Wouldn’t it be great if you could regularly find coupons for the items you buy the most often? When you look for your coupons in the right places, you can find plenty of coupons for the items you frequently purchase. The trick is knowing where to look for your coupons! Use the following tips to help you build a versatile collection of coupons that will save you tons of money on the items you purchase most often.
The Sunday paper is one of the best places to find coupons for the things you use the most. Coupon inserts in Sunday papers are usually regional and larger cities will get more coupons in their papers than small towns, so if you live in a small town, it is likely worth it for you to purchase Sunday papers from large cities. If the coupon insert is especially useful one week, you may consider buying more than one Sunday paper to maximize your couponing power!
Another great place to find coupons is in magazines. Home and garden magazines will often include some grocery coupons and makeup, personal care, and retail coupons can usually be found in fashion or lifestyle magazines. Before purchasing a subscription to a magazine just for the coupons, you should buy a single issue or two to make sure there are enough coupons that you will use to make the subscription worth it. Some magazines even offer free subscriptions, making them a great place to start looking for coupons in magazines.
Many coupons or rebates will be found on or inside of product packaging. One of the best things about finding coupons on or inside product packaging is that they usually don’t expire as quickly as other coupons. Often the coupon lasts for longer than the shelf life of the product.
Many manufacturers will offer coupons or other promotions on their websites. This is a great place to check for coupons, especially if you are looking for a specific item or brand’s coupons. Search the product name online to find the manufacturer’s website. You should look around the site for ways to save; you may sign up for the newsletter or join a loyalty program, both of which can help you get more coupons and save more money.
Some websites are made specifically for those looking for coupons. Sometimes these sites will have agreements with the manufactures or retailers for acquiring and distributing these coupons.
Buying Coupons Online
Technically, it is illegal to sell coupons. However, it is legal to charge for the time it takes to find, clip, and organize coupons. Thanks to this loophole, you can buy coupons online. Auction sites like eBay are a popular place to buy and sell coupons. Some websites market themselves as “clipping services” that use this same loophole to sell coupons.
You can sign up for direct mail from companies to receive coupons. Many times, these are coupons for services, restaurants, and maintenance companies. Direct mail is a great way to ensure you receive coupons from your favorite companies.
Junk Mail and Free Products
Many times, companies will offer a smaller sized product for free to generate customer interest. People will often avoid these promotions as they are afraid of getting stuck with loads of junk mail. The free product will almost always come with a coupon. Junk mail is another great place to search for coupons, and some couponing professionals even look forward to receiving junk mail!
Grocery Store Websites
One last place to check for coupons is your favorite grocer store’s website. Most grocery stores will offer coupons, weekly deals, and loyalty club rewards on their website. Check the website before you go to the grocery store next; you might save some money.