Don’t Print That Coupon Before Reading This

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Internet printable coupons provide easy savings with a few mouse clicks. But fear of fraud and concerns over printing costs prevent some from taking advantage of them. There is no need to fear, just follow some simple rules.

For Safety’s Sake:

  1. Only print from authorized coupon sources. Safe sources include:
    • Ones SavingsAngel gives you links to, of course. (We’ve checked them out for you.)
    • Manufacturer’s websites, such as,
    • Genuine coupon company sites and their verified affiliates, such as,
    • Store websites, such as
    • Emails sent directly from the manufacturer. Never print from an email circulating the web.

  2. Genuine coupons always have an expiration date. (“No Expiration Date” coupons are very rare and a red flag.)

  3. Most coupons display authentication areas. Coupons without this area are not necessarily fraudulent, but should be validated by other criteria.

  4. Very high coupon value should elicit careful scrutiny.

  5. Most manufacturer coupons have a print limit of 2 per computer. Be careful with coupons that allow multiple or unlimited prints.

To Save Even More:

  1. Coupons do not need to be printed in color.

  2. To conserve paper, learn the right way to turn pages around to send the blank side back through your printer. That way, when you print single coupons, you can get one on each end of the page, on opposite ends.

  3. It’s okay to have other things printed on the back of your coupons. Repurpose the blank sides of white paper from other sources. However, never use pieces with personally identifiable or potentially sensitive information on them.

  4. If you own an inkjet printer, consider investing in a toner printer. Toner printers traditionally print faster and use much less ink.

  5. Switch the ink settings to a low quality. It may be labeled as grayscale, draft mode, or 300 dpi (less ink saturation).

  6. Stick to printing coupons for things you really use. When you’re new to using coupons, you may think that the way to build your stash of coupons is to print every coupon you can. However, a good percentage of those coupons will probably expire before you’re able use them all. You’ll have wasted time, paper and printer ink.

  7. Don’t print a coupon that has the same value as a digital coupon that can be attached to a store savings or rewards card or account.

  8. Use half sheets of paper when possible. To figure out if a half sheet will work for you, enable the Print Preview feature. Printing may take a little longer but if the coupon is printing at the top of the sheet, you’ll know that you can use a half sheet and not miss any of your coupon print. It also helps save ink if an ad appears below the coupon.

The best couponers save hundreds of dollars every month at the grocery store. However, extreme couponers can end up living very extreme lifestyles to get those savings. For over five years, has equalized the playing field – giving extreme savings to busy families who don’t have the time or ability to be an extreme couponer. Each week,’s over 70 angels combine over 2,000 products on sale at local grocery and drug stores with an enormous database of over 2000 different manufacturer coupons. These combinations result in our members getting access to over 300 products each week for 50% off or better. Simply log in, choose the deals you want, print or clip only the coupons you need, and save hundreds of dollars a month at regional and national stores. Our angels will personally work with you to craft a plan that will help you buy healthier food at lower prices – helping you keep $200 to $400 in savings each month.

Josh Elledge is chief executive "Angel" of, a website that teaches consumers how to save money through a free money savings video eCourse and podcast. SavingsAngel also provides hundreds of 50% off or better deals each week to members by matching local grocery and drug store sales with its free database of over 5,000 accessible coupons. A husband and father of three, he now appears each week on television, in eight newspapers, and a number of radio stations across the country teaching families how to cut their grocery bill in half using the Internet. Elledge created the technology found on through the need to save his own family’s money. Successfully able to cut his own grocery bill from $600 a month to less than $300 a month, his message has reached hundreds of thousands of families. is now growing rapidly throughout the country. You can watch a short video at that will explain more information about how to cut your own grocery bill in half with the help of!


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