotional code when you’re checking out at a website, chances are one’s available. At RetailMeNot.com, users share their latest finds. CouponCabin.com is another good source for online codes, plus printable store coupons and local deals.To cut the cost of eating out:
Restaurant.com. This site sells dining gift certificates at steep discounts, often 50% or more off the face value. Search the offers from 18,000 local and chain restaurants by city or zip code.To save yourself some legwork:
CouponMom.com. Scroll through deals from supermarket chains and find coupons matched with the sales. Also, enter your shopping list on the Grocery Circular Roundup at AllYou.com to find specific items on sale near you.To declutter your e-mail in-box:
Yipit.com. This one-stop service aggregates daily deals from 570 sites, including Groupon and Living Social. You pick how often you want an e-mail, and you can customize your offers by city and category.To store savings on your phone:
GeoQpons. With this free app for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and iPad, you can find coupons that you can use straight off your device. Another app, Cardstar, lets you store loyalty cards on your phone