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10 Step Couponing: Step 4: Where to Find Coupons

Now that you know what types there are; where do you get your hands on manufacturer coupons? There are NINE  fabulous places to look! After this step you will become the ultimate coupon hunter!


INSERTS-SUNDAY NEWSPAPER 
  • Four main inserts you may find: Proctor & Gamble (P&G), redplum, SmartSource, General Mills (GM).
  • The Sunday newspaper is one of the main and largest source of coupons.
  • Insert coupons are always regional. Coupon type and amount varies according to city and newspaper.
  • Type and number of inserts varies every week and sometimes there isn’t one, so check before you buy!
BLINKIES
  • They sometimes have blinking red lights in front of them, hence, “blinkies.”
  • Dispensers are found in stores, in front of the product themselves.
TEARPADS
  • Looks like a notepad that you tear from, hence, “tearpads.”
  • Found in stores, usually in front of the product themselves.

 INTERNET PRINTABLE (IP)

  • Internet coupons can only be printed two times per computer.
  • coupons.com
  • smartsource.com
  • redplum.com
  • manufacturer sites
  • facebook

E-COUPONS

  • savingstar.com
  • upromise.com
  • cellfire.com
PEELIE
  • Coupons found on the packages themselves, you have to “peel” it off, hence peelie!
  • They can sometimes be store coupons, so be sure to read it carefully!
PRODUCT DISPLAYS
  • In-store product displays may have little booklets attached to them, check inside for coupons!
CATALINA MACHINE
  • A separate machine next to the cash register that prints coupons after you checkout.
  • Sometimes these coupons are like cash and can be used to purchase anything in the store.
  • Given to you by the cashier with your receipt.

CLIPPING SERVICES

  • Paid services that provide coupons in large quantities.
  • If you need extra coupons try looking on eBay or other coupon clipping services. I like CouponDeDe.
ALL YOU MAGAZINE
  • All You is sold exclusively in Walmart or by subscription only
  • It’s a monthly magazine that carries many high value coupons not found elsewhere.
  • While you’re at it, check all your magazines for more coupons!

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Now go hunting! :)

Comments

  1. Wow – I would have never thought of some of these – thanks!

  2. Thanks for the breakdown! Very helpful.

  3. I really enjoy the blog post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  4. love all the tips

  5. The new technology of Mobiles, Internet, QR Codes, FourSquare, LBS may change the whole coupon delivery altogether

    • I totally agree! It would be nice to just carry our phone with all coupons on them and as soon as they expire they automatically get deleted!

  6. http://pinterest.com/pin/46302702388640385/ here's the answer to the question that gets asked all the time!

  7. Thanks for the great info. I rarely see tear pads or blinkies in the stores anymore. I have purchased coupons on eBay. And that worked great.

  8. Thank you for the helpful post i needed it as i am a beginner couponer =}

  9. great tips. im new at this and your website has helped me out so much. thanks

  10. Hi, I just started my couponing quest this weekend…thanks for your feedback! My question is, with “Peelies”. I know ppl that will take multiple peelies from product and then wait for a bigger sale to use them. Is that OK to do? For some reason I’d feel like that was stealing in a sense….just wondering your thoughts.

    • Hi Marquittia! Personally, I think the peelies are meant to be bought with the product it’s attached to. If it were a tear pad next to the product, that would be different, but I like to leave the peelies as is and wait to use them. The deals always come up over and over again. :)

  11. I need to stay back collecting coupons. I used to collect them and I stopped because the items that I used were few and far between.

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