It’s a little confusing when people don’t shop with coupons. It’s basically free money.
But some people are turned off of coupon shopping. Maybe it’s because they don’t want to be that guy at the store holding up the line as they slowly page through their coupon clippings, or because they don’t know where to start.
We can’t help you with that first problem, but if you’re looking for free coupon resources, we’ve got you covered.
And besides, those people behind you can just find a different lane!
Coupons for Specific Brands and Vendors
If you buy a lot of goods from specific manufacturers or stores, you could be saving tons of cash by perusing their coupons. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Pillsbury: Sign up for Pillsbury.com emails to receive up to $250 in yearly coupons, access to free product samples (quanities limited, one per member) and the easiest recipes sent right to your inbox.
These coupons aren’t just for cookies and biscuits, either. You can get deals on Progresso soups, Nature Valley granola and Big G cereals — including Cheerios.
2. Betty Crocker’s FREE email delivers the best of Betty’s 15,000 kitchen-tested recipes, how-tos and more – straight to your inbox! PLUS, get up to $250 per year in coupons savings and access to FREE samples (quantities limited, one per member).
And they have a lot more than just cake coupons. Not that there’s anything wrong with cake.
3. Tablespoon: This site features both printable and digital coupons. Sign up for Tablespoon’s free email and score up to $250 per year in coupon savings.
Plus, stay on top of your food game with free recipes for doable dinners, delish desserts, party snacks and more!
4. P&G Everyday: Proctor & Gamble manufacture a shocking number of things you have in your home, and their coupon site offers printable deals, clip-to-card coupons, deep online discounts and freebies.
5. Pampers: When do you not need more diapers? To say nothing of toothpaste, tissues and medicine.
6. Kelloggs: Cereal, Pop-Tarts and protein shakes galore! Breakfast just got a lot cheaper.
7. Seventh Generation Coupons: If buying green is important to you, you might consider keeping an eye on Seventh Generation’s coupons page.
They offer everything from household cleaning products to feminine and baby products.
Your grocery bill is one of the best places to make cuts to your budget — and with so many free coupons available, it doesn’t even have to be difficult!
8. Coupons.com: You’ve probably heard of this one, because it’s one of the biggest coupon sites out there. That means lots of options for you!
9. Grocery Coupon Network is a great resource for free printable coupons.
10. Hopster doesn’t just have free coupons. You can also earn points, redeemable for even more savings!
11. CoolSavings has coupons, coupon codes and freebies — and not just for groceries! I’ve seen toys listed, too.
12. Lozo is really neat — it offers you coupons based on your grocery list. This avoids a common couponing problem: wasting money on something that’s a good deal, but which you won’t use.
If you waste something, any money you spent on it was wasted, too — even if it was only 10% of the original price!
13. Ready Set Eat is a recipe website that also features coupons. If you see one you like, you can search for a recipe using that ingredient!
14. Redplum features printed and downloadable coupons, as well as savings tips and local deals.
15. SavingStar has both paperless savings offers and cash-back deals.
16. Smartsource features both printable and direct-to-card offers that load directly onto your existing rewards cards. Plus, they have sweepstakes for big prizes, like a trip to the Super Bowl!
17. GroceryCouponCart is a good source for printable coupons.
18. Daily Grocery Coupon adds new coupons every day, so you’ll always find fresh savings.
19. Every Day Saver has both printable and digital coupons and updates their offers each month.
20. Common Kindness is one of my favorite coupon sites, because every time you save money with one of their coupons, they donate funds to charity!
21. Grocery Smarts organizes coupons by state, so you know the deals you find will be good where you live.
22. Saving Star offers both grocery and online savings, and offers a rare opportunity to save on fresh produce. Get 20% off of select produce with their Healthy Offer of the Week!
23. Coupons for Print offers printable coupons for groceries and restaurants, too!
Which area you live in dictates the store at which you do your grocery shopping.
But most stores have a free rewards program of some sort, and many offer coupons you can clip directly to your card from their online portal — or just free online coupons to print.
Here are some that we found. But if you shop at a store we haven’t listed, be sure to check out their site and policy! Even if you have to create a membership, it’s usually quick, easy, free — and worth it.
24. Fareway’s got free printable coupons — no rewards card needed.
25. Publix lets you click to clip coupons, which you can apply in-store automatically at checkout.
26. Kroger also requires a free membership — but it’s well worth it and easy to sign up.
27. Piggly-Wiggly’s coupons are free and printable.
28. Whole Foods: Yep, you can save money at this ultra-expensive grocer!
29. Vons: Select your digital coupons before you go shopping to save cash at Vons.
30. Shop Rite’s digital coupons are categorized by category and brand, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for with ease.
32. Winn-Dixie’s weekly ad is digitally available, and you can pick up the print version when you walk into the store.
33. The Fresh Market: Save on both fresh produce and packaged goods every week at your local store.
34. Shop ‘n Save: This midwestern chain offers awesome coupons on their website so you can save even more — just as the name suggests.
36. Schnucks: Schnucks’ coupons are free and printable.
37. Acme’s got great, free printable coupons, too.
38. Loblaws: This Canadian grocer offers its patrons awesome deals — and you can easily clip the coupons digitally!
39. Shoppers: Create a free Shoppers account to take advantage of all the awesome digital deals you can clip here.
40. Shaw’s: This grocer has an easy system to send each coupon directly to your printer.
41. Save-a-Lot: Just enter your zip code to see what products you can save on this week at Save-a-Lot.
42. Food Lion: Load coupons directly to your Food Lion card.
43. Albertson’s free printable coupons display a total potential savings at the top of the page — and at the time this article was written, it was over $400!
You can rack up a lot of spending at a pharmacy. I know there have been times I’ve looked at my CVS receipt with despair!
But never fear: There are some amazing pharmacy coupon resources out there. Here are a few:
44. Rite Aid has printable coupons for everything from laundry detergent to soup.
46. CVS: Have trouble keeping up with all those receipt-printed coupons you get at CVS? Link your ExtraCare account online so you can take advantage of all those deals before they expire.
There’s an app offering exclusive savings, too!
Yep, we buy stuff other than groceries and toiletries — at least every once in awhile! Here are coupons for the other stores you frequent.
47. Amazon: If you’re like me, Amazon’s your go-to vendor — whether you’re buying deodorant or kitchen goods. Be sure to check out their coupons so you know you’re on top of the best Amazon deals.
48. Walmart: Even better better prices. Plus, Walmart’s interface lets you share great deals on your social channels!
49. Target: Ah, Target. Everyone’s favorite place to spend $100 when you meant to spend $10. Well, these coupons might pull that total down at least a little bit.
50. Costco: If you’re a member of this warehouse store, double up on your savings by keeping up with their current deals.
51. BJ’s: Print free coupons before your next trip!
52. Old Navy’s coupon codes are listed on their site here, so you don’t have to guess about what savings are being offered.
53. Best Buy’s weekly ad could save you hundreds of dollars if you’re in the market for a new piece of tech.
54. Bed, Bath and Beyond is famous for their coupons — and 20% is a lot of savings when you’re talking about expensive bedclothes and bathroom accessories.
55. Babies “R” Us: Get free, printable coupons to save on all your baby needs.
56. Toys “R” Us: Keep the kids happy — and your wallet, too. Toys “R” Us offers great coupons on the toys your kids want to play with.
57. J. C. Penney puts all their coupons and offers in the same place so you don’t have to do the guesswork.
58. Kohl’s lists sale items and events all in the same part of their website. Don’t forget to redeem your Kohl’s cash!
59. Barnes and Noble: Books are expensive, but that’s no reason to stop reading. Check out Barnes and Noble’s coupon codes and deals here.
60. Sears: You’ll need to become a member, but it’s quick and easy — and it means big savings for you at Sears.
61. Kmart’s deals are members-only, too — but why not make the Blue Light that much more enticing?
62. Michael’s: Engage your creativity with Michael’s coupons. Print them out, or use the promo codes to buy online.
Even if you’re all set on food and household items, you’re going to spend some money on things like clothes, entertainment and technology.
Those items can be expensive — so make sure you’re getting the best deal you can with the resources below.
64. Groupon: OK, you probably already know about Groupon.
But if you don’t, you should check it out. You can get amazing deals on everything from yoga pants to the classes themselves — to say nothing of fully-loaded vacations. They’ve got a mobile app, too.
66. Fat Wallet is in the business of keeping your billfold from getting thin. They offer coupons, but also list cash-back and local deals.
67. Valpak has local coupons and coupon codes to use online. Whether you’re shopping for groceries or trying to do your taxes, you can probably find a deal here.
68. Coupon Rocker is constantly updated with promos, coupons and sales for all sorts of vendors.
69. Slickdeals conglomerates featured deals in all different categories, so you can find the best price for whatever you’re shopping for.
70. TechBargains pulls together all the great tech deals going on across the web, so you can make a well-informed decision on your next big purchase.
71. Chippmunk: Set a spending limit and identify a shopping category to be hand-delivered coupon deals perfect for whatever you’re shopping for!
72. Woot! features a different (heartily discounted) deal every day, and has categories ranging from T-shirts to wine. Sign up for their emails to get the deals delivered directly to your inbox.
73. Coupon Cabin gets you up to 10% cash back and coupons.
74. DealsPlus will link you to sites like Groupon or an individual store if they’re having a sale — but you can see all the products and prices in one place.
75. DealCatcher keeps you apprised of the best deals from around the ‘net, and highlights a deal of the day as well as the most popular deals they’ve found.
76. Shop at Home not only shows you deals, it also helps you earn cash back and proprietary “ShopGold,” which you can redeem for gift cards! Win, win, win.
77. Local Saver shows coupon deals local to wherever you are — just enter a zip code.
78. Yipit: This one lists great deals in your area, but it’s also got a browser add-on — you add the Yipit button to your browser and use it to earn cash back every time you shop at one of their vendors.
79. Offers.com shows your sweet deals on everything from batteries to boots.
80. Fast Food Saver: Sometimes, you’ve just gotta have fast food. Why not save a little bit more on it?
Cash-Back Rebates and Shopping Portals
You already know why rebates are awesome, so we’ll let that speak for itself.
But are you familiar with shopping portals? They give you cash back on your purchases just for clicking through their site first.
If you’re shopping online, there’s really no reason not to shop through a cash back portal — you’ll make back a percentage of whatever you spend, and even if it’s a small percentage, it’s still money in your pocket!
If you’re not sure whether or not the vendor you’re purchasing from has a cash-back portal option (hint: it probably does), you can check at Cashbackholic.
If you’re a really savvy saver, you’ll stack that deal by using your rewards credit card — we like theBarclaycard CashForward™ World MasterCard® because it’ll get you an additional 1.5% cash rewards on any purchases you make.
81. Ibotta has become one of my very favorite apps — and I no longer make fun of my mom for keeping receipts!
Just find the items you already purchased and snap a quick pic of your receipt as proof. The rebates will be uploaded to your account as soon as they’re confirmed, and once you reach $20 you can cash out via PayPal!
82. Checkout51 works similarly to Ibotta, but most of their rebates can be purchased at any store (as opposed to at a specific vendor).
83. Good Search donates a percentage of your purchase price to charity when you shop through their online portal. You can also use them to search the ‘net to accomplish the same thing!
84. Upromise is a cash-back portal that operates specifically with the goal of helping families save for college.
85. Be Frugal is a free cash-back portal that also lists coupons and deals.
86. Ebates is one of the best, highest-paying cash-back portals on the web.
Hey, speedy! Don’t hit “submit” on that online order until you’ve found something to put into that promo code box.
Even if the retailer isn’t advertising a sale, it’s likely that you can find a promotional code that will work. Here are some resources:
87. Free Shipping: it’s just what you think! Before you click through checkout, head to Free Shipping to see if there might be a code to help you get your items delivered free of charge.
88. PromotionCode.org lists current promotional codes for all kinds of different vendors, so you can make sure you’re getting the absolute best deal.
89. Promo Codes is another great resource for promotional codes.
90. PromoPro: This is another one to check out before you hit “submit”!
Save even more by going mobile, so you can bring your thrifty habits with you no matter where you go.
Here are some of our favorite mobile apps:
91. The Coupons App has tons of great coupons, and also awesome weekly giveaways! It’s available for iOS or Android.
92. Retale will show you local deals and circulars right from your Android or Apple device.
93. Shopular notifies you of the best deals for all your favorite retailers, so you’ll never miss a sale again. Sorry, Android folks — this one’s iPhone only!
94. Coupon Sherpa is one of the coupon sources I see most when I’m searching for a coupon for a specific place. Download the app onto your iPhone or Android device to unlock deals for restaurants and retailers near you.
95. Receipt Hog works similarly to Ibotta — snap a photo of your receipt to earn rewards. It’s not just for groceries, either! Available on iOS and Android.
96. Snap by Groupon gives you cash back on groceries, no matter where you shop. Available for both iOS and Android.
97. Cellfire works both on your PC and your mobile device — even if you still have a Blackberry! It loads coupons directly onto your membership cards, so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting them.
98. Grocery IQ is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices — and it shows you coupons and deals based on your grocery list, so you know they’ll be useful for you!
99. Flipp shows you all the flyers for the vendors in your area, so you can, uh, flip through them before you head out shopping. That way, you’ll know where to go to get the best deal. Available for iOS or Android.
100. Target Cartwheel: Target’s proprietary couponing app will help you save even more every time you’re drawn headfirst into the big red bullseye. Available for iOS or Android.
Check out these other apps, too. While they’re not couponing resources, they’ll help you get organized and stay saving:
Key Ring keeps all your digital loyalty cards in one place, so your actual key ring doesn’t get unwieldy in the name of thrift! Available for both iOS and Android.
SnipSnap instantly transforms any printed coupon into a digital coupon stored on your phone, so you never forget a coupon again. Sweet. Available for either mobile operating system.
PriceBlink is a browser add-on that automatically finds lower prices for the items you’re interested in buying. That way, you make sure you never get swindled. You can add it to Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
We hope all these resources help you get started on saving — or up your already-awesome Penny Hoarding game. Happy clipping!
Your Turn: What couponing resources do you use? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!
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