I’ve had several people ask where I get all of my coupons. I have mentioned before that I subscribe to the Denver Post which is my largest source of coupons. There are a lot of other coupons available. Here is a list of where you can find coupons:
1. Newspaper-each week there are coupon inserts in the Sunday paper. I have found that the first Sunday of every month has the best coupons. Usually Proctor & Gamble(P&G) includes an insert on the first Sunday of each month with coupons for their products. Some of the coupon inserts you will find are Smart Source(SS), Red Plum(RP), Proctor & Gamble(P&G) and occasionally General Mills(GM) or Kelloggs(KK). If you look on the cover page binding you’ll find the date. Notice I will always note which insert and the date of each coupon I find.
2. Printable coupons: You will find several printable coupons online. I have a coupon bar on the right side of my website for coupons.com. This is the best site for printable coupons. Other sources are Smartsource or RedPlum. I have had the best luck with coupons.com. You can also find coupons if you go directly to the manufacturers website. Two I use are pillsbury.com and bettycrocker.com. I will also do a printable coupon round up at least once a week. Most of the time you can print coupons twice by hitting the back button on your browser.
3. Ecoupons-These are fairly new, but they will most likely become more popular. They me save time, paper, and ink! Cellfire.com and P&G eSaver allow you to upload various coupons onto your KingSooper or Safeway shoppers card. Another option is Upromise , however Upromise doesn’t deduct the total from your bill at the check out. Instead it adds the amount to a college savings plan. I just started using Upromise and have been pleased with it so far(.
4. Mailers and samples-I also receive a lot of coupons by mail when I sign up for samples. Usually when you sign up to receive a sample they include great coupons with the sample.
5. Blinkies, peelies, catalinas-Are you asking what are those?! These are all coupons you can find in stores. Blinkies are little boxes on the shelves at the stores that have coupons in them(if they aren’t already gone!). Peelies are the coupons you find attached to the product. Catalinas are the coupons that print out at the register when you purchase a certain item.
6. FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS-Another great(and free) way of getting coupons is simply asking people you know. You’d be amazed at how many people throw away their coupons. Ask today!
7. Manufacturer-In the past I have written companies if I have been exceptionally happy with a product or the product didn’t meet my expectations. Most of the time the companies send coupons or replace the product.
8. Magazines-I almost forgot to mention magazines are another great source. Specifically All You which you can find at Walmart. It is always packed full of great coupons and definately worth your money.
As you can see there are a lot of different ways to get coupons. If you subscribe to the paper it usually takes a couple of weeks before you’ll have all the coupons I list since some of the coupons listed are from a couple weeks back. With so many coupons available you should be on your way to savings! I treat coupons like money so storing coupons is important. Information about when to use coupons and storing coupons is to follow!