Ever wonder how couponing experts got started? They didn’t learn the ropes alone — they probably did a lot of reading as they learned.
(They probably had a lot of trial-and-error flubs they aren’t volunteering, too.)
Whether you want to learn how to coupon or just love getting the the most for your money, it’s always good to have trustworthy resources at your fingertips.
When it comes to the best coupon sites, we love these seven options. They keep track of the latest coupons, along with deals, sweepstakes and freebies. We think you’ll love them too!
1. Krazy Coupon Lady
Ever wondered how big-time couponers score those huge hauls for just pennies? Visit Krazy Coupon Lady to learn from the pros.
Founders Heather Wheeler and Joanie Demer don’t keep any secrets from their readers — they’re happy to share their methods. Along with listing ways to get coupons, KCL highlights deals, sales and general tips for living a frugal life.
But our favorite part might be the “brags” section, which highlights the pro-level hauls achieved by KCL community members.
2. Southern Savers
If you live in the south, Southern Savers is a must-read for regional grocery deals. Founder Jenny Martin is so good at using coupons to save on groceries for her family that she teaches occasional three-hour workshops in the South Carolina, Georgia and other nearby states.
In addition to coupons, store ads and guides, and a “frugal living” section (date night!), Southern Savers also offers a valuable Coupon Language and Lingo guide.
3. I Heart Publix
Southerners really love Publix. But don’t just wander in there on a whim. You need a savings plan!
Read I Heart Publix for deals, freebie alerts and more. There’s even a forum where you can discuss your best Publix finds with other fans.
4. I Heart Kroger
Kroger is a classic among grocery stores, but don’t assume this longtime household name is old-fashioned. Visit I Heart Kroger — yes, it’s the sister site to I Heart Publix! — for deals specific to this large grocery chain.
By the way, you know Kroger gives away something for free every single Friday, right?
This coupon blog is so current, we can barely keep up! Online deals for retailers like Target and Amazon are included alongside supermarket-specific coupons.
The best part about Hip2Save is the HIP List. It’s a way to store coupons you’ve been meaning to use, deals you’re considering or any other HIP2Save post to your personal list.
When it’s time to print your coupons, you can select items from your HIP List. It saves time and paper!
6. Coupon Mom
Coupon Mom makes me feel like a chump whenever I walk into a grocery store without a coupon.
The site can be overwhelming at first, but start with the blog and focus on the stores where you already shop. You’ll be a pro in no time at all.
7. Coupon Pro
Recent college grad Roland is a one-man blogging machine at Coupon Pro.
Alongside store-specific deals and coupons, Coupon Pro has all the details on the latest freebies, giveaways and sweepstakes. Sharing is caring, you know.
Your turn: What’s your favorite place to read about the latest coupons and deals?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. Editorial intern Jacquelyn Pica contributed to this post.