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

Happy Earth Day! Retail Freebies for April 22

Earth Day 2012

Ok, so all who know me, know I love Earth Day.  As a Go Greener, I get excited when i see people coming together for a good cause, especially something as awesome as this.  Are you guys planning anything Go Green related?

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, retailers nationwide are celebrating by offering Earth Day related freebies.

 Earth Day 2012 Freebies (All While Supplies Last*):

Target:  Free Reusable Tote

Disney Store:  Free Reusable Tote

Pottery Barn Kids: Sunflower Seeds

Michael’s: Free Earth Day Tote

Origins: Free mini moisturizer with purchase

Barnes & Noble: 20% off all Earth Day related items.

Starbucks: Bring your own reusable travel mug and receive a free hot or cold coffee

JoAnn Fabric: Free Reusable Tote

Caribou Cofee: Bring your own reusable travel mug and receive a free hot or cold coffee.  Thanks theblondelawyer for the tip!

Earth Day 2012

If you know of any others to add to the list, please feel free to comment.

Happy Earth Day everybody!!

- J

Dine on a Dime: Restaurant Value Meals III

Happy Saturday Everyone! Here we go, the next installment of Dine on a Dime.  I hope you are finding these tips helpful!

 

IHOP

Ihop: Introducing, Ihop’s 7 for $7, for a Limited Time Only.

What This Meal Includes: Choose from 7 different meals like Nutella Crepes or the new Cheesy Western Omelette for just $7 dollars!

For More Info: Check out www.IHOP.com for the full 7 for $7 menu and don’t forget to follow them on twitter here!

Chili's Bar & Grill

Chilis Bar & Grill: Treat yourselves to a night out with Chili’s 2 for $20!

What This Offer Includes: Choose (1) appetizer to share; Select 2 full-sized entrees. This offer excludes Hawaii & Alaska (Sorry guys), Chili’s 2 for $20 is a really good deal.

For More Info: Check out Chili’s 2 for $20 menu by clicking here!  Follow them on twitter @Chilis.

Happy Dining!

-J

Dine on a Dime: Restaurant Value Meals II

As promised, here is another installment of Dine on a Dime!  Today, A Lot On Your Plate features 2 more very awesome chain restaurants, P.F. Changs and The Olive Garden.

 

P.F ChangsP.F. Changs China Bistro:  You can’t go wrong with P/F Changs 20 lunch combos under $10 served Monday-Saturday before 4pm.

What this meal includes:  Your lunch combo includes one order of steamed white rice (for $1 extra, upgrade to fried) and your choice of soup or salad alongside your main dish.  Choose between beef, chicken, seafood, and much more!   Click here for the full lunch menu!

For More Info: Check out P.F Changs China Bistro for details and follow P.F Changs on twitter @PFChangs.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden Italian Restaurunt:  For a Limited Time, get $5 off any 2 dinner entrees.

What this meal includes: N/A

For more infoClick here to print the $5 coupon!  Dont forget to follow @OliveGarden on twitter to receive updates on upcoming offers!

Happy Dining!

- J

Dine on a Dime: Restrauant Value Menus

Who says date night or family night out should be expensive? Dine on a Dime was created with the affordable and budget friendly in mind. This is the place to check out awesome dining ideas that don’t break your wallet or your spirit.  These awesome offers come from Outback Steakhouse and T.G.I.Fridays!

 

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse: For a Limited Time, Outback Steakhouse is offering a “3 Course Steak Dinner” for just $11.99 per person.

What this meal includes:  your choice of a soup or signature Side Salad, (1) oz. Sirloin Steak w/ a dressed baked potato, and (1) Cinnamon Beignet (pronounced ben yays).

For More Info: Head over to www.OutbackSteakhouse.com or click the picture above!  Dont forget to follow Outback Steakhouse on twitter @Outback for updates on more offers!

T.G.I.FRiDAYS

T.G.I.Fridays:  Pick 2 for $10.

What this meal includes: (1) Entrée and your choice of appetizer or dessert.

For More Info: Check out  www.tgifridays.com/ or click the picture above! Dont forget to follow T.G.I.Fridays on twitter @TGIFridays.

Check back for more Dine on a Dime ideas!

Happy Dining! – J