Best Deals Sites Online – Hot Coupon World

April 17, 2009

The best deals site reviews we started yesterday took a look at Slickdeals. Today’s deal site review will cover the savings available to you at Hot Coupon World.

Hot Coupon World

(Thanks to Christy from Art of the Coupon who shares her money saving expertise with us in this series of posts.)

Hot Coupon World caters to a different type of customer than Slickdeals and FatWallet. Although they do have sections that discuss freebies and general deals, I think of Hot Coupon World almost as the “Housewives Haven” because its strength is far-and-away its classic couponing information.

In addition to detailed lists of the best deals at almost every grocery store in every area, Hot Coupon World has databases of all available coupons, resources for trading coupons, and programs where advanced couponers can mentor newbies. Hot Coupon World has too many forums for me to list them all, but their most useful forums are:

Drug Stores: This forum contains almost the same information as the Slickdeals.net drugstore forum. The only difference is, there is less discussion and sometimes hidden deals are missed here.

Grocery Stores: This is Hot Coupon World’s most useful forum because it has information that can’t be found elsewhere. The grocery ads from almost every single grocery store you can think of are listed here, along with coupon match-ups to the weekly ad, and discussions of special in-store promotions and other great deals.

National Chain Stores: This forum discusses deals at Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart and other “big box” stores. Again, a lot of the information here is replicated on Slickdeals, but it is organized as a separate section here. There are also other stores that aren’t covered in as much detail on Slickdeals, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Children’s Place, and a whole list of other stores that can be found at almost any local mall.

They also have other forums, dedicated to saving money on Pet food, baby products, prescriptions, or at office supply stores.

Navigating Hot Coupon World

Hot Coupon world breaks their forums up into the most detailed list of subcategories. In some ways, this makes it easier to get to exactly what you want. On the other hand, it gives you a lot to look at in the beginning.

  • You can subscribe to threads via email, or to have them listed on your member page when you sign on
  • You can Search within forums, or the site as a whole for particular keywords
  • You can subscribe to different forums via RSS to be notified when a new discussion is posted
  • A Quick Links option allows you to view all new posts or to view your subscribed threads
  • There doesn’t seem to be a Deal Alerts feature here

Who Should Use Hot Coupon World?

Hot Coupon World is a great place to find deals at your local grocery store, especially if you are in a smaller grocery market. If you have a young child or a pet and need diaper deals or good prices on pet food, this site can help you find these particular deals easily and quickly. Their coupon database is also invaluable to help you find a particular coupon from the newspaper or online.

If you are interested in learning how to coupon at your local stores then this is a great place for you. They have a mentor service, and lots of articles on how to coupon effectively and how to store your stockpile. Their trading forums are great for people who want to trade coupons- much better and more organized than anything at Slickdeals or FatWallet.

This is not the place to find deals on televisions, or general products, nor is it the place to find freebies. Although they do offer these services they are more limited than Fat Wallet or Hot Deals, and you can’t elect to be notified whenever a product that piques your interest comes up.

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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn’t like the other kids… His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he’s helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.


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