Redeem coupons, don't just clip them
More than 330 billion manufacturer's coupons were distributed during 2000, reports the Promotion Marketing Association, but only 4.5 billion were redeemed. The consumers who did cash in on their coupons saved an estimated $3.6 billion.
For more savings, check online sites such as www.couponcart.com, www.coolsavings.comor www.valupage.com. To find local coupon deals and help feed the hungry, visit Cut Out Hunger. The charity organization provides online coupon organizers and links to supermarket deals in your state, with the hope that customers will use some of their savings to donate food.