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With food prices on the rise, it’s time to reconsider the lowly coupon. You know, those “free standing inserts” that come in the Sunday paper only to end up on the bottom of the birdcage. According to an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a mere two percent of coupons get redeemed. Perhaps the redemption rate would go up if more people used web sites to get their coupons instead of thumbing through their newspapers. The article recommended looking for printable coupons on the web sites of the retailers where you shop, manufacturer sites, and dedicated coupon sites such as,, and Note that you’ll have to download software in order to print coupons from these sites.

For those who really want to experience the future of coupons, visit, which sends coupons to your cell phone (it’s not available for all carriers). After coupons are stored on your cell phone, click a “use now” button, show the coupon to the cashier, and you’ll receive your discount.

Another good site is The site claims you can save up to 50 percent on your grocery bill by using its approach.


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