Consumer Reports ShopSmart has identified great places to get coupons and find promotional codes.
When you shop online, you're often asked for a promotional code.
Don't have one? No problem.
Lisa Lee Freeman of Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, "It's easy to find promotion codes online. Just go to Google, and type in the words "Promotion code" and the name of the Web site where you're shopping.
You can often find a code to enter.
At Borders, entering the promotion code knocked almost ten dollars off the price of an audiotape.
ShopSmart says there's also a wealth of coupons to be found online.
Good sites include:
"Always check the first day of the month, that's when they typically load the new coupons," said Freeman.
To print coupons, you will have to download special software.
You'll want to print the whole page so the store manager can see it's from a legitimate source.
And for more supermarket savings, before you head to the store check for sales online at MyGroceryDeals.com.
"You can compare coupons at your favorite supermarkets and decide where to shop that week, and maybe even plan your menus around what's on sale," said Freeman.
You can even get coupons on the go, if you have an Internet-enabled cell phone. Sign up at Cellfire.com . And whenever you log on, coupons will be downloaded right to your phone to show at the store.
Consumer Reports ShopSmart says before you head out to shop, it also pays to go to the store's Web site and look for discounts.
These days, even outlet stores have coupons you can print out.