Day 1: We all have to shop! Why not save money while doing it?
Day 2: The Language of Couponers – Translated!
Day 3: Where Art Thou Coupons?
Day 4: Know Thy Coupon (What does that fine print mean?)
Day 5: When to Use Your Coupons
Day 6: Buy Groceries, Pay for College with Upromise eCoupons
Day 7: eCoupons the Alternate to Clipping
Day 8: Don’t Get Mad, Get a Rain Check
Day 9: Advance Your Couponing Skills with Rebates
Day 10: Stockpiling
Day 11: Organize Your Coupon Stash
Day 12: Surviving the Checkout Lane
Coupons are lurking everywhere. You just need to learn to sniff them out. My main source of coupons is the Sunday Newspaper. (Subscribe to your discounted subscription through Discounted Newspapers.) You can visit TaylorTown Preview to find out which inserts will be available for the week. I subscribe the newspaper but if I need extra inserts I will buy additional newspapers. Other places to find coupons include:
- In Packages/Out of Packages Don’t throw that package away. There may be a coupon inside the box.
- Magazines Many magazines have coupons in them scattered throughout the magazine. There is one magazine which has over $30 in coupons every single month – All You magazine. I highly recommend subscribing to this magazine.
- In the mail When you sign up for samples, newsletters for a product, many times they will send up a coupon with it.
- In Store Brochures Don’t overlook the in store pamplets. Look through them quickly to see if there is coupons in it before passing by.
- Doctor’s Office Keep your eye out for coupons at the Doctor’s or Dentist offices.
- Newspapers Besides insert coupons, sometimes you can score coupons in Parade Magazine, or in the actual print pages of the newspaper. Keep your eyes open when reading the paper. Or you can be like me and never read any of it and just scan for the coupons.
- Blinkies at the Supermarket Many grocery stores have “blinkies”, called that because they blink, near products. These coupons are ones youusually can’t find anywhere else and can be used at any store, not just the store you find them in.
- Tearpads Coupons, you can tear off, near a product are called tearpads. These are usually manufacturer’s coupons that can be used at any store.
- Peelies Sometimes you will get lucky and there is already a coupon on a product you want to buy.
- Product Testing Sites You can receive coupons from product testing sites like She Speaks, Vocalpoint,Pssst from General Mills, and My Blog Spark
- Fair/Conventions/Festivals I was at an airshow last summer where they were giving out $5 off coupons for a new dog food! You could score big.
- Recycle Bins You can usually find Sunday Coupon inserts right on top without much effort. Always ask the recycle first if it is okay as there may be local ordinances against it.
- Coffee Shops/Airports/Other Public Locations Many people just read their Sunday paper and don’t want the inserts. You may be able to score some this way.
- Buy Insert Coupons Online You can purchase already clipped coupons on Ebay or other internet sources. You are paying them for the time to clip them/sort them/mail them and not for the actual coupon.
- Coupons to Share At the front of my Marsh store, there is a place where you can give or take coupons. Check with your store or maybe suggest they set aside a place where couponers can share.
Search the Bargain Briana Coupon Database for more coupons!
Printable Coupon Sources
- Coupons.com – Currently there is a $5 and $3 Huggies printable as well as other valuable coupons. These are reset each month.
- Betty Crocker
- Box Tops for Education
- List of “Bricks” printables available on different manufacturer’s website
- Eat Better America Coupons
- Red Plum
- Very Best Baking (Nestle)
- Smart Source
- Family Cents (General Mills)
As you can see there are many places where you can find coupons as long as you keep your eyes open.
Any other places you have found coupons? Any unusual places?
The 15 Days of Couponing will guide you through the art of couponing. It is a skill that you can learn and maximize to the full potential to help your family and help others. So if you are interested in cutting your grocery budget in half or more, read yesterday’s edition and stay tuned for tommorrow’s edition where I will tell you what the fine print on those coupons mean!