May 16th, 2011 at 8:30 am
By Kim Ross
Couponing is all the rage, but many people feel very overwhelmed and have no idea where to begin. For several Mondays I am going to help you to be a skilled couponer. Today I am going to show you how to find coupons. Feel free to leave questions in the comments and I will be sure to answer them!
Where should you look for coupons?
- The Newspaper is a great place to find coupons. You may want to buy more than one paper. I live in a smaller town that has a local paper and another paper from a major metro area. Papers with large circulations have the best coupons so I usually buy a local paper and the major metro one. I also have family members and friends that do not use coupons (gasp) save there circulars for me.
- The Internet is an endless source of coupons. I have a great list of internet coupon links on my personal blog. Also, companies are increasingly posting coupons on their Facebook pages.
- Check your stores. Stores offer coupons via tearpads, peelies, and in store brochures.
- Look inside and outside your packages before throwing them in the garbage or recycling bin. Sometimes some of a products best coupons can be found this way.
- Magazines are a hidden coupon treasure. All You is a great source. It is only available on newstands at Walmart, but every month you can find over $50 worth of coupons inside. Other magazines also will contain coupons.
- Use a clipping service. There are clipping services like The Coupon Clippers that you can order coupons from. This is especially nice to use when you need multiples of a great coupon.
- Contact the Manufacturer Directly. Don’t hesitate to contact your favorite companies to tell them you really enjoy their product and ask to be put on a coupon mailing list. Companies love to thank their most loyal customers.
This list is a list of the easiest ways to find coupons. Another great way to share coupons is with friends. Find a group of friends that coupon, and trade coupons that you may not use.
Next week I am going to talk about different ways to organize your coupons, so be sure to stop back next Monday!
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.