This is the second baby step of my snacks on Shopping with Coupons: A Beginner's Guide to Saving. This snack is focused on Getting some Coupons. You need these to shop with coupons, right??!
I have said repeatedly that coupons are just money waiting to be redeemed. In a way, I compare the results of couponing like putting money into your 401k. The small amounts stashed away each month may not seem like much, but after a year that money has given you a nice return (or maybe not as of late :-( . The same thing can be said about coupons. That $.50 coupon can add up to thousands of dollars. As of this writing, my total saved this was $5,400. That would be a big fat ZERO if I didn't use coupons!
Some places you can Get some Coupons:
- These can be subscribed to with your local paper. This site will help you find the lowest price for your local papers. You can also purchase additional papers at your local grocery store too.
- The dates the Inserts were published can be found on the spine of Insert. My weekly store snacks will also tell you what date the coupon was published and the Insert name, i.e., “$1 in the 9/7 Smart Source” so this is definitely good to know!
- The following are inserts that are published on a scheduled basis: Smart Source, Red Plum, P&G, General Mills.
Product Coupons, aka, “Peelies”
- These are the stickers that you find on products in the stores. Peel them off and use them up!
Red Box Displays, aka, Blinkies
- These are Smart Source coupon displays that are placed in the stores by the product in which the coupon is valid.
- These are coupons that print with your store receipt. Sometimes these Catalinas are for $ off $$ from purchasing a certain promotion (i.e., Buy $25 in P&G and receive a $10 Catalina for your Next Order).
- I wrote a post to explain this further, “What is a Catalina?“
- The Q Hunter, The Coupon Master, The Coupon Clippers, and Coupons & Things by Dede
- Please see my snack, Buying Coupons on Ebay and Clipping Services where I explain why this can save a lot!
- Several magazines have random coupons but my favorite magazine that is a couponer's dream is “All You.” Please see my snack, All You.
Online Coupons, aka Internet Printable Coupons (IPs).
- Please check out my Printable Coupon Page.
eCoupons available for Kroger Stores. Click on the links to find more about each. eCoupon site
Sunday Insert Preview Sites
- We provide a coupon preview each week, but you can also check Sunday Coupon Preview or the Coupon Database to find a complete listing as well.
Another good snack I have shared is Coupon Lingo. This shares all the acronyms and words that you'll hear couponers using (ECB, RR, SS, RP, everything :).
Check out the new Coupon Database to find coupons for products you need too!
This list isn't all inclusive, but these are the places I use the most to find my coupons. Actually, you will rarely see any match-ups in my weekly Snack Summary that are NOT from one of the resources above. These coupons are most readily available to you so I share sales that match with these.
Now, aren't you just chompin' on this snack and ready to save some money!
Read all of the steps in the Beginners Guide to Saving.