The sluggish economy has left many homemakers struggling to make ends meet. Perhaps you’ve had to give up on luxuries like vacations or your favorite salon-line shampoo. Maybe you’ve learned to buy nothing but generic brands. Another way to navigate these financial doldrums is to use coupons to cut costs and stretch your household budget. If you want to become a coupon queen (or king) these sites will help you get started.
This site requires you to sign up for a free membership. Once you do, you’ll have access to great advice on couponing, printable coupons you can use on your next shopping trip and online coupons. You can also search for special deals in your favorite stores (e.g., Wal-Mart, CVS) or search for coupons by the name of the product you’re looking for. Easy to navigate and chock full of money-saving deals, CouponMom.com will probably find its way onto your list of favorite sites in short order.
Another great source of bargains for moms, MommySavesBig.com is also easy to navigate and offers a wide range of both printable and online coupons. This site also features a list of bargains and deals at your favorite stores. If you like to shop by catalog, you’ll find a huge cache of free catalogs that you can request with just a click of the mouse. (Just remember that catalog purchases can add up. Once you get the catalogs, take it easy on those credit cards!)
In addition to printable and online coupons, at MommySavers.com you’ll find a list of freebies, giveaways and instructions on how to claim them. The site also features a column filled with couponing advice. Check back regularly for daily deals and offers.
This site offers a detailed blog to help busy homemakers get the most value from every penny. Not only does it contain information about couponing, it also details inexpensive craft projects, low-cost recipes, gardening tips and ideas for cutting costs in the kitchen. You’ll also find a list of hot deals, freebies and — of course — coupons.
This site features two blogs: one directed at newbies and the other for extreme couponers. You can also find basic financial advice and lists of bargains in the home, family, style and travel categories. This site is a great first stop if you’re planning a vacation on a limited budget or if you’re looking to get your favorite styles of clothes at rock-bottom prices.
If you haven’t given couponing a try yet, surf over to these websites and find some great deals for you and your family. Whether you’re looking for company verification, your favorite cake mix or a plastic wading pool for the kids, you’ll probably be able to find a coupon or discounted rate for it at one of these sites.