In an earlier post, I introduced my love of couponing and said I would be sharing some great websites that help with my money-saving shopping trips.
One of the sites from which I get daily, sometimes multiple daily, emails alerting me to great savings is
Deal Saving Mom’s tagline is Real Deals for Real Moms. If you’re a fake mom or a real dad, or just are interested in saving money, I’m sure she’s fine with you coming by her site also.
Tara, aka, Deal Seeking Mom (DSM), has great tips on coupons for restaurants, grocery shopping, online shopping, clothing and household shopping; just about anything on which you want to save money. Each week she publishes deals at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc., and shows you how to match up manufacturer, store and internet coupons with the store deals to get the biggest bang for your buck. Here is an example of Walgreens’ deals that Tara recently posted on her website.
DSM at times offers great magazine deals. I was able to purchase two years of All You Magazine for a crazy price.
She’ll let you know when Amazon or other websites are having good deals on magazines. I like to order directly from her if possible. I’d rather give my money to a stay-at-home mom who’s figured out how to use her blog for fun and profit than to Amazon.
Forums are another feature on Mom’s website. You can exchange couponing information, ask questions, find out how others handle their shopping trips by combining coupons and sales, etc. If you are into giveaways, there are many, many, many websites that have giveaways each week; you can try to win everything from gift cards to kitchen gadgets and appliances to books to services. Each week DSM has the Giveaway Gathering. Bloggers post their giveaways for the week, then you click on the links that sound interesting to you and enter. Usually entering the giveaway consists of leaving a comment on the bloggers site, perhaps subscribing to the bloggers updates, twittering about the giveaway, etc.
Tara is one of Walmarts 11 Moms. Walmart has partnered with “mom blogs”, money-saving blogs, green mom blogs, etc., to see how Walmart can serve those blogging communities and their readers, how to get Walmart’s message out using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Who better to consult than the women who day-in and day-out interact with people all over America and have up-to-the-minute info of The Latest goings-on inside the internet.
One last cool feature. A coupon database. Coupons are listed with their value, expiration date, source of coupon. You can sort the lists to help you search for particular coupons and what insert they were in, or see if printable coupons are available.
All right, that’s my discussion on couponing for today. If you have favorite coupon/money saving sites, share with us in the comment section.
Happy Money Saving!
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