A lot of my search engine traffic is coming from visitors wanting to know how to make money cutting coupons. So I thought I’d tell you exactly how people do, as well as answer a few questions that may arise. You can also make money printing coupons.
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Is it illegal to sell coupons?
There is no legislation that specially states that selling coupons is illegal, but the FTC says: “Selling or transferring coupons to a third party violates most manufacturers’ coupon redemption policies – and usually voids the coupon.”
Then how do you make money selling coupons?
You don’t sell coupons, you sell a service. Your time to cut, sort and manage coupons is worth something isn’t it?
Examples of legitimate coupon services
The following websites all offer coupon clipping services that you can visit to see how they are run just like any other business with an online store presence:
- Coupon Carry-Out
- Coupon Dede’s (out of business)
- Manufacturer Coupons (out of business)
- My Coupon Hunter
- Rebecca’s Coupons & Forms (out of business)
- The Coupon Clippers
- We Clip U Save
Update as of 12/4/17: As printable and digital coupons become more popular, it appears that actual coupon clipping services are dwindling.
So how can I start my own coupon clipping service?
It appears most of the above examples used Volusion to set up their websites. Volusion offers an ecommerce website, shopping cart and hosting all-in-one that allows you to open an online store immediately that you can use to sell anything, not just coupons. Benefits of Volusion:
- No coding required.
- Unlimited 24/7 support.
- Free, ready-to-use templates.
- Free 14-day trial, no credit required.
- Get started today with no commitment.
You can also earn additional income on a coupon service site by offering free printable manufacturer coupons on your website. You can get paid every time a visitor prints a coupon through your referred link. I recommend ShopHer Media (formerly MySavings Media) and Escalate Network. Below is an example of a widget for Coupons.com that I copied/pasted from MySavings (the grocery coupon carousel):
I wish I had more time to cut and sort my own coupons. Have you seen my coupon box?
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