Best Couponing Websites

While I would love for Fargo Coupon Fanatic to be your go-to for coupon tips, sadly I can’t be THAT full of knowledge. I can, however, point you to some of the best around! Here are a few of my favorites: || This is my favorite couponing site, EVER. It’s run by a lady named Collin, who does awesome videos and posts about hot deals. The best thing she posts, though, is her weekly match-ups. She (or her team) will go through the weekly ads at stores like Target, Walgreens and CVS, and compile a list of what coupons to use with that week’s sale. || I really only visit Target’s website for two things: to check out the weekly ad and to print coupons. Their coupon page is really easy to use, and allows you to search for specific products. || They do almost the exact same thing Hip2Save does, exclusively for Target. Their deals are a little more in-depth and detailed. || The best site for printing manufacturers’ coupons. It doesn’t allow you to search for brands or products, but you can sort by category–grocery, toys, etc. || This is my favorite site for retail coupons. If I’m heading to Old Navy, I’ll search this site for Old Navy Printable Coupons. They post whatever coupons might be available, and even show you the ones that have expired, for future reference (and so you can get really frustrated that you missed a better deal!) || This site is a little bit less user-friendly, and I actually like their iPhone app better than the website. But it’s another way to find retail coupons. One unique thing they do is list both online and printable offers for retail stores. || Interested in earning money back for shopping online?! I LOVE Ebates. They make it really easy to start earning money back on things you’d already order online. Just search for the store you’re ordering from, click through their website and start earning! Pretty simple. And pretty awesome.

Do you have any hidden secret deal websites that I missed?

Top 10 Couponing Tips

I’ve been couponing for roughly three years, and have come across a few key things to keep in mind! Take advantage of the tips below, and be sure to watch for further posts with more detail about each tip!

Fargo Coupon Fanatic’s Top 10 Couponing Tips

  • Organize your coupon stash: Nothing will slow down a shopping trip faster than not being able to find a specific coupon!
  • Plan & research before each shopping trip: There are a ton of websites and resources to check out before you get to shopping. Making a plan beforehand can lead to fewer impulse buys, and help you to avoid missing out on even more money-saving opportunities!
  • Be friendly to employees: These people are your FRIENDS! They’re the ones who control the cash register and make the decisions on whether or not to accept your coupons.
  • Know each store’s policies: Some grocery stores offer doubling of coupons, and stores like Target allow you to use one manufacturer and one Target coupon per item. There are also fabulous opportunities like missed coupons.
  • Take advantage of return policies: If you’re on a quick trip to Kohl’s, find a great deal on a few pairs of pants and don’t know which to buy, grab them both! Learning return policies can save you tons of time!
  • Use your smart phone: There are so many fun money-saving apps available! You always take it to the store anyways, so you might as well learn the best ways to utilize it!
  • Organize your stockpile: You’ll never know how many bottles of shampoo you have if you don’t keep your stash well-organized!
  • Keep a budget: Couponing can save you tons of money. But if you over-buy things you don’t need, then you’re wasting money!
  • Shop smart: If you can buy something on clearance that you know you’ll use later, throw it in the cart! Keep an eye out for things you could use as gifts later, or things you could repurpose. This also applies to post-holiday clearance events–if you know you need more Christmas wrapping paper, buy it in January!
  • Be confident & have fun: If you don’t enjoy couponing, you shouldn’t be doing it! Confidence goes a long way–if you appear to know the policies of a store, the employees are more likely to honor your requests.

Happy saving!

Meet the Fargo Coupon Fanatic

Fargo Coupon Fanatic authorHello!

I’m Jenessa, and as the blog’s description says, I’m doing my best to live a fancy, frugal & fierce life in the beautiful Midwest. I live and work in Fargo, North Dakota, where I’m always looking for a great deal! Saving money is the best!

My hope for this blog is to share some of my experiences and coupon knowledge with the rest of you! I hope to share things like top couponing tips, coupon organization, local coupon policies and money-saving deals I find in the area.

I’d love to hear what kinds of posts you’d like to see! Do you have any burning questions about coupons or deal-finding? Whether you’re a money-saving resident of the Midwest or a deal-hunter elsewhere, I’d love to hear from you.

Let’s get saving!