If you’re new to the world of extreme couponing, you probably don’t have weeks of coupons saved up yet, but you’re taunted by listings on The Grocery Game for sales on items you use frequently. “Oh! If only I had the coupons for those items!” you lament. Well, some industrious ladies in Florida have got you covered.
The Coupon Clippers gathers a vast array of coupons and provides them for purchases that can be used towards thousands of different items. Prices are very reasonable at usually about 10-20% of face value of the coupons. There are also usually over a thousand of each individual coupon available, so you can stock up big time! I’ve made two purchases from them and received the coupons very quickly with no issues at all.
The Coupon Clippers provides access to coupons available in the Sunday circulars as well as in other papers and magazines as well. You can find coupons on many different items, from pet products and baby items to canned and baked goods. Many coupons are from different circulars than you might have access to at home, so The Coupon Clippers will frequently have coupons you won’t get in your local paper.
How do you order?
Each coupon on the site is listed by category, such as dairy, frozen, laundry, or pet. Click a category and go through the list of coupons available. You’ll see the face value of the coupon, its expiration date, what purchases it can be used towards, and the price of the coupon itself. Enter in the number of coupons you want to purchase (the more inexpensive coupons frequently have a 5-coupon minimum purchase) and when you’re finished looking through that category, click the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the list. All the coupons for which you entered a quantity will be put in your basket. You’ll also see on each coupon the number that they have remaining in their inventory – so if that number is low, you better checkout fast!
Checkout is quick and simple. You must have an order total of at least $3.94 including the administrative fee of 50 cents. Shipping is 44 cents and up depending on the number of coupons you purchase – they’re sent by regular US mail unless you choose to upgrade to a faster shipping method. On the left sidebar, there’s a notice stating when the orders will ship, which is usually one to two business days from the date of order. The Coupon Clippers accepts Visa and MasterCard directly, but you can also use PayPal as well.
Why would I buy coupons? Don’t I get them in the Sunday paper anyway?
The obvious answers to these questions are that 1) you simply don’t have access to all the coupons available on Coupon Clippers and 2) it’s almost impossible to keep track of all the coupons that comes through your mail. On the latter of these points, the Coupon Clippers provides an easy way to navigate coupons by category to see what fits your needs at any point in time.
But there is another significant advantage as well: if you’re on your way to becoming an extreme couponer, you know that you can never have enough coupons to get the very best deals. For example, did you know that you can use both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on the same item? Or that you can use two coupons on a Buy One Get One Free deal? Also, if you see a coupon in your paper for an item that you buy in large quantities and go through quickly, you can order “extras” of these coupons and use them on multiple shopping trips.
My one word of caution is to make sure that the coupons you buy are ones that you actually need. Don’t let good deals or coupons pressure you into making purchases that you wouldn’t otherwise make!
The Coupon Clippers provides a really neat service that can save all of us a ton of money. It makes couponing not only much easier, but also considerably more effective. I’d suggest at least giving the service a shot and seeing what kind of positive financial difference it makes in your life. It has saved me a ton of money and, perhaps more importantly, removed a lot of the inconvenience that normally accompanies coupon clipping.
Are you ready to coupon your heart out and start saving some sweet money with The Coupon Clippers? If you decide to try out the service, definitely let me know how the experience goes. I’d also love to hear feedback from anyone that has used The Coupon Clippers before.
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