The 3 Best Online Coupon Sites to Save You Money

Ben Stegner 22-05-2015

Everyone loves saving money, and thankfully there are tons of ways to save some green online Shipping Smartly: 5 Frugal Tips to Save Money When Shopping Online You're shopping around online, you find the perfect item just within your budget, but the shipping is just way too much? Here's how to cut those fees down to size. Read More . From using lesser-known websites to price haggling, sometimes the most straightforward way to buy something isn’t the cheapest; a little digging can go a long way.


We’ve recently looked at tools that give you various ways to earn cash back The 7 Best Cashback Sites to Save Money When Shopping Cashback sites enable you to earn back money as you shop, allowing you to stretch your shopping budget even further. Read More , but today we’re going to flip the idea and look at ways to save before money ever leaves your wallet. If you’ve ever seen the boxes that allow you to enter a discount code and been puzzled, you’re in luck. Here are the best websites to check for some sweet discounts.


Probably the king of all coupon websites, RetailMeNot should have a permanent place on any shopper’s bookmark bar 3 Steps To An Organized & Simplistic Chrome Bookmarks Bar Who doesn't love bookmarks? The promise to remember an interesting website and visit it later when you will have more time to enjoy it. The endeavor would be easier if you hadn't bookmarked several hundred... Read More . It couldn’t be easier to check a site: simply start typing into their search bar and you’ll see live matches, along with the average savings for that retailer.

Clicking a deal will give you the details you need to apply it to your purchase, and some are site-wide, so you won’t even have to copy and paste Do You Copy & Paste All Day? Manage The Windows Clipboard Better With The Portable ClipTrap The clipboard is one of the invisible but most used features of our Windows computers. But satisfied with the way it handles any copy-paste operations, we let it be…rarely fiddling with it to change its... Read More anything! To prevent fake codes from creeping up, the site also allows you to vote on a particular coupons or leave a comment. If you spot a something that doesn’t interest you but might be perfect for a friend, you can shoot them an email or text with the link instantly (or just send it to yourself for later and buy it as a gift 5 Great Gift-Buying Websites You Haven't Heard Of Yet It can be a daunting task trying to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Check out these lesser-known online gift shops that will provide you with some great gift ideas. Read More !).

Looking for a type of item instead of everything from one retailer? Check out the categories page and let the best deals in books, video games, or shoes come to you no matter where they’re from. Don’t be limited to online purchases, either; there are even some printable coupons for food and other items.

There’s no excuse not to jump over to RetailMeNot for just a few seconds before confirming a purchase; they don’t support every website, of course, but why not check? With the newest and verified deals right at the top of the list and an email list with the hottest savings, RetailMeNot is the online shopper’s sidekick.


The Krazy Coupon Lady

If RetailMeNot is a quick stop before you buy something, The Krazy Coupon Lady (not associated with Mortal Kombat X, which we’ve reviewed Mortal Kombat X is Here! Should You Buy it? Mortal Kombat X is now available for PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360, but is it worth spending $60 to grab it now? Read More ) is a full-featured suite of couponing tools. Those who want to go beyond using the occasional coupon will find plenty here to help them get started, including various ways to save money and even a ten-day guide to become a coupon master. Once you’ve become a sensei of saving, visit the wall of bragging and show others just how much you hauled in on a budget. A YouTube channel rounds things out for those who prefer to follow that way.

Even if you don’t want to take advantage of all these resources, this website still has something for you. Making an account allows you to place deals into your shopping cart for later saving, and even if you aren’t looking for any particular savings, the constant stream of updates on the home page is a worthwhile way to spend a few minutes 15 Productive Things To Do Online When You Have 15 Minutes To Kill Can we put some value in the minutes we waste? Let's get thinking about the productive things we can do online when we have a few minutes in our hands. Read More . Whether you just want to see all the deals that are out there or get some help planning a lifestyle change Where Do You Start with Self-Improvement? If you know that you want to engage in a self-improving lifestyle, but don't know where to start, these simple, time-proven strategies can help you get your footing. Read More , The Krazy Coupon Lady is a fantastic resource.


Here’s another all-encompassing website dedicated to saving you every dollar possible. Mom Collin Morgan started Hip2Save after the birth of her first child, which you can learn more about on their intro page as well as in the following extremely open video:

Once you’ve gotten your bearings, you’ll find a ridiculous amount of deals and coupons waiting for you to pick through, from complete freebies to printable coupon alerts to sweepstakes. Of course, you’ll also be able to check out their coupon database holding a wide variety of savings, with easily visible expiration dates and possible limitations.


You’ll also be able to find a practical use for all those cheap groceries with some awesome recipes. Like The Krazy Coupon Lady, you can also check a newbie’s guide for all sorts of tips, jargon, and secrets. In all, Hip2Save is another excellent website for both newcomers and expert couponers alike, complete with free apps for iOS and Android. Don’t miss it!

Get Clipping!

Of course, these are far from the only coupon websites on the Web. Some honorable mentions include Money Saving Mom, another family focused source of coupons, deals, meal tips, and even some blogging tips 5 Tips to Write Successful Blog Posts and Draw in More Readers Read More . Passion for Savings runs in a similar vein; it’s difficult to find more to say about each of these sites since they’re similar, but be sure to give them all a try to find which one has the best deals and setup for you. Just remember not to go too far; spending money on a deal is still spending, and saving is important How To Start Saving Money And Stop Spending With 4 Easy Habits One of the top new year resolutions on many people's lists is to spend less and save more. It's easier said than done, but you can still rely on several apps and tools to help... Read More !

One special case is the longtime, which is different from all the others in that it allows you to print physical coupons. However, this requires you to install their software, which tries to bundle in a junk toolbar 4 Annoying Browser Toolbars and How to Get Rid of Them Browser toolbars just don't seem to go away. Let's look at some common nuisances and detail how to remove them. Read More that you don’t need. If you prefer clipping physical coupons and don’t mind installing the software, go ahead and (carefully) use it, but I can’t fully recommend the site due to this lousy behavior.

Now that you know the best places to grab coupons, be sure to check out automatic coupon finders Automatic Coupon Finders - Do They Really Help You Save Money? Like many good things in life, coupons and promo codes are elusive. Saving money is never an easy thing, after all, and when you’re trying to find valid codes for something specific, you usually end... Read More to automate the process. Jessica has also shown how to automate other shopping related activities online Automate Deals and Save Time Shopping Online Every Time! You don't need to spend hours researching prices, hunting down coupon codes, and signing up for emails you don't want in order to get good deals online. Read More to save you time and stress.


What are your favorite coupon websites? Are you a coupon connoisseur, or have these sites piqued your interest to the practice? Let us know in the comments and you could help others save even more!

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  1. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    A lot of the coupon sites do not recognize Linux computers either. In particular does not print from my Ubuntu computer but it will print from both my MS computers and from my sisters Mac. Anyone have any suggestions.

  2. BillinSDCA
    May 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm's printer software does not work over a network.

  3. Christopher
    May 22, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Why, on Earth, would the lady in the picture need a 10% breast reduction?

    • Ben S
      May 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      I don't understand why you thought this, Christopher. Is that honestly what the image seems to convey?

    • Christopher
      May 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      The curl and vicinity of the green 10% Off tag makes it look like it's resting there. So I felt compelled to take a shot at humor. I'll try to remember your affliction and refrain from future attempts on your articles.

    • Ben S
      May 23, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Don't get upset. I didn't understand that it was supposed to be funny. Give me all the humor you like.

  4. Karen
    May 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Coupon Databases are the best. I prefer the one at HotCouponWorld as it has more sorting features and is always up to date.

    And printable cpns have a much higher value than the cpns you see in the Sunday paper that you have to cut out. For example my coffee I buy always has a $2 printable cpn, where the paper version is 75 cents to a dollar off.

    Also the electronic cpns that you load to your reward cards from the grocery store (mine is Kroger/Fred Meyer) are cutting or printing needed. Some are the same as those offered on but some are exclusive and are even for the house brands.

    And if you go more for organic/natural products Organic Deals (dot) com is a good blog to check out.

    • Ben S
      May 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks for all the advice, Karen!

  5. scott
    May 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I have read that Retailmenot had issued coupons that the retailer had never released. My wife's email was added without her actually signing up. Then after 3 attempts to unsubscribe without success I had to threaten a complaint to FTC to end the emails. Avoid.

    • Ben S
      May 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      I haven't heard of any of these problems, Scott, but I appreciate you letting us know. For those just visiting without giving their email, though, RetailMeNot should still be a worthwhile stop before a purchase.

    • Scott
      May 24, 2015 at 1:55 am

      When my wife started receiving emails from RetailMeNot I worked hard to try to figure out how she signed up. Turns out she didn't sign up but some of her friends on Facebook use it... Not sure what happened but RewtailMeNot had her name and email. I searched "RetailMeNot complaints" and landed on where I read some interesting reviews. While you should always take online reviews with a grain of salt I did try to unsubscribe three times and I was still receiving emails for two weeks after the last unsubscribe attempt. After each attempt to unsubscribe RetailMeNot informs you that you still might receive emails for up to a week. I was unsubscribing and then waiting two weeks before the next try. I did finally get a response with the email threatening a complaint to the FTC and the emails stopped after that response email. If someone has good luck with RetailMeNot then thats great. Just call the retailer to verify if the coupon is legitimate.