How to buy off of Craigslist

If you’re looking on craigslist, you’re either broke or very very desperate. Not saying that we aren’t either of those (or both) at some point in our lives, of course; but if you can, you should try to avoid craigslist, just as a rule of thumb, unless you’re a professional bargain hunter.

In case you aren’t sure what Craigslist is, or you have never bought anything or sold anything using this platform, we’ll give you a quick rundown. Craigslist is a place where you can buy or sell anything from toys, books, bikes, or ‘other’ things. You can also advertise your resume if you’re looking for a job, or find a job through it.

The listings on this online platform are basically like an online flea market; you can find free junk, almost free junk, garage sales, and other stuff at dirt-cheap prices. You’ll be sifting through a lot of crap, but if you’re broke and in need of a new air conditioner, that won’t matter to you whatsoever. Just expect a lot of great deals, and more importantly, rip-offs.

1. Stick to Craigslist.
If you get in contact with a seller and they immediately are trying to route you off of Craigslist to their own email or website, be careful. What they’re actually trying to do is get you away from the place you found them before you or the local authorities discover the fraud.

2. Verify who it is you’re talking to.
If you get to the point where you both agree and are serious about making a transaction, make sure to check who they are. If your previous conversations have all been either through the website, email or texting, a phone call might just be in order.

3. Try to widen your search.
Lifehacker recommends a software tool that widens your search to local cities, called ‘’. If a seller is serious about selling something, then they will most likely try to put their item up for pickup, sale or trade in multiple cities. Especially if they’re close by, but they will also try to get their ads and listings into other local towns and municipalities.

4. Meet in a safe and busy location.
This is probably the most important tip that we have here. Under no circumstances whatsoever should you agree to meet at night, or in an area with a lot of private closed buildings, or any shady area. Choose a public and busy area during the morning, daytime or evening while there is still plenty of light out. If you are purchasing something cumbersome and large, like a TV, fridge, couch (, etc.), then you may want to recruit a friend to give you a hand.

5. Try to get some form of receipt.
If you are buying anything at all above $100 that is valuable or expensive, try to obtain some the receipt from the seller. This is extremely important because it would be your only form of legal documentation stating that you and another individual had a transaction. It is imperative because if anything went wrong, you would need some transaction history for any court proceedings that could occur.

6. Don’t wire or send money in the mail to anyone!
This sounds simple, but believe it or not, there are people all around the U.S that fall for this archaic type of skyping every day. If the item is located out of state and it needs to be shipped, try to perform the transaction through a website like Amazon, Ebay, or a similar service.

There you have it! If you need more safety tips, check out the below video or go to the Craigslist website, they have their own set of advice on how to perform a safe and legal transaction on their website. Good luck!

Buying the Right Camera

Are you thinking about purchasing a new camera, either for yourself or for someone you know, but don’t know where to start? Well, that’s why here. On this article, you’ll find the proper information and tips that you need to correctly choose your next camera.

First, let’s cut directly to the chase with some recommendations.
– For general use, cheap DSLR, go with the Nikon D3300.
– For a general purpose but still very compact camera, go with the Panasonic Lumix ZS100.
– For a bridged camera with superzoom functionality, grab the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
– For a high end, advanced camera with lots of features, go for the Panasonic Lumix LX100
– For a professional enthusiast camera, go with the Nikon D750
– For the absolute best, most professional high spec camera, consider getting the Sony A7R II.

Now, with that out of the way, let’s go over some common general tips.

1. Specifications alone won’t tell you what the best camera is.
Not to mention few specs can even be taken at face value, as they certainly don’t tell you the whole story.
2. The MP (megapixels) or resolution of the camera’s mirror doesn’t matter either.
Unless, of course, you are a professional who knows exactly what he’s doing with all of the technical specs. However, if you’re of the more clean-cut common folk, the things that will matter more than the MP would be the sensor size, the image-stabilization, and the autofocus system.
3. Don’t worry about trying to buy the ‘best’ camera out there. You don’t need it!
The truth is, one particular camera would never in a million years meet every single criteria and requirement to be classified as the ‘best camera.’ Those four conditions being performance, photo quality, design, and features.
4. Make sure to try it before you buy it.
Make sure it’s not so large and cumbersome that you’d rather leave it at home, and ensure that you have a good grip on it that fits your hands comfortably if the camera itself is too big or too small. It should also provide easy access to the most widely known and commonly used features, such as ISO and shutter speed; you should not need to jump through hoops just to find those settings that you need to take the perfect shot.

However, this is not all. Let’s take a look at some of the more technical and more important considerations, as opposed to the simple basic ones. Remember, a camera is more than just a device that snaps a quick shot; every picture tells a story, and you can tell that story a whole lot better if you know what you are doing. That’s why we focused on the more gritty nitty nitpicking details for this next set of tips.

1. Do you need an interchangeable lens or a fixed one?
Well, this one depends on what kind of pictures you plan on taking. If you want a quick, small, cheap, light and easily portable and convenient camera that you can take pictures of birthday parties with, you can ignore this whole section and just get a straightforward and compact digital camera with a fixed lens.

If you’re a professional who takes nature or other kinds of genre pictures, or someone who is looking to get into the professional community, you’ll want a camera that can interchange lenses.

2. Make sure you know what kind of camera you need. If you plan on purchasing a professional camera for nature work, don’t buy a compact mirrorless camera; and the list goes on.

Buying cameras can be somewhat tricky business especially if you are just getting into photography. Not having done proper research before purchasing a camera would be detrimental to the quality of your photos.

You should read as much as you can about cameras, the way they work, and all of the technical aspects before making your final decision on a purchase. Good luck!

How to Buy a Used Laptop

With the advancement of the technology in laptops, good computers have become cheaper, and cheap computers have become better. With this, the market for refurbished and used laptops have grown as well. If you want a very high end but still a portable laptop, they can reach the $2,000 range for a fully loaded gaming laptop.

A price point this high for a high-end laptop isn’t exactly an amount of cash most people would be willing to fork out, especially considering the value-per-dollar loss. Building a desktop PC with the same parts, or better, including the same monitor (with the same screen resolution) could net you $800 extra, at least.

With this in mind, if you want a good machine that is still portable and retains a lot of nice (or some extra) features but you don’t feel like paying that enormous price tag, we have a fix. While it is true that buying used laptops can sometimes be a little bit risky, there is almost no question about the value and working guarantee that comes with a refurbished laptop.

In case you didn’t know, refurbished and used items are leagues apart; a used item is something that has been used and owned by a previous owner, leading to some parts not working (depending on the item) or scratches, dents, etc. A refurbished item is something that either came defective and was returned by the consumer, or they opened it and decided they didn’t want it.

If the item were defective, however, would have then be sent back to the manufacturer, and there would have been repaired and classified as refurbished. Any items that carry the ‘refurbished’ price tag are in perfect working order.

Here, we’re dedicated to helping you save money in any way possible, on any product. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you buy the right used or refurbished laptop.

1. Buy a refurbished device instead of a used one
As previously stated, refurbished devices are not only in the same general price range as a used device, but they offer a better value since they aren’t nicked or damaged in any way.

2. Purchase from a high-rated reputable dealer
One of the things that you don’t want to do is buy from a shady dealer. This depends on whether or not you’re buying your laptop online or in person, say through your local computer store or off of a craigslist add.

3. Inspect the item for any damage before purchasing
This is the real kicker here, and we aren’t talking about cosmetic blemishes, either. A couple of scratches and scuffs on the outside of your laptop won’t affect the performance of the item whatsoever. However, make sure to check if it has the original battery if it’s OS (Operating system) has been reset to factory settings, and if the screen is damaged whatsoever.

4. Be sure to check the used laptop’s battery life
When purchasing a used laptop, it’s battery life should be one of the least important things you should be considering. You already know, going into the transaction, that you probably won’t get more than a year’s worth of life out of the laptop, because it’s used. However, knowing where the battery is at in its lifecycle can help you decide how soon you want to replace it.

5. Check what software comes bundled with the item
In most cases, the software on the laptop is reverted to its original factory settings before it’s sold. If the product is advertised with some additional kind of work or security software, make sure it comes with it.

There is so much more information out there regarding this topic, at any rate, buying used laptops, either offline or online, can always be somewhat risky but can still have a significant payoff. If you decide to follow the tips we’ve laid out for you, you will undoubtedly find yourself in possession of a wallet-friendly good laptop. For some pointers on buying a used laptop from a person, check out:

Tips for Buying Gaming Computers

To the average consumer, who may or may not be inexperienced in the subject tinkering around inside of computer cases as a hobby, building a gaming computer can be a complicated and mystifying process; especially with big brands throwing around fancy and sophisticated terms you’ve never heard of in your life. I mean, sure you may have heard of a CPU or maybe some RAM but have you heard of tFlops, GDDR5X or NVM+E SSD?

The truth is, you probably haven’t, but that’s okay! We’re here to help you with that. Without using all of those fancy terms, this article should help to provide you with the basic guidelines regarding creating either a media consumption, productivity based or gaming PC!

1. Consider your Budget.
How much are you willing to fork out for a new system? Your budget is the most important aspect of the research process. You need to know how much you have to spend because it’s what will tell you what kind of components you can afford. You can do some initial research into pricing beforehand.

2. What kind of games do you play?
If you are like me, then you like to play the newest AAA FPS titles. That means that your graphics capability matters more than your processor performance, although that may not be the case for every game. If you prefer turn-based games, then you’ll want to spend more on a powerful processor, as a fast CPU will process the decisions made by the AI at a higher rate.

3. What kind of display do you have?
One more important thing to keep in mind is what you’re powering regarding a screen. Do you have an archaic 1600×900 IBM monitor, or a 120 Hz 2560×1440 monitor with G-Sync? The more you turn up the graphics resolution, the more demanding the game will be regarding graphical and processing performance.

4. What kind of Processor is right for you?
Regarding the CPU, any good and modern quad core processor should do the trick. You don’t need to have a six, eight or twelve core processor to play your games just yet, although that could very well change in the future with the advent of more popular 4K gaming.

5. What about RAM?
For now, DDR3 is the bottom of the barrel, and anything below 8GB is already obsolete. The best budget RAM configuration would be 8GB of DDR4 running at 2133 Mhz if your motherboard and CPU support it, that is. A well balanced, high end of the mid-range spectrum PC would be toting 16GB of DDR4, by 2017’s standards.

6. Solid State versus Hard Drives?
This is a straightforward question to answer! Regarding both pricing, performance, and reliability, it’s best to have a 120GB SSD at least, acting as your OS cache and also a small drive for your most used programs. For more reliable storage, though, and at a lower price, you can pick up a 1TB hard drive for as little as $50 off of Amazon.

7. What about my GPU?
This is a fun one to answer. It depends on what you play. If you’re big into demanding and brand new games, you’ll want a GPU from no older than 2015 with at least 4GB of GDDR5 memory, if you’re running at 1080p. Anything else requires between 6 and 8GB if you’re playing in 1440p or 3160p. (4K) There are loads of budget, mid-range and high-end options for graphics cards nowadays. Some strong contenders for the high end are Nvidia’s GTX 1070 and 1080 (Ti) series, and for a budget-oriented system, you’d be hard pressed to find anything else better for value than the 4GB Rx 580 for $215. (Or so, the price does tend to fluctuate)

With these tips in mind, you should be easily able to create a simple but powerful gaming rig, at whatever price point you desire! Have fun! #PCMasterRace

Benefits of Buying Food Locally

Locally grown food is a commodity that not all communities have. Farms that host farmers markets usually are small businesses that link together to try to create a ‘community within a community’ for local, fresh, organic produce. It’s a way for smaller companies to get to know each other, and of course, a chance for the people that live in the local area to experience healthy, fresh, delicious and organic food at good prices.

Fruit and vegetables aren’t the only things sold at farmers markets, though; many markets go up for one or two days every weekend have, in addition to the standard fruits and veggies, fresh and natural honey from local bees, and fresh organic meat from the local pastures. One of the boons of having honey harvested from local bees is the pollens and minerals in the honey; the bees collect the same flowers that surround the homes of the people that buy it. This means they develop natural immunities to the allergens that lurk outside and affect so many during the warmer seasons.

But how do any of these aforementioned things tie into being benefits of purchasing local food? Well, for one thing, you get to support real, local, boots-on-the-ground small businesses that work and operate in the area. The owners of which live in the same communities that you do and this can form not only real but also business partnership relationships.

Another significant boon of purchasing food locally is that you not only get your hands on cheap, fresh, tasty and natural products, but you keep the market alive for these businesses, which also ties into supporting the businesses. These local farmers can provide the community with vibrant and healthy produce on a daily or weekly basis.

Aside from these simple but still significant benefits, there are also more green-oriented and practical advantages that come from buying locally, some of which we will go over now.

1. Local products are healthier for you and taste way better.
Some studies have shown that fresh products lose their nutrients during travel, a side effect of the preservative chemicals sprayed onto them before shipping. However, when you get your hands on fresh and local products, those nutrients and minerals remain until, of course, you eat them.

2. Local food protects the natural genetic diversity
Instead of having these small-town products commercialized and incorporated into big shopping chains, they are grown locally and freshly and remain genetically distinct from other variants of the same vegetable. A potato grown in New Hampshire will taste and look different than one grown in New York, thanks to the various minerals and pH levels in the soil.

3. Local farms preserve space in nature and can support a more fully diverse environment.
As the market for more commercially grown fruits and vegetables emerges, the space needed to keep up with the supply and demand increases also, leading to more and more fields and forests being harvested for their space or materials to provide for the increasing market, which is not only detrimental to the quality and freshness of the food, but also hurts the environment and pushes smaller locally owned farms and businesses away from selling their produce.

Finally, with privately owned smaller farms, we can directly control our food; both regarding the quality and quantity of the produce, and the land that we grow it on boosting the health of the environment around us and helping out local businesses. In short, it’s always better to buy local food and support local businesses, because of the positive effects it has on our health, the environment and the community of which it surrounds.

9 Quick Tips on Purchasing Organic Produce with Less Waste

Buying specifically organic produce nowadays, especially at big chains like Whole Foods, can be a stressful, expensive and tiring process; we’ve all been there and done that. With these issues in mind, here are nine quick tips on purchasing fresh, local, organic produce on a budget.

1. Shop at farmers’ markets instead of your local grocery store.
Farmers markets are always a great source of fresh, local, raw and delicious produce. Instead of a 1-month-old tomato that has green grown with chemicals, fed with chemicals and sprayed with preservatives that have traveled thousands of miles (or across the seas) you’re buying a handpicked tomato, fresh off the vine, no more than one or two days old. Not only that, but you know the background of the company you’re purchasing from, and you know everything about it’s growing process; plus, to add onto that, you’re supporting a small local business, which is always a good idea.

2. Do your research!
Unbeknownst to you, you may just have a lot more choices for fresh and organic produce near you than you might think. Look around for local farms, weekly farmers markets, and other green pro-organic organizations.

3. Buy a share or two in a local, green, community supported joint agriculture program.
Purchase a share in a CSA program means that you pay a portion of the local farms operating expenses, keeping it open and letting it continue to provide the community with fresh, wholesome organic produce. It also means that you get boxes and crates of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs delivered to your door either once, twice a week or however many times a week or month the program offers. You’re also supporting a local business! For instance, the more you buy from a CSA say in Worcester MA, they less they have worry about trash hauling services in Worcester for unsold items that can’t be easily composted or dealt with at the farm locally.

4. Buy when it’s most popular, during the big-time season.
The best time to purchase your local organic produce is during the big season; this is when the most kinds of vegetables and fruits are offered, and they are as fresh as can be.

5. Buy in Bulk!
Buying (anything) fresh fruits and vegetables in bulk is a good way to stretch your monthly food paycheck a long way. Individually priced items are always more expensive than just purchasing bigger volumes of one particular item.

6. Use your freezer more!
Aside from what TV ads may be telling you, your freezer is better than just frozen pizza and TV dinners. If you just bought three crates of fresh organic fruits and vegetables at bargain prices, your best bet would be to freeze the majority of it; unless, somehow, you plan on eating all of that in one week.

7. Grow your own! Why not?
If you are entirely dedicated to consuming and purchasing fresh, local, organic produce on a weekly or daily basis, would it not also be a good idea to consider growing your own? Of course, it would be a fair bit of work, but nothing you shouldn’t be able to handle. It’ll take some time for it to get up and running, but it would certainly be a good learning experience and would help to cut down on costs.

Not to mention that you could grow anything you’d want to, and could go from having a fresh yam buried a foot under the ground to your plate in less than 30 minutes; that’s pretty sweet if you ask me.

8. Join a buying club.
A buying club is a great way to get fresh organic fruits and vegetables at great prices. By talking to your local co-op or farmers market organizations, you can join a buyers club and save up to 30 or 40 percent on your bulk purchases. If you’re dedicated to consistently having fresh food in your home, that 30 or 40 percent that you save can go quite a long way regarding how much money you spend every month.

9. Shop online.
If you can’t find any local farmers markets or any of the other markets or organizations listed above, don’t lose hope! There are other ways of obtaining fresh organic food that isn’t directly from your supermarket, which is neither fresh nor organic most of the time. (And when it is, it’s overpriced.)

The GreenPeople Directory from the OCA (Organic Consumer Association) is a great place to begin your online search for obtainable online foods. There are a surprising amount of businesses that capitalize on shipping out and mailing fresh food and ingredients as their business.

You should look into subscribing to one of these businesses, even if you have your sustainable network of organic produce because it could save you a couple of bucks. If not that, it would at least serve as a convenient way to get the same delicious and organic foods.

There we have it! Our top 9 tips on obtaining healthy, fresh, delicious, organic foods at great prices. The importance of having fresh organic food cannot be stressed enough. They are (95%) free of most of the gross chemicals that are found in other ‘organic’ foods, such as FDA certified foods. Not to mention it’s fresher and tastier, and supporting local farms and businesses can help the community. Good luck!

And buy for cheap?

How to Buy Groceries Frugally

While it is true that there are already hundreds of articles on how to conserve your money when buying groceries, we’re sure that one more won’t hurt. We’re all about saving money and giving out free shopping tips on all sorts of things, but groceries tops our list as one of the most important things to save money on.

Your grocery bill, depending on what kind of food you buy, the size of your family or the number of people you’re providing for, as well as the amount that each person consumes daily, can make your food bill anywhere between $150 to $700 (yes, $700) a month. That’s a lot of money every month (over $8,000 a year), especially for food.

We’ve done our research, acted on these tips from personal experience, and thus we have compiled our top ten tips (rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?) for saving money when buying your groceries.

1. Use your sales wisely.
We all get junk mail, that’s true, but in that junk mail that you usually throw away without sparing a glance, may be a few hidden gems; those being the numerous sheets upon sheets of coupons for your local Stop & Shop or Costco. You may usually disregard these, but if used correctly, can come in handy very often. We’ve all heard the stories about those super-soccer-moms who somehow spend only $60 a month with a family of 6. That is only possible through the power of coupons. Save them!

2. Limit your drink purchases!
The majority of what we drink every day is water. It’s almost free, always fresh, containing healthy minerals and produces no trash, which is safe for the environment. You don’t need to drop $4.75 on a small frappe at Starbucks. Instead, you could just buy some teabags once or twice a month for $3 a box ($2 with coupons, or use a sale to your advantage) and save a LOT of money.

3. Shop somewhere else?
Yeah, I know it sounds crazy, but you should try it sometime. Just don’t buy those bizarre $1 steaks at Family Dollar. They’re gross. Anyway, you may find that a local grocery store you’ve never tried has way more organic produce at a lower price. It’s always a good idea to experiment.

4. Buy very basic foods.
Gallons of milk, bags of rice and buckets of potatoes, canisters of oatmeal and slabs of uncut lunchmeat as well as your dirt cheap selection of Italian herbs and spices can very easily make dozens of different meals, at a low price.

5. Put all of your food to use. Eat your leftovers!
All of these tips won’t help you very much if you make a tasty meal (with the ingredients mentioned above) and don’t eat your leftovers. You’re just wasting valuable, fresh food at that point!

6. Plan a Menu.
A good way to save money is to plan of time, based on what you eat, what you want to eat, and what your budget is. That way, you can buy exactly what you need without wasting money on random items.

7. DIY!
Not everyone has the time, money, nor inspiration to cook for themselves regularly. However, DIY-ing your food can stretch your budget for the month. For instance, 4 quarts of store-bought yogurt would be around $12, while 4 quarts of homemade yogurt (using a gallon of milk and your spices) would be around $4.

8. Go to your local Costco.
Everything is more expensive when you purchase small, individual packages. Take a huge bag of lifesavers ($2.99) versus a tin of Altoids. ($1.99) Not to mention, your budget will stretch much farther if you buy bulk items.

9. Take a closer look at store brands. (Yeah, I said it.)
Generic store brand items have improved in the last couple of decades. A lot of them are good. You could save $2.50 on a box of Lucky Charms cereal, and that box would probably be bigger, too.

10. Eat whatever is cheap.
As long as you’re still eating healthy and not compromising on your nutrition, you should be trying to eat whatever is the least expensive. (Again, basic foods) For example, eat oranges instead of kiwis, or a cheap cut of lunch meat instead of corned beef. You can still make a delicious and healthy meal without spending all of that extra money.

So, there it is! Our top ten tips for frugal grocery shopping. Remember, it may be a good idea to drop a few eating habits. You don’t need to buy a name-brand box of cereal (or cereal at all) and that box of pop tarts once every two weeks. That alone could save you $20. And, of course, there are obviously more ways to reduce your monthly grocery bill, but these should give you a pretty basic but effective outline to work off of. Happy shopping!


Avoid spending too much money on the Holidays

According to a recent poll that came in last year, courtesy of Gallup, the average American from the middle class spends up to $830 a year on Christmas gifts. That’s a lot of money.

As Christmas is the largest annual gift-giving Holiday, the final months of the late fall / early winter season account for over 20 percent of retail sales, making it the most expensive year for shoppers.

It’s surprising to see, in numbers, how much money we spend on Christmas each year. As an example, we spent $600 billion during last year’s Christmas season. The closest matching season that has any other significant annual expense was the Back to School sale, which only brought in $72 billion. In other words, the Christmas season brings in over nine times more money than any other season combined.

Because of all this money being spent, it’s adverse effects begin to show as January rolls around. Regret over all of the money spent, increased stress, tighter finances, and higher-than-expected credit card statements. These are just a few. It tightens the paychecks of Americans nationwide.

There must be a way that we can avoid all of these adverse effects that roll around every year. If you had this thought, then you would be absolutely right. Here are our top six picks to help you save money this coming Christmas season.

1. Track your spending
One key component to saving money and breaking spending happens during the rest of year, but especially during the holiday season, is to track your spending on a daily basis. This is important to have solid financial stewardship and is a good way to avoid overspending your money.

The seriousness of tracking your spending during the season cannot be overstated; you don’t need any fancy calculators or software to accomplish this, either. All you need is a detailed ledger or even a piece of paper. Just write down what you spend every day, and keep track of your balance.

2. Set a good budget
Before the Holiday season begins, be sure to look through your checkbook and see what you have already set aside for gifts. From there, decide how much of that you want to spend. Make sure to set aside smaller chunks of money not only for gifts but food, travel, etc.

3. Look for shortcuts that make traveling less expensive
Depending on the size of the family, traveling can truly be one of the most expensive luxuries during any holiday season. A few tips to save money on traveling would be to pack food for on the go snacks instead of stopping to eat, packing light to save on baggage fees, shopping through different airlines to pick the best departure/arrival dates, and more.

4. Be aware of the various retail tricks!
Even if many of us have budgets planned out, we can still overspend. This is especially the case with ‘sales’ and ‘flash sales’ as well as the other standard loyalty card and decoy pricing scams. Be aware of exactly what benefits (or lack thereof) that your loyalty programs offer.

5. Cut down on ‘convenience’ pricing
Some kinds of hidden holiday costs come in the form of ‘convenience’ pricing. The stress and busyness of the holiday season break our habits (whether it be in health or spending) and disrupts our usual family rhythms. Sometimes, it is just easier to order a few pizzas for the kids if we need to run to the office holiday party. Be smart about your spending, and try to avoid convenience-oriented money traps!

6. Establish correct expectations ahead of time
If you decide that maybe spending $250 on each of your five kids for Christmas isn’t the best idea, be sure to establish those expectations earlier, and tell them why you’re cutting down. As an example, our kids get three kinds of gifts for Christmas; one thing they need, one they want and one experience to share with the rest of the family. (Travel or something related.)

Now, certainly, there’s more than this (below), but these are the biggest and smartest money saving techniques. Happy holidays! Check out the video below for more.

Online Coupon Savings

When looking for online coupon savings you don’t really have to look very far. With the debut of the Extreme Couponing television show, almost everyone knows now that they can save money with coupons. The key to getting the best online coupon savings is to make sure you find reputable sites that give you the highest value coupons that you can match with store sales.

Printable coupons The sites listed on this site on the right-hand side are all reputable places where you can click to get good online coupons. You can usually print two coupons per computer once you click the coupons that you want to print. Just print once and then hit the back button on your browser to get another coupon to print. My favorite places to print coupons include,, and Coupon Network Store website coupon codes.

Every major retailer now has a website and quite often consumers can find coupon codes on those websites that can give them even more of a discount when they order online. Sometimes the discounts are for 20-40% off and sometimes the codes are for free shipping or something else. Check your favorite store’s website often or sign up for their email list so that you can be the first to be alerted to their sales.

Groupon is another good place to get online coupon savings. Different businesses partner with Groupon to offer discounts on their products or services. Then Groupon posts it on their website to their readers and the readers can purchase the discount tickets. Make sure you read the fine print to be sure that the days you want to use your Groupon are included in the deal. I have gotten quite a few Groupon deals that I would never have been able to afford otherwise.

Order coupons online to use in the stores. Many people have a hard time keeping up with buying the Sunday newspaper. That’s when its easier to just purchase the coupons you want. These coupon clipping services Coupon Dede, Coupon Clippers, and Kuntry Klippers are just a small sampling of the sites you can use. I recommend you find a coupon clipping service in your state and start using them to get the coupons that you want in a short amount of time. Check out this article for more information on savings and coupons.

Shop Amazon daily deals Amazon certainly knows how to sell things online. They even offer a daily deal on various products throughout the year. They have especially good deals during November and December, but also keep up on online coupon savings throughout the year too.