Couponing can save you a lot of money but it does require time. You have to gather your coupons, clip and sort them, pour over store circulars, then figure out which coupons can combine with a store sale.
Then you have to make a trip to each store. It can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be.
Lately, I haven’t had much time to buy the Sunday paper, clip coupons, match coupons with sales, then do store runs. I used to spend at least an hour every Sunday, clipping coupons and figuring out which store had the best deals.
And I’m always trying to rush out of the house to go to the store early before the shelves are empty! That’s stressful when you’re trying to match coupons to sales.
Now, on some Sundays, I don’t have time to even look at coupons!
That’s when I thought, there must be a better way. And there is!
I discovered this wonderful, time-saving couponing website called CouponMom.com. It’s free to use and there is no catch. I know you’d ask! But you do have to register to use the site.
CouponMom has a team of professional couponers who match coupons to store sales for you. All you have to do is look over the list to see which deals you want to shop for. You can even email yourself the deals list and refer to it on your smartphone, while you shop!
What I love about CouponMom is that you can view the coupon match ups in your area. And they do the match ups for several stores like CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, etc.
Each deal list includes the sale price, quantity to buy to get the deal, which coupon you need and where to find it, the final price, and the percentage saved. You just have to pick up the lingo CouponMom uses to refer to coupon inserts, but you’ll catch on quick.
They even tell you which deals you can get absolutely free!
CouponMom covers all 50 states. I also appreciate that they split California into Northern California and Southern California. (If you’re familiar with California, you know that our state is very long and you can drive 10 hours and still be in the same state!)
Here is how the couponing process works with CouponMom:
- Get your coupon inserts from the Sunday paper and write the date on the front of each insert.
- Do not clip the coupons, just file them as a whole insert.
- Log into your CouponMom account.
- Select your state.
- Choose a store.
- Scan the list of deals and select which ones you want.
- Print or email it to yourself.
- Then find the coupons you need and clip them.
It really doesn’t get easier than that, does it? You’ll probably spend 10 – 15 mins prepping for each store trip. This is not a guarantee but it can be done if you only get a few items.
Beginning Couponing Articles:
- Grocery Sales Cycles – When Do Things Go on Sale?
- 35 Extreme Couponing Tips
- 7 Coupon Clipping Services
- Why You Need a Grocery Price Book
- Where to Find Printable Grocery Coupons
- 7 Apps to Help You Find Coupons On the Go
- 7 Extreme Couponer Blogs to Follow
Photo Credit: Patrick Hoesly