Menu

Official Coupon Code Blog

Whether you’re a newbie or an all-star, there’s always something new to learn about the best ways to save your hard-earned cash, or earn more.  Check back frequently as new articles are added often.

online_shopping

 

 

100 Places & Stores that offer Military Discounts

As a veteran or current member of the US Military, you may be entitled to benefits such as discounts and freebies at your favorite shops and restaurants. While some businesses choose to offer special benefits only on special “Military Appreciation” days or holidays like Veterans Day, others offer special pricing year-round. It’s a great way for patriotic businesses to show their appreciation to the men and women who choose to serve our country. In addition to the stores listed here, many local businesses and franchises may offer special discounts or other promotions, so it never hurts to ask at checkout!  Keep reading…

 

 

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things

Best time of year to buy things

We’ve all seen that prices on various items can vary from month to month (and sometimes from day to day!). So how do you know when to buy those big ticket items? Or when you can get the best deals and stock up on everyday necessities?  Keep reading…

 

 

4 Tips to Stay Safe When Shopping Online

We know that shopping online can be scary, especially when you hear about cybersecurity and breaches.  We have pulled together 4 tips to help you and your financial information stay safe when shopping online. Keep reading…

 

 

100 Places that offer Senior Discounts

Senior discounts at retailers and restaurants are becoming more and more popular now that baby boomers are getting to retirement age. Would you like to save a bit of dough by showing your ID or being an AARP member?  In most cases you’ll just need a driver’s license or other government issued identification, but for some you’ll need an AARP membership card. Keep reading…

 

 

Free Amazon Prime Trials & Other Free Stuff From Amazon

By now you know that Amazon offers free Amazon Prime trials, but did you know that Amazon also offers free trials for all sorts of other things like Audible, HBO, STARZ, Amazon Music, Amazon Channels and more? Keep reading…

 

 

5 Tips to Help Avoid Sensory Overload While Shopping

If you’ve never really thought about all of the overwhelming sensations that a simple trip to the grocery store or shopping mall contains, you might find Lynne Soraya’s article in Psychology Today, entitled Shopping While Autistic, enlightening. In it she chronicles a trip to her local grocery store.

Ms Soraya is an adult dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder. She has had decades to learn how to cope with the overwhelming sights, sounds, and smells of shopping, and she somehow manages to get through it, but just barely. For children, the sensory experience can often lead to a complete breakdown. Keep reading…

 

 

2017 Mother’s Day Guide: 10 Gift Ideas, Mother’s Day Facts & More

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May; this year it’s Sunday May 14, 2017.  It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.  Keep reading…

 

 

7 Tips to Stay Sane While Working from Home

work-from-home

You’ve probably heard a lot about the wealth of opportunities to work from home and make money by doing gigs or freelance projects. There are more options out there than we can possibly list here, but they include things like driving for Uber, working as a virtual assistant, or taking freelancing jobs doing graphic design, web development, or just about anything else you can think of. But to survive, and thrive, in this type of work is sometimes easier said than done. Here are a few tips for anyone looking to make online freelancing their full time job. Keep reading…

 

 

50 Ways to Make Money

make_money

Whether you’re looking to earn a few extra bucks for spending money, or need more income to pay the bills, there are plenty of options out there. And many of them don’t even require you to leave the comfort of your own home! These tried and tested ways to make money online are sure to put some extra green in your wallet. Keep reading…

 

 

100+ Stores that Offer Student Discounts

As a student, managing your money can be difficult. We’ve all heard the stories of students surviving on nothing but ramen noodles for months. But there’s a better way! Take advantage of the many opportunities presented here to save some cash on your essential purchases, and you’re sure to have enough left over to buy proper food. You’ll find great deals on clothes, food, travel, electronics, school supplies, and more!   Keep reading…

 

 

Free Student Budget Worksheet for Excel

Student budget worksheetWhen we asked the students who applied for our scholarship what else they’d like to see on the website, the most frequent response was “budgeting tips for students.”  We decided that instead of just writing a post, we would help students figure out where they stand by creating a simple, easy to use Excel budget worksheet for them. Keep reading…

 

 

6 Money Saving and Budgeting Tips for Students

If you’re in college, budgeting can be especially difficult. Aside from the fact that you probably don’t have much income…there’s also the fact that a lot of students only get paid once a semester instead of one every week or two weeks. This makes it easy to spend too much too quickly and not have enough for later in the semester. Keep reading…

 

 

10 Creative Ways to Save Money

creative-ways-to-save-moneyWhile we offer coupons from your favorite stores, brands and services, we know that sometimes you need to get a bit creative to save even more money.  Whether you’re saving for retirement, for a trip, or to help pay off credit card balances, we have 10 ideas below that can help you pocket a bit of extra cash. Keep reading…

 

 

Tax Free Weekends 2017

Did you know that you can save even more on certain weekends throughout the back to school season?

You can! Many states offer the opportunity to buy clothes and school supplies without having to pay sales taxes.  Below you’ll find a list of states along with the corresponding tax free weekend dates in July and August for 2017. Need more details?  Just click on the name of the state to get additional information and exclusions.  Keep reading…

 

 

Valentine’s Day Ideas, 10 Savings Tips & Guide for 2017

valentines-day-savingsValentine’s Day (February 14th) will be here before you know it, and we wanted to do our part to help you save money and have a fun time, whether you’re planning a day with your significant other or looking for fun activities to do with your kids.

 

We want to help you find the perfect gift, and save on it, plus find fun ways to make the day or week special.  After you have the perfect idea in mind, check out our deals for flowers, jewelry and more. Keep reading…

 

 

2017 Tax Deadlines, Calculators & Deals

tax_deadlines_calculators
It’s that time of the year again – tax season. While we can’t promise that you’ll get a refund, we wanted to do our part to help you get through the process as painlessly as possible!

We have all of the best tax software and services coupons to save you money, but wanted to also provide you with some tax calculators and relevant deadlines to help save you a bit of time.

Once you’re ready to pick some tax software, check out our deals from Turbotax, H&R Block, Taxact & others.  Keep reading…

 

 

9 Creative Ways to Save Money at the Holidays

christmas_shoppingThe holidays are our favorite time of year, but they can also be a stressful and expensive time. You may have to balance work with getting the house decorated, shopping for presents and hosting family members or arranging travel.

In addition to taking advantage of our deals, we’ve compiled some tips for you to save money this holiday season.  Keep reading…

 

 

Coupon Stacking Online to Save More on Your Purchase

Stacking Coupons OnlineCoupon stacking is the practice of applying more than one coupon to a single purchase.  These can be percent off, dollar off, shipping or other types of coupons including site-wide or item specific discounts.  Keep reading…

 

 

Halloween Savings & Guide – Stencils, Candy, Haunted Houses & More!

halloween
I’ve loved Halloween for as long as I can remember.  I remember being everything from a bunny to Strawberry Shortcake, and a punk to Punky Brewster.  This year, Halloween falls on Monday, October 31 and I’ve compiled a guide to help get you ready!

You’ll find Halloween savings tips, but in addition I’m going to share some of the best pumpkin stencil sites, favorite candy, haunted houses and much more.  Keep reading…

 

 

Home Improvement Projects that Pay for Themselves or Save You Money

dreamstime_xs_53235120If you own a home, you know that there’s an endless list of home improvement projects that you can do.

Whether they’re already on your list or have been put on a Honey-do list for you, here are some projects that can help save you money, or can pay for themselves in terms of adding value to your home.  We’ve focused more on projects that a single person can do relatively quickly, versus longer term projects or those that require professional help. Keep reading…

 

 

Las Vegas Deals

Las Vegas DealsWhen you visit Las Vegas, you likely want to splurge – great show tickets, beautiful hotel rooms, fantastic food, and perhaps a bit of gambling and some visits to the clubs. But, whether you’re driving in for a night or two from somewhere nearby, or you’re planning on staying for several nights, there’s no need to pay full price when you plan your visit to the strip. Keep reading…

 

 

Tax Free Weekends 2016

Back to School Savings

With Back to School around the corner, we know that every penny counts. We’ve created a guide to each state’s tax-free weekend (sales tax holiday) so you know when you can stretch your dollar even further. Keep reading…

 

 

Olympic Sponsors & Savings

Olympic Sponsors and Discounts

Hooray! The olympics are almost here. While not every sponsor offers coupons online, some do and we’re connecting you straight to them… plus giving you all of the key info you need, like when the games start and when you can watch your favorite athlete! Keep reading…

 

 

Saving Money on College

College Student Savings

Let’s face it. College is expensive, and not all of us will get full ride scholarships based on stellar grades or athletic ability. Since we’re here to help you save in many ways, not just with coupons, here are some ways to save on college, and while you’re in school, as well.  Keep reading…

 

 

Guide to official restaurant coupons & rewards programs

Restaurant CouponsWe get it. You’re hungry, NOW. But, you want to make sure you get a great deal on that meal you’re about to enjoy. Whether you’re a starving student, starving artist, or a busy Mom (or Dad), we’ve created this list to help you quickly find deals from your favorite restaurants. Since you’re probably famished, or maybe just in a hurry, we put the ones that don’t require an email sign up or account right at the top for you. Keep reading…

 

 

How to Pack Light and Save on Baggage Fees (The Art of Layering)

suitcasesAfter traveling to 6 continents, and more than 25 countries, I have finally managed to perfect my techniques for packing light and layering. Whether you want to carry-on in order to avoid baggage fees, are worried about having your luggage lost, need to make a tight connection, or just want to escape the airport quickly once you land, here are a few tips that can help you get all of your necessities into a small bag.  We believe in saving money, and that may come by way of saving baggage fees, or using a coupon on a hotel, car rental or airfare.  Keep reading…

 

 

 Extreme Couponing: Reality TV vs Reality

printed_couponsThe show “Extreme Couponing” is a reality TV series that follows those who have a passion for couponing, budgeting, and saving money. Or does it? The show, while very entertaining, and sometimes educational, can easily scare the potential casual couponer away from even starting. This show truly portrays the “extreme” in how far people will go to save money. There are some very important differences between how couponing is portrayed on the show, and how the practical aspect of budgeting and couponing is performed by the typical family, or for anyone trying to save some money. Keep reading…

 

 

Best Tactics for Price Matching

pricetag_200Price matching is a policy implemented by vendors in order to encourage customers to buy products from their store. Essentially, if you find the exact same product at a lower price at a competitor location, the original vendor will match the lower price. Cool, right? The justification on the company’s side is that they may not be making the full profit on the item they sell, but it’s better than seeing your money go to a competitor. This in turn, works great for you! You’ll save cash, and save time because you’re not running around town to find the lowest price for all of your new clothes, gear and other fun stuff you’re buying. Some merchants will even match e-commerce sites like Amazon! Here are some great tactics to get the most bang for your buck while saving you time on shopping. Keep reading…

 

 

Scared to Start Couponing? Here’s How to Get Started!

start_couponingCouponing can seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to the concept, or have only seen the most extreme examples of couponers on TV. Couponing doesn’t have to be scary (we think that scary should be reserved for snakes and spiders). The most important things to remember are to start slow, and go step-by-step. We’ll turn you into a zero-saver to a hero-saver in no time. Keep reading..

 

 

Save at our Featured Stores:

Nordstrom Logo
Nordstrom coupons
Kohl's Coupons
Kohl’s coupons
Macy's Coupons & Deals
Macy’s coupons
Overstock.com Coupons & Deals
Overstock.com coupons
Craftsy Coupons & Deals
Craftsy coupons

 

loading...
filter loader graphic