Everyone loves saving money when shopping online. After all, price comparison and reduced prices are some of the biggest draws to online shopping. But, it can be difficult to find the coupon codes you want when you need them most!
You can always try searching for specific coupons on Google. Unfortunately, chances are that you’ll end up filtering through several months’ worth of expired codes before maybe finding something that will work.
Want a better option for online bargain hunting? Try using quality websites dedicated to finding discounts and collecting coupons.
These ten websites are some of the best that the internet has to offer. They collect current sales, printable coupons, and online discount codes to give you the best deals possible online or in your local area. Hopefully, by using these resources you will see some serious savings on your everyday shopping!
Retail Me Not is one of the best-known bargain hunting websites online. The site offers daily bargains for both online and in-store purchases in your region. The number of bargains can feel overwhelming, but you can always use the search feature to narrow your options. For example, you can search for specific products, your favorite store, or a nearby restaurant!
Helpful icons let you know whether other users have had success with a coupon, and you can submit any online coupons that Retail Me Not does not have advertised using a helpful link in the upper right hand corner of the website. Retail Me Not is also available as an app for iOS and Android devices – helpful for when you are looking for coupons while shopping in a brick and mortar store!
2. Coupon Cabin [No Longer Available]
Coupon Cabin takes online deals one step further than most other sites. In addition to letting you know about ongoing sales and promotions, the website also offers you cash back with a free account.
Over 3000 stores partner with Coupon Cabin, and offer up to 10% cash back on various purchases. Another great feature is that Coupon Code guarantees that all the coupons listed on their site will work!
Ebates is another great option for cash-back coupon hunting – and you can receive a $10 welcome bonus if you spend over $25 in your first 90 days of membership. Simply make your purchases using targeted links on the Ebates website, and receive up to 10% cash back on top of your savings!
Ebates partners with many large retailers including: Amazon, Macy’s, Walmart, and Groupon. Because of Ebates’ large reach, you’re sure to find a deal that meets your needs!
One of the ways savings.com sets itself apart from the competition is through the site’s organization methods. You can easily browse through multiple categories of coupons and deals, such as automotive, seasonal, travel, electronics, education, and more.
You can also filter specifically for grocery coupons, or limit your search to printable coupons that you can use in local stores.
5. Coupon Chief
Coupon Chief focuses extensively on online coupon codes and sale alerts, and this focus serves the site well! This intuitive website offers deals from over 55,000 stores, and offers significant details on each deal. These details are key for making sure that you know how to use each coupon, and don’t miss any of the important small print.
Groupon is one of the most popular deals websites out there. However, it can also be a risky choice when it comes to purchasing products or deals that seem too-good-to-be true.
With that being said, Groupon is a great option for fun experiences in your local area that you may not be otherwise able to afford. There are also a lot of benefits based on the site’s popularity. Groupon attracts big-name clients, and so the savings are often significant. Be sure to explore the different sections of Groupon’s website, including Local, Goods, Getaway, Clearance, and Coupons to see all the different savings available.
7. Price Blink
Price Blink isn’t just another deals website. Instead, it offers an online price comparison browser add-on that allows you to ensure you get the best deal without changing your shopping habits. If you’re comfortable with the possible privacy implications of an add-on like this, it may be worth a try!
No matter which site you shop on, Price Blink scans over 4,000 partnered merchants to see if there is a lower price available on another site. If there is, a notification will appear and alert you to this, including a link so that you can visit the other website. Similarly, if a coupon appears, Price Blink will alert you with a coupon code notification.
This site is a great option for people who tend to be a little bit forgetful. You don’t need to hunt down deals before clicking purchase – if a deal is out there, Price Blink lets you know.
SmartSource offers two kinds of coupons – printable, and direct-to-card – that are primarily available on groceries and household products. For many, these coupons are the same as the coupons you may receive in your local newspaper. But, the online access to SmartSource’s database gives you the opportunity to print off multiple coupons, print off coupons for a different city, or to access the coupons if your paper goes missing!
These coupons are great for saving a few dollars on your everyday trips to the supermarket, or for stocking up on essentials.
Coupons.com also offers printable coupons for household items and foodstuffs. However, they also have a mobile app for iOS and Android for easy access to coupons on unexpected shopping trips. Some store loyalty cards are also compatible with Coupons.com, which can help you gain store reward points over time. In addition, a small selection of online coupon codes are available under the “coupon codes” tab.
Press “clip” on the bottom right of any coupon you might need. This saves all your coupons in a single file, making printing a breeze!
Hip2Save began as a frugal living blog, but then expanded into a couponing empire. The site still has many blog entries, tips, and recommendations for coupon collectors. However, it now also features links to useful coupons found all over the internet.
Experienced coupon users may not like the smaller number of coupon options. However, this in turn makes the site a perfect fit for coupon beginners. The blog’s friendly approach ensures that you won’t be overwhelmed by the number of coupons out there, and that all coupons are valid and useful.
What About International Shoppers?
Shopping online can be frustrating living outside of the United States! Thankfully, there are also several great international coupon sites out there for individuals outside of the USA. Also, keep in mind that several major sites (such as Groupon and Retail Me Not) often have linked international websites for coupons in different countries.
Unfortunately, I can’t speak for every country in the world – so this section is limited to a short list of some English-language websites that you may find helpful.
If you’re Canadian, try Save.ca for grocery flyers or the Canadian version of Smart Source for everything else! If you’re in the UK, you may find Extreme Couponing UK or Wowcher helpful. Australians may enjoy All the Deals [No Longer Available] or Top Bargains, and those in New Zealand may like Cheapies or FlipIt.
Is there a country-specific coupon site that you use regularly and that I didn’t include on this list? Please feel free to leave a note in the comments letting me (and other readers!) know all about the site!
Ready for Your Next Shopping Spree?
Online coupons may not solve all financial troubles, but they can certainly make a difference. Being able to save a few dollars on every transaction can help you to save a significant amount over time. And cashback apps certainly help!
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Originally written by John Mclain on Aug 30, 2009