Top Online Coupon Websites
One of the biggest growth areas in the distribution of coupons in the past decade is the availability of online printable coupons. Manufacturers and stores are shifting their best coupons to the Internet as subscriptions to newspapers decline.
The following article will show you where to find trusted resources for online printable coupons, printable supermarket and drugstore coupons, plus review the growth of social websites like Facebook in relation to finding valuable coupons. You will also find ways to keep the cost of printing coupons down and ideas for keeping your email box free from clutter and spam.
Top Sites For Printable Coupons
- Coupon Network
The four top websites listed for having printable coupons have a lot of common features. First we will review these features then take a look the benefits of each website.
- Printing Software
Visitors wanting to print coupons from the websites will be required to use the websites software printing programs. The software is designed to help control the number of coupons that are printed.
Instructions for downloading the software programs can be found on each website. It is a simple process and well explained. You will only need to download the programs the first time that you print coupons from each site. After the initial download, the coupons that you select will automatically print during future visits.
Printing coupons can be expensive. The article, 10 Ways to Cut the Cost of Printing Coupons offers helpful tips that will keep the cost of printing coupons down.
- The Early Bird Gets the Worm
Coupons posted on the websites are available until they reach a predetermined printing limit or the removal date. This allows manufacturers to control the cost of the promotions.
Printing limits are sometimes exhausted on good coupons on the first day that they are posted. We recommend visiting the websites regularly so that you don’t miss out on a great coupon. Also, batches of new coupons are uploaded at the first of each month. You will want to make it a point to check in often during the first three days of each month so that you get the best coupons.
You can also sign up to receive RSS feeds from the websites which will alert you either through email or through a RSS feeder of the new coupons that have been posted.
Coupons.com is the most popular among the four websites because it has the most coupons. It has also been around for a long time and they are constantly adding new features and improvements to the website. Couponers can expect 100 or more printable coupons to browse.
One of the newest online coupon printing websites is CouponNetwork.com, powered by Catalina Marketing. The Coupon Network is unique to other printable online coupon sites because it offers manufacturer coupons and YourBucks Catalina rewards. YourBucks are popular with couponers because they can be used on products for which coupons aren’t typically available — like produce and meat.
The Coupon Network has a good selection of high-value coupons compared to the other online printing coupon sites. It has quickly grown into one of the top contenders in the arena of websites offering printable coupons.
iSaving.net is owned and operated by News America Marketing, the same company that distributes the iSaving coupon inserts found in the Sunday newspaper.
The site offers a good selection of printable coupons and also a tool that displays the grocery flyer deals and specials in your area. You can also create a shopping list that you can print and take to the store.
You will find some of the same coupons online that are listed in the Sunday coupon inserts, however SmartSource.com does offer additional coupons that are not included in the inserts.
The site is easy to navigate and unlike Coupons.com you can search for coupons by category of by specific brand names.
RedPlum.com is the online version of the RedPlum Coupon Book that you find in your newspaper or through direct-mail.
The online printable coupons are often the same coupons that are in the RedPlum Coupon Book.
The value of the coupons are the same as Coupons.com and SmartSource, however the printing limits may be lower because the coupons get pulled faster than any of the other websites.
You will want to check for new coupons on Sunday mornings in order to get the best selection.
They also offer a helpful service called Clip-free that uploads coupons to the loyalty cards of select retailers.
Finding Printable Coupons On Manufacturer Websites
Several manufacturers now offer coupons on their company websites or have created consumer-friendly websites that feature articles, product information, buyer’s clubs, printable coupons and other promotional information.
You can find links to the websites by doing Internet searches of the company name or checking product packaging for a website address.
Finding Printable Coupons On Store Websites
Many stores now have printable store coupons available online. Stores routinely email coupons and other promotional information when you register on their websites. The coupons are often exclusive to registered members only and are higher in value than the other store coupons.
To help you locate supermarket websites, visit the National Grocery Store Website page which has links to the websites of many of the grocery stores nationwide.
Finding Coupons on Social Media Sites
There is a growing trend for companies to offer coupons and free product samples through social media sites like Facebook.
To get access to most Facebook coupons you will need to “Like” the Facebook page that has the coupon that you want to print.
You may also be asked to permit an “app” to load in order to print many of the Facebook coupons.
Once you print the coupons that you want you can always go into your privacy settings and delete the app. You can also “Unlike” any Facebook page from your list.
Visit the Facebook Grocery Coupon page to see a roundup of recently posted Facebook coupons.
Protecting Your Personal Email Account
When you begin turning to the Internet for coupons you will register your email at a lot of websites. Doing this increases your chances of getting spam. What many couponers do to avoid this problem is set up a new email account that is separate from their personal accounts. The article Avoid Junk Email When Applying for Special Offers Online has tips and solutions that can help you keep your personal email account uncluttered and free of spam.