Step 1: Get Some Coupons

The 1st step in saving money couponing is..well.. getting Coupons!
Where do you get coupons you ask?

The best place to find coupons –Sunday paper Inserts:
The Sunday paper carries little coupon booklets in them called inserts. These inserts carry TONS of coupons in them. There are 3 main types of inserts that I get in my area: SmartSource (SS), RedPlum (RP) and Procter &Gamble (P&G).   They look like this: 

I recommend having a subscription to the Sunday paper for as many people as there are in your family,even babies. For Example..I have a family of 6 so I get 6 Sunday papers to meet my couponing needs. But if there is just one of you.. get one Sunday paper.  This is probably the hardest thing to do for some of you..buying 6 Sunday papers?   You are probably this lady nuts? Isnt that expensive? Will I save enough money buying all these newspapers? But I can tell you — YES it is worth it.  I have saved over $3000 in just 6 months of shopping with multiple sunday paper coupons.   

–Internet Printable Coupons:
 Online printable coupons are great, but sometimes they can take some time, they arent always there anymore, and some require you to register to print them. Not every store accepts them, so you will want to call your local stores first and ask.
Here are the most common sites to print from. In our State Grocery Lists we list coupons from these links:
Group A
Group B
Group C
However some other great places to find internet printable coupons are:�
Betty Crocker
Box Tops For Education

You can Find Coupons In the Stores:
Blinkies — are those little blinking machines in stores that spit out coupons. When you go shopping, collect a few of each one as you walk by.

Tearpads– These are little coupons in a tearpad. Take a few of these if you see them as well. They have these in grocery stores/drug stores as well as gas stations.

Peelies– These are little peel-able coupons on products.

Catalinas– These coupons print on a receipt-like piece of paper at the register. Sometimes they are for products and sometimes they are $ off any in-store purchase.

Wine Tags–sometimes you can find $ off meat, cheese, produce ect. These are golden. Look for things hanging around the necks of wine bottles.

Other ways:
HomeMailers– You can contact a company and compliment or complain to them about their products. They often will send you coupons. I will definitely talk more about these in the future.

Magazines – The All You magazine has a lot of coupons in it. Make sure and check your own personal magazines, you could find coupons in them.
Keep all the coupons! Don’t get rid of anything unless it’s expired!
You never know what will be free or a moneymaker!

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Step 1: Get Some Coupons was last modified: May 29th, 2009 by Karrie

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  1. Hi, very nice post. I have been wonder’n bout this issue,so thanks for posting

  2. Rebecca Stevenson says:

    I live on the East Coast. I get 1 Sunday paper a week, but I’d like to get more. Do you get all of the papers delivered to your house or do you go to a store and buy them? I don’t remember a spot on our paper bill that allows me to request multiple papers.

  3. I found your site today while looking for this weeks best Rite Aid deals and just wanted to tell you I think that its great. I am new to couponing and attempting to be organized while doing so and your site was very helpful to me and gave me some great pointers. Thanks a bunch 🙂

  4. I just saw that you are doing free class’s with in the tri cities, and I have always said that i am going to clip coupons and use…but of course i never do. Are you going to be holding any more class’s with in town?

  5. I live in Tacoma and recently discovered that a local dollar store carries the TNT for a buck! Score!

  6. Does anybody know where you can get a discounted paper in Seattle??

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