When you’re starting out couponing, the #1 question you probably have is…”Where do I find coupons?”
So, I’ve put together a list of the best places I’ve found grocery coupons! You can also check our Coupon Database if you’re looking for specific coupons!
Sunday newspaper – this is the traditional way of finding coupons. Getting a Sunday paper every week is very important. I would say 50-70% of my coupons come from my Sunday coupon inserts.
Note: it’s best to keep most if not all of the coupons. I can’t tell you how many times people have told me that they threw a coupon away because they thought they would never use a product and the item ended up being FREE and they couldn’t get the deal!
You can also get coupons from online clipping services if you need multiple coupons, but don’t want to purchase multiple papers, this might be the way to go:
- Coupon Dede - purchase single coupons from Sunday paper inserts
- The Q Hunter – purchase whole coupon inserts from the Sunday paper
- The Coupon Clippers – purchase single coupons from Sunday paper inserts
Printable Coupons – there are so many online resources now that offer free coupons that you can print from home!
Note: It’s also a good idea to check a manufacturer’s website to see if they have any coupons available!
Here’s a few of the best free places that I use (no sign up required):
In Stores – so many times manufacturer’s will provide stores with coupons to place around their products as a way to entice customers to buy!
- peelies – these are the tags that are located on products that you peel off
- hangtags – these are coupons that are located on a product usually around the neck of a bottle
- blinkies – these are the coupons you pull out of the little machine that flashes a red light
- tearpad – these are usually coupons that you tear off of a cardboard pad
- catalinas – these are the long, rectangle coupons that print out at the register (these are actually manufacturer’s coupons)!
Dr. Offices/Dentist Offices – believe it or not these places carry coupons as well!! I found Yoplait Yogurt coupons at our pediatrics office and I found Listerine and Reach coupons at our dentist’s office!
Gas Stations – honestly I never go inside gas stations because it’s too easy for me to spend money on over-priced stuff that I don’t need!! But, my husband frequents them fairly often and he scored some really awesome coupons for me last week!! He found Soda coupons, Oscar Mayer coupons, and Simply Juice coupons. I was so excited when he brought them home, because these are coupons that we don’t see very often (these were all tearpads located on the shelves)!!
Pharmacy/Drugstores – you can usually find some of the same types of coupons that I listed above in your chain drugstores. But, also check around the pharmacy counter. I know that Walgreens has a magazine called “Diabetes & You” that they publish and it has coupons inside. These are located on a stand by the Pharmacy counter.
Libraries – some of our local libraries have boxes that they keep at the door for people to drop off their unwanted coupons! You can feel free to rummage through and see if there are any coupons you might want! So, check around and see if any of your libraries offer the same thing! If they don’t maybe you could suggest it and start swapping with other couponers in your area!
Recycle Centers – some recycle facilities will allow you to come and look through their paper center for coupons. Call your local facility to see if they will allow this.
Ask – check with your neighbors, co-workers, nursing homes, restaurants, etc. to see if they receive the Sunday paper. If they do and normally throw their coupon inserts out, ask if they can save them for you and you can pick them up each week. This is a great way to score free coupons! You would be surprised at how many people throw them out!Pin It