Let's face it - who has time to rifle through the Sunday paper each week and clip coupons every week? I find myself doing it on occasion, but it seems I find few coupons that I can actually use. And when I do find coupons, I'll stash them away in my coupon file and promptly forget about them until they've expired. Oh, well.
Next time I go shopping, I'm going to check The Coupon Mom first. You must register to use her site, but it's free, and you'll have access to grocery and restaurant coupons, as well as offers and samples. I'll admit, there's a lot of unnecessary information to get through before you can get to the good stuff, and it appears that many of her grocery coupons are buy one, get one offers that you will likely be privy to if you have a frequent shopper rewards card. But take a peek, you just may find some useful coupons that will keep your grocery bill coming in under budget.
The Coupon Mom also has a database for restaurant coupons. You'll type in your zip code to find participating restaurants in your area. What you'll do in most cases is purchase a $25 gift certificate for $10, saving you $15. There are generally restrictions such as what your total food bill must be to use this coupon. I found a $10 gift certificate for only $3 for one of our favorite lunch spots, and the minimum was low, so I know I'll be checking back often.
The Coupon Mom also imparts her knowledge of using coupons and how to get a super deal in several ebooks you can download for free. You'll get her tips for strategies on coupon stacking, using rebates and more. You can also subscribe to your local newspaper at a discount from her site.
All in all, there's a lot of good information to be found at The Coupon Mom, you just may have to weed through a few offers to get to it. If you'd like to read more from The Coupon Mom, simply take a peek at GoodHousekeeping.com (or pick up an issue) and tune into Good Morning America, where she appears regularly with more of her money-saving tips.