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Tighten the belt in 2009

Problem: You want to buy organic and name-brand foods without breaking the bank.

Solution: Take advantage of coupons. For those who don't want to go through the hassle of coupon-hunting through circulars, there are a number of Web sites that offer them. Smartsource.com, coolsavings.com, and ppgazette.com link to the same coupons — primarily for snack and personal-care products — and allow users to print them directly from the site.

Sites such as thecouponclippers.com and grocerycoupons.com clip the coupons from newspaper inserts and mail them to you. They tend to have coupons on a wider assortment of items, but the service comes at a cost. Some sites take a percentage of the savings offered by the coupons, while others charge a flat membership fee. Several manufacturers offer coupons for new and popular products on their Web sites.

The Wall Street Journal

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