When I was a kid my mom was a coupon clipper. She had her little coupon “wallet” and before she went to the grocery store she would look through the coupons and determine what items and brands she was going to buy. I think she was even part of a “coupon club” at one point where she would get together and trade coupons with other mothers.
Well, the days of clipping coupons have not completely disappeared, and a lot of people have migrated this habit online. comScore, the self-described “leader of global Internet information,” states that 53% of consumers say they regularly visit brand Web sites to find promotions.
Some users go right to the brand sites to find the coupons they are looking for when shopping for house items, such as linens for beds or school supplies. The leaders in this category are:
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Toys R Us
- Office Depot
But there are also many coupon and discount aggregator Websites. These sites have coupons available on tons of different brands, products, and categories. These sites tend to be virtual cornucopias of savings. Some of the leading coupon sites are:
On some of these sites you can get actual coupons to print out, and in other cases they give you promotion codes, which can be used online to make purchases. Either way before you buy you should do a quick scan of these sites to see if you can save a few bucks.