Today I decided to write a blog about printing online coupons! Now that we’re in the later parts of the winter, our canned food from the garden is starting to run low, so we’re always looking for good deals to fill the gaps!
In my opinion, one of the greatest frugal creations of the past decade or so was the creation of online coupon printing services! These are a win for everybody. Consumers save money on products, affiliates make a few cents for advertising, and manufacturers have reduced expenditures because they don’t have to print five million coupons in order to place them in a major magazine.
Another benefit to printing online coupons is that many of them are for a full dollar or more off of one item! Each week, I can’t count the number of times that I’ve used printable coupons at Wal-Mart and ended up with a nearly free item. It’s a great deal!
I’ve noticed over the past few years that some people are skeptical of printing online coupons because they feel that the stores may think they are copies. Others don’t like to print them because the coupon printers sometimes require the consumer to install a browser add-on or other similar software.
The simple fact is that the vast majority of the online coupon printing services are legitimate. Stores that accept online coupons know which ones are valid due to simple serialization and verification technology built into the coupon barcodes. Online coupons are accepted at most major retailers. Some examples include Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Walgreens, Safeway, and many others.
Some of the larger coupon sites such as Coupons.com and Smartsource, use small applications or scripts to print the coupons. These generally require your confirmation to run or install them before it will let you print the coupons. These are legitimate, and needed in order to allow the software to print unique coupons each time you use it, and to also limit the number consumers can print. Just remember, when you are installing these, always make sure you “uncheck” the coupons “toolbar” if you don’t want it added to your browser!
The process is simple, and the benefits go on and on as many new coupons are published every week. This is hands down one of the simplest ways you can save money!
Here are some of the current coupons from Coupons.com. You can print these directly from this blog!