Have you always wanted to save money on your meals?Don’t know where to start? If you answered yes, I’m going to help you help! Ok, so your probably thinking to yourself, “Where in the world do I get all these coupons?” Simplee Thrifty has that question covered for you. As soon as you know where to look, you may find yourself with so many you won’t know what to do with them all!
Here are some places to find coupons:
- Sunday Paper Inserts – This may be the most obvious place, but did you know you can get multiples by just subscribing to more than one paper on Sunday only?
- Peelies – These are the coupons many people see, but ignore. They are attached to products in the stores. They don’t always need to be used at the time of purchase, so if you get a coupon for $X off two, buy two and save the second one for another time.
- Catalinas – These are the coupons that print out at the register. They are often for the same or similar products you just purchased and have short expiration times, many times, just a week or two.
- Social Media – “Like” and follow your favorite brands for exclusive fan-only coupons that are released. Sometimes they ask you to provide your address and other times, they are printable.
- Online – Websites like Coupons.com have coupons that can be printed for use in stores as manufacturer’s coupons. Along with Redplum, SmartSource, & Hopster you will be able to access coupons.
- Coupon Clipping Services – These are sites that you can order whole inserts or individual coupons for your specific shopping needs. It is important to note that you are not buying the actual coupons, but paying for the time in clipping and gathering of the service, itself. This is a great option if you choose not to subscribe to the Sunday Paper, it allows you to just order the coupons that you know you will utilize. Another benefit of ordering coupon thru a coupon clipping service you are able to order multiples of the same coupon verses buying multiple Sunday papers to get more than one coupon.
- Snail mail – You can write a letter to your favorite companies and asking for coupons. It is a good idea to not just boldly ask, but “schmooze” them a little and tell them how much you love their products and are looking forward to try their latest ones. Remember, companies love to promote their products don’t be afraid to ask.
- Email – Sign up for newsletters from your favorite stores, companies, deal sites and brands and periodically, they will send you coupons to your inbox. Before you start signing up for newsletters, create an email specifically for coupons, freebies, etc. so you personal email doesn’t get overloaded. I learned this the hard way when I first started couponing 🙂
- Store Rewards Programs – Sign up for the rewards programs at your favorite stores, such as Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, etc. You will get exclusive offers, savings and more
- eCoupons – SavingStar is an eCoupon site where you can register your stores reward cards (Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid) and clip your digital coupon online then when you purchase the products your account gets credited. Other eCoupon sites to check into would be Meijer mPerks and Target Cartwheel offers.
- Mobile Text Offers – Some stores, such as Target, offers high value mobile coupons a couple times a month via text message.Text OFFERS to 827438 to sign up for Target Mobile Coupons. These can also be stacked with manufacturers coupons to save even more!
- Deal Sites – Follow sites such as Simplee Thrifty where you will get notified of the newest coupons available, plus we find the best deals around town for you to maximize your savings with coupons.
- Word of Mouth – Ask your friends and family members to save their coupons for you (you’ll be surprised on how many people throw coupons away!) or if they also coupon trade coupons between each other. For example, I don’t use diaper coupons, I could swap out a coupon that I could use in trade for the diapers coupon.
Thanks for allowing me to share some ideas on how to find coupons. If you have any questions please reach out to me over at Simplee Thrifty! Happy Couponing 🙂