Hmmm. Coupons are free, right?
All over the Internet, you can find printable coupons galore, and all it really costs you is your time, paper, and a little ink. (Of course, if you recycle using the back of paper you no longer need, then that is free too! Learn more Coupon Printing Tips HERE.) Coupons are offered by manufacturers and grocery stores free of charge. Even the really good, high-value coupons that might not come along as often are still offered for free.
But that looks like it’s about to change.
Coupons.com is now introducing the Coupons.com Savings Club. (When you go to Coupons.com, you’ll see the Savings Club logo on the left side of your screen.) You pay a little something in order to go to the “next level” of Coupons.com. Here’s what it looks like:
- More coupons
- Greater Savings
- Early Access
Right now, you can get a 30-day trial of these premium coupons for free, however, when you log in, you must still hand over your credit card info and decide if you want the one-year subscription for $30 or a month-to-month subscription for $3/month.
Frankly, I’m just not sure if it is worth it or not. Take a look at some of the coupons being offered as “premium”:
- $1/1 Applegate Farms Product
- $1/2 Tropicana Pure Premium 59 oz bottles
- 50¢/1 Bob Evans Refrigerated Side Dish
- $1.50/1 4-pack of Seattle’s Best Iced Coffees
- $1/2 O-Cel-O Sponges
- 55¢/1 Bar Keepers Friend
- $1.25/2 Zest Body Wash or 8-bar Soap
- $2/1 Post-It Pop Up Note Dispenser (min $5 purchase)
- $1.25/2 Vanity Fair Napkins
- $1.50/1 Opti-Free
- $1.50/1 Blue Dog Bakery Dog Treats
- $1.10/2 Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast Strips
- $5/1 Wiggles 3D Pass The Popcorn Board Game
- $1.25/1 6.4 oz or larger DeMet’s Turtles
I’ve heard that you get to print more than the usual print limit of 2, but I don’t know if that’s true or not because I haven’t joined the club yet. If “early access” means that you are notified of the coupons earlier than everyone else, so you will actually be able to click on the ones you want and they will still be there instead of having reached their print limit, that might be nice.
I pay for my Sunday newspaper, and I don’t have a problem with that. So will I join this club? Not sure.
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