Top Ten Places to Score Coupons

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016

Deals of the Week

This week on Good4Utah we are talking where to find coupons. Make sure to tune in next Thursday for the new deals! And check back here every day for all the other great deals you can score.

I think the number one question I get asked by family and friends when talking about grocery shopping is “where are your favorite places to find coupons?”. Here are my top ten places to get coupons.
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1. Sunday Newspaper
My absolute number one way to get coupons is the newspaper. This might be an obvious answer, but I know it’s sometimes overlooked. I recommend getting one newspaper subscription per person in your family. This will help you stock up when prices are low for the items your family will use. Check out all the newspaper deals available now. Utahn’s can get a one year subscription for only $20!

2. Printable Coupons
The second best place for coupons is online. We try to tell you about the best coupons out there, but we can’t do it all. The top three places to look for a great printable coupon are:

3. Magazines
Before using coupons I never noticed them in my magazines. And now I notice them all the time. There are tons of coupons in magazines! Parents Magazine is one of my favorites (and is only $5 for a two year subscription!), but there are coupons in almost every magazine I subscribe to. Keep your eyes out while you are reading articles and then remember to cut them out.

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4. Mobile coupons
Give a store your cell number and they will text you coupons. Lots of stores do this and it’s a great way to save on ink and space. Or, just install their app on your phone. Target Cartwheel is one of my absolute favorite apps! Next would be ibotta. A few to start with:

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5. eCoupons
There are some great sites out there that will let you load eCoupons onto your store loyalty card. Smith’s/Kroger is the only option in Utah. These are manufacturer coupons so you can’t stack them with a paper coupon, but they often make for some great deals. Checkout these sites to get started today.

6. Store Website
Some stores have coupons right on their website! Pay attention to what the coupon says when you print it. Some are store coupons and some manufacturer. I love getting store coupons since they stack so wonderfully with manufacturer coupons for cheap and free stuff! My faves are:

 

7. In Stores
You would be amazed how many coupons you will find in the store while shopping if you just look around. If there is a coupon for something at the store I grab one or two. Even if it isn’t something I’m buying that day it could help me get a great deal in the future when that item is on sale.

8. Samples
You know all the awesome free samples we post about? The majority of the time you will get a coupon along with your free sample in the mail. Pull it out and save it for a sale.

9. On or With Your Receipt
We have talked about catalinas a fair amount on our site. (If you are not familiar with them they are coupons that print at the cash register and you get with your receipt.) These are often good coupons. Sometimes for just a dollar amount off your next purchase! Make sure to check it out before you throw it away. There are also coupons on the back or bottom of many receipts. It only takes a second to glance at your receipt and it could save you lots of money.

10. Facebook
It’s not just for friends anymore. Like your favorite brands on facebook and watch for coupons being offered. We try to post the best ones, but we hear about some of our best coupons from our readers who just happen to see them in their newsfeed.

These are my top ten ways to find coupons, but I’m sure there are more out there. What is your favorite way to find coupons?


Are Coupons Still Worth It?

Posted by on May 26, 2016

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Back in 2009 when my sister and I started Mamas on a Dime (Bargain Divas back then), I spent hours saving big using coupons, and couldn’t wait to share my deals each day. I watched the savings add up and I was amazed and excited every single shopping trip.

But then? TLC’s Extreme Couponing started. Printable coupons became more popular. And not long after that coupon fraud was on the rise. When I first started grocery shopping with coupons I could spend $40 or less per week to feed my family of four. And then I had another baby. And I got a weekly TV gig, and joined the PTA. And, basically just got really busy. So while I still coupon (I can’t imagine not) it’s not in the same way as it used to be.

I’ve heard so many people say couponing is dead. Dead!? Ahem. No way! If you need to take control of your finances or really need to lower your grocery budget? Or just want to save some money? It’s still possible!! I just want to encourage you that with a little work and research you can save big too. Seriously! It’s so much easier than you think!

I literally spend 30 minutes or less per week on coupons! And I have my grocery budget down to about $50 per person per month. That’s only $250 a month! Before coupons? I was lucky to be at $200 per person per month. If I can do it, YOU can do it! Check out our coupons 101 posts to get started now. And don’t hesitate to email me at jacki@mamasonadime.com with questions!



Save Money While Shopping Through Groupon! #GrouponCoupons

Posted by on May 16, 2016

Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

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We all know and love Groupon for all the great deals we get there. But did you know that Groupon has online coupons in addition to their everyday deals? I’ll be honest, I didn’t know! When I thought of Groupon I just automatically thought of deals and discounts. But coupons? Nope. Didn’t even enter into my mind.  They always have a discounted gift certificates for local attractions, spa dates, and places to eat. But they also offer online coupons for places we all shop at all the time!

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Our goal at Mamas on a Dime is to bring you all of the very best deals, coupon codes, and coupons every day. But, we are only two people. And two moms at that. So we can’t do it all. So if you are about to make an online purchase and we haven’t posted the latest and greatest head over to Groupon Coupons. Just type in the name of the store or category you are looking for a coupon for and it will tell you if there are any coupon codes for you to use. It is seriously that easy!

Some of the places they offer coupons to: Kohls, JoAnn, Birchbox, Disney Store, and tons more! So what are you waiting for? Head over and start browsing around now.



Half Off Entertainment Books!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016


Get any 2016 Entertainment book for half off with FREE shipping! Just use coupon code SAVE50 at checkout.

My family gets this book every year and we always use a ton of the coupons inside. And for $17.50 it’s a killer deal. Make sure to snag yours now. You should see a banner like the one above when you click through.

Plus, you can shop through Top Cash Back to score an extra 15% back dropping your price to just $14.88.



Kroger and Affiliates: FREE M&M’s® Crispy Bag or Snickers® Rockin’ Nut Road Bar

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015

free m and m'sHurry over and load an eCoupon valid for FREE M&M’s® Crispy Bag or Snickers® Rockin’ Nut Road Bar* to your Kroger Card. Load the coupon now and you have until November 22 to redeem it.



50% Off Zoomer Dino Cartwheel Today!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015

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Through December 24th, save 50% on a different toy each day with the Target Cartwheel app – just check the Cartwheel app for the “Hot Gifts for Cool Kids Collection” offer of the day and save it to your account.

Today’s (Nov 9) deal is for 50% off Zoomer Dino Boomer.

Zoomer Dino Boomer $79.99
Use the 50% off Zoomer Dino Boomer Cartwheel Savings Offer
Final cost = $39.99



Time to Stock up on Halloween Candy at Smith’s!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

Candy deals

Mars and Hershey’s candy bags are on sale for $2 each when you buy 5. Plus, use the coupons below to get the price down even lower!

Use $2/3 Mars Snack Size Candy from 9/13 RP

Or use $1/3 Hershey’s Snack Size Candy from 9/27 SS

Or use $1/2 Mars Snack Size Candy printable coupon

Final Price as low as $1.40 per bag!



$10 off $25 JCPenney Coupon

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

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There is a new $10 off $25 JCPenney coupon available. You can print it to use in store or use coupon code: PICNIC4U online. Plus, today (Sep 3) only you can save an extra 25% off your entire purchase with coupon code CLOCK31.



$1 Blue Bunny Coupon Coming Sunday!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015

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Keep the good times rolling this summer with Blue Bunny! Make sure to check your Sunday paper this week (Aug 2) for a high value $1/1 Blue Bunny coupon. You can use this coupon on Blue Bunny ice cream cartons, cones, sandwiches and bars redeemable at a retailer near you. Made in Le Mars, Iowa, Blue Bunny uses fresh milk sourced from local dairy farms and turns it into delicious ice cream within 24 hours.

For more information about Blue Bunny, visit www.bluebunny.com.

*Keep in mind that if you live in one of the following states you will receive a 75¢ coupon instead. NV, ND, CA, ID, KS, LA, MN, TN, WI, CO. Offer not available in DE and WY.



*HOT* 30% off Target One Spot Cartwheel Coupon!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015

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There is a HOT new Target Cartwheel coupon available today. Save 30% on Target One Spot items. That means items starting at just 70¢. Yay!

Note that this offer does exclude clearance. This coupon expires August 15.