Tobins' Tastes: Couponing 101: Part 2- Where to Find Coupons (Post 1 of 2)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Couponing 101: Part 2- Where to Find Coupons (Post 1 of 2)

The first thing people ask me when they see me with my coupon binder at the store is “where do you get all your coupons?”. What surprises people most is that a large percentage of them don’t come from the Sunday newspaper.

You can find manufacturer coupons in many different places:
  1. Newspaper inserts on Sundays
  2. Printable coupon websites
  3. Manufacture’s Websites
  4. Facebook
#1) Newspaper Inserts: The Sunday paper is where most people start their search for coupons. Some weekends are better than others so before you run out and buy ten copies of the paper you should always check and see what will be featured that weekend. Check out my post on Newspaper Inserts for more details.
#2) Printable Coupon Websites: There are a few main coupon websites that each have a wide variety of printable coupons available each day. They are:

Many times their selections change daily so if you see a coupon for something you normally buy you should print it. If you wait, it may not be available later. These websites will allow you to print each coupon twice per printer. I always try to print both copies especially since I do most of my savings with BOGO’s and Publix will allow you to use a coupon for each of the items in buy one get one free.

#3 & #4) Facebook and Manufacturer’s Websites: This is where you can get really high value coupons for products that you buy on a regular basis.
Many companies have great coupons available only to people who “like” their product on Facebook. For example: yesterday Wholly Guacamole had a $2 off coupon for their Facebook friends which in most stores makes the product under a dollar.

Manufacturer websites also can have lots of fun coupons or even reward programs that can earn you coupons. If there are products you buy on a regular basis, you should definitely check out their website and see what they offer.

Coming Up: Where to find store coupons
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