I have not used coupons much. It seems like a lot of trouble to scan the sale papers and cut out coupons. Half the time I am doing well just to find the scissors! But todayI saved five dollars with coupons I found on the internet.
I was looking at a report from a CAFE libraries workshop entitled "Handling House and Home in Hard Times" to see if the links would be useful to reproduce for our patrons, when I came across the website http://www.couponmom.com/ . The description was as follows: "Has coupons you can print, helps you find coupons, gives you strategies on how to use them to make them most effective, and a whole lot more". I always always ALWAYS check links before I recommend them to people and this one turned out to be a winner! You do have to register to make best use of the site, but I found it to be well worth it.
I have a copy of the report at the reference desk, which has dozens of other links to useful websites such as http://www.cheapcooking.com/ for information on food savings, http://www.gasbuddy.com/. where you can search for cheapest gas prices in your area, or http://home.ivillage.com/, which contains information on everything from home organizing to budgeting.
Sometimes it is worth the trouble to look around.......now, where did I put those scissors?