The best way to coupon is to start off slow! As you do it more, you tend to become more knowledgeable of all of the in’s and outs and before you know it YOU ARE SAVING MONEY!
With that being said, in order to “coupon” you have to have coupons, right?? Here are a few tips as to where you can find coupons… I can just about guarantee that once you understand this, you’ll begin to notice them a lot more and will see coupons EVERYWHERE!
WHERE DO I GET THE BEST COUPONS?
The best places to get coupons are of course the Sunday paper, but there are many websites and magazines that provide excellent coupons.
SUNDAY PAPER: You can get the Sunday paper delivered (which is often a cheaper option), and depending upon your delivery service, you can get access to your Sunday ads and coupons before Sunday. Or, you can just purchase them in-stores beginning Saturday mornings and have all weekend to buy the newspapers.
PRINTABLE COUPONS: We consistently link sites for printable coupons. You can always click on any of the coupon links on our page and scroll through and see if there are any coupons that appeal to you. Print what you want, but in most cases there a limits set as 2 coupons per printer. There are also national limits, so it’s best to print the coupon when you first see it as opposed to trying to wait for a sale only to find the coupon all gone.
MAGAZINES: ALL YOU magazine features coupons on almost every page, but also gives a lot of recipes and advice like most womens magazines. Although they don’t have nearly as many coupons, other magazines are jumping on the bandwagon offering a few coupons as well (eg. Ebony Magazine, Latina Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, etc).
DIRECT FROM THE COMPANY- It often pays to contact a company directly to ask if they provide coupons to their loyal consumers. Oftentimes you can get great and high-value cents off coupons, or even FREE product coupons just by complimenting their products!
OTHER PLACES TO FIND COUPONS: When you are walking around the store, be on the lookout for peelies (coupons that are peelable off a product), blinkies (coupons that are in blinking machines near a product) and hangtags (coupons either hanging on or around a product).
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT COUPONS TO KEEP?
First and foremost…you CAN NOT be brand loyal and save a lot of money. You have to be flexible! When going though coupons and deciding which ones to clip and keep, think to yourself…If I might use the item in the coupon and I can get it for really cheap to free, then I can clip and keep it. It’s that simple…I DON’T have to buy it, BUT if a sale comes up and I want to try it out, and I can get it cheap to free, why not keep the coupon???