Buying/Obtaining the Sunday newspaper
These have your best coupon inserts in them. You should start out buying at least one newspaper a week. You may find that you eventually want to buy a couple of newspapers a week to buy multiple items of good deals. (AKA stockpiling) You will save money if you suscribe to a newspaper instead of buying it on a newstand. Save 50% or more on local newspaper home delivery.
For my Central Indiana readers, I highly recommend subscribing to the Indianapolis Star. They have the widest variety of coupons. The Kokomo Tribune has coupons but they do not have the widest selection of weekly coupons because the market share for the KT isn’t as large as the Indy Star. You will get the most bang from your buck from the Indy Star. There are other ways to get multiple coupon inserts, which is discussed a little further down the page.
There are 3 major coupon insert companies. They are Red Plum (RP), SmartSource (SS), and Proctor & Gamble (P&G). Occasionally there will be a Kellogg’s Insert (KG) or a General Mills Insert (GM). You will be seeing these abbreviations in the deals section.
There are also more unsavory methods of obtaining coupons – IE trash/recyclables digging. Do what you feel comfortable with. (If they are right on top, why not!!!) You can also ask your friends/family for inserts they don’t use. I like to reward the people who give me their coupons with some of my freebies I buy with those coupons.
Another method of obtaining coupons, is to buy them from clipper service. I’ve never used these before as I can’t pre-plan that far out. You have to order several days before you know you will need them. I’ve been told that the below Clipper Service is a reputable one to use:
I have bought entire inserts from Ebay before. (I’ve bought from Erik’s General Store several times and had a good experience with them.)
There are also many online coupons you can get. I have found that you usually get your best coupons from home mailers (so sign up for newletters like Huggies, Pampers, etc.) or from Sunday paper inserts. You also have to make sure that your store will accept internet coupons – most will. You can print internet coupons directly from my sidebar without every leaving my site.
Check out this link for more ideas where to find coupons.