Now that you see all the great deals out there you may be thinking to yourself, where do I find all these coupons???? You can’t save the money if you don’t have the coupons, so here are some of the best places to look.
Every Sunday (with a few exceptions) you can find coupon inserts in your newspaper. The main inserts are Smart Source, Red Plum, and Proctor & Gamble (P&G), but sometimes there are extra insert published by companies like General Mills or Unilever.
There are several places you can get the Sunday paper.
* Home delivery – you can usually opt to get a Sunday subscription only if you do not want the rest of the week
* Stores – grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, Walmart, etc. all sell the newspaper. Be sure to double check that all of the inserts are in the paper when you are buying it. I learned the hard way that sometimes you will find the paper has no inserts when you get it home, so check before you buy!
*Coupon Clipping Services – sometimes you may find you didn’t get a particular coupon you wanted, or you may want multiples of the same coupon. You can buy whole inserts or just specific coupons from many sites like Coupon and Things By DeDe.
I recommend buying a few papers each week, especially if there are coupons you are particularly interested in. You can check Sunday Coupon Preview to find the weekly insert schedule and get a preview of what coupons will be in the inserts. Keep in mind that coupons and coupon values can vary by region, so there is no guarantee you will get the exact same coupons listed. And don’t just clip out the coupons you think you will use and throw the rest away! You never know when there will be a good sale and you might want to try something you wouldn’t normally buy.
These coupons are adhered to the actual product at the grocery store. (you need to “peel” it off, thus the name peelie). These are usually manufacturer’s coupons that you can use at any store, but occasionally you may find store peelies as well (Target does this frequently).
These are manufacturer coupons found in coupon machines in the grocery store, usually next to the product they are for. Called blinkies because there is usually a little red blinking light on the machine. These are manufacturer’s coupons and can be redeemed in any store
In Store Booklets
Stores will often have free coupon booklets available. If you see one, make sure to grab a few copies. They sometimes have rare coupons, and can contain both manufacturer and store coupons.
These are coupons available online that you can print at home. Online coupons change frequently, so if you see a coupon you might want it’s best to print it before it disappears! The coupons reset at the end of the month, so you need to make sure you print before then as well. Here are a few of my favorites, but there are many others as well.
Many manufacturers will also post printable coupons on their websites, Facebook, or Twitter. It’s always a good idea to check for items you plan to buy. Also be sure to sign up for email newsletters most companies put out. They often will email you coupons for their products.
Some magazines also have coupons. Some great examples are All You (which has tons of coupons in every issue!), Parents, and Ladies Home Journal.
You will see a lot of free samples posted on this site. They are great to sign up for because not only do you get to try a product for free, but they usually include a coupon as well!
Check the packaging before you throw it away. Sometimes they have coupons printed directly on the package, or there may be coupons inside as well.
These are just some of the places to find coupons. There are coupons everywhere, you just need to look for them!