With September careening to an end, I just found out that National Coupon Month has zipped right by me unnoticed. If I had only known, I would have spent a bit of time dwelling on my glory days many moons ago, when I saved hundreds of dollars each year with handfuls of neatly clipped rectangular slips of paper. And oh, the rebates that filled my mailbox after sending boxtops and labels and receipts to fulfillment houses. Checks galore! Coupons for free products! Free sweatshirts and beach towels and toys and gifts!
Ah ... those were the days.
Fast forward about three decades. There's little time for extensive clipping anymore. No newspaper comes to our door, and I read few magazines offering those tantalizing pleas to cut and save. But in this economy, thrifty shopping still entices me. And even though there's little time to do this subject justice, I wanted to put these websites in front of you.
It's not just about pocketing a quarter here and there. Freebies, downloadables, mobile apps, printables, codes, online bonuses, blogs? This ain't your mama's coupon envelope.
Do coupons help you save money? What do you do to avoid sticker shock in the checkout line?
* visiting with Kristen