Using a Coupon Clipping Service

So, maybe you don’t have time to clip coupons, or maybe you think that the one coupon you get in the inserts inside your Sunday newspaper is not enough. After all, when you do find a good deal and want to couple it with a coupon to make it even better, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on the item.

Ways to start your own stash of coupons go from buying extra copies of newspapers, to collecting inserts from friends and family, to trading coupons with friends, trading coupons online or buying coupons online. When you procure coupons online you are not buying the coupon (that’s illegal), the cost charged per coupon is to pay for the service these people provide in collecting, clipping and mailing those coupons for you.

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Here’s a list of coupon clipping services I have found:

  • The coupon clippers: $0.50 per order admin fee (Paypal, CCs), service fee varies depending value of coupon, $3 minimum order. Some coupons are limited to Ten.
  • Coupons by Dede: No information about order minimum. Ordered $20 worth of savings, charged shipping fee of $0.5 plus service fee of $0.25. For a total of $1.95 total charges not bad if end up saving $20
  • Taylortown: Coupons for less than $1/1 are .05 each unless otherwise noted on the coupon list. Coupons for $1/1 are .10 each. Coupons for more than $1/1 are 10% of the face value of the coupon. Postage is added to all coupon requests. Handling fees can be paid by cash (no coins), money order (no personal checks), stamps, free coupons I can use or Paypal transfers (no credit cards or eChecks). Unless you are using Paypal, a credit balance is required. Coupons will be held until payment is received.
  • Ebay: You can also buy coupons on Ebay.  Just search for the particular coupon you are looking for and see what is available.  Ebay is a good place to buy a large number of the same coupon.
  • Coupons and Forms: Minimum Order is $5. You do not have to order $5 from each page but the total order before postage must be $5. You must order a minimum of 5 of any coupon.

But to me when would it make sense to use of such service?

  1. To have coupons to stock on items I use a lot: right now I can think of things like wipes and diapers. I have bought coupons and held on to them until a sale came around to save a good deal of money.
  2. To take advantage of double coupon promotions or cyclical sales I have identified at my grocery store. The grocery stores around me frequently have sales that say 10 items for $10, or Buy One Get One sales, also 50% off sales. I have identified a few items that frequently show up on these types of sales and you can often find manufacturer coupons for them.

I would love to hear from other people who use or have used coupon clipping services and the situations where it has made sense for them to use these services.

You can also search the Coupon Database for any coupons you may be looking for.  There are a LOT of coupons available as printable coupons nowadays.

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Comments

  • Shannon

    Thanks for this post, I am curious about these services. I was wondering though, on Clip and Ship you say there is a service fee of $25, did you mean $.25?

  • Mercedes

    Thanks Shannon. I corrected my mistake.
    Mercedes

  • Anonymous

    I have used thecouponmaster.com several times when I was just starting out and didn’t have very many coupons.

  • kronca

    I used the coupon clippers (I currently no longer use them because of their shipping time – 5/6 days to receive your coupons) and I currently use the coupon master. I use these sites to purchase coupons for upcoming sales (if they are really great) and for things I purchase every week. For example, I purchase Frigo string cheese every week for my son to take to school with lunch. If I see a coupon for Frigo in my Sunday paper, I can go online and order additional coupons knowing I will use them all up. This beats out the cost of buying additional Sunday papers, uses less paper, and saves me time. Hope this helps!!

  • amy

    I love Coupons & Things by Dede. I get my order in two days. I have even ordered two times in one week and got everything in time for sales. I also like her because you can order full inserts. They also have a nice verity. The only negative is the shipping, I think the lowest is 5.95 with a 3.00 min. I like Taylortown's previews and only ordered once. Too slow getting my order. How about
    Coupons Unlimited? How quick are they for their shipping?

  • Laina

    I have used these services and Ebay to take advantage of truly great deals like the opportunity to stack a Target insert coupon and manufacturer coupon to get Juicy Juice boxes for .25 cents for a pack of 8. It was well worth the small fee to be able to fill my cupboard with these.

  • Mommyhood is Thankless

    I haven’t used them but I have thought about using them since my husband has dropped the ball a few times to get the sunday paper, so I would want the whole insert.

  • Anonymous

    Wondering if anyone has tried the Terri’s List service?????

    • kristina

      Wouldn’t use it if it was free……….I used it for many years and as the site grew the list became unreliable and forget about refunds if you were unhappy with their service their customer service was horrible!

  • Marilynn

    Can anyone tell me how DealofDay compares? Angel or ted_d_bear on the forums lists a slew of coupons and her rates (+postage) are:
    5 cents per coupon with face value up to $.99
    10 cents per coupon with value $1.00 – $2.99
    20 cents per coupon with value $3.00 and up

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  • coupongal

    I have used a coupon clipping service that also has an EBay store, but they have just moved to their own website. They are The Coupon Carryout (http://www.couponcarryout.com) and they are having 15% off all orders through the end of June. They are located in Ohio and ship very fast.

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  • melinda Molina

    I use http://www.couponclippingcrew.com they have next day shipping, discounts, give free coupons with each order – I love them!

  • Lisa P.

    Clip and Ship are now, apparently, a fundraising site. I didn’t find anything about coupons on there.
    Thanks, though!

  • I Own Couponbeat.com and I have no minimum and my shipping is $0.50 up to about 50 coupons. You can order one coupon or 200 coupons :). Use code CSWM to save 10% on your next order.
    Thanks
    Crystal
    CouponBeat.com

    • alan

      will give you a try……..

  • Sandy

    Would love to get saving tips and free daily updates

  • Kristi

    I have recently ordered coupons and now I love it- I actually save more money now that before- I mostly use ourcouponclippingservice.com because I actually get the coupons the next day, I believe they come from Ga and I am in FLorida

  • Coupon Clipping Service Newbie

    I have used coupons and things by DeDe..she was GREAT. I have also used kitty klippers on ebay…Great as well. This week I tried Danielle’s Coupon Paradise for the first time..SLOWWWW.
    It’s been 5 days already and I am about to miss the sale. Her website has been down for 2 day’s so there is no one to call to track my order. What a Mess!!

  • 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

    • Melissa

      Dave, I took a look at your site, and expirations for several coupons were June 2011 and July 2011. When will the website be updated? Thank you!