We all look for coupon sites when we shop – especially sites that don’t require you to download a bunch of useless software just to get you the actual coupons you need.
And if you’re like me, you probably search on Google for free printable coupons for offline shopping, or digital ones for online shopping.
Within a few seconds, you’ll find a whole bunch of coupons.
But there is major flaw in that strategy that is costing you money every time you shop.
It has to do with the fact that search engines like Google have special algorithms that enable some sites to show up on the first page of the search results.
Unfortunately, that also means you don’t see hundreds of other great coupon sites so you miss out on hundreds of dollars worth of savings from coupons and discount codes tat are exclusive to each site.
To make sure you don’t leave any possible savings on the table anymore, we found you 10 free coupon sites that don’t require you to download any software.
1. Bargain Jack
- Official site: Bargainjack.com
Bargain Jack has been going for nearly 10 years, and specializes in tech equipment and things for men and kids.
You can search by category or by store, and you can sign up for daily alerts.
I must admit I found some out of date links on the site, and it seems it relies on user feedback to deal with these.
Still, worth looking at.
2. Ultimate Coupons
- Official site: Ultimatecoupons.com
Ultimate coupons has a great website layout, allowing you to search from a big store search box at the top, scroll down the homepage to see the latest offers, or pick a store from the drop-down menu.
I like the way that it is not just coupons, but has short stories for each of the featured coupons on the homepage.
- Official site: Babycheapskate.com
If you are shopping for a baby, then this is the website for you.
Lots of deals, and articles on all sorts of stuff.
It will even give you suggestions on what your kids will like the best.
- Official site: Freeshipping.org
A website that delivers exactly what it promises.
I hate shopping for bargains, only to get to the checkout and find that they bang on a large shipping charge.
Buy through freeshipping.org and you know you won’t have this problem.
- Official site: Bargainist.com
The Bargainist is another interesting website, with little stories next to the latest deals.
If you look down the right-hand side, you’ll find the money-saving tips and hot deals.
There is also an “Amazon Products” tab that lets you sort out stuff by discounts.
If you shop on Amazon much, this is a really handy tool, though you should note that some of the more extreme discounts are for “used” items.
6. Totally Target
- Official site: Totallytarget.com
And totally unaffiliated with Target stores, according to the heading, but dedicated to pointing out all the coupons and deals that Target are running at any particular time.
- Official site: Dealio.com
With Dealio you can search on products or on stores, or simply browse the top coupons for the last few days.
It also has a toolbar that you can install in your browser, and this saves you having to go to the website every time.
- Official site: Couponsurfer.com
A no-nonsense coupon site, but attractively laid out.
It allows you to print out physical coupons for groceries, shop online, and simply browse to see what you might want to buy at a discount.
- Official site: Couponchief.com
This website starts with clickable links to a number of stores.
It boasts more than 150,000 offers from nearly 55,000 stores, with an average saving of $21 at the time of writing.
When you click on a code, sometimes it will say no code is required.
You shop in the store and paste the code at checkout, or the code is applied automatically.
- Official site: Grocerysmarts.com
A comprehensive website, which will take your local grocery stores ads and match them up with coupons.
You can choose your state and your store, and it will show you what the weekly offers are, with links to print out coupons.
There is even a “plan mode” which allows you to highlight lines to help with your shopping list!
Time to become a bit more organized in your discount shopping.
Rather than leaving it until checkout, as I used to, plan ahead and see which one of these sites gives you the best deal.
Better yet, use of of these coupon apps to make it easier and faster to save money when shopping.