These are tough times. To help, we're offering pieces of advice in the Business section this month.
Problem: You want to buy organic and name-brand foods without breaking the bank.
Solution: Take advantage of coupons, which can be found in newspapers as well as on the Internet.
Smartsource.com, coolsavings.com and ppgazette.com link to coupons for snack and personal-care products, such as Totino's Pizza Rolls and Bausch & Lomb ReNu contact lens solution – and allow users to print them directly from the site.
Pay sites such as thecouponclippers.com, grocerycoupons.com, and centsoff.com clip the coupons from newspaper inserts and mail them to you. They tend to have coupons on a wider assortment of items, including green cleaning products, brand-name goods and health foods. But the service comes at a cost. Some sites take a percentage of the savings offered by the coupons, while others charge a flat membership fee. Make sure the coupon bargains outweigh the cost of the service.
Several manufacturers offer coupons for new and popular products on their Web sites.
Organic Valley, for instance, offers free and printable $1-off coupons on organic milk, cottage cheese and butter on organicvalley.com. But these sites may still require you to register with your e-mail and mailing address. Wall Street Journal
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