The coupons that have the most printed value are the ones that are worth the most to you, right? Wrong! Most retail grocery stores, including Kroger and Safeway brands, will typically double any $0.50 coupon you have to a full dollar and you don’t even have to ask. Why would they do that? The inventory records aren’t kept down to cents, just dollars so the rationale of making a coupon-using customer happy in exchange for “found cents” is always going to be worth it.
So where are the best places to score these fifty cent coupons? In addition to the inserts in your local newspapers, these coupons can be found from sites like Redplum, Coupons.com, and RetailMeNot. A good trick to using sites like Google or Yahoo is to run a query like inurl:fifty coupon storename so something like inurl:fifty coupon aldi and that will return pages that have to have the word fifty in the url so there will be a greater likelihood of finding these magic coupons. The downside of this approach, though, is that a lot of coupons may be expired since Google and Yahoo don’t care about providing date-sensitive results.