— These days, when it comes to saving money, families need all the help they can get. So what if we told you that you could save $1,000 or more a year with coupons?
The best coupon deals aren’t necessarily in your newspaper anymore. Today, coupons are getting a modern-day twist.
Of course, anyone who gets a Sunday paper — or the weekly inserts that land in your mailbox — knows that those forms of coupons are very much alive (in fact, 80 percent of grocery coupons still do come from the Sunday paper). But they're not necessarily how you're going to a) land the coupons you want the most or b) get you the coupons that give you the highest dollar values.
What kinds of coupons are available today that weren't previously? More retailers are getting in on the act. If you go to the Web sites Bradsdeals.com or CouponMom.com, for example, there are coupons for nearly 1,000 different stores, including Home Depot, Target, PetSmart and Kohl's. They range from 10 to 20 percent off.
Some of them are printable coupons that you can take to the store. Others are coupon codes you can enter at checkout when shopping online. Brad Wilson, who runs BradsDeals.com, says he's noticed more luxury retailers getting in on the game — Bloomingdale's has started couponing more, as has Saks Fifth Avenue.
Here are tips to help viewers find the coupons they really want:
The new couponing