It was not too long ago that I never used coupons. Now I’m a giddy couponing fool. For the most part my coupon use has been confined to grocery stores and drugstores (which I wrote about here and here). I do use coupons for Bed Bath & Beyond and occasionally for Kohl’s, but that’s mostly because they just show up in our mailbox and I don’t actually have to do anything to get them. Also, despite having expiration dates printed on them, Bed Bath & Beyond coupons don’t expire so I just put them in a drawer and grab them when I’m heading over to the store.
This weekend, Mark and I decided to buy some new clothes for Charlie. In theory the weather around here will start getting cooler soon (although you’d scarcely know it by the never-ending summer we’re having) and Charlie has outgrown most of his pants and long sleeve shirts from last season. We decided go to Old Navy to see what they had to offer in Charlie’s size. Inspired by a recent Kohl’s trip where I saved a ton of money on clothes using a coupon they’d sent in the mail, I did a quick Internet search for “Old Navy coupons” and found several options. The first was $10 off a purchase of $50 or more that I found here. The second was for 30% off a single item that I discovered here at retailmenot.com. I printed both and off we went. Old Navy had great options for clothes for Charlie and we ended up with about 7 or 8 items. The two coupons I printed couldn’t be used in the same transaction, so I took one of our more expensive items and bought it with the 30% off coupon, and Mark bought all the other items with the $10 off coupon. We ended up spending $56 and saved $14.50.
In addition to retailmenot.com, there are lots of different sites that offer printable retail coupons as well as discount promotions that you can use when ordering online. Here are just a few I found recently (as well one site I just happen to be aware of since I know the guy who runs the site): ultimatecoupons.com, couponclock.com, myretailcodes.com, and fatwallet.com.
Do you have any recommendations for how to get retail coupons? If so, do tell!