Printing instead of clipping coupons
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Coupons can be especially helpful on a tight budget, and now they're accessible at the click of a mouse. Instead of flipping through coupon books, now you can just print out specific coupons you plan to use on a website called wilmingtoncoupon.com. Buy one entrée get the second one free! Antonio's Pizza and Surf's Bar and Grill both have coupons promoting this deal, but you don't have to search through coupon books to find them. You can print them directly off wilmingtoncoupon.com. The site posts free coupons for local businesses. “For the visitor that comes to the site, there's interesting tips on ways to save money which everybody's interested in in these times, and also great coupons to save money and they're all in one place so you don't have to go thumbing around different magazines and clip, if you feel like going out that night you can just go to the restaurant section, find a coupon to a place you'd like to go to and print it out right there,” said Tim Nelson. Business owners like the idea because as of now, they can sign up for free and only pay for results. "Every time somebody prints it, I pay a fee, so I really don't have to pay until somebody prints it, and most people are only going to print it if they're going to use it,” said Michael Paul of Hot Wax Surf Shop. Paul pays a dollar every time somebody prints his coupon. He set a cap on the number of coupons allowed to print every month so he can stay within his budget. Gia Long collects coupons and says now she's found another place to bargain hunt. "I will probably still buy the coupon books because they support different charities and what not, but this is good as well." From cleaning services to sailing charters, you'll likely find something worth printing. Right now, there are about 25 local businesses offering coupons, but more are being added every week.

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