Where do you go to find the best coupons?
Well, the newspaper is a start, our panel of TBO.com Free & Cheap bloggers agreed during their weekly roundtable today.
Then build from there, they advised, by "liking" products such as Tide on Facebook, and by scouring online coupon databases such as howtoshopforfree.net, and by signing up for e-mails from retailers including Kellogg's.
News Channel 8's Todd Davis noted you'll sometimes see alerts about coupons for the first 10,000 people using the Tide Facebook page, for example. Davis said he's a little reluctant to use merchants' apps, though, because they want personal information.
TBO's Janine Dorsey rattled off a list of coupon databases that let you track specific product coupons so you can apply them to current sales for maximum value. These include howtoshopforfree.net, dealseekingmom.com and addictedtosaving.com.
Debbie Swartz of News Channel 8 said she never pays more than $1.50 for her family's big boxes of cereal because she chases coupons from Kellogg's. Swartz advised signing up online to get coupons e-mailed to you from retailers such as CVS, Walgreen's, JCPenney and The Children's Place.