This is the first post in the series How To Coupon.
Here we are going to talk about the Top 10 Places To Find Coupons, we can’t really shop with them unless we have them!
How To Coupon: 10 Places To Find Coupons
I want to make a couple of points first. You may see coupons sometimes and think you don’t use that product, so, you won’t keep that coupon. Well, in later posts we’ll talk more about why you need them anyway.
But, for now, think about coupons as cash – you wouldn’t throw money away. Coupons ARE just like cash – the manufacturer or online retailers are giving you $0.50 or $1 to buy their product, so that’s $0.50 or $1 less that you have to give the cashier out of your own money.
There are times and stores that will give you special offers such as cashback after your store purchases or buy one get one free coupons, so, even though you might not want that product or use it if you’re going to get money back and it’s free, why not buy it and give it to your local shelter? Again, we’ll talk more about all of that later.
Here are your Top 10 Places To Find Coupons:
1. Sunday Newspaper
Almost every week you will find flyers full of coupons in your traditional newspaper. We call them Coupon Inserts. There can be 1 – 6 a week in the paper. The main 3 are Smart Source, Red Plum, and P&G (Proctor & Gamble), sometimes there will be a General Mills, or Unilever, or similar inserts.
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2. Print from websites online
There are many places online to get free printable coupons, the coupons.com website is a good one. They also have a browser extension you can add.
Normally you’ll just need to download software from the site, and then you can print their coupons. At the top of this page, you’ll see “Print Coupons” on the menu bar. When you hover over that, you will see many places to print coupons. This is one of the best ways to save so much money.
3. Junk mail
I know we all would just rather throw the junk mail away than open it, but, often there are high value coupons inside and you don’t want to miss out on the lower prices you can get with these coupons. So, open and check for coupons and THEN you can trash it.
Same as with Junk Mail – you can often find coupons in your email, so before you delete emails from companies, make sure to check them for coupons you can print or even discount codes or promo codes.
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5. Company websites
Many companies and giant corporations have an email newsletter, and those often have coupons with big savings in them. So, go to your favorite products sites or favorite brand websites, sign up for their newsletter and mailing lists, and look around on the brand’s website for coupons.
Also, you can email them and tell them how much you love their product or even give them feedback on how they can improve their product and specific items, and they will often send you store coupons in appreciation.
I once got 3 free packages of diapers for giving an honest opinion on the diapers I had purchased from a particular company. You can do this on a regular basis with just a click of a button. This is the easiest way to get the best deal.
6. Friends and Family Members
Ask your friends and family to save the coupons from their paper for you if they don’t use them. Many people have a subscription to the Sunday paper or buy one each week and throw it out when they finish reading it.
So, ask them to keep the available coupons for you since this is one of the top major sources of manufacturer coupons.
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You can put a free ad up on Craigslist and ask if people are willing to save their coupons from the paper for you. I did that for someone once, and she was able to get a nice little stash of paper coupons and grocery store coupons going.
8. Clipping services
There are websites that sell full inserts for the best price each week, and even 10 – 20 of the same coupon, so you can get more than 1 product at a time.
Look through magazines, and you might be surprised to find high-value coupons for your local store inside. Also, don’t forget the free samples.
Many companies, especially major retailers and big box stores, have a Facebook page, and they often share a whole lot of coupons of some sort like high value and even free product coupons.
So, you’ll want to follow any company or favorite stores that manufacture a product you purchase. Chances are you’ll get some good deals throughout the year. This is a great place to find the coupons you need to get a good deal and never pay full price again.
So, right now, your job is to collect coupons to get ready to experience your best buy at the store, yet. Hopefully, you’ll wind up with so many of the best coupons that you will be begging for an organization method! I
In the next section, we’ll discuss how to organize them.
Jordyn @ Almost Supermom says
I always used a clipping service when I couponed, it made life so much easier 🙂
It does help for sure!
Are clipping services expensive? Do you know the going rate?
No not really and on eBay you can choose. I would suggest finding one with FREE shipping and one cose to you so that the coupons are delivered in a timely manner. Also, if you are using eBay make sure to buy from PowerSellers, they have the best reputations.
I hope that helps!
Ellen Trayler says
thanks for this info– just starting to coupon………
Ellen Trayler says
thank you for this info—- just starting to coupon
You’re very welcome!
i Printed several Dollar Tree coupons but they had no bar code. Where do you find the ones with bar codes for Dollar Tree or Walmart? Thank you
Dollar Tree doesn’t have Dollar Tree specific coupons, they take Manufacturer coupons. Where did you print those from?
Here are some places:
I hope that helps,