Take advantage of coupon and promotional aggregators such as CouponMom.com, RetailMeNot.com, PromotionalCodes.com and CouponSherpa.com, which are among the many free websites that will show you deals and savings available at local stores where you like to shop. "Don't pay for coupons, rewards or coupon codes because coupons are meant to save you money, not cost you money," says consumer savings expert Regina Novickis.
You may not have considered these less obvious places to find coupons.
- Check mall websites: "Right before I head to a mall, I check that mall's website and find additional daily deals and printable coupons nobody knows about," says Nelson.
- Take your entertainment book online: "Register that entertainment book you bought from a fundraiser online to print additional coupons for establishments you regularly visit. I print one every single month for my favorite local Mexican restaurant," says Nelson.