It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like to save money, but when it comes to clipping and organizing coupons the list gets a bit smaller. It seems not everyone is a fan of searching for, sorting and saving coupons. The great news for those reluctant coupon clippers is that there is plenty of help available.
We’ve scoured the Internet to find the coupon sites that provide access to great coupons, teach methods to keep coupons organized, have built a community where you can learn from other coupon shoppers and that provide valuable information through blogging. In our opinion these ten sites are among the best.
1. Coupon Cabin
Coupon Cabin is one of the few sites making the top ten list that was not started by a stay-at-home mom. It is a polished, attractive, well-structured site that is easy to navigate. The blog team consists of a group of women, some with their own couponing websites and one who has appeared on The Learning Channel’s Extreme Couponing show.
The strength of the site lies in its national scope and use of geolocation to target each visitor’s local stores. The site also offers a section with coupons for Canada and vouchers for UK residents
2. Penny Pincher Gazette
The Penny Pincher Gazette is another site that does not claim to have been started by a stay-at-home mom. It is the oldest site on the list dating back to 2006 and the experience shows in the well-developed site with an uncluttered layout and easy-to-use grocery coupon database.
Based out of Texas, the Penny Pincher Gazette also offers a national scope and uses geolocation to help visitors find the stores in their area more quickly.
3. Southern Savers
Southern Savers is a grocery coupon site with a regional slant. It is a well organized site with an uncluttered layout. The sales circulars are posted for each grocery store and are organized in categories making it easier to find what you need when creating a menu. Coupons available for the sale items are listed by each item and have the source and date to make it easier to locate the coupon.
The Southern Savers community does a good job of updating deals in the comments since not every store in a region offers the same specials. The owner of the site, Jenny Martin, offers couponing classes and seminars and travels around the area meeting with local groups. She is the mother of four girls under eight and emphasizes making couponing easy so you can get back to what is important in life.
The greatest strength of Southern Savers lies in the organization of the site and the uncluttered layout. These qualities make it very easy to use the site and find just what you need.
4. Krazy Coupon Lady
The Krazy Coupon Lady is a very popular site run by Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer. It offers a variety of ways to save on groceries, clothing, housewares and other goods and services. There are guides for beginners and those ready for extreme couponing. There is also a forum called the Brag Lounge.
For those looking for help creating their weekly menu based on store sales, the list of items on special for each store can be found by clicking on that store name. The list isn’t organized in categories, but you can scroll through and check the box by the items you wish to purchase and then print your shopping list based on the items you’ve selected. Under each sale item is a list of all coupons available for that item as well as an indication of the source for the coupon.
Some of the national chain stores are covered, but most of the grocery stores listed are in Idaho and surrounding states.
5. Coupon Divas
Coupon Divas is run by Kitty, a mom of four, and is based in the Ohio area. The weekly store sale and coupon match-ups include stores from all over the country, but the entire sales circular for the store is not listed. It is a great way to match up coupons, but not a complete tool for creating a menu based on sale items.
The site is fun and colorful with graphic links to the different areas, making it easy to find your way around. The blog offers a running list of shopping deals and comments are allowed using the Facebook commenting system. Coupon Divas has more than 1.2 million Facebook followers.
6. Coupon Connections
Coupon Connections was started by a mom of four living in Washington state who was looking for a way to earn extra income so she could continue staying home with her children. Like many grocery coupon sites, the local store circulars are published as soon as they come out and are matched up with available coupons to help shoppers save as much as possible.
The strengths of Coupon Connections are the clear navigation and uncluttered layout. Both features make it much easier to find the coupons and specials that are important for your family.
7. Money Saving Mom
Any website can spit out coupon deals or embed a coupon list, but Crystal Paine delivers so much more. She has built a community by delivering on her promise to make her readers better home economists. MSM offers a wealth of information on how to earn more, save more and where to find the best bargains.
Crystal offers a coupon database and a summary of the best deals at each (and possibly every) grocery store in the country. She links to the full sale circular for each store, but there is no way to create a shopping list on Money Saving Mom.
The strength of the site lies in the wealth and depth of knowledge shared in the well-written articles. The ‘We Paid Cash’ series features readers’ stories about home improvements, vacations and even college educations that were paid for without incurring debt.
8. Retail Me Not
Retail Me Not is a bargain and coupon site. It is very organized and easy to find the most current deals and coupons. The grocery coupons are an embedded list of printable coupons provided by couponnetwork.com. There are no grocery store circulars to help you make your weekly shopping list.
The blog has fun and informative posts centered around deals and bargains with helpful tips thrown in. It claims to be the largest coupon site in the world. The strength of the site lies in the simple layout and lack of clutter on the site. It is very easy to find what you’re looking for.
9. Coupon Mom
Coupon Mom carries the circulars from stores in every state in the U.S. Registration is required to view the sales circulars and the printable coupons link takes you to a page with links to several other databases and the searchable database on Coupon Mom is very easy to use and specific for each several states. These sections do not require registration.
Coupon Mom is run by Stephanie Nelson and has been around since November 2007. The site has a very large and loyal following. The strength in the Coupon Mom website lies in the organized structure of the searchable coupon database.
10. The Coupon Clippers
The Coupon Clippers site claims that it is the largest grocery coupon site in the country. Unlike other sites, TCC actually clips and sells coupons for a small fee. There is also a free database of a few hundred coupons embedded into the site.
The strength of The Coupon Clippers site lies in the fact it offers a service that no other site out there offers. One reason many give for not clipping coupons is the time it takes to find, clip, sort and organize the coupons. For a fraction of the price on the coupon you can purchase coupons only for the items you buy and they arrive clipped and ready to use.