I love all types of coupons, but my favorite type are definitely printables. I like being able to print just the coupons that I want and love the excitement of checking the sites each day to see what new coupons popped up overnight. If you love printable coupons as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to check out Hopster.com, which offers users the ability to print coupons—with a bit of a twist!

What is Hopster?

Hopster.com is a coupon site that offers users the ability to print manufacturer coupons. However, unlike regular printable coupon sites, Hopster allows users to gain access to higher-value coupons by completing simple tasks such as taking polls, “liking” pages on Facebook, watching videos and learning facts.

How does it work?

Hopster has different types of coupons available to users—regular coupons which can be accessed and printed immediately (these coupons can often be "boosted" in value with Hopster points) and locked coupons, which can be unlocked by completing various tasks.

How do I earn points to boost coupons?

From the homepage you will see a tab that says "Earn Points" which will take you to a list of all of the current ways to earn points. Examples of earning opportunities include 50 points to follow Hopster on Twitter, 5 points to take a one-question poll and 150 points for signing up for a specific brand’s newsletter. Although the amount of points that you can earn varies greatly depending on which activities you want to complete, there are usually 60+ earning opportunities at any given time—many of which offer 75 points or more! Another option for earning points is to submit a receipt showing that you redeemed a Hopster coupon, which will earn you 55 points!

How many points does it take to boost a coupon?

The price for boosted coupons varies depending on the brand and value of the coupon, but most coupons can be boosted for as little as 200 points for lower values and up to 1,000 points for high-value coupons. For example, Hopster recently had coupons available for American Flatbread products. The first coupon, which was for $1.00 off one, was a regular coupon available to print immediately. However, if you wanted to boost that coupon to $1.25, you could do so for 250 points, and for 1000 points, you could boost that coupon to $2.00!

What types of activities do I have to complete to get locked coupons?

Tasks to unlock a coupon can vary from one to another, but may include such activities as “liking” a company on Facebook, signing up for their newsletter, or even submitting a review for a product. On a recent viewing of Hopster, I discovered that they had coupons for Kleenex, which I was thrilled to see since the seasonal cold and flu outbreaks recently obliterated my tissue stockpile. The first Kleenex coupon, which was 75-cents off any 3 boxes, was available to print immediately. Just beneath that coupon was a second offer for $1.00 off any 3 boxes, which could be unlocked by completing two tasks—”liking” the Kleenex Facebook page and subscribing to their newsletter.

What kinds of coupons can I get?

The coupons on Hopster.com can change at any time, but past brands have included Kleenex, Huggies, Simple Green, Ella’s Kitchen, Wasa, Endust and Beanitos, just to name a few. If you don’t see your favorite brand listed, try sending them an email—Hopster encourages users to send feedback through their site letting them know what brands you’d love to see on their site!

Where can I use Hopster’s coupons?

The coupons found on Hopster.com are manufacturer coupons and can be used at any store that accepts printed manufacturer coupons.

I see a "Leaderboard" on Hopster.com. What is that?

If you have a competitive streak, you may enjoy Hopster’s Leaderboard, which showcases the site’s top savers. In addition to showing you how much you’ve saved by using Hopster coupons, the leaderboard lets you view which users have redeemed the most Hopster coupons, earned the most points, and saved the most money by using the site. And let’s face it, when it comes to saving money, we all want to be at the top of that list!

How do I get started?

To get started, simply register at Hopster.com. From there you can browse current coupons and complete activities to earn points and unlock higher-value coupons. Before you begin printing coupons, you will need to download and install their coupon plugin, which will allow you to print all of the coupons found on Hopster. Once you’ve registered and downloaded the plugin, you’re ready to start boosting, unlocking and saving!