Where Can I Get Coupons?
One of the first questions every newbie couponer asks is “Where can I get coupons?”.
If you’re ready to dive on into the world of extreme couponing you know that you are going to need to get as many coupons as you can get your hands on. But where are you going to get them all? The Sunday newspaper is the first obvious answer that most people think of but buying one newspaper a week isn’t going to get you enough coupons to turn you into an extreme couponer. You could buy multiple newspapers but paying for the newspapers would eat up all the savings you were hoping for. So let’s look at some other ways for you to get your hands on a ton of coupons quick and easy and most of them are free!
- Start looking for FREE newspapers that put coupon inserts inside the paper. Most towns offer a free weekly publication that comes on during the week and inside that free newspaper is a free coupon insert.
- Start asking. Ask your friends, family, co workers to save there unwanted coupons for you. Plenty of people will not use coupons and gladly hand them over to you vs. tossing them in the trash.
- Dumpster dive.. my lease favorite option but to each his own. There are recycling centers that are designated to just newspapers. delivery drivers and newspaper print companies toss the unused unsold newspapers into these dumpsters. Find a recycling center that allows you to jump in and grab what you want and you will have struck coupon gold.
- Ask companies to mail you coupons. Most major manufacturers have high value coupons on hand that they will give you if you just ask. We have a big list of 358 Companies that will mail you coupons for free.
- Go to the doctors. One of my favorite places to grab all sorts of coupons for free is at the pediatricians office and the dentist. This is where you will normally find high value and unique coupons for free. The best part is no one seems to want them so let the staff know you are a couponer and they will often hand over a big stack for you to take.
- Print them. You can print coupons from manufacturers websites as well as coupons.com, Savings.com, RedPlum, and Smartsource . If there is a certain type or brand of coupon you are looking fr you can search our FREE Coupon Database.
- Visit places on Sunday. Many places like the laundry mat, airport and coffee shop often have newspapers tossed all around the place on Sundays. Stop by and grab the unwanted coupon inserts off of the counters. It’s like you are helping them clean up.
- Go grocery shopping. Almost all grocery stores have stacks of coupons laying around. You can hunt around the store for peelies and tear pads that are attached to products or you can make things easy on your self and just stop by the customer service counter and ask if they have any coupons. Most stores (especially Market Basket) will happily hand over any coupons that have been left behind by manufacturer reps.
- Pull out your phone. Digital coupons are the new rage and just about every store has them. Pull up the stores website and scroll around and see what types of coupons they have. Download apps like Ibotta .Some stores even allow you to double dip and stack a manufacturers coupon with a digital coupons. Here’s a list of Stores that Allow Stacking.
- Purchase coupons. There are plenty of coupon clipping services that sort cut and mail the coupons that you want. Normally coupons sell from 3 to 8 cents per coupon. Often people ask is it worth it to buy coupons? The answer is yes. If you are going to pay 3 cents to save $1.00 on toothpaste and the toothpaste is $1.00 at Dollar Tree (making it free with taht coupon) then yes, spending 3 cents is worth that tube of toothpaste. If you pay 8 cents to save $3.00 on a package of diapers then its worth buying a lot of the coupons if you have a baby. Get it? Do the math. Just don’t go crazy buying coupons fro things you don’t need. The goal is to shop for free not have the most coupons. If you are thinking of buying coupons here are our favorite Places to Buy Coupons in Bulk.
Hopefully the list of ways for you to get coupons gets you off the ground and running into what is soon to be your new addiction.
Disclaimer: How to Shop for Free is not responsible for any coupon highs you make experience when shopping for free!