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Here is another article I wrote. This one is called The Top 5 Places to Find Coupons. Here are the highlights.
Your Sunday Newspaper
This is the one everybody thinks about when it comes to finding coupons. Now a few things to remember about coupons in the Sunday papers is not every newspaper will have the same coupons. So sometimes it’s good to join a coupon swap group and swap your unused coupons with people around the country to get different coupons you may not have. You can find coupon swap in places like Yahoo Groups. One I recommend is D&D Coupon Swap. Also remember that on Holiday weekends there will be no Coupons in the paper.
You can find tons of coupons that aren’t in the Sunday paper online, but before you start printing out coupons make sure your grocery store accepts printed coupons. A few of the tops sites to check out are Coupons, Smart Source, Counpon Surfer, and RedPlum. Also don’t forget great blogs like this one!! Next once you have your grocery list put together check out the manufactures websites of items you haven’t found coupons for. Many manufactures will post coupons on new items or stuff they want people to buy. Also before you go to the store log on to Coupon Tom and type in what you will be buying. This site tells you if there are any coupons online or what newspaper the coupon for the item you are buying was in.
Most stores will have many places to find coupons for the items they sell. First place to check out is when you first walk in. The weekly fliers will have coupons, they are on the same shelves as the fliers. The next place in store to look is on the shelves threw out the store. Many stores will have coupons dispensers for items on the shelf or a stack of coupons to rip off when you use the product. Check the expiration date if you will be buying more of the product before the expiration date take more than one coupon as they may not be there next week!
One of the best magazines to get coupons from is All You only found at Wal-Mart. If you don’t shop at Wal-Mart you can go online to All You and get a subscription. This magazine as at least $50 of coupons in each issue most issues have close to $100 of coupons. Also check any magazine you get regularly. Parenting magazines normally have several coupons as does Magazine like Redbook and Ladies Home Journal. There is also Reiventing Beauty put out by CVS and Rouge put out by Proctor and Gamble.
On or Inside the Products You Buy
Don’t forget to check inside the boxes of products you use! Many will put in coupons one of the big ones are Scrubbing Bubbles and Playtex bottle drop-ins. They will put in an insert with coupons. Some like Banquet Microwave meals will coupons in the side of the box. So make sure you check before you just toss them when you’re done!