Coupons 101 – Part 1: Where to get coupons

Saving Money with Coupons Part 1: Where to get coupons

 

Newspaper

I have found the best place to get a wide variety of coupons all at once is the Sunday coupon inserts. Most papers allow you to purchase just the Sunday paper, or multiple papers, at a lower price.

Printable Internet coupons

There are a lot of really good sites to print coupons from; for store and manufacture. You can print the same coupons from a lot of different sites. Most of the sites will allow you to print the coupon twice. But if you have more than one computer at home, you can print it twice from each computer. I found it works best to print with Internet Explorer and Firefox. If you do not have high speed internet it can be tricky to get them to print. DO NOT try to photo copy your coupons the stores can tell, and it will make using printable coupons harder for us all. Check the stores to see if they except printed coupons.

Blinkies

These are the little black boxes with the red blinking light that spits out coupons. You can find these little units on the selves in some stores, like Albertsons, Food Lion, Kroger and Walgreens to name a few.

Ask around

You would be surprised how many people just throw them away. Once your friends, family, co-works and neighbors know you like coupons they are normally happy to help save them for you.

Peelies

These are the coupons that come stuck to a product. They normally have a long shelf life, they tend to not expire for up to a year. They are great to save and combine with future sales.

Buying coupons

According to the law, no one can “sell” a coupon. But they CAN charge you for the time and effort put into clipping it. You’ll find lots of coupons for sale on Ebay, Amazon and other sites. Please be careful that you are not buying fraudulent coupons or expired coupons.

The Manufacturer

Many companies like it when you contact them. You can call, email, or write to them and tell them how much you love the product. Some companies are happy to send you coupons for discounts, or for free products. But not all companies do, you just have to ask around. Most of my specialized coupons are from company sites.

 

Topic: Where to Get Coupons

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