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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where to Get Coupons

I mentioned in my earlier post that you need to start gathering coupons and get coupons from many different sources to really maximize your savings. Here is a list of where to start getting coupons from.

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The Sunday Newspaper: There are three types of ad sources in the Sunday Newspapers; Procter and Gamble (comes out the first Sunday of the month), Smart Source, and Red Plum. It is important to know that there are usually no coupons on holiday weekends. I get one paper delivered and when there are good coupons I will buy anywhere from one to five more papers to help maximize my coupons. I also like to go get a coffee on Sunday and will gather all the coupon ads I see laying around. I have also learned that not all papers carry the same coupons. For me I get better coupons (higher value and larger quantity) if I get the Denver Post over the Loveland Reporter Harold. You can also ask friends to give you their inserts, many people just throw them away.
Printable Coupons: These are available all over the Internet, but a few good sources are coupons.com and smartsource.com. You can often find printable coupons directly on the manufacturers’ website as well. As I find good printable coupons I will let you know.
By Mail Coupons: On the Internet there are often places to sign up to have a company mail you samples of their product or coupons. If you have not signed up for vocal points, you must sign up now. Once you sign up you will continue to get samples and coupons mailed regularly to you. These are usually great coupons.
Blinkies: These are the coupons you can find in your stores. Many stores will have little pull boxes with coupons on the isle next to that product. When you see them for a product your family will use, grab a few and add it to your stash. One time I found a 75 cent off coupon for Kraft cheese (which at my store will get doubled to $1) and the Kraft cheese was already on sale for $2 along with being part of a larger sale where if you buy 10 of the participating items you get $5 off your purchase. So, I bought 10 bags of cheese, used 10 manufactures coupons (all from the pull box) and then got $5 off my purchase. I ended up paying $5 for 10 bags of Kraft shredded cheese. That is maximizing your coupons with the store sales.

Catalinas: These are the coupons that print out of a machine near the register. Both King Soopers and Safeway print these. Walgreen's also has this type of coupon. You can often find these laying in carts because many people don't care about the coupons, if you see them grab them and check them out. I have had Catalina coupons for free products several times from the grocery stores.

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