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When I was just starting out on my own in the early 1980's, had my first little apartment with a friend, worked at fast food restaurants to make enough to pay the rent and of course have some left over to party on, I remember every chance I had trying to find coupons in the paper or through the mail, and back then I was excited when I could use 8 to 10 coupons because that would save me $4-5, and that amount of money went along way at that time.

Today when I think of coupons, I go directly to the internet. If I want to make a purchase of something that is a bit more expensive, chances are, I can log onto the internet, type in the name of a product, along with the word coupon, and I can usually find some type of savings for the item or product. The internet today has become much more than just a way to save 50 cents on a grocery item. While coupons are still very popular, there are other ways to save money on just about anything you need these days by looking on the internet.

One of the newer internet savings promotions are sites like Groupon or Living Social. These sites are local based sites, so the businesses on these sites offer discounts and percentages off your purchase, and by putting in your zip code on the sites, the coupons that will come up are specific to your geographic location. Chances are if you are going out to dinner at a restaurant in your city, you can get on one of these sites and find a coupon for something like a free apetizer or 10 percent off your purchase. And if you need your yard sprayed for weeds, or a new air conditioner installed, and many other home improvement projects, it would worth your time to check the internet first for a coupon or discount to save you some money.

Another way to save money is by checking into sites such as That Free Thing, Freeflys or GoFreebies. These sites are free to join and offer free trials, samples, discounts and more, and what better way to save money than by taking a couple minutes to type in your address and waiting for it to come in the mail. You will be saving in 2 ways, you won't have to pay for it, and you won't be spending money for gas to get to the place you would have had to gone to get it.

That Free Thing also gives the opportunity to make money as well. If you take the paid membership as opposed to what they call the "Freeloader" membership, you not only get hundreds of free things each month, but you can refer friends and relatives and get paid money for referring these people.

If you are an internet shopper, buy many things through the internet, there are sites like Ebates. It is free to join and they will give you a percentage of your purchase back in cash just for shopping at over 1200 internet sites, such as Bath and Body Works, Walmart, Target, Home Depot just to name a few. This is another one that can make you money as well by just referring your friends to join.

Other ways to save and make money online if have an interest in internet marketing or a Home Based Business is to look for businesses that have free hosting, business tools, internet marketing instruction, and other things you need to succeed online. Some of them have free tools, features and services for internet marketing. You not only save money by getting the tools or hosting or features, some of these type sites you can make money with as well. Many blog sites are free as well and offer free web space for you to promote a product or story. Blogger is one of those that offers the free blogs.

A recent story on our local news was about a woman in our area that went to the store and bought $185 in groceries and other items, and after she presented all of the coupons she had, she owed them nothing! So, although there is not much we can do about the rising prices in the grocery stores, gas stations and other businesses we shop at, there are many other ways that we can save or even make money. There are endless free things on the internet if you take some time to look. Save yourself money and take the money you save and go out and have some with it, or put the savings in a piggy bank. You will be amazed at how much the coupons can add up over time.

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