Where to Get Coupons
Have you wondered Where to Get Coupons? If you are looking to save money using coupons or wondering how to do “extreme couponing”, the good news is that you definitely can save a bundle on your grocery bill each month with using coupons and combining them with sales.
Where do you get coupons?
1. Subscribe to the Sunday paper to get the coupon inserts each week. You’ll find anywhere from 1-5 inserts each week. hose inserts usually are the Smart Source, Red Plum, P&G (once a month), or General Mills. Each week, I post a preview of the coupons, so you can decide if you want to buy additional papers that week.
Tip: Coupons can be different in an actual subscription rather than if you buy the paper each week, so I recommend a subscription. You can check for Discounted Newspaper Subscriptions in your area.
Many companies release printable coupons (including high value coupons) on their Facebook page or their direct website, so visit your favorite brands online to see what they have available.
3. Look in Magazines. Most magazines have coupons relating to the topic of the magazine (ex. Parents has coupons for baby or toddler products). If you have a subscription, check the magazine carefully for any coupons. Check my Magazine Deals page for the best prices.
The #1 magazine for coupons is All You – which has huge savings in coupons each month. Go to the All You to see available coupons in the current issue and any deals that I find on this magazine for you.
4. Search In-stores. There are many different places to look for coupons in a store:
- Blinkie machines
- Tear pads
- Attached to products
- Catalinas – these print out on your receipt at checkout
5. e-Coupons (digital) – Digital coupons are coupons that you load on your store card. The nice part is that you don’t have to print or cut them out. They will automatically come off at the register. eCoupons are considered manufacturer coupons, so this means that you can stack them with store coupons, but you cannot combine them with other paper manufacturer coupons.
eCoupon sites that I recommend:
SavingStar – You just load them to your store card and when you check out, instead of the coupons coming off your bill, they are added to your SavingStar account (within 7-30 days). Once you have $5, you can select a payout option: Bank Deposit, Paypal, or Amazon gift cards.
Upromise – which helps you save for college by doing things you are already doing: Shopping, Eating Out, Buying Tickets, or Fill Your Gas Tank.
Cellfire – offers digital coupons at various stores around the country
Tip: e-Coupons cannot be doubled – find out more and if they can be stacked in my post on eCoupons.
6. Sign up for Store Coupons. These are different from manufacturer coupons since they can only be used at that particular store. But the great part is that you can STACK store coupons with manufacturer coupons to save even more.
Some stores like Target, have printable coupons on their website. Other stores have you register online through a savings card and then send you coupons in the mail. For these types of promotions, remember to make sure you give your address when you register so you can get them.
7. Coupon Database. Overwhelmed with all these places to find coupons? The good news is that I have all these coupons listed in one place for you. When you visit the Coupon Database, you can search for coupons based on a specific product (example: Pampers or Cheerios).
Finally, I would like to mention that I DO NOT recommend buying coupons from coupon clipping services. This is because you don’t know exactly what you are getting and if they are real, legitimate coupons. There are plenty of ways to get coupons (as listed above) yourself, that doesn’t include putting yourself in danger of legal troubles.
Buying, selling, and using fraudulent coupons is a felony – you can read more about How to Stay Away from Fakes. And my biggest tip is just to get coupons from sources you trust – like those listed above.