Where Do You Find Coupons, Anyway?
- Sunday Newspapers — These are one of the biggest sources of coupons available. I would suggest purchasing one newspaper for each member of your family. You can pick these up at the store, or have them delivered to your home. If you are purchasing multiple copies, most newspapers will reduce the subscription price. Depending on the week, you can find anywhere from 0 to 3 inserts in the paper. Not all papers will offer the same coupon inserts, so call around and make sure that you are getting the best paper for your area. Some papers even have “double coupon” additions!
- Internet Printable Coupons — There are alot of really good sites to print coupons from – in fact, you can print coupons directly from Coupon Spice by clicking here. You can print the same coupons from a lot of different sites, but most sites work through a central server that will only allow you to print the coupons twice from each computer. If you are printing coupons for the first time, you will have to install a coupon printer. Before doing this, set your printer’s default print settings to draft quality black and white. That way, you won’t be wasting ink when you print your coupons. It is illegal to photocopy a coupon – and constitutes as coupon fraud. To coupon with integrity, you have to think of your coupons just like money. You wouldn’t counterfeit a dollar bill… so don’t counterfeit a coupon. Most local stores accept printed coupons, and you can find the coupon policies for all of the major stores directly from this blog, under the title “Store Deals.”
- Blinkies - These are the little black or red boxes with blinking lights found on the shelves in some grovery stores. They spit the coupons out when you pass by. Take a few coupons and save them in your stash.
- Ask around - Many people receive the newspaper, but never use the coupon inserts. So, ask around! Once your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors know that you use coupons, they are normally very happy to save them for you. You might even find a freebie or two to share with them!
- Peelies – Peelies are the coupons that come stuck to the product. They usually have a long shelf-life and many don’t expire for several months to a year. These are great to save and combine with future sales!
- Manufacturers – Companies love it when you contact them with a good or bad review of their product. You can call or email them and many companies will send you coupons for your effort.