Collecting Coupons

 

The first step to successful couponing is of course collecting coupons! There are hundreds of coupons that you can collect each month. The key to finding great coupons is to know where to look.

Where to Find Coupons::

Newspaper::
The most obvious place

to look is in your Sunday paper. You will get one or more coupon inserts each week from your Sunday paper. The trick to gathering coupons is to subscribe for several  Sunday papers. I personally subscribe to five papers a week, and I would recommend you doing the same. Its very helpful to have several of the same coupon to make building your stockpile easy.

Online::A great way to find free coupons is to print them off of trusted internet sites. To print them, you must download Java and Coupon Printer. These are safe downloads that can save you hundreds a year when you use them to print coupons!

Here is a list of trusted sites that have coupons:

Printable Coupon Sites

Coupons.com
RedPlum.com
SmartSource.com
CouponNetwork.com
CommonKindness.com

Remember to Visit Store Sites

Target.com
Walmart.com
Kroger.com
RiteAid.com
Walgreens.com
CVS.com
DollarGeneral.com

There are many more store sites that offer coupons, so check your store’s website.

Go Straight to the Source, and Visit the Manufacturer’s Site

Kelloggs.com
Lorealparisus.com
Aquafresh.com
SilkPureAlmond.com
BettyCrocker.com

There are many more manufacturers that offer coupons on their websites, so be sure to check your favorite brand’s site.

Mobile Coupons

ValPack.com
CouponClipper.com
GetYowza.com
Cellfire.com
Target.com

There are other great sites and Apps that offer mobile coupons. Often times you can go to your restaurant, retail store, or grocery store’s site and find they offer mobile coupons.

Other Great Coupon Sources

Facebook: Many manufacturers are using Facebook to offer coupons and promotions.
In Ad Coupons: Check your circulars for extra in-store coupons.
On Products: You have probably seen coupons on products. These are usually high value coupons that come either on or inside the package. Be sure to keep these coupons for future sales.

Different Types of Coupons

In-Store Coupons vs Manufacturer Coupons

If you are wondering the difference between an in-store coupon and a manufacturer coupons, simply look at the top of the coupon. The coupon will list what type of coupon it is. If it is a store coupon, that means it can only be used at that particular store. If its a manufacturer coupon, it can be used at any store that accepts coupons.

Note: Some stores accept “competitor coupons.”  This means they will take in-store coupons from other local stores.

Sunday Coupons: These are coupons that come in your Sunday Paper. These coupons are usually manufacturer coupons.

Printable Coupons: These coupons can be printed from Printable Coupon Sites and can be manufacturer coupons or in-store coupons. Simply print them out and use them like a regular coupon.

eCoupons: These are in-store coupons that can be loaded to your stores customer loyalty card, such as your Kroger Card. You simply go to their website and choose the coupons you want to load to your card. You enter your card number, and the coupons will go on your card. When shopping, give the cashier your card and the coupons will be used automatically.

Coupon Codes: These are coupons that you use on websites. The coupon is a code that you enter in at checkout when shopping online.

Mobile Coupons: These are coupons that you upload to your smartphone. Simply go to a site such as CouponClipper.com, download their app, and select your coupons. You then take your phone to a cashier, and they will scan the barcode from your phone.

How to Stack and Double Coupons

Now that you have your coupons, you need to know how to Stack and Double them. If the store allows it, you can stack a in-store coupon and a manufacturer coupon for the same item.

Example: If you buy Poptarts for $1.99, you can use your in-store coupon for $1 off Poptarts and a manufacturer coupon for $1 off Poptarts to get free Poptarts! Its super easy!

Some stores double which means your coupon doubles in value.

Example: Your $0.50 off Poptarts coupon becomes a $1 off Poptarts coupon. You will LOVE double coupon days at your store!

Best Tip of All: Use a Coupon Database

When searching for a coupon, be sure to use a coupon database. A coupon database stores hundreds of coupons. You can look up anything you would like, and you will be able to see what coupons are available. Be sure to use proper spelling and punctuation when searching for a coupon, and you are set!



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