Yahoo just introduced a new coupon website that offers online promo codes, grocery coupons, discounts for local merchants, and daily deals. I saw coupons for $1 off a California Pizza Kitchen thin crust pizza, $2 off Coke products at Rite Aid, and a flat screen TV deal.
The site has a box to help you find the cheapest gas in your zip code and you can browse the weekly circulars from multiple stores. Coolio.
Yahoo built the site because of overwhelming interest in saving money. Searches for the term “printable coupons” jumped 50 percent this year compared to the same time in 2008 and up 135 percent compared to 2007, says Brandweek.
The new Yahoo Deals site faces a lot of competition, including some of my favorite places to find coupons and shopping deals:
Shopzilla – search by item
Savings.com – similar to RetailMeNot.com
Shoplocal.com – compares prices of nearby retailers
Shortcuts.com – load up grocery coupons directly onto your frequent shopper card. No clipping necessary!
Nextag.com – comparison shopping site
Disclosure: Savings.com was a Frugal Fe$tival sponsor, but I like their site nonetheless.