Website of the Week: Coupons.com

Oh Coupons.com, where have you been all my life?  Coupons.com is such fun and easy way to save money at the supermarket.

Coupons offers free printable coupons for in-store and online use in your area. You can search pages of coupons by product or view all to see everything coupons.com has to offer, by keying in your zip code.

This site is very user-friendly.  Simply go to the coupon gallery and select the coupons you’d like printed.  Once you are finish selecting your items, hit the print button.

If you are a first time coupon printer you will need to download the free printer software that goes with the site.  I understand that some people, including myself, get weary when it comes to downloading anything off the internet, but Coupons.com software is safe to use. I use Coupons.com and love it. Coupons is Better Business Bureau accredited business and the software is a TRUSTe trusted download.

Below is a better understanding about the easy to use Coupons.com printer software taken directly from the site:

“If it’s your first time printing coupons with us, you’ll need to take a short moment to install the Coupon Printer. This safe software enables your computer to build and print coupons that will be accepted at stores. Have no worries—we will never do anything to violate your privacy or send you anything without your permission. You don’t even have to give us your name or email address to install the Coupon Printer. The coupon printer is a TRUSTe trusted download, and coupons.com is a Better Business Bureau accredited business. If you need assistance installing the Coupon Printer, please click here to read our troubleshooting instructions. If you ever want to remove the coupon printer, you will find uninstall instructions here.”

 

Below is a comment posted by Greg, Customer Support from Coupons.com Incorporated regarding a readers concern about where she can use her coupons :

Please rest assured that coupons powered by Coupons.com are valid manufacturer offers and that we are working hard with the retail community to address their concerns, and to satisfy you, our mutual customer. You can go to PrintCoupons.com right now and authenticate a printed coupon.

 

We are working directly with all major retailers who have an official policy to accept printable coupons as long as they are not for free products and the coupons scan properly at the register. You can usually find a coupon acceptance policy on the retailer’s website. If that policy states the store accepts printed coupons, we recommend you take a printed copy of the policy on your next visit to the store.”

Recently, I have been finding it a little hard to get my hands on coupons in general, let alone good ones that I actually want.  With Coupons.com I can now pick and choose what coupons I need oppose to wasting paper on the coupons I don’t want.

My favorite part about the Coupons site is their “Local Coupons” sections.  By entering your zip code, Coupons.com narrows down all coupons available for print in your area. Some of these deals almost like a Groupon.  When I searched my hometown, there was a coupon available for a local restaurant offering a “$25 gift certificate for $10″ deal.  I love this site!

There is nothing wrong with trying to be a thrifty shopper and save money.  I pride myself on it.  Now with a sites like Coupons.com, Groupon, and Living Social, it’s so easy to be thrifty.

Have you used Coupons.com before or know someone who has?  Feel free to comment below on your thoughts!  All comments are welcome!

For more information on Coupons.com and what else the site has to offer, check out Coupons.com.  Follow Coupons on Twitter  their Twitter icon below or going to @Coupons.

Happy Saturday!

- J

7 thoughts on “Website of the Week: Coupons.com

  1. Beware: Some retailers won’t accept “printed” coupons, because people sometimes get them from “other” ZIP codes or copies off websites. :-( I recently encountered this at my local grocery store (chain). They said “We can’t take these coupons.” and I said “Well, then I don’t want those items.” The cashier was annoyed and had a questioning tone, so I explained, “Well, I can go buy those items at WalMart, where I can use my coupons.” Argh.

    • Although I have never had a problem with the coupons myself, I do believe that some chains could give consumers problems if they choose to be difficult. Thanks so much for your input. I’m sorry you had trouble with the coupons.

  2. Hi Bridgetts,

    Please rest assured that coupons powered by Coupons.com are valid manufacturer offers and that we are working hard with the retail community to address their concerns, and to satisfy you, our mutual customer. You can go to PrintCoupons.com right now and authenticate a printed coupon.

    We are working directly with all major retailers who have an official policy to accept printable coupons as long as they are not for free products and the coupons scan properly at the register. You can usually find a coupon acceptance policy on the retailer’s website. If that policy states the store accepts printed coupons, we recommend you take a printed copy of the policy on your next visit to the store.

    Here is a list URL’s to coupon acceptance policies for several major retailers:

    Walmart at http://walmartstores.com/7655.aspx
    Target at http://www.target.com/Coupon-Policy-Store-Merchandise-Information/b?ie=UTF8&node=2223357011
    Wegmans at http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FAQDetailView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&langId=-1&faqCategory=StorePolicies#question_33
    Harris Teeter at http://www.harristeeter.com/promotions/online_coupons/coupon_policy.aspx
    Marsh at http://www.marsh.net/save/coupon-policy
    HEB at http://www.heb.com/page/weekly-ads/ads-coupons/coupon-policy
    Safeway at http://www.safeway.com/ifl/grocery/Coupons-Policy
    Kroger at http://www.coupons.com/Couponweb/Partners/Kroger/KrogerCouponAcceptance.html

    If the retailer’s website features printable coupons, this indicates the retailer accepts printable online coupons.

    There may be cases where a local store manager is not informed about their coupon acceptance policy. We recommend that you call the customer service line for your chain and tell them you want to be able to use your coupons at your local store.

    Thank you,

    Greg
    Customer Support
    Coupons.com Incorporated

  3. Greg – Thank you for the links. It was HEB where I had the most trouble. (It’s fine by me to use them elsewhere. I have no loyalty when it comes to saving money!) A cashier at WalMart recently told me “If they won’t scan, we can’t take them.” as well, which is reflected in their coupon policy.

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