Daily Money Tip: Use a Coupon Clipping Service

Today’s Daily Money Tip is about using a coupon clipping service. I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten emails or comments from readers asking how they can get their hands on multiples of the same coupon or maybe just get their hands on coupons they did not get in their newspaper insert. Manufacturers often make the decision to only issue certain coupons or coupons with higher value in certain areas.

How can you get your hands on those coupons you want but were issued in past versions of the Sunday newspaper? Use a coupon clipping service. A coupon clipping service takes the time to acquire extra coupon inserts and clips those coupons. You are then charged a small fee for this convenience.  Why would you want to use this type of service?  To have enough coupons to stock up on items you use a lot at rock bottom prices.

Here are the services I have used myself: Taylortown Preview, The Coupon Clippers and Coupons by Dede. All three services have different ways they operate. Some have a minimum purchase requirement, different payment methods, etc. But if you are interested in using a service you may want to check them out and see if they work for you.

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  • Sandy

    I am a real beginner in couponing…..do you know any thing about the ShopKo store?

  • Kathy

    If you have to purchase coupons, doesn’t that negate the savings you hope to receive at the checkout?

    I also notice that most “hard-core” coupon clippers talk about going to stores that double or triple coupons. The only store in my city that doubles coupons is the most expensive store for regular prices so the effect of doubling coupons is that I am paying the same prices as in a store that doesn’t double. Also, they will only double coupons up to 50cents so the most I would save would be $1. That is nice but no way does it get me the free prices that I keep hearing about.

    Comments?

    • Blaire

      Hi Kathy:

      I use Coupons by Dede and she is much more reasonable with her “fees” than the others. And it actually does work out. The way I do it is, I get my weekly store “deals” papers (some in the mail, some online, and some at the actual store) you learn what days they come out on each week by checking the dates on the papers so you know what coupons to search for. Then on the SAME day they come out you go to Dede’s website and search for coupons on the items you think you’ll need or want or are just great deals and you’ll use the stuff eventually. For instance this week there was Purex at family dollar on sale for $3.50 and the store had a coupon for $1 off so it was already down to $2.50 which is over a 50% savings right there from the original price then Dede had manufacture coupons for $1 off so I ordered 10 from Dede for .08 a piece (but you earn points so eventually it all zeros out if you keep using the system) and it was .98 for shipping for all coupons I ordered at once and shipping is only a couple days (just pay attention to the ship date at the top left or you won’t get them in time). SO, in the end I wound up paying $1.50 for 10 bottles of laundry soap totalling $15.80 plus tax which wouldn’t even buy 3 bottles at regular price. And at another store they had Pantene conditioner (which is what I use anyways) for $3.49 and there was a coupon for $3 off 2 for .12 and I have my military discount which applied for today only of 10% so I paid $3.41 plus tax for every 2. That’s a great deal! I hope you understand, I know it’s alot of blabbing but I’m new also and it’s all a learning process but you learn fast once you do some research.

    • Marti

      I buy coupons that I use a lot of from eBay. Typically, the coupons are sold in quantities of about 20. I buy a LOT of coupons for cat treats…..so the coupon may be Buy one/get one bag free (savings of about $1.54 per coupon. I normally pay no more than $1.50 total (includes S&H); in this instance, I’m basically buying one coupon and getting 19 free, for a savings of $29.26.

      So, NO, buying coupons does not negate the savings I make.

  • Hi Mercedes,

    Another great coupon clipping service is BlissCoupons.com (http://shop.blisscoupons.com). They are quick at getting orders out! They’re based in Ohio offering newspaper clipped coupons which may be used all over the country! You should consider joining as an affiliate.

    • CJ

      No coupons, just links to other sites.

  • Dave

    My wife just started a coupon clipping site, I hope you don’t mind me posting it here but it is at http://www.bigdealalert.com I am a pastor of a small new church and she uses this to help raise money for our church. Our minimum is only 3 of each coupon and most all the coupon finding and clipping fees are just 0.10 cents each, and of course the coupons are free! Shipping is only 0.99 cents and we ship within 24 hours except for weekends. Btw my name is Dave and my wife’s name is Erin, she has put a lot of work into it so I just want to help her get the word out about her new coupon clipping service

  • Kristi

    I love Our Coupon Clipping Service (http://www.ourcouponclippingservice.com) I have ordered coupons from them for about 2 months now and I love it because it is super fast, It usually ships out the same day I buy them. I am so glad I found the secret of ordering coupons, it has saved me lots of time…

  • Katrina

    All of a sudden, today, I can not print coupons. My printer is working because I’ve printed other things. The message frome the different sites state that my coupons are printing but the do not. I have reloaded the printer software but I still can not print. This is on two different computers.

    • Michelle

      Hi Katrina,
      I was having the same problem. Then I tried just printing each page separately. If there was one coupon I checked then I would print that page before I clicked onto another page. I had to shut my printer down and clear out the printer cue first before this worked though. I hope this helps.

  • Pam Grossman

    I have also used Coupon Dede and ordered extra coupons when I forget to buy extra newspapers.
    The couple of time I have ordered from her to have enough to “do a deal” it has really paid off and is worth the money to get the deal savings !