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Clipping vs. Clicking: Saving with Coupons

Posted November 15, 2000

— For the savvy shopper, coupons are now hotter than ever. You can get them in the newspaper or on the Internet. But which works the best?

Here are some popular sites on the Web for downloading coupons and rebates. Be advised that not all sites are created equally. H.O.T! CouponsUnlike many coupon sites on the Internet, Hot Coupons does not require that you supply them with any personal information. Search by zip code and quickly locate deals in your neighborhood. Coupons can be printed from your web browser and redeemed at the time of purchase. Save.comThis is a great site for hard-core coupon clippers. But to get coupons, you must provide personal informationanddownload software to your PC. Be sure you read and understand the site's privacy policy. U-ponsThis site also requires visitors to register to collect coupons. Coupons are sent via first-class mail, along with any free product offers of interest. ValuPageAt ValuPage, you are presented with coupons that are accepted at selected grocery store chains. You must print out a bar code and present it when paying for your groceries. You will then receive Web Bucks, which can be applied on yournextvisit to the store. CyberRebate.comWhile CyberRebate does not offer coupons, it does offer some attractive rebates -- some which are too good to believe. Many products carry 100 percent rebates. Also, be advised that rebate checks take 10 to 14 weeks to arrive in your mailbox. Be sure to read the Help page before you order.


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