Using coupons are one simple way to save money on your food budget. Coupons are traditionally found in magazines, grocery stores, and newspapers—especially Sunday newspapers.
People with access to the Internet and a computer or smartphone can take couponing to a whole different level. There are three main ways to use the Internet for couponing:
- Visit websites of products or stores and request printed coupons through the mail.
- Visit product or consumer websites and print out coupons directly (try RedPlum.com, Coupons.com or CouponMom.com). Take the printed coupons to the store when shopping.
- Visit the websites and save coupons directly on your smartphone or device. Some apps link directly to grocery store cards (like ibotta or SavingStar apps).
Source: Smart Shopping: Tips for coupon use on grocery shopping, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension