With so many great sources online, on your smartphone and in print, it makes no sense to buy something without at least trying to use a coupon. ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, suggests when you're done clipping coupons, that you go digital and try these sites:
CouponNetwork.com. This site offers two ways to save. First, print manufacturer coupons that you can tote to the grocery store. Then receive YourBucks vouchers when you purchase featured items, which can be spent like cash on future purchases. You'll also get additional exclusive coupons at checkout.
CouponPal.com. Head here for online codes that you probably won't find anywhere else. And you don't need to sign up or give your contact information.
CouponsForChange.org. This site is a project of Coupons.com. For every three coupons that are printed and redeemed, the company provides one free meal to a child living in poverty via Feeding America.
Reclip.It. This site is like Pinterest for savings, making easy work of organizing, saving and sharing your favorite coupons. Follow your friends and favorite bloggers to see (and use) their clips.
ZenDeals.com. Search what it says is the deepest inventory of verified codes on the Internet; the site guarantees that every one will work.
Entertainment Membership Coupons (entertainment.com). It's that thick Entertainment Book gone mobile. And the app does the book one better: It uses your location (or any address) to find nearby spots offering deals. One bummer: Some companies require coupon printouts. Works on Android, Apple and BlackBerry. (It's free to download but requires a $30/year membership fee to redeem deals.)
Mobile coupons by Shopular (shopularapp.com). This app uses "geo-fencing," which means it serves up special coupons when you're close to your favorite stores, including Banana Republic and Bath & Body Works. Works on Android and Apple.
Roximity (roximity.com). This new app alerts you to coupons in your area, including those for restaurants, stores and auto-repair shops. Valpak offers are among the deals. You can specify the types of coupons you want to receive and how frequently. Works on Apple.
Ibotta (ibotta.com). This app turns your phone into a focus group of one: Take polls, watch videos and read up on products you use. After you shop, take a photo of your receipt. The company claims you can earn $20 or more for every grocery shopping trip. The money is deposited into your linked PayPal account, or you can donate it to a school. The app works at dozens of stores, including Giant Eagle and Wal-Mart. Works on Android and Apple.
SnipSnap (snipsnap.it). This app turns paper coupons into digital ones. Just take a photo, and you're good to go. It alerts you when deals are about to expire and makes it easy to share the wealth with friends (and use their coupons, too). It doesn't yet support manufacturer coupons or supermarket redemption. Works on Android and Apple.
Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org).