Printable coupons are all the rage these days, because you can start saving money today as long as you have a home printer and paper.  Let’s talk about what printable coupons are, how you get them, and where you can use them.

Printable coupons are coupons you can print from the comfort of your own home.  You will need a home computer, internet access, and a printer.  In most cases, you will need to install a ‘coupon printer activator’ to be able to print coupons.  This is a quick software download on your computer.  It is typically safe to download this software from the coupon sites.  The reason for this software is to provide reasonable limits in the number of coupons you can print at home.

There are several reputable sources for printable coupons.  These include: Coupons.com, Red Plum.com and Smartsource.com.  All three websites offer a variety of coupons for a large number of name brand products.

Another great way to get printable coupons is by visiting the manufacturers’ website, directly.  For example, if you are interested in coupons for a Betty Crocker product, you can visit the Betty Crocker website.  You will usually find a link to their “Coupons” or “Offers” available.

An invaluable and extreme time saving way to find coupons you can print at home is by using a coupon database.  Reputable coupon databases are updated daily with the latest coupons available.  Searching these data bases for the coupon you need is perhaps the greatest time saver available.

You can use coupons at most retailers.  Big box stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Kmart or drugstores like CVS or Walgreens accept printable coupons everyday.  Most grocery stores also accept printable coupons, but some may have limits as to the number or the value of the coupons they will accept.  The best way to find out if the stores you shop regularly accept these coupons is by stopping by the customer service desk as you make your way into the store and inquire about their coupon policy.