Between Walgreens and this question, I could be rich if I got paid a dime for every time I've had a question about them today....not that I mind a bit but I figured it was a lot easier to explain everything through my blog then responding to each persons email and Facebook message.
So, the winning answer is...
You need to set yourself a monthly budget for accumulating coupons. Most people purchase 2-3 papers per week to get the coupons they need...That's approximately $12-$18 per month on newspapers(more on the months that there are 5 Sundays)...
What if you could cut that down to $10 per month and get ONLY the coupons you wanted? It cuts your money out of pocket down, your time cutting coupons because when you use a coupon clipping site, you get them and they are already clipped and ready to put in a binder or take shopping!
If I had to guess, I would say that 90% of my savings comes because of ordering from coupon clipping sites. My time is very valuable to me and I don't have hours to sit around and clip coupons like those crazy people on TLC's Extreme Couponing..
You can't survive and expect to have huge savings without having the best coupons and if you are local to Fayetteville, NC you know that we get some pretty crummy coupons sometimes. Truthfully, why waste your money on a newspaper not knowing exactly what coupons you were getting....sometimes it could be throwing money down the drain because some weeks will not have great coupons...On those weeks, you may have spend $4.50 out of pocket for papers and only save $5-6...where's the actual savings...at least with the coupon clipping sites, you can get what you need for sales and find the brands that you want to use!
I also would like to throw in since our coupons are regional that the last time the suave deodorant come out that we received the 50 cent off coupon...I got online paid 5 cents each and ended up with 75 cents off suave deodorant coupons so after the clipping cost, I still saved more than someone who just got a paper here locally!