Where to Find Coupons
There are many ways to get coupons and several of them are free! Remember as a couponer, you’ll want to get between 4-6 copies of your favorite coupons. this is so when you head to the store to get FREE toothpaste, you’ll be able to get 4-6 tubes instead of 1.
Tucked neatly inside each Sunday paper are “Coupon Inserts” which will contain Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP) or Proctor & Gamble (PG). Before you order a subscription to your paper ask them two questions- Do they offer a Sunday or weekly only subscriptions? and Do they offer a discount if you buy multiple copies of Sunday’s paper? Remember, it’s a huge benefit to have multiple copies of coupons!
Other stockpiling Sunday paper options:
- Pick them up at the dollar store for an even $1.
- Ask local coffee shops if you have have theirs (maybe offer to recycle papers for them as a trade).
- Have friends and family save them for you. Most people won’t mind helping out.
- Go to recycling centers and get them (before to ask the attendant if this is allowed before you start “dumpster diving”).
- Get to know the newspaper carriers, they may be willing to give you inserts from papers that they don’t sell, also ask the convenience store clerks too…the store only has to turn in the top portion of the first page of the paper for credit.
- See if your work subscribes to a Sunday paper and ask if you can have the insert.
Embracing Beauty Coupon Databases
These are coupons that you can load directly onto your store card.
Some of these will be mailed, some printed, and some loaded to your store card.
All You Magazine
$100+ worth of coupons each month, plus frugal articles, recipes & more! Sold at Walmart or you can click here to buy All You at a discount!
The little machines in the grocery isle with a red blinking light that hands out coupons.
You know those extra strips of paper you get with each receipt? Those are Catalina Coupons and can be very valuable.
Found sticking to the product itself.
Grocery Store Websites
More and more grocery websites are offering printable and downloadable coupons directly from their site.
View other lessons in this Extreme Couponing series:
Lesson 2: 10 Coupon Myths Debunked
Lesson 3: Where to Find Coupons
Lesson 4: Get Organized
Lesson 5: Creating Your Price-List
Lesson 6: How to Maximize Coupon Savings