February 26, 2011

Coupon Handout #2—Where to find coupons

DSC_5173 Where can I find coupons?

Buy the Sunday paper when coupons are scheduled. There are some weeks per year that there will not be coupons in the paper. Check www.southernsavers.com for a listing of when and what coupons are scheduled for the year.

Always check your paper to make sure that the coupons are in it before purchase. If you have a delivery subscription and find that they were left out, call the newspaper.

Check the coupon circulars, Parade magazine, and the pages of the newspaper for all of the coupons. Typically you will find coupons for places like A.C. Moore and Hobby Lobby mixed in with the news.

Look into a purchase of Wal-mart’s All You magazine and when reading other magazines keep your eyes peeled for coupons. There are often great coupons in All You, but they are in other magazines as well. If at a doctor’s office, ask permission to cut out the coupon.

Sign up for company paper newsletters and e-newsletters. If you find you like a particular product, go to the company’s website to look and see if they have printable coupons or a newsletter option. You can score some really great deals with those coupons!

Sign up as a Facebook fan. This is a great way to stay up-to-date about new deals, coupons, and freebies.

If you cannot find a coupon for a product you like and use, call or e-mail the company to request one.

Sign up for free samples. Often these will include a coupon. Go to www.walmart.com and search “free samples”. Blog sites such as www.moneysavingmom.com and www.commonsensewithmoney.com are good sites to trust for signing up for samples that will not inundate your e-mail box with spam.

Ask your friends, family, and neighbor for coupons that they might not need or want.

Go to printable coupon sites. For a full listing of organic coupons and many other printable coupon sites, visit http://www.organicdeals.blogspot.com/ and look on the right hand column for links. Most printable sites will allow you to print 2 coupons per item. However, some sites are becoming more stringent.

Sign up for store cards and programs. Food City has a Kids Club in which children are sent coupons for free items at the grocery. Kroger will mail you coupons periodically. Walgreens and CVS have e-newsletters which will have information on sales and coupons available. Three Rivers Market offers share owners (a $25 year fee) a 10% discount on bulk purchases and a 10% discount on local products.

If you shop at Kroger, you can load coupons onto your Kroger Plus card. These websites offer loadable coupons:

· www.cellfire.com You DO NOT have to use your cell phone to load coupons.

· www.shortcuts.com

· www.kroger.com There are loadable coupons available there as well. Look for “digital coupons”.

At any of these you can print out a list of loaded coupons. I highly recommend this so that you do not forget what you have on your card.

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