(Editor’s note: This post was rewritten 1/2017 with new coupon sites and commentary.) The best budget shoppers always talk about finding and using coupons, but that’s easier said than done. Searching online for coupons is just plain overwhelming. You often end up on something other than the best coupon sites (you know, the ones that offer legit savings). Considering that your time is valuable, you can end up losing on the deal — spending three hours to save $5 equates to well below what you’re worth.
So where, exactly, are these magical coupons? you might ask. Here’s a list of 10 of the best coupon sites we’ve come across:
The Top 10 Best Coupon Sites
Retailmenot has coupons for online and in-store purchases. The search function is easy to use, and the site features some of our favorite retail stores: Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Nordstrom, 6pm and more. Go straight to the selection of fashion coupons here.
Also, you can download the Retailmenot app and take it with you wherever you go. After all, why not save on impulse purchases too?
What we love about Dealspotr is that you get rewarded with points for contributing to the accuracy of the deals. (Earn enough points and you can redeem them for Amazon gift cards.) And since the Dealspotr community is constantly reviewing and validating the coupons, you’ll generally have a higher success rate in finding deals that work. And that means you spend less time searching and more time shopping.
See our Dealspotr review for more information on how the community works.
TheKrazyKouponLady is a very popular choice when you’re looking to save on in-store grocery and toiletry purchases. But while you’re there lowering your grocery bill, check out the coupon listings for tried-and-true fashion retailers like JCPenney, Old Navy and Sephora. For each deal, you’ll see when it was posted, plus any comments made by users — and users are a great source for validating deals.
Browse for coupons by store or category on FatWallet. The search function lets you scour either the officially published deals or the Fatwallet forum, where users can publish sales and deals. FatWallet also lets you browse in-store deals offered in your city.
Jump straight to the women’s apparel category now, and see discounts for Gap, Forever21, Levi’s and more.
For our U.K. readers, VoucherShops promotes the UK’s prominent online stores and the deals they offer, including the latest vouchers and discount codes to help you save money. Search by store name, category and deal popularity. For each store, you can see all valid deals available. Check out the Boohoo page, for example, and you’ll see three separate offers. Each deal description includes the terms, a success rating and the expiration date.