Everyone who knows me personally, knows just how much I love coupons!
I mean, I used to be obsessed about coupons (and between you and I, I still kind of am).
It all started when I saw a lone coupon for Tide detergent on a shelf at Walmart. I asked my mother-in-law what it was and she showed me how to use it. Ever since that lone Tide coupon showed up in my life, I was hooked!
Before we continue here: YES! I do have a binder full of coupons! However, I don’t clear shelves and I don’t have shopping trip hauls where I spend $0.01 on groceries worth $1000.00!
Now that we have that out of the way, I will tell y’all that coupons have impacted my life tremendously.
One of the biggest obstacles we have faced is the transition from a stable income to disability payments that have been less than consistent. Many caregivers I have spoken to have expressed similar concerns. It is very difficult to juggle the different roles we take on as our veterans transition from military to civilian life. Finances are one of the main issues we seem to face and using coupons has helped us so much in this transition. I truly hope that sharing some of these site with y’all has some benefit. Coupons are not the only way to save money, and many of these sites go beyond just using coupons. Check them out and tell me what you think.
Here are my 15 favorite money-saving blogs:
I have mentioned it before and I will say it again: Money Saving Mom is my most favorite blog to visit!
When I first started to use coupons I was excited to find Crystal Paine’s Blog. She explained coupons and policies in terms I was able to understand and always laid out some of the best deals. I am not lying when I say that her blog really helped me figure out how to coupon and save money. Over the years I have grown to really enjoy reading her posts and guest posts. She is unapologetic about her faith, but I never felt chastised for not being as religious and faithful as I sometimes feel I should be. (But that is a topic for another day) Point being: This blog has always been my favorite to visit.
This was the very first site I looked at when I started to use coupons. I have literally learned so much by following Stephanie Nelson and still very much use her site. She even has How-To Videos and printable Coupon Policies for a variety of stores on her site!
Luckily I found this one. It is led by a group of women in the Portland area and they always seem to find great deals to share.
This is also one of the first blogs I followed when I started to coupon. These ladies have videos and detailed information about how to coupon. I recommend this site for all those who are newbies to coupons!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site! The site is super easy to use, even with all the information that can be found. Black Friday is practically right around the corner and Hip 2 Save is a MUST site to watch during this time! Not only is Collin Morgan really good at saving money, but she is also an amazing Business woman I look up to. Last year, she released a very personal video that made me sit there and think: “Wow, I am not alone!” Over the last few years, I have hit so many roadblocks and have struggled with my own demons; and using coupons has been more than just saving money to me.
This has been one of my favorite sites for quite some time. However, I actually use their Facebook page a lot more. As much as I am on Facebook sometimes, their notifications fill my News Feed; which I am not complaining about AT ALL!
Laurie over at the Passionate penny pincher always shares some great deals and home hacks! Her site is a must-visit for Amazon deals. Plus, I absolutely love her passion for giving!
I’ve been following Cindy Livesey and her team for some time now. Their Recipe section is to-die for; I get so much inspiration there.
When we lived in Texas, I followed Tiffany over at My Litter religiously! It was one of the few places I was able to find descriptions of deals at H.E.B., and if you’ve ever lived in TX, you know how magnificent H.E.B. really is. 🙂
I Heart the Mart has been my favorite site for all things Walmart! One of my favorite features is the Everything Under $1 page; a massive list of items that are under $1 at Walmart!
Ever since we moved to the Pacific Northwest, I tried to find blogs that were specific to this area. Angela Davis’ blog is more just a coupon site; she also shares some really great frugal Homemaking tips!
Tracie at the Penny Pinchin’ Mom shares not only coupon deals and other sales, but has a really nice collection of frugal DIY, Homemaking and Cleaning tips!
THIS, my friends, is one of my most favorite places to go for all things frugal living! I am such a visual learner and person in general that I have just fallen in love with their YouTube channel!
If you are familiar with coupons and deals, you understand that places like Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS are the BEST for all things toiletries and other household supplies. I heart Rite Aid is a great place to find advance weekly ads and the coupon policy for Rite Aid; which is one of my favorite places to go shopping!
OK, so I might have cheated a bit here. 🙂 However, I L-O-V-E Black Friday and Cyber Monday! These sites have been my go-to sites for ad releases. Using the ads in conjunction with some of the money-saving blogs I mentioned in this post has led me to some really great deals over the years.
Following money-saving and frugal blogs has helped me change some of our lifestyle choices and therefore helped us with some of our finances. Living on a limited and sometimes quite unpredictable income has made things very difficult at times. But learning new tips and tricks to save money has helped tremendously.
Is your favorite site on the list?
Disclaimer: Everything I share is solely based on my personal experience and is for informational purposes only. For more information, please view my disclosure policy.