Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coupons 101 - Lesson 1 - Finding Coupons

If you want to save money, one of the first things you need to do is learn about coupons. Even if you have used coupons you may not be aware of all the places you can find them. There are tons of coupons to be had if you know where to look. Such as-
  • Newspapers-Usually the Sunday paper will have coupon inserts such as Red Plum, Smart Source & Proctor & Gamble.
  • Magazines- Lots of women's and parenting magazines have manufacturer coupons from time to time.
  • Instore- Sometimes people will lay coupons on the shelf they won't use. Often you can find tearpads and "blinkie" dispensers hanging next to items.
  • On/In products- Peelies can be located on the outside of the packaging and some manufacterers put coupons inside their boxes.
  • Online- There are tons of internet printables around the web like here and here!
  • Manufacturer- See if they have a website, many times they offer printable coupons under special offers. You can also contact the company (by mail, phone or email) to ask about coupons. Some companies will send you coupons if you have a compliment or complaint about the product. I have had lots of luck with this, often getting high value or coupons for free products!
  • Junk mail- Be sure to look before you toss it!
  • Store loyalty mailings- When you sign up for a loyalty card many store will send you coupons.
  • Ebay- If you are looking for multiples of a certain coupon they can be found on ebay to purchase. Sometimes a deal is worth it.

I hoped you learned a lot. There are more great posts for beginners coming soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment