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With all the coupon and daily deal sites sprouting up these days, Cheapism.com has rounded up some of the best coupon sites for 2014. Fight the flood of emails and discover discount codes that actually work, saving you time, energy and, of course, money.

Shopping with coupons can save you a bundle, especially if you look for deals online.

Best Coupon Sites

Coupons.com: The coupon pioneer and a perennial favorite remains a top pick this year because of its wide selection. As one of the biggest sources of online coupons, it feeds into many affiliates and other coupon sites. Coupons.com is especially useful for grocery trips. Search, “clip” and print coupons before going shopping.

Money Saving Mom: The recipes and frugal-living blog on this site are just extras on top of a comprehensive coupon database. Sort coupons by retailer, item or expiration date and print before you head to the store. This site draws from other major aggregators such as Coupons.com, as well as individual retailers such as Target, so you can search them all in one place. It was a little messy-looking on our browser (Chrome version 35) when we checked recently, but with more than 5,250 coupons it’s hard to complain.

The Krazy Coupon Lady: The coupon database is easy to read and sort, making finding a coupon and saving money a breeze. Search by name or sort by coupon type, or choose a store to see all its current coupons. You can also browse curated deals for the day, read money-saving tips, or post a “brag” about a recent shopping trip where you saved (or made) money using coupons.

Best Daily Deal Site

Of course, we’re partial to our own deals blog, but if you’re looking for something else, we recommend Yipit. Instead of combing through dozens of different daily deal sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon Local and Google Offers, sign up for Yipit, a daily deal aggregator that works much like Kayak does for travel deals. Bargain hunters can view hundreds of daily deals sorted by category and location on a single site. Narrow down the deals to see only what you’re interested in, whether restaurant deals or spa discounts.

Best Coupon Code Sites

Retail Me Not: Before pressing the online “submit order” button or stepping into line at a retail store, check Retail Me Not for promotional codes and coupons. This site has made our list of the best coupon sites for four years running. It organizes coupon codes and specials for thousands of online and physical shops in a format that’s easy on the eyes. Each listing includes the code’s success rate. Users can give each code a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to let others know if a coupon works or not, and post comments on the specifics if there’s any fine print to a promotion. The mobile app lets you enable location services and makes it easy to find coupons while shopping offline. You can also save your favorite stores and coupons and pull them up quickly later.

DealNews: The tagline “Where every day is Black Friday” may be a bit of a stretch, but the site’s editors faithfully scour the web to collect each day’s best sales and deals. Their daily newsletter keeps you in the know about the latest flash sales and several good buys in a variety of categories such as travel, clothing and electronics.

Slickdeals: The always-active forums are the highlight here and you may find promo codes being shared among members sooner than you would on another site. Forum members are quite savvy, on the whole, and the site has a tight-knit community feel to it. Members take it upon themselves to report their success when trying out coupon codes or money-saving schemes, and they’ll often collaborate to help others get the best deal available. The site doesn’t have a particular product focus and you’ll find members posting everything from half-off underwear sales to electronics promotions and even money-making deals, such as buying a $100 gift card for $82.

If you don’t want to scroll through the forums, the front page spotlights the hottest current deals as voted on by members. Note that the page is sometimes criticized for highlighting the promotions that make the most money for Slickdeals (the site makes money when users click over to a store and make a purchase).

Tech Bargains: If you’re looking specifically for electronics, Tech Bargains is an excellent resource. Although the site posts deals on all sorts of items, it focuses on finding and sharing coupon codes for computers, monitors, phones, cameras, TVs and other electronics.

More from Cheapism:

Best cheap grocery stores 

Save with price code secrets for 16 retailers 

Best mobile coupon apps 

10 overlooked discounts you don’t want to miss 













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Fru-gal: There’s more to a frugal lifestyle than using coupons – Lexington Herald Leader

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Online coupon rebates a great way to get cash back – Daily Herald

Dear Amy,

I have been a couponer for a long time and am looking to “step up my game,” if you will. I want to know — are there any additional couponing strategies I can add to my savings bucket? I already use coupons from the newspaper and printable coupons online. I have all the store savings cards and wait for a good sale to stock up. Is there anything else I’m missing?

Sincerely,

Coupon Pro

Dear Coupon Pro,

There are actually a ton of savings opportunities you’re missing out on, but this 300 to 500 word column isn’t long enough to list them all! If I had to pick just one new and emerging savings strategy that most shoppers haven’t implemented yet, I’d have to go with online coupon rebate programs such as iBotta, Checkout51, and Shopmium.

iBotta, Checkout51, and Shopmium are all free online coupon rebate programs that allow shoppers to buy a product, take a picture of their receipt with the program’s smart phone app, and receive a rebate deposit to their PayPal account.

This may sound a little more complicated that simply cutting a coupon out of the newspaper and handing it over to the cashier. It is, but really not as complicated as you might think. It’s as easy as buying a product available on one of these apps, following the on screen guides to submit your receipts and waiting for the cash to start flowing! If you don’t already have a Paypal account, they’re free to set up as well.

That being said, my favorite way to use these smart phone coupon apps is to pair them with newspaper or printable coupons to save even more.

As an example:

Windex, 26 oz: $2.87 x 3 (Walmart price)

Use: $1/1 Windex Ibotta Rebate

Use: $2/2 Windex Shopmium Rebate

Use: $2/3 Windex Printable Coupon

Final Price: $1.20 each after rebates and coupons!

Using smart phone coupon apps may take an extra step or two, but it’s well worth it if you’re already buying these products to begin with. There are rebates for milk, bananas, and even bread — products I’m sure you already need. Why not spend an extra 60 seconds and upload your receipt for a little more cash in your wallet? Please note that some of these coupons can only be used at specific stores such as Walmart or Smith’s, but others can be used anywhere. There is also a limit of one of each available rebate per household with new rebates added weekly and monthly. If you want to try one of the apps and see how it works, start off with a completely free Lindt candy bar, using code FFEKHGPF when you try Shopmium!

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