Finding coupons is a lot easier than you’d think. There are so many websites now that offer printable coupons. You do have to install a coupon printer but it doesn’t harm your computer in any way and takes just a few minutes to install.
Common Places to Find Coupons:
Local Sunday Newspaper: check to make sure the sale papers and coupon inserts are in it before buying it. Not all papers include them, the bigger ones do though.
Online Coupon Websites: so, so, so many out there now. Here are a few popular ones: Coupons.com, CouponMom.com
Magazines: there are always coupons throughout magazines on advertisements. There are also often time inserts that are similar to a subscription card but are actually a clothing coupon.
Store websites: Shaw’s, Target, CVS, Wal-Mart and Wholefoods.
Product Websites: most product websites often have printable coupons. You may have to give an email address. One that I use every month is Stonyfield.
Snail Mail: those valpak’s that we all normally just toss often have great restaurant coupons and other great household focused ones, i.e. gutter cleaning, window replacement, etc.
Facebook: pretty much every product on the market now has their own Facebook page. Search for the ones you use and “Like” them, then check the coupons or promotions tab on their page for great deals.
Email: contact the manufacturer of a product you enjoy if they don’t typically circulate coupons. Al loves a particular brand of bread and there’s never coupons for it. It does go on sale so we buy it then but I though I’d reach out to ask for coupons. I emailed them and didn’t hear anything. Not even 5 days later I got a letter in the mail from the company. And they sent me these:
Coupon Blogs: there are more than you can imagine on the world wide web right now. Explore all the different ones to see which fit your needs the best. Here are a few of my favorites: Hip2Save, Organic Deals, Mojo Savings, Frugal Coupon Living and Living Well Spending Less.
Note: Another huge savings strategy is using the store discount cards. Just buy having that you can save a significant amount on your transactions. Cards such as your CVS card, Stop and Shop, Shaws, etc.
There are many ways to organize coupons and you have to choose whatever works best for you and what you can tolerate. I use the binder method, but I started off using an accordion file folder. Here are a few examples of different organization methods:
Binder method with baseball card inserts:
Portable hanging file box:
Expanding accordion file:
Tomorrow I’m going to share some of my recent shopping trip savings with break downs of the costs and coupons used. Leave a message below if you have any questions or comments!
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